"Swiss Family Robinson" Movie Night this Friday!

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Swiss Family Robinson

This Friday evening at 8:30pm is a much anticipated movie night at the club. The YAM's will be airing the timeless classic "Swiss Family Robinson," a story first published in 1812 by Johann David Wyss and later edited and illustrated by his two Swiss sons.  The movie was later released in 1960 met with wonderful reception by sailors, adventurers, children and adults alike. Come on out and enjoy the film with us...popcorn machine fires up at 8:15, and the film airs at 8:30!

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Jun 28: June Movie Night (YAM)
Fri, Jun 28: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 29: Distance Series 2 - Cut Channel (Offshore)
Thu, Jul 4: Independence Day
Thu, Jul 4: Urbanna Fireworks and Boat Parade Cruise (Cruising)
Fri, Jul 5: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jul 6: July 4th Long Distance Race & Cookout (One-Design)
Fri, Jul 12-Sun, Jul 14: Leukemia Cup Regatta (Offshore)
Sat, Jul 20: Laser Summer Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Jul 20: One Design Training: Summer Seabreeze 1 (FS/FR/Port) (One-Design)
Fri, Jul 26: July Movie Night (YAM)
Fri, Jul 26: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Fri, Jul 26-Sun, Jul 28: Windmill National Championships …

Inaugural Poolside Luau is this Saturday!

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The YAM committee will have the pool and beach decked out with colorful Hawaiian decorations along with steady beats of great-mood tunes. We fire up the grill at 12:30 for you to bring & toss on your favorite cookout foods, and then a series of adult and child-friendly games get going around 2:00 pm...rumor has it there will be an egg toss, awesome tropical tattoos, greased watermelon, pong-cup, pool float races, and who knows what other surprises may be in store!?!?

Aside from some provided sodas, water and light snacks this is a bring-your-own, potluck style event...so be sure to pack the cooler with your lunch and favorite beverages. Feel free to RSVP and/or keep …

Register NOW for the 21st Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta!

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Leukemia Cup

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Register now for the 21st Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta! 

Races will be held July 13 and 14 for PHRF, Cruising, and Classics classes. 

Register before June 12 to SAVE $25, and to have your boat name on the official t-shirt.

 

Racers, cruisers and landlubbers alike join the land activities at the Deltaville Maritime Museum!

Friday, July 12

Joe Davenport’s famous BBQ with music by Mike Dale

Saturday July 13

Come back for the summer’s best party

Julius Pittman and the Revival

J&W’s crab cake dinner, and a Gosling’s Rum hosted bar

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And don’t forget the most important part:  we’re racing for cures!

Check out this video on how you can help …

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Beach/Pool Party & Cookout (YAM)
Sat, Jun 15: Junior Week Warm Up 2 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 15-Sun, Jun 16: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sun, Jun 16 - Father's Day (Holiday)
Sun, Jun 16: One Design Spring Series 3 (One-Design)
Mon, Jun 17-Fri, Jun 21: Junior Week (Juniors)
Fri, Jun 21: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 22-Sun, Jun 23: Junior Regatta (Juniors)
Mon, Jun 24-Wed, Jul 31, New England Rendezvous (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 28: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 29: Distance Series 2 - Cut Channel (Offshore)
Thu, Jul 4: Independence Day - Urbanna …

Professional Maxi Yacht Sailor Niall Rafferty speaking at FBYC

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On Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30-7:30,  join us for a reception and talk with Niall Rafferty. Born in Ireland, Niall grew up racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork, Ireland. His passion for racing and the water has led Niall to a lifetime career from working as a Captain with his 300 ton license, to skipper numerous yachts around the world. Niall will talk about his experience in the Maxi Yacht Racing world in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and how his experience led him to designing and project management of building the next generation super yachts. Niall has now joined the Rob Doyle Design team, where they are on the forefront of performance super yacht design in …

7th Annual YAM Memorial Day Cookout Success

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YAM Cookout 2019

The YAMs kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with their 7th annual cookout. Everyone enjoyed catching up with old and meeting new friends over burgers, dogs, and American flag cakes with a picturesque sunset as the backdrop. Special thanks to grill master Massey Whorley and the Whorley family, as well as Jess Hardin and Jon Deutsch for helping set up and run the event.

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Middlesex First Responders Appreciation Day--August 17

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We all rely on the Middlesex EMT and Fire Department squads.  Yet for those of us who don't live in the county, it's easy to forget how important these men and women are...until an emergency strikes someone at FBYC.

Let's say THANK YOU to these fine folks by hosting them and their families for a "fun day at FBYC" on Saturday, August 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM.  

We're inviting them to use our pool, go for a sail on a club or big boat and have a picnic lunch. We're looking for some members who are willing to flip some burgers or take a family sailing for an hour or two.  

This is just a small way …

RC & Laser Training

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On Sunday Race Committee recruits got some hands on practice starting races and operating Mr. Roberts. David Clark and Rick Klein led the class and were eventually banished to the bow of Mr. Roberts as the recruits got comfortable with the procedures.

6 Lasers were there to practice starts for the RC and simulate some real-world start situations like when boats are over early or when a signal boat drags anchor.  Thanks to Mike Toms for organizing and Finn Ciszewski, Britt Drake, Jess Hardin, Jon Deutsch and Paul Almany for coming out and sailing.

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Mark Your Calendar for a Pool & Beach Party Saturday, June 15th!!!

