Grab (or click on) Your Calendar and Mark These Dates

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FBYC has loads of events in the works--numerous opportunities to increase your skills and start thinking about our upcoming sailing season.  So mark your calendar for these programs and look for more details on how to sign-up:

                                 Saturday, February 1, 2020:  Junior Program Registration Begins

               Thursday, February 20, 2020:  First session in our new seminar, "Learn to Cruise the Chesapeake Bay."

                        Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Leap Day!) :  Winter Program with legendary sailor Jim Brown.

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FBYC Seeks Membership Engagement Chair

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We are all looking forward to spring and getting ready for sailing at FBYC. As the weather warms up, activities will begin to pick up, as will members' efforts at getting the Club ready for the season and preparing themselves for exciting socials and great sailing. It is this effort that we all put into the Club that builds on our dynamic environment at FBYC and that helps us all feel more connected and make new friends.  The Board is looking at ways to broaden member participation and volunteer opportunities to support the great environment at FBYC.  

 

To further develop and raise awareness of members' opportunities to help with Club activities and events, the Board is looking for someone interested …

FBYC Needs a "Host Home" for Bermuda High Party Set for Saturday, March 14

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Can we burn a few socks and drink some Dark 'n Stormies at your home?

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Our Annual Bermuda High Party is the perfect way to cast off winter and plan for the 2020 sailing season.  It is traditionally held in the Richmond area where we rekindle friendships and introduce potential new members to FBYC.  

We've got the date--Saturday, March 14 2020--but need a "host home."  All you need to do is open your door to some happy sailors and we'll do all the rest:  Set-up, Food and Drinks, Music and Clean-up.

Can you either offer your home as a location or help with the party details?

Please drop Jerry Latell, our Winter Program Chair, an email at …

Fishing Bay Ramp Is Poured!

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Clubhouse News

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The jetty is up and the new ramp concrete has been poured!

Please refrain from driving or stepping on the new ramp until the concrete has cured.

We expect the ramp to be ready for boat traffic in Mid-February.

Ramp Construction Begins!

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Clubhouse News

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Haywood Marine has begun work on the Fishing Bay Ramp.

We expect construction to last a number of weeks.

The ramp is closed and will not be available for use until construction is complete.  Please stay tuned for updates.

Here's to a Great 2020 at FBYC

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Happy New Year to all our members, Deltaville friends and Chesapeake sailors everywhere.  While we all take stock of 2019 and plan ahead for this new year, we remain grateful for our relationships forged under sail and for the exquisite bit of beauty we call Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

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Looking ahead we can look forward to some new initiatives designed to develop our sailing skills and attract new members:

  • A new "Learn to Cruise" seminar to better equip those who want to explore both near and far
  • A "Safety at Sea Day" where we can practice lighting old flares (and get rid of expired ones)

But keep a sharp lookout for our established and successful programs:

  • Our upcoming Winter Program …

Cafe By The Bay says, "Thank you FBYC!"

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For the past nine years, many FBYC members have relied on the folks at Cafe By The Bay for breakfasts, lunches and welcoming smiles.  When we learned owners Debbie Wilhelm and Susan Smith were selling their business, many sailors were wondering where we would grab a great sandwich. 7 Eleven perhaps?  Well, perhaps no.

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But the good news is that new owners will reopen after the first of the year.  And the goodwill that Debbie and Susan created all this time will continue.  The ladies say thank you to everyone at Fishing Bay, who were first customers and then friends, for supporting their business.  Their last day open will be Dec. 20 so if you are in town, be sure …

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

This Week’s Update:
-  Fannie's House flooring demolition is underway.  Fannie's will be closed until the floors are complete in early January.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in the Clubhouse second floor.
-  Feel free to contact me if you need …

Weekly Update

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This Week’s Update:
-  I hope everyone is doing well and has their holiday shopping (almost) done.
- Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement starting December 12.  Please stay tuned for updates.

