Follow Up Notice to Slip Holders

Rob Whittemore on

Clubhouse News

Following up on a previous notice where we announced the prohibition of the use of space heaters aboard boats at the club, a committee has been formed to re-examine this issue and the board will be reviewing their recommendation at the next board meeting in February. If a “safe” heater standard is approved, all slip holders we receive an addendum to their lease which will need to be signed and returned to the club. 

Please realize we are trying to address a potential safety concern at our docks. 

As always please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Rob Whittemore -- Commodore

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

This week’s update:

  • The toilets have been replaced in the downstairs & upstairs bathrooms of the Clubhouse.  Please conserve energy by keeping the Clubhouse doors shut.
  • Sections of the floating dock arrived last week and are stacked in the Dry Sail Lot.   A set of nine trees encroaching on the bulkhead and drain field have been tagged with red ribbons will be cut in the next couple of weeks.  Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site, the Dry Sail Lot staging area, and the trees tagged for removal.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring ...

Notice to Jackson Creek Slip Holders

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

All Jackson Creek slip holders will soon be receiving (or have received) their 2018 slip lease agreement. In a continuing effort to improve the quality of our operations and member experience, we have made some changes to the lease agreement. 

  1. The new lease will auto-renew and not need to be signed every year. Annual proof of insurance will still have to be submitted to the club.
  2. You will also notice the use of space heaters on any boat is now prohibited.
  3. Finally, the club now reserves the right to charge for electricity usage above and beyond a reasonable level. This change only applies to boats on the new east dock, which will have metered slips.

Additionally, we will also be ...

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

This week’s update:

  • Winterization of the water system is complete.  Water has been shut off to the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, and the Bathhouse.  The Bathhouse has been locked for the winter.
  • Sections of the floating dock are scheduled to arrive this week and will be unloaded by crane into Jackson Creek from the Dry Sail lot.  A set of nine trees encroaching on the bulkhead and drain field will be cut this winter.  These trees have red ribbons tied around them.  Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site, the Dry Sail Lot staging area, and the trees tagged for removal.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday ...

US SAILING ONE DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

US SAILING ONE DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – hosted by Hampton Yacht Club

Deadline for Registration – January 15, 2018

 

This seminar gives an in-depth look at race management and why race committees do what they do., i.e. sailing instructions, people and equipment, setting good courses with proper lines and legs, good starting sequences (and recalls), changing and shortening courses, and finishing the race.  There is something here for everyone wanting to be a more knowledgeable member of the race committee, not just the PROs.

 

Also, the seminar meets the course requirements for folks wanting to certify (or re-certify) as a Club Race Officer.

 

All materials, deli-bar lunch, plus coffee, pastries, etc. throughout the day are included ...

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This week’s update:

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday season so far and are looking forward to the new year!

The Club boats and docks are being winterized.  Please be advised, water is not available on the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, exterior faucets, or the hydrants.  The Bathhouse has also been closed for the winter.

Please continue to be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site as well as the construction staging area in the Dry Sail lot.  Boats in the Dry sail lot will be moved to other areas of the facility to make room.  New dock materials will begin arriving in January.

Please stay posted for other offseason updates from FBYC.

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This week’s update:

  • We are winterizing the facility and water will not be available on the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, exterior faucets, or the hydrants.
  • Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site as well as the construction staging area in the Dry Sail lot.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring my email & voicemail periodically when I’m not on site.  Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance, notice a maintenance need, or have any questions.

Please stay posted for other offseason updates from FBYC.

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Dec 8 – Jackson Creek Cruise

Sat, Apr 21 – OPENING DAY 2018!

 

 

Weekend Update

The official Club calendar for 2017 has come to a close but stay posted to the FBYC News page for community events this Winter! 

 

The Deltaville Community Association’s annual Jackson Creek Cruise will be held THIS FRIDAY (rain date Saturday, December 9)!  The deadrises Bethpager and the Rob-Ann-Jay are scheduled for 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm. 

 

Please be advised, tickets for the cruises are currently SOLD OUT but cancellations may make additional tickets available at the door.

 

In addition, the Rappahannock River Railroad Club will again set up a display of model trains this year in ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

Sat, Dec 2 - YAM Holiday Gathering

 

 

Weekend Update

Everyone will need to choose between two events being held on the final weekend of 2017! 

 

The final Offshore Winter Series race will be held at the Club.  Race Contact  -  Mike Karn; Social Contact  -  Sharon Bauer.

 

The Young Adult Members are gathering in Richmond on Saturday.  Everyone is invited to meet at 10am at Lombardy and Broad streets to watch the annual holiday parade.  Continued festivities will be held from 12pm to 3pm at the Durham's.  Social Contacts - Julia & Blake Kimbrough.