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YAM Pool Party

The YAMs are throwing a Hawaiian Luau themed pool & beach bash that you will not want to miss. This event is geared towards adults and children with a super-fun compliment of great tunes, sharks & minnows, music, lawn games, sand castle contest, and our first ever “pool float race” around the T-dock…so pack your favorite bathing suit, pool float, meat for the grill and a little something tasty to share…and we will cover the rest! The grill will fire up just after noon…see you there!

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Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8: Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Beach/Pool Party & Cookout (YAM)
Sat, Jun 15: Junior Week Warm Up 2 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 15-Sun, Jun 16: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sun, Jun 16 - Father's Day (Holiday)
Sun, Jun 16: One Design Spring Series 3 (One-Design)
Mon, Jun 17-Fri, Jun 21: Junior Week (Juniors)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  The first J …

FBYC Women Rock...and Dock

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Cruising News

Saturday's "Women's Skill-Building" day on the water gave six sailors loads of practice docking (thanks Deltaville Boatyard for your new T-Head!) and "springing off" against an onshore breeze. Everyone had a chance to practice and embrace the old maxim, "approach a dock as fast as you're willing to hit it."  Each sailor did a fantastic job and learned that a second approach is encouraged and more than OK when it's needed.

We also had a brief look at AIS radios, SOLAS flares and practiced fighting a fire with ABC extinguishers.  "There is far less powder in an extinguisher than I appreciated before pulling the pin on one," said one sailor.  (Thank you Brian for safely providing a fire …

Notice to Members – Fishing Bay Road Repairs

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When you visit the club this weekend you will notice that the potholes and ruts on the side of Fishing Bay Road have been repaired. It is very important (when possible), to avoid driving over the repaired ruts alongside the road that have been filled-in with crushed concrete. Currently, the crushed concrete is a mix of powder and stone that will solidify with moisture. Once we get some rain the concrete will activate and set up.

Thanks so much for your attention to this matter.

Rob Whittemore – Member at Large

Open Arms at FBYC Open House

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What a wonderful Memorial Day Open House (or Open Boat!) we had.  For once, the weather was practically perfect which helped attract almost 250 people.  We hosted loads of potential new members and encouraged them to join.  Our social chair and volunteers set a great table with fixin's from Roadhouse Barbecue, hard cider tastings, music that filled the grounds and plenty of Dark 'n Stormies.

Fishing Bay itself was filled with transient sailors either visiting for the day or on their way north.  We certainly drew their attention with our sunflower raft-up.  

Next social event?  July 4th weekend. So plan your calendar accordingly and invite a friend to participate in all we have to offer!

Summer Sailing School Starts Soon!

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Upcoming sailing lessons are available for members and non-members - learn to sail or build new skills.   Classes are taught on beautiful Fishing Bay by FBYC sailing instructor Luke Hayes.  

 

Register at: https://www.fbyc.net/junior-sailing/sailing-school/

 

Coming up for Juniors:

Jr. Week Warmups - 6/8 and 6/15 - half-day sessions to get back on the water and get ready for Jr. Week

Intro to Opti Sailing - Mon-Wed 6/24-26 

Intro to 420 Sailing - Mon-Wed  7/1-7/3

 

Coming up for Adults:

Intro to Flying Scot Sailing - Sat-Sun 6/29-30

 

 

 

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1: Private Event - Clubhouse unavailable after 4:00
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8: Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Beach/Pool Party & Cookout (YAM)
Sat, Jun 15: Junior Week Warm Up 2 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 15-Sun, Jun 16: Opti Kids (Juniors …

Open House Regatta & Party Registration Deadline: Wednesday at 3 PM!

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Club News

The registration deadline is just hours away!

Sign-up now to help welcome summer at FBYC's Open House Regatta...and Dinner...and Dance...and on-the-water Sunburst raft-up on Sunday, May 26. The weather looks promising...warm enough for swimming among our rafted-up cruising boats.  The food will be wonderful....Roadhouse Barbecue. The music...by Nate Sacks....will get your dock shoes dancing...

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And that's not even mentioning the pursuit race around government marks with the finish at the FBYC pier.

The cut-off for registration is TODAY at 3 PM.  Visit the event page on-line and sign-up "just in time!"

Weekly Update

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Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, May 24: Memorial Day Cookout and Movie Night (YAM)
Sat, May 25: Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26: Open House Regatta and Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8: Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun …

RSVP Now for Friday Night's YAM Cookout!

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Social Events

The YAMs are hosting their annual cookout to kickoff Memorial Day weekend this Friday evening, starting at 6pm. This potluck-style gathering is always a wonderful way to welcome the long weekend. Members, families and their guests are welcome to join; burgers, chips, sodas and some beers will be provided by the YAM Committee. Please bring a side or dessert to share, and your favorite drinks to enjoy...please just be sure to RSVP here before noon on Thursday, May 23rd so we have enough burgers for the grill!

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...and if you can't make it in time for the cookout, worry not!  After the sun sets we will crank up a fun movie for the little ones to enjoy so mom …

2019 Laser Spring Regatta Results

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Lasers

2019 Laser Spring Regatta

Saturday gave us probably the nicest weather we've had in a long time for an opening day for the One Design Division at FBYC. 6 Lasers sailed 5 races in a breeze that built from 8 to 15+ knots under partly cloudy skies. Junior Finn Ciszeweski sailed a standard rig sail for the first time and was very fast downwind and competitive all the way around the course. Dave Tabor joined the club this spring and was sailing his first Laser regatta at the club - welcome to the fleet! Guests Trip Ivey and Britt Drake made the trip from Richmond and VA Beach to join us for the day. Mike Toms executed his signature move by port tacking the fleet …

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