-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in the Clubhouse second floor.
-  Feel free …

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

This Week’s Update:
-  The 2019 season has come to a close and now we can get into the maintenance & repair projects!
-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning as early as December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my …

Much to be Thankful for at FBYC

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We are grateful for all our members at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and wish you, your families, friends and neighbors, both in Deltaville and around the world, a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving.  We leave you to enjoy a wonderful holiday with this serene photo of a most favored place for many, taken by our own Nica Waters.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  The 2019 season comes to a close Saturday with the final Offshore Race of the season.  Be sure to eat too much & have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!
-  Please be advised, we will shut with water off to the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  All Club power boats will be hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned for the winter by December 2.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will …

Commadore's Ball Rocked the Night Away

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WOW!

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More than 185 members and guests celebrated all that FBYC is at our season's-end Commadore's Ball last Saturday night. Our annual meeting highlighted the strong financial position we've maintained and welcomed our new Flag.  The awards presentations showcased the accomplishments of our juniors and "older" racers and cruisers.  And everyone enjoyed an awesome night of great food, fantastic live music and the shared love of sailing with dear friends.  Our new venue, Richmond's Hippodrome Theater, was superb and many stayed 'til closing time dancing to the Jangling Reinhardts.

A special thank you to Mike and MJ Toms and Brynn Moody for helping at registration and David Hinkle for producing our front entrance poster.  And a huge shout-out to Social …

Congratulations Russ Collins FBYC Life Member!

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The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of R. Russell Collins to Life Member.  What distinguishes a Life Member at Fishing Bay Yacht Club is the depth, breadth, superior qualities and lasting impact of contributions that person has made to the Club.

 

Russ and his wife Margaret joined Fishing Bay in 1982.  During his 37 years at FBYC he has been an enthusiastic and formidable competitor on the race course having won 5 perpetual trophies including the Nott (twice), Barber, Sportsmanship, and Piankatank.  Russ has been active in all Club Sailing Divisions and, as evidence of his devotion to the sport, personally donated 2 Perpetual Trophies; the Caroline Collins (young lady with highest standing in Junior Regattas …

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  No events are scheduled this weekend - the final race of 2019 will be next Saturday.  
-  Please be advised, we will shut with water off to the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  All Club power boats will be hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned for the winter by December 2.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for …

Commadore's Ball Just Three Days Away

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We're looking forward to seeing many of our FBYC family at this year's Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball this weekend.  For those of you partaking in the merriment, we're teasing you with an advance "taste" of one of the many desserts from Pearl's Bakery.  You'll have your pick between gingerbread, beignet, Candy Cane or Grandma's Garden flavors, not to mention all the other fantastic food you'll be enjoying.

This is your chance to dress up, get down and dance...and be ready to celebrate all that we are as Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  (Parking is a bit limited so be sure to arrive in time for the Annual Meeting!)

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Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  New venue, same great friends - the 2019 Commodore's Ball is finally here!  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.    No events are scheduled Sunday.  
-  Please be advised, we will be shutting water off at the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite daily during the Season and for every event.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in …

One Day Left to Register for Commadore's Ball

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There's a party brewing and it's going to be a smash hit...just like the singers once featured at Richmond's Hippodrome. (Learn more at: https://hippodromerichmond.com)  

This 100-year-old theater that showcased greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong, is the exciting location for our 2019 Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball.  Look at the changes for this year:

  • Greatly reduced cost for members and guests
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres like Bang Bang Shrimp and cash bar
  • Family-style dinner featuring lamb chops, Montreal chicken, grilled asparagus and cupcakes from Pearl's.  YUM!
  • Music by the Jangling Reinhardt's 

We'll also have our annual meeting and awards presentation as part of the night so plan to celebrate with your sailing family and dance the night …

Congratulations Lud!

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FBYC's own Lud Kimbrough, former commadore and long-term member, is now Middlesex's newest Board of Supervisors member for the Pinetop district. Congratulations Lud for your resounding win and winning platform of growing the county's tax base and improved services.

We're proud to call you one of our own.

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