Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This Week’s Update:
-  I hope everyone is doing well and has their holiday shopping (almost) done.
- Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement starting December 12.  Please stay tuned for updates.

-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in the Clubhouse second floor.
-  Feel free …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This Week’s Update:
-  The 2019 season has come to a close and now we can get into the maintenance & repair projects!
-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning as early as December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my …

Much to be Thankful for at FBYC

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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We are grateful for all our members at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and wish you, your families, friends and neighbors, both in Deltaville and around the world, a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving.  We leave you to enjoy a wonderful holiday with this serene photo of a most favored place for many, taken by our own Nica Waters.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  The 2019 season comes to a close Saturday with the final Offshore Race of the season.  Be sure to eat too much & have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!
-  Please be advised, we will shut with water off to the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  All Club power boats will be hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned for the winter by December 2.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will …

Commadore's Ball Rocked the Night Away

Karen Soule on

Social Events

WOW!

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More than 185 members and guests celebrated all that FBYC is at our season's-end Commadore's Ball last Saturday night. Our annual meeting highlighted the strong financial position we've maintained and welcomed our new Flag.  The awards presentations showcased the accomplishments of our juniors and "older" racers and cruisers.  And everyone enjoyed an awesome night of great food, fantastic live music and the shared love of sailing with dear friends.  Our new venue, Richmond's Hippodrome Theater, was superb and many stayed 'til closing time dancing to the Jangling Reinhardts.

A special thank you to Mike and MJ Toms and Brynn Moody for helping at registration and David Hinkle for producing our front entrance poster.  And a huge shout-out to Social …

Congratulations Russ Collins FBYC Life Member!

Joe Roos on

History

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The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of R. Russell Collins to Life Member.  What distinguishes a Life Member at Fishing Bay Yacht Club is the depth, breadth, superior qualities and lasting impact of contributions that person has made to the Club.

 

Russ and his wife Margaret joined Fishing Bay in 1982.  During his 37 years at FBYC he has been an enthusiastic and formidable competitor on the race course having won 5 perpetual trophies including the Nott (twice), Barber, Sportsmanship, and Piankatank.  Russ has been active in all Club Sailing Divisions and, as evidence of his devotion to the sport, personally donated 2 Perpetual Trophies; the Caroline Collins (young lady with highest standing in Junior Regattas …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  No events are scheduled this weekend - the final race of 2019 will be next Saturday.  
-  Please be advised, we will shut with water off to the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  All Club power boats will be hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned for the winter by December 2.  Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement beginning December 9.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for …

Commadore's Ball Just Three Days Away

Karen Soule on

Social Events

We're looking forward to seeing many of our FBYC family at this year's Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball this weekend.  For those of you partaking in the merriment, we're teasing you with an advance "taste" of one of the many desserts from Pearl's Bakery.  You'll have your pick between gingerbread, beignet, Candy Cane or Grandma's Garden flavors, not to mention all the other fantastic food you'll be enjoying.

This is your chance to dress up, get down and dance...and be ready to celebrate all that we are as Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  (Parking is a bit limited so be sure to arrive in time for the Annual Meeting!)

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Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  New venue, same great friends - the 2019 Commodore's Ball is finally here!  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.    No events are scheduled Sunday.  
-  Please be advised, we will be shutting water off at the docks and closing the Bathhouse for the winter by December 6 unless inclement weather forces us to close winterize the water system sooner.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  I will be onsite daily during the Season and for every event.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in …

One Day Left to Register for Commadore's Ball

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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There's a party brewing and it's going to be a smash hit...just like the singers once featured at Richmond's Hippodrome. (Learn more at: https://hippodromerichmond.com)  

This 100-year-old theater that showcased greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong, is the exciting location for our 2019 Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball.  Look at the changes for this year:

  • Greatly reduced cost for members and guests
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres like Bang Bang Shrimp and cash bar
  • Family-style dinner featuring lamb chops, Montreal chicken, grilled asparagus and cupcakes from Pearl's.  YUM!
  • Music by the Jangling Reinhardt's 

We'll also have our annual meeting and awards presentation as part of the night so plan to celebrate with your sailing family and dance the night …

Congratulations Lud!

Karen Soule on

History

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FBYC's own Lud Kimbrough, former commadore and long-term member, is now Middlesex's newest Board of Supervisors member for the Pinetop district. Congratulations Lud for your resounding win and winning platform of growing the county's tax base and improved services.

