On Saturday July 25th some of the hardiest sailors at Fishing Bay joined together in the 95 degree heat to battle the forces of nature. Equipped with gloves, pruners, rakes, and shovels, volunteers participated in the first 2020 Grounds Day event. Around 25 members and non-members alike attacked areas of need across the FBYC campus.
The day began with a socially distanced welcome by Steve Montgomery, Grounds Chair. Steve thanked everyone for attending, briefed them on traditional as well as coronavirus safety issues, then laid out a well devised plan of attack. Each group was able to choose an area with required tasks. The small groups dispersed to tackle the hillside by Fishing Bay in preparation for junior week, clear …
The FBYC water system is experiencing problems with the feed to the treatment unit and currently cannot produce fresh water. We are running off the storage tank and have shut down water to several places throughout the campus.
We are asking all members to make every effort to conserve water, essential use only.
We believe we have identified the failed equipment. We have a spare on hand and are currently waiting for the certified technician from our water contractor to conduct repairs. If there are no other issues, the system is expected to be back in operation soon. We will keep you posted.
Our club has many members and we wish to do everything possible to ensure safety for everyone including their family members. Please continue to keep each other safe by wearing a mask when inside the buildings. When your are outside---if you can't social distance then please wear a mask. We have hand sanitizer throughout the campus as well to assist you in your safety measures.
The Stingray Point Regatta is only seven weeks away. If you have not registered please do so. If you have registered you can now order Saturday night dinners and t-shirts. Online ordering is available through Yacht Scoring or you can email me directly at my email address.
I must stress that T-Shirts and dinners must be pre ordered. We cannot guarantee we will have these items available at the door.
You have multiple choices for dinner:
Baked Spaghetti with salad and bread- $10.00 Manicotti with salad and bread -$11.00 Chicken Picata with salad and bread- $13.00
T-shirts Long Sleeve Microfiber- $22.00 (Please note that Ladies shirts are short sleeve only) Short Sleeve Cotton- $15.00
For this Captain’s Choice the cruise leaders have selected a marina designation. Set your sails for Cape Charles Town Harbor marina, leaving Saturday, July 25th. Several slips will be reserved but you make your own reservations on DOCKWA and identify our group. The hope is that we will be clustered together which will make happy hour and “distancing” easy. A pre-cruise “distanced” happy hour is planned for Friday, the 25th, at the picnic table on the club lawn near the East Dock. You may wish to bring chairs. It’s BYOB as we are not sharing food or beverages at this time.You may bring a snack for your group. Sign up on …
Junior Week is a month away and we need extra help this year to put on our great junior week. We have a job for you or for someone you know. Please dont wait and email us your interest by clicking Volunteer Here
We are sad to note the passing of Brooks Zerkel on July 3, 2020. Having sailed with many of us and served as a highly qualified race official for major Club events and elsewhere for many years, Brooks was an active force in the life of FBYC, A more complete tribute to Brooks will appear in the next few days.
The ongoing pandemic has had a huge effect on the 2020 sailing season. Many regional events have been cancelled and others are undecided whether they will happen or not.
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is committed to hosting the Stingray Point Regatta this Labor Day Weekend although it will be in a modified format. We are challenged in providing great racing and a fun weekend while at the same time creating a safe environment for everyone. This is how we intend to proceed.
Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes.
Sunday September 6th there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the …
It was light, very light...the air that we sailed in. Brad Squires and company did a nice job getting us started downwind in a whisper and making a call to use the short course, 15 miles. Jon Deutsch took amazing pictures of the spinnaker boats as they left the starting area. They can be found here. Thirteen boats, in four classes, enjoyed an absolutely beautiful moonrise in a perfectly clear indigo sky. A glorious night to be quarantined on the Chesapeake Bay. Mayo Tabb and Excitation finished first in A with an adjusted time of 4h52m. Bob and Lisa Fleck, absorbing Hatter's new handicap, finished first in B and first overall with an adjusted time of 4h45m. Brad Miller …
As we move though the phased reopening, our primary goal remains to provide a safe and healthy environment for our members, staff and community. Numerous volunteers across all aspects of the Club have dedicated a tremendous amount of time in planning and preparation to get to this point. Many programs and activities are going forward this year, although maybe not quite in the same fashion as in years past.
But even as we begin to enjoy more of the reopening at FBYC, the environment around CoVid is changing. We are constantly reassessing how this affects our operations and activities. Rules and programs may continue to change as we move through the summer and fall. The key to success of these …
Please sign up via the FBYC website if you are planning to attend this weekend’s event. The long term forecast looks like we will have great weather featuring a nice breeze and moderate temperatures.
While we would normally have an FBYC sponsored picnic following the event this year we are encouraging people to bring their own items if they wish to cookout. The grills will be available and there will be tables and chairs set up to facilitate social distancing. We want everyone to enjoy the club facilities but we also want all of our members to feel comfortable while on the campus.