Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Apr 26: Mathews Yacht Club Flag Raising (Cruising)
Fri, Apr 26: Movie Night  (YAM)
Sat, Apr 27: Spring Series 1 (Offshore) Sun, Apr - Crew Training - 1st On-Water Session)
Sun, Apr 28: Crew Training - 1st On-Water Session
Sat, May 4: Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11: One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta  (One-Design)
Sun, May 12: Mother's Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 17: Captain's Choice Cruise: May 17-19 (Cruising)
Sat, May 18: One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19: Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25: Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26: Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (Holiday)
Fri ...

Jackson Creek Crane: SERVICE UPDATE

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

The crane on the Jackson Creek bulkhead is not operational and has been locked down to prevent damage to the crane or boats.

We do not have a service schedule yet.  But we will provide updates as they are available and appreciate your patience.

Southern Bay Race Week 2019

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Opening Night – Thursday, May 30

Racing, Parties, Awards – Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

(The weekend AFTER Memorial Day)

Hey Skippers,

Here is a gentle reminder that the deadline for Early Bird Entries for SBRW 2019 is rapidly approaching.  On Tuesday, April 30th the Early Bird discount flies away!

So, if you enter by April 30th, you will received the Early Bird discount ($15 off and 10 complimentary regatta drink tickets).   AND, if you are a skipper returning from SBRW 2018, you may also deduct the $25 SBRW Loyalty Discount from your entry fee – a total of $40 off. 

To enter ON LINE, just click  on  https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6123  and follow the prompts.  If ...

Awesome Opening Day (even with the rain!)

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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More than 150 members celebrated FBYC's Opening Day events.  What did we do?  We raced 'round the marks; heard the bagpipes call;  gathered to bless the fleet; enjoyed great live music; tasted local wines and ate Italian dishes.  More than anything else, we rekindled long-term friendships and traded tales of "boat ownership woes" and plans for the next cruise.  

Perhaps this weekend story embodies FBYC the most:  

A sailor from Colorado was living on his boat, on the hard in Deltaville, waiting to launch.  Our chaplain, Doug Anderson, recognized a kindred spirit and invited him to both the Friday night cruising dinner and to our big Opening Day celebration.  Everyone embraced him with open arms. Said our new friend, Rick ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4- Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26 - Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27 - Memorial Day
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2 - Southern Bay Race Week
Fri, Jun 7 - J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8 - Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9 - Opti Kids (Juniors)
Fri, Jun 14 - J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun ...

Trim to Win - With Ullman Sails

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

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Trim to Win

Designed for Skippers and crew Serious cruisers, club racers, and advanced racers looking for a refresher

Join us Sunday April 14 for an outstanding sail trim seminar with our own Jerry Latell, owner and chief sailtrimologist of Ullman Sails Virginia. Find out how to get more speed, balance and efficiency from your sails as you prepare for the upcoming season. Get answers to all your trimming questions from the opening day race. Learn the tips and techniques that will move you boat to the front of the fleet.

We'll have the Coffee brewing, other beverages, and assorted munchies to assist in your 'morning after' the opening day festivities.

Schedule

Meet at the Main Clubhouse at 0845

The ...

Only 15 Hours Left to Register for Opening Day

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Crowd Prayers for Fleet

The cooks are making ready.  The Dark 'n Stormies have been ordered.  The band is tuning up.  And every sailor is crossing their fingers, hoping for fair winds and clear skies.

This year's Opening Day is going to be something special!  The UP Bar will feature Italian wine tasting and elegant starters.  The dinner--from eggplant parm to lasagna--will be delicious.  And the music will set your feet a dancing.

All that follows a great day of racing and the Blessing of the Fleet with our own Chaplain Doug Anderson.  But you need to register by midnight TONIGHT (Wednesday) in order to reserve your seat at the table.  Just go on-line and sign up here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019 ...

Jackson Creek Crane: SERVICE UPDATE

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

The crane on the Jackson Creek bulkhead has been cleared for light boat use - such as J/70's, J/24's, and Flying Scots.

Larger boats, like the Tartan 10 are too heavy for the current configuration.  Please check with Docks Chair if you have an operational or compatability question.

Thank you for your patience.

2019 Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl

Paul Wash on

Commodore

This year's Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl is inspired by past challenges. The goal of 2019 challenge is to continuously integrate Junior members across all of FBYC's sailing programs.

