Weekly Update

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Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Hurricane Michael didn’t stop last week’s Laster Master’s.  Thanks to Jon Deutsch, David Clark, and Alain Vincey for running a great regatta.  Special thanks to Mayo Tabb, Bob Fleck, and Wes Jones for resolving the Club energy needs while the power was out. 
- The third ...

2018 Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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Fifty-One Lasers were in Deltaville at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this weekend where Rob Hallawell (USSCMC) won the overall title.  Thursday night the remnants of Hurricane Michael roared through eastern Virginia knocking boats down in the dry sail area and leaving the club without power until Sunday morning. With some ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness from Brian Akram, Eric, Mayo Tabb and Bob Fleck – generators were wired into the critical systems to inflate marks, lower boat lifts, refrigerate food, power kitchen appliances, light the bathrooms and power the water system.

The sailors were undeterred by the lack of lights, cold showers, no running water in residences they were staying at and not a single ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/14 at 2:00 PM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Hurricane Michael has come & gone.  Power has been restored and Club operations are back to normal.  Please note:

POWER   Power has been restored to the campus.

FISHING BAY ROAD   The road is dry again & easily traversable. 

BUILDINGS    All buildings are open. 

DOCKS    Power & water are back on all docks.

CLUB BOATS    Club sailing boats will be ready for reservation by next weekend.

EVENTS   All upcoming events are on schedule.

I hope everyone fared well through the storm,

  -    Brian James Ankrom, FBYC Manager

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/12 at 11:30 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Hurricane Michael has come & gone.  The wind & rain were as bad as predicted.  But no facility damage has been found & we are in recovery mode.  Please note:

POWER   We are without power & no timetable for restoration has been provided.  We are prepared to power the water plant.  But please use water sparingly.

FISHING BAY ROAD   The road is covered with up to 8 inches of bay water. 

BUILDINGS    The Clubhouse & Fannie’s will reopen.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use until water power is restored. 

DOCKS    Electricity has been shut off to ALL DOCKS until power is restored to the facility.  Water remains off to all docks as well.   We are replacing ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/11 at 8:15 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

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Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm and is still tracking toward Southeast Virginia.  Wind gusts up to 50, over 4 inches of rain and storm surge 2 feet above normal are expected.

We are in the final preparation stages at the club today in anticipation of the storm.  Please note:

BUILDINGS    The Clubhouse will be locked - access through the front door with keypad.  Fannie’s will also be locked – access through the back/porch door with keypad.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use. 

DOCKS    Power has been shut off to the West and Center docks.  Water will be shut off to all docks this afternoon - we recommend unplugging shore power cords & double-checking lines ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/10 at 8:00 AM)

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Club News

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We are observing Hurricane Michael and will be prepared should the storm threaten the Club.  Preparedness measures may include:
- Postponing or cancelling events
- Shutting down cooking and climate control equipment
- Turning power and water off to the docks
- Stowing away furnishings
- Hauling Club boats

Please take precautions and secure your on-site boat.  The Club is not responsible for damages.

We will provide status updates as the storm progresses.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 13-Sun, Oct 14 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Please be mindful of Hurricane Michael as you plan your weekend.  We are making preparations at the Club and will provide updates as the storm progresses.  Please stay tuned for updates on the FBYC news and Facebook pages ...

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Kicks off This Weekend

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

2017 Laser Masters Start

The Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship kicks off this weekend with the largest single fleet of the year approaching 50 boats sailing in the waters of the Piankatank. Competitors are coming from as far as Michigan, Colorado, New York and Canada for the not-to-be-missed annual laser masters regatta at FBYC.

This years uninvited guest is hurricane Michael that due to skirt the area in the early morning hours Friday as a strong storm and should be mostly passed by the time competitors are arriving Friday evening.

As always the regatta features an amazing meal of filet minon and salmon by fleet member Alain Vincey and Rick Klein is back as PRO with a great crew.

FBYC Trophy Committee Seeks Nominations

Lisa Fleck on

Awards

The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 15th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November:

  • PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”
  • MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
  • COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and the quality of competition ...

Register Now for the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

2018 Laser Masters ACC Logo

Laser Masters sailors are coming from across the country to the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club October 13-14. Over 30 boats are already registered hailing from New York, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. FBYC’s Masters events feature great sailing, an easy to launch location, experience race committee and a not-to-be-missed dinner by FBYC’s own Laser-sailing chef – Alain Vincey. From Apprentices to Legends – there will be competition at all levels.