 

2018 Sailing Schedule Posted

Strother Scott on

Club News

The Sailing Events Committee has completed planning the sailing schedule for 2018 and all events are now posted on the website at https://www.fbyc.net/events/?year=2018.  Some of the events are:

  • Opening Day and Blessing of the fleet - April 21
  • Open house Regatta - May 27
  • July 4 Long Distance Race and Cookout  - June 30
  • Opti Kids is scheduled for June 9-10 and June 16-17. 
  • Junior Week is planned for June 18-22
  • Leukemia Cup  - July 13-15
  • 79th Annual One Design Regatta  - August 11-22
  • Stingray Point Regatta - J70 Chesapeake Championships - August 31- September 2

Many events link to event webpages, but please understand most content on those page refer to the similar 2017 event. Over the next couple of ...

FBYC Young Adults Fa-la-la-la Fun

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Happy Holidays!   Come join fellow YAMs in Richmond for a parade and holiday gathering in Richmond on Saturday, December 2nd!   10am to 12pm at Lombardy and Broad, with continued festivities 12pm - 3pm at Katie and Arch Durham's residence 1522 Grove Avenue.  

Please R.S.V.P. to yamchair@fbyc.net before November 29th ... We look forward to seeing you there!

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YAM Chairs: Julia & Blake Kimbrough

YAM Committee: Abigail & Massey Whorley, Jon Deutsch, Katie & Arch Durham, Jay Collier, Miles Kimbrough, Eliza Strickland, Caroline Garrett, Melissa & Mark Stephens, Mary Catherine McCallister

 

2017 YAM Holiday Gathering

 

Dock Amenities Closing for the Winter

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Club News

ATTENTION ALL SLIPHOLDERS!

 

The colder weather is upon us and freezing days are ahead.  We will be shutting off the water & winterizing the pump out equipment to close the docks for the Winter.

Water & pump out will be unavailable after Tuesday, November 28th.

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

The Commodore's Ball will be held at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond on Saturday.  Registration for the event has closed.  Event Contact  -  Geoff Cahill.

 

No Club events are scheduled Sunday.

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Commodore's Ball!

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Club News

Time is running out to register for the Commodore’s Ball!  SIGN UP ONLINE BY NEXT TUESDAY, NOV 14 AT THE LATEST so we can get our head count in.  You don’t want to miss this event capping off a great 2017 for our Club!

 

Go to https://www.fbyc.net/events/2017/171118-social-commodores-ball/  to sign up.  We need volunteers to help with selling drink tickets so please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-commodores and be sure to put your name in the Comments Section

 

WHERE:  The Commonwealth Club 401 W Franklin St.  Richmond, VA

 

WHEN:  5:30 pm  Registration Desk Open and Bar Ticket Sales

 

SCHEDULE: 

5:30 - 7:00 pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

As the season winds down, the second Offshore Winter Series race will be held this weekend.  Race Contact  -  John Wake; Social Contact  -  George Burke.

 

Please come out on Sunday and help other Club members clean the campus during the Fall Clean-Up Day.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Event Contact - Helen Walker.

Yacht Racing Association of Thailand Visits FBYC

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Club News

Thailand Delegation 20171104

 

Delegates from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visited FBYC on November 4th.  Our guests included Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, Admiral Thanee Phudpad, Rear Admiral Narongdej Spanuchart, and Commander Sathit Sirisang.  They met with a few of our past Commodores as well as Commodore David Lennarz, Vice-Commodore Rob Whittemore, Junior Division Commander Doug Bendura, and incoming Rear Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild.  The topics of discussion included club operations, the upcoming King’s Cup in December, and our Juniors’ programs

Delegation from Yacht Racing Association of Thailand to Visit FBYC November 4th

David Lennarz on

Commodore

To add to the excitement of our Closing Day, we will have a delegation from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visiting the Club this Saturday, November 4th.  It will include their President, who is a former Admiral in the Thai Navy.  They contacted us through an Attaché at the Embassy of Thailand and are coming on a good will mission.  They have heard much about the success of FBYC, and would like to see for themselves how our Club operates.

 

They will meet with Division leaders, as well as former Commodores.  Please extend a welcome to them.

Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast & Potluck THIS Saturday

Brian Ankrom on

Social Events

The weather forecast is for a beautiful day!  Don’t miss one of the Club’s favorite events!  EVERYONE is invited to mingle with our hearty sailors after the races.  Oyster lovers can enjoy them on-the-halfshell, roasted, Rockefeller and Casino.  We’ll also offer delicious grilled hotdogs and buffet tables loaded with all the tasty dishes brought by our partygoers.

 

Register now online!  Pick up your wristband at the Registration Desk outside the Clubhouse beginning Sat am.  Doors open for the Oyster Roast around 3:30 to allow time for the racers to get back in and cleaned up for the party.  Don’t forget to bring your oyster knife and gloves if you want to shuck your own.  We ...

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