Description

Awarded to the offshore or one-design boat that has consistently integrated junior crew into their racing program.

Qualification

An FBYC registered boat must sail with at least 1 FBYC junior crew member in races where FBYC is the organizing authority. The races must occur between 4/13/2019 and 11/16/2019.

Award Criteria

To determine the winner of the award, ANY combination of the following factors will be considered:

  1. High Point standing for races sailed with juniors
  2. Number of regular junior crew
  3. Skippers participation/support of FBYC programs fostering junior ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Apr 12 - Welcome Cruisers Party (Cruising)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 14 - Ullman Sail - Trim to Win (Instruction)
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4- Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26 - Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27 - Memorial Day (Holiday)

This Week’s Update:
Opening Weekend is finally here!  Cruisers have dinner Friday and the big day will be Saturday. TODAY ...

Opening Day 2019: Let's Sail, Eat and Dance

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Excitement is building for this year's Opening Day festivities.  Along with great sailing weather (we hope), and delicious dining (we guarantee),  a new band will help us dance 'til dawn (well, maybe!) The acoustic duo, No Charge, has an extensive song list..from the Beatles to Dylan to Cash to Fleetwood Mac. They'll provide the music....you just need to add your rhythm.

Be sure to sign up online at FBYC.net to reserve your dinner tickets today.  Saturday, April 13 will be here before you know it!

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Website Menu changes

Strother Scott on

Club News

We have recently made two menu changes on the website - to bring more focus to recent efforts. On the main Blue Navigation Bar, we have consolidated "Fleets" and "Sailing" links into simply "Sailing".  And the top two links are to

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And we have renamed the seven tabs on Events pages.  You will find the familiar Offshore, One-Design, Junior, Cruising and the new tab is "Instruction" - replacing Social.  You will find each of the Summer Sailing Classes listed there.  Each Class has its own event.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 7 - Spring Clean-Up Day (Volunteering)
Tue, Apr 9 - Crew Training - 2nd Session (Instruction)
Fri, Apr 12 - Welcome Cruisers Party (Cruising)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 14 - Ullman Sail - Trim to Win (Instruction)
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4- Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26 - Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27 - Memorial Day ...

Crew Training Seminar: Still Time to Register

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

Why sign up for FBYC's Crew Training Seminar?

  • Learn from the experts
  • Recruit new crew
  • Step up your game

These sessions are a great way to introduce new and prospective members to racing at FBYC.  The first class starts Tuesday, March 2 so get on board today at:  https://www.fbyc.net/sailing/crew-training

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Bermuda High Party....Last Chance to Burn Those Socks: March 30 6 pm

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Just a few days remain to sign-up and join your FBYC friends at the Bermuda High Party on March 30 at Paul and Mary Almany's home in Glen Allen, VA.  We'll burn some socks, trade some high seas tales and close out this very wet winter.  Grab your Bermuda shorts and join us...but only if you dare!

Sign-up and get all the details on-line.  

 

Register for Opening Day...and You Keep the Glass

Karen Soule on

Social Events

There are so many new and exciting developments for this year's Opening Day, we can't keep track of them all.  For starters, every one who registers for the dinner by THIS MONDAY will receive their own reusable plastic GoVino wine or pilsner glass.  What better way to toast the beginning of the sailing season, not to mention cutting down on waste.

Along with some great dinner choices--lasagna or eggplant parm--we are introducing the "Up Bar." Just as it sounds, the Up Bar on the second floor of the clubhouse will be offering Italian wine tastings by Artisen Cellars and "sophisticated hors d'oeuvres."  Of course, wine, beer and dark 'n stormies will still be available at Rick's.

The festivities ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Tue, Apr 2 - Crew Training - 1st Session (Instruction)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 7 - Spring Clean-Up Day (Volunteering)
Tue, Apr 9 - Crew Training - 2nd Session (Instruction)
Fri, Apr 12 - Welcome Cruisers Party (Cruising)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 14 - Ullman Sail - Trim to Win (Instruction)
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4- Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training ...

FBYC Welcomes New AOD Sponsor Curtis Stokes and Associates!

Becca Doncaster on

One Design Racing

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The regatta committee is pleased to announce that Curtis Stokes & Associates is sponsoring our 80th Annual One Design Regatta this year!

 

We are excited to have them join the team and we are looking forward to a great weekend of racing and fun!

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