Register before Tuesday to receive a discounted registration fee!

Want to see what FBYC Laser Masters Regattas are like?  Check out this video:

 

   

Weekl

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Our weekend starts on Thursday with the Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip.  The field trip leaves Richmond ...

Fall Series #1 Wrap up

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

Fall Series started on the second day of Fall with light wind from the North West which built comfortably and shifted to the N NE during the three races (as SailFlow predicted (see previous post)).   There were 17 boats competing and all started together on each race adding some interesting large fleet racing aspects.   There were five classes; PHRF A, B, C, Non Spinnaker and J-70..  J-70s were racing tightly and the boats finished with 6,7,8 and 9 points.   The non spinnaker fleet was included in the first start and first leg to windward then did a medium length course up the Piankatank to Marker 12 then a slalom course back to 8 and then back to the ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - One-Design Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3 ...

Gannon Troutman on cover of Sailing World

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Club News

Dreamcatcher on Sailing World

In the Fall 2018 issue of Sailing World magazine, there is a cover article by Amory Ross "Into the Night" covering the offshore training of the MudRatz Racing Team on a 1972 Swan 48 called Dreamcatcher.  The team was training for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race - where they later won the 15 boat Class 5 division, and 7th of 85 overall in the St. David's Lighthouse Division.  FBYC member Gannon Troutman is helming Dreamcatcher across Long Island Sound in the photo selected for the magazine cover.

Mobjack News for all Sailors

George Burke on

Mobjacks

Christchurch School has recently announced a program that should be of interest to FBYC members, especially those who have participated in the Mobjack Fleet. Enclosed is an invitation that speaks for itself:

CELEBRATING ROGER MOORMAN
MOBJACK DESIGNER AND BUILDER

Roger Moorman, a Christchurch School 1939 graduate and native of Gloucester Virginia, will be inducted into the Christchurch School’s Hall of Fame for a Life Time Achievement Award on October 13th at 9:30 AM. Roger designed and manufactured the Mobjack, an all fiberglass 17.5 foot boat. This boat reflected a dramatic change in boat manufacturing technology. It was the first all fiberglass designed boat that incorporated a self-bailing capability. Prior to this, fiberglass was used to cover wood ...

Fall Series #1 Offshore

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

SailFlow weather forcast for Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is here!   This is the forecast for Saturday.  Moderate wind that shifts some and gets better.  RC will be ready to adjust marks to suit. Comfortable temperatures.   You could be sailing in this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat ...

Last Chance to Catch the Bus!

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Social Events

We’ve got a motor coach reserved to take a happy, eager group of FBYC sailors to the Annapolis Boat Show’s VIP Day on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  BUT with all the scurrying about and preparing for Florence, not many folks have signed-up to ride the bus.  

 

The last day to reserve your seat is this Saturday, September 22 at noon.  

 

You can reserve your seat for our journey by registering here! 

 

Costs are $35 a person for transportation.  Boat show admittance tickets are also $35 and can be purchased at the gate or on-line. 

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/16 at 12:00 PM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Lighter wind, lighter tides, sunny skies.

Wind in the teens is still coming from the East but the rain has subsided at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road continues to drain and is passable in any vehicle.  We’re still seeing higher than average tides (about a foot above normal).  High tide is at 5:00 PM. 

We will restore water and power to the Docks no later than tomorrow afternoon.  The Bathhouse is reopened.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are also open.  We will begin full restoration of amenities Monday morning.

We hope weathered the storm as fortunately as we did.  Please consider contributing to relief efforts for areas hit hard by the storm.

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/15 at 10:30 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Easterly wind, high tides, and sporadic rain.

Wind from the east in the 20’s and short, powerful rain storms continue at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road has standing rainwater but is still passable.  Tide is the biggest issue – more than a foot above normal.  High tide will be around 4:00 PM. 

The Docks’ water and power will remain off and the Bathhouse is still closed.  We will restore all facilities after the storm surge threat has passed.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors.  Power and telecom service are still on.  The facility will remain secured while the storm threatens the area with wind, rain, and coastal flooding.

Please stay tuned ...

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