We're proud to call you one of our own.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  The 2019 season is winding down and there's only a couple more races to go!.  The second Winter Offshore race will be Saturday.  Nothing is scheduled Sunday.  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  Special thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped the Oyster Roast last weekend!  We couldn't have done it without you.
-  I will be onsite daily during the Season and for every event.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in …

Last Call for Oysters

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Don't miss out on the oysters!

Our Annual Oyster Roast is only four days away, this Saturday. Please bring a side dish to share as we celebrate the end of 2019's sailing season and make plans for 2020. There's no cost to members but we encourage you to sign-up online so we don't run out of oysters...and bring a side dish to share.

As if the oysters weren't enough:  We'll have a bourbon tasting event for those who imbibe; bring your own reusable glass to cut down on waste.  AND the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will also be on site to showcase some of their efforts to protect and improve our cruising and racing home.

Learn all you need to …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  It's Oyster Roast Weekend at FBYC!  Come by the Clubhouse after the first Offshore Winter race Saturday for oysters, bar-b-que, and beverages.   The final Laser race of 2019 will be during the Frostbite Regatta Sunday.  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  As a reminder - Daylight Savings Time takes effect early Sunday morning.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
-  I will be onsite daily during the Season …

It's Time! Sign-up for Oysters and Commadore's Ball.

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Our two big season-capping events are just around the corner.  

Next Saturday, November 2 is the annual Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast.  This is a fun, exciting race followed by feasting on the Chesapeake's bounty--Rappahannocks, Old Salts or more. THE OYSTERS ARE ON US!  (But please bring a side dish to share.)

Sign-up now so we don't run out of oysters at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/191102-offshore-closing-day-regatta-and-oyster-roast-winter-series-1/

Oysters.original.pngClose on the oysters' heels is our annual Commadore's Ball on November 16.   We've dramatically lowered the cost and increased the fun-factor at Richmond's historic Hippodrome Theater.  We need a firm commitment for numbers so check out all we've got planned and sign-up now at: https://www.fbyc.net/events …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  Saturday will be busy at FBYC.  The final Fall Offshore race will be held followed by a new member meeting in the Clubhouse.  Cruisers get together for the Closing Dinner at 6:00 PM in the Clubhouse Loft.   No events are scheduled Sunday.  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  We are compiling …

2019 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

High water and impassible roads couldn’t keep the Laser Masters from sailing this weekend.  Extremely high tides due to a harvest moon and a Nor’easter off the coast made Fishing Bay Road nearly impassible in 6-8+ inches of water at times. The road and Fishing Bay dock were still underwater at some of the low tides over the weekend.

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On Saturday everyone arrived plenty early ahead of the mid-morning high tide and rigged and waited for the right wind.  After a 2-hour postponement the wind filled in and 36 boats filed out to get in some races in the afternoon.

The wind filled in out of the SSE for 3 races with the first being won by Gavin …

The Time Has Come...To Eat Oysters and to Dance

Karen Soule on

Social Events

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Oysters.original.pngThe oysters are on us this November 2 at FBYC's yearly Oyster Roast and closing day regatta. Sign-up at:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/191102-offshore-closing-day-regatta-and-oyster-roast-winter-series.  The food is free but we are accepting donations and ask everyone to bring a side dish or dessert.  First-come, first-served until the oysters are history!

THEN........LET'S DINE AND DANCE AT THE COMMODORE'S BALL--NOVEMBER 16

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There's a new venue this year--Richmond's historic Hippodrome Theater.  We've also slashed the cost and doubled the excitement.  From scrumptious Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  Fall is in full swing with the third Offshore series race of the season.  No other events are scheduled this weekend  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  We are compiling winter maintenance and improvement projects.  Please stay posted for updates as we go.
-  I will …

Trade In Your Deck Shoes for Dancing Ones

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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                                  Fishing Bay Yacht Club requests the honor of your presence

                                         at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Commodore’s Ball

                                                   Saturday, November 16, 2019

This is your "formal" invitation to FBYC's exciting, hip, and way-cool social event of the year.  We've got a new venue--The Hippodrome in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. (Check it out here:  https://hippodromerichmond.com).  And we've slashed the price from previous years to encourage as many as possible to attend.  The full evening features:

  • Annual Meeting in upstairs Screening Room 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Cocktail Hour cash bar and passed hors d'oeuvres 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Sit-Down Dinner 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Awards Presentation during dessert  8:00-8:30 PM
  • Music and Dancing by The Jangling …
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