This Weekend – Family Regatta, Open House Regatta, Raft up and Party, and Mid-Year Members Meeting

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Club News

Be sure to join the activities, sailing and fun this Memorial Day Weekend at FBYC.

Family Regatta - Saturday May 28th, Skippers meeting at 10:30.  Sign up on Regatta Network

Open House Regatta, Raft Up and Party – Sunday May 29th. See events notice for information and signup.  Follow the volunteer link to volunteer and join in with your friends putting on a party.

Mid-Year Members Meeting – Monday May 30th, 10:00 am. We will be discussing Membership and Club Operation with time reserved for questions.

Sign up NOW for the Family Regatta!!!

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing

This coming Saturday is our annual Family Regatta - always a crowd pleasing one design event marked by tremendously casual yet competitive fun. Don’t forget to get your team registered and bring the whole family out for a great time on the water: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/24653

We’d love to see an abundance of Melges 15s, Flying Scots, and perhaps other fleets out on the line. Skippers meeting is 10:30am followed by first gun at Noon.  Typical format is several short races to allow for plenty starts and lots of mixing it up in close action. Creative team uniforms and goofing off are highly encouraged. 

Join us this weekend for Offshore’s Spring Invitational!

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

What is it? Its the last weekend of Offshore’s Spring Series of races? Whats the big deal? I just said, its the last of the Spring Series of races.

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The long range forecast looks great. Warm temperatures with southeast winds. Come out for 2 days of big boat racing. If you can't make both days, come out for one( we'll cut your entry fee in half). Our plan is the spinnaker boats will race windward/leeward courses on Saturday while the Non-spinnaker and Cruising class boats will race a mid-distance government mark course (we’re targeting a length of 2 ½ hours).  After racing will have an enhanced social with music and a cookout arranged by Glenn and Becca …

State of the Club mid-Year Meeting, May 30th

Joe Roos on

Commodore

Please join us for the 2022 mid-year Membership Meeting on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) from 10-11 am upstairs in the main Club House.  At this informal meeting we will provide updates on Membership and Club Operation with time reserved for questions. 

The agenda will include:

  • Finance Update
  • Membership Status
  • Club Management/Facilities/Sailing Events
  • Long Range Plan Process
  • Summary and Questions

 

If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please send to commodore@fbyc.net

Looking to Volunteer?

Julie Ann Wash on

Club News

Looking to volunteer and want to know what opportunities are coming up soon?  Log on to FBYC.net and on the top menu on the Members tab, visit the volunteering link. You can also find volunteering opportunities on the FBYC Facebook page, and Event Pages.

Remember, our club is successful because of the generous gift of time of by our members.  We ask that all members sign up to volunteer at an event this year!  Thank you to all of those who have done so already!

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The Start of the One Design Spring Series

Rick Peterson on

One Design Racing

The Start of the One Design Spring Series.

 

Saturday the 30th of April was almost a picture-perfect day for the start of the One Design Spring Series. Goldilocks temperatures, forecasted for 7-10 kts of breeze, partly cloudy, in short, a beautiful day on the water.

Even better, we had 18 boats registered, 16 sailed in three (3) one design fleets with one (1) Portsmouth boat. The Flying Scots, with A and a B fleets (ability grouped), ICLA Dinghy’s (Lasers) and the new Melges fleet were all well represented.  

We managed to get in three races, in increasingly shift wind conditions. Trying to fetch the windward mark was mystery game of guessing which way the shift would go. Keeping …

Two Great Sailing Weekends at FBYC in May

Karen Soule on

Club News

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FBYC Club Boat & Adult Sailing Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sail one of the club's Flying Scots or bring your own!  Learn how to sail them under expert instruction!  All members and non-members are welcome to this fun day of sailing and social events.  Learn more and sign-up at: 

 https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220514-onedesign-club-boat-adult-sailing-festival/

Open House Regatta, Raft-up and Party

Sunday, May 29  2022

Memorial Day will soon be upon us!  FBYC has a great day of offshore racing, raft-up, food and music.  This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends to experience all that our club has to offer.  YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!  Learn all about it at:  

https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220522-offshore-open-house-regatta-party/

Register Now for the Spring One Design Regatta this SATURDAY.

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

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This One Design Spring Race Day event is open to FBYC club members and all sailors interested in racing, developing their sailing skills and being part of a great sailing tradition on the Chesapeake Bay.  It's also a great opportunity to reserve one of the club's Flying Scots and join the new Melges 15 fleet and Lasers (ILCA) on a day that promises fun and looks like favorable weather.

Learn more and register at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220430-onedesign-od-spring-1-ilca-spring-regatta/

Opening Day Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, April 23, 2022

Donna Mason on

Club News

We welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing.  A great tradition at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Opening Day begins with an Offshore Regatta.

DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of one race for PHRF (A, B, C, NON-SPIN, CC) sailboats holding a valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate, one-design classes, and cruising class sailboats having a provisional handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

The format for all boats will be one short-distance race around government and drop marks. PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

Regatta Schedule: 
0900: Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting
1100: Warning for the first start

Opening Day Social Events

1630: Ric's Place …

2022 Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl

Joe Roos on

Club News

 

We all love the vibrant sailing culture at FBYC and 2022 will see the introduction of a new class for Offshore racing, the Offshore Division Cruising Class. This year, the new Offshore Division Cruising Class has been chosen as the class to compete for the Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl.  The award, to be presented at the Annual Awards, will go to the Offshore Cruising Class Skipper with the greatest boat days on the water in FBYC sponsored race events. The high point finish will be applied as a tie breaker

 The Offshore cruising class was developed to enable fair competition among like yachts in the configuration typically used by Cruisers.  PHRF ratings are available or FBYC will provide a provisional …

FBYC 2022 ILCA Fleet Schedule

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Our 2022 Schedule is posted and here are some ILCA Sailing highlights to put on your calendar for this year. 

 

Club Series - these are 5 single day events spread throughout the year that count towards the season series using the high point system. Anyone who sails in 50% of the races held qualifies for the series.  Some of these race days are sailed during one design events with the other one design boats, and other days will be stand alone days.  We'll run a Radial fleet and radial series on the days we have enough boats.  There's no entry and first warning times vary depending on the day.

Save the Date - Women's Clinic - July 30-31, 2022

Caroline Patrick on

One Design Racing

Ladies, the 2-day women's sailing clinic is returning again! As always, there will be a beginning sailing class and a racing fundamentals class. Please save the date for the last weekend in July for this great event, filled with camaraderie, sailing, and of course the apres-sailing socials. To learn more, go to the event webpage. Registration up soon! Contact Caroline Patrick if you have questions. See you there!

 

Safety First!

Paul Almany on

Club News

Thanks to Arn Manella (US Sailing Instructor Trainer) and Bob Fleck for leading a fun and informative weekend with classroom and on the water training for RC mark boat and safety boat operators.  Thanks to Ruthanna & Ron Jenkins for organizing such an important event (and feeding the troops)!

Attendees sporting the latest in life saver gear.....

 

LifeSavers!

 

 

Registration Now Open for 2022 Crew Training Sessions

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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We've got lots happening at FBYC this spring!  Spring clean-up, sock burning, weather courses and now--CREW TRAINING SEMINAR.

Invite your friends and give it a go yourself to become valuable crew for our offshore racing boats.  This program has long been a successful way to introduce people to the club and gain new members.  So check out the program for 2022 and join us online by visiting:  https://www.fbyc.net/sailing/crew-training/

See you online and on the water.

Spring cleanup a huge success!

Paul Almany on

Club News

Steve Montgomery led a large and energetic group of FBYC members including new members and juniors to ready the club for another great season.    Special shout out to Carl and Diane Simon for coordinating a well earned lunch for all.  

Thanks to all who participated and can’t wait to see you all on the water soon!

 

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Cleanup 2022 Juniors

 

Burn Some Socks and Learn About Weather

Karen Soule on

Clubhouse News

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FBYC is proudly helping to sponsor Deltaville’s Oyster Roast and Sock Burn at Evolution Loft this Saturday, beginning at 3:30 PM.  There will be oysters, beer and music….and socks to burn!  It’s free to all who sign-up at: at:  Deltaville Sock Burn and Oyster Roast (constantcontact.com).weather best.pngBut before you’ve tossed your socks into the fire, sign-up for our webinar/classroom sessions:  Weather for Sailors.  The online sessions are on Tuesday, March 29 and April 5, followed by our on-site classroom session on Saturday, April 16.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS GOING FAST SO REGISTER NOW.   Learn all about it at:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220329-training-weather-for-sailors-1st-zoom-session/

Then register and pay ($25/person …

FBYC Spring Cleanup 2022

Donna Mason on

Clubhouse News

We will be sprucing up the Club on March 26th 8:30-12:30!  Bring work gloves, rakes, clippers, comfortable shoes, and work with friends to make the Club gorgeous and ready for a new year.  Please sign up through SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-spring .  Lunch will be provided after cleanup!  The Bermuda High/Sock Burning Party follows later in the afternoon! 

Questions to Steve Montgomery 757-561-7289.

Sign-Up Now for RC Training and Weather for Sailors Course

Karen Soule on

Club News

weather best.pngFBYC has two great offerings starting this month:

Race Committee Training sessions begin Saturday, March 19 in Richmond and are followed up with on-the-water exercises.  Learn more and sign-up here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220319-training-race-committee-training/

Weather for Sailors is a 3-part course beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM online.  Following another Zoom session the next week, the course wraps up on Saturday, April 16 with a 4-hour classroom instruction at the club.  It is taught by ASA instructor Captain Steve Runals.  Learn more at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/220329-training-weather-for-sailors-1st-zoom-session/

Hope to see you all soon!

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