2018 FBYC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS BY LISA FLECK

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Awards

Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday, November 17th at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond. The following is a list of all of the trophies and recipients that were awarded at the Commonwealth Club.

This year the awards were started off with a special award for Achievement in International Junior Competition. This award is to recognize an FBYC Junior who not only qualified for Team USA, but finished 5th overall in the 2018 Optimist World Championship in Cypress. This sailor is the first junior from our club to reach this top level of competition and we are glad to recognize Tommy Sitzman with this award.

The HENRY E. HUTCHESON, Jr. MEMORIAL TROPHY is awarded ...

Attention East Dock Fund Donors!

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New Building

If you donated to the East Dock Fund, you are hereby requested to verify that your name appears on the Donor List.  If you donated but your name does not appear, or if there is a spelling or other error, please immediately notify David Lennarz via email at dlennarz@gmail.com.

 

To view the list online:

 

1.  Login to your FBYC account at www.fbyc.net;

2.  Click on "Members" on the upper tool bar;

3.  Click on "Dock Donation";

4.  Click on "East Dock Donors".

 

Please report any omissions or errors by January 31, 2019.

YAM Holiday Gathering a Jolly Success!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

This past Saturday approximately thirty members and their guests rallied for Richmond's annual Christmas Parade, followed shortly thereafter by a warm holiday gathering hosted by YAM Committee Members Arch and Katie Durham. Despite a little mist in the air attendance was strong at the parade where children were elated to see the 'Big Guy in Red' welcome them with waving arms and joyous cheer. The gathering afterwards was absolutely wonderful...a beautifully decorated home packed full of tasty holiday treats and seasonal beverages for all to share.  Sincerest thanks to all who came to enjoy the day and especially to our gracious host family, the Durhams!

group shot holiday gathering

holiday gathering kids crafting

parade

 

Weekly Update

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Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Wed, Dec 5 - GM goes on vacation (Virgin Islands)
Wed, Dec 19 - GM Returns from vacation
Sat, Apr 13 (2019) - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Mark your calendars now – Opening Day is April 13, 2019!  Thanks go to Strother Scott for getting the calendar on the website.  We’ll be filling in the details throughout the winter.  So, please check the events page often for updates.
- I will be in St. Martin on vacation from December 5th through December 18th.  I will not be available by phone while out of the country.  But I will be checking email daily and Eric will be on-site daily.
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the ...

2018 Commodore's Ball Photos Available

Brian Ankrom on

Social Events

179 party-goers enjoyed a memorable evening at Richmond’s historic Commonwealth Club on November 17th.

The event started off with a Cocktail Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres.  Members then attended the Annual Meeting to hear year-end reports followed by the election of the 2019 Board of Trustees.  A seated gourmet dinner came next, followed by a Viennese Dessert Buffet.  The 2018 Flag Officers Rob Whittemore, Paul Wash, and Tracy Schwarzschild officiated Awards Ceremony.  Evening entertainment was provided by the Alex Crain Band.

Professional photographer Aaron Sutten took some great pictures.  Follow this link to view the photos.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Dec 1 - YAM Holiday Parade (in Richmond)
                  - Offshore Winter Series 3
Wed, Dec 5 - GM goes on vacation (Virgin Islands)
Wed, Dec 19 - GM Returns from vacation


This Week’s Update:
- 2018 comes to a close this weekend with two events.
- The YAM's are gathering everyone for the Richmond Christmas Parade at 10:00 Saturday morning.  Event contacts - Blake and Julia Kimbrough
- The final offshore race of the year will also be held on Saturday at the Club.  Race contact - Mike Karn.   
I will be in St. Martin on vacation from December 5th through December 18th.  I will not be available by phone while out of the country.  But I will be checking email daily ...

Just a Few Days Until Christmas Parade & YAM Gathering!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

As of this morning we have nearly thirty folks registered for our fun-filled parade day and cozy get together in Richmond!

YAM Holiday Gathering

Starting this Saturday morning, at 10am, we will meet up with hot cocoas & coffees to watch the Richmond Christmas parade. We will then retire to a nearby member’s home at Noon for potluck treats, drinks and a little holiday themed arts & crafts for the kids to enjoy! Be sure to rsvp via reply email or our Facebook event page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/332354224225761/?ti=icl

Rain or shine we will have a great time...Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, and don't forget to sport your FBYC burgee wear!

 

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving
Sat, Dec 1 - YAM Holiday Parade (in Richmond)
                  - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  There will be no events held at the Club this weekend.
- We've winterized the water going to the Jackson Creek Docks, Fishing Bay Ramp, and Pump-Out.  The Bathhouse has also been winterized and is locked for the winter.  Please stay tuned for further off-season maintenance and project updates.
- Please take some time in the coming weeks to prep your on-site boat and equipment for the winter.  Don't forget to tidy up storage spaces and lay out pest deterrents.   
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the Off-Season.  You can find my ...

YAMs Hosting Holiday Gathering Saturday, December 1st

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Join the FBYC YAMs as we celebrate the season at the Richmond Christmas Parade followed by a family friendly holiday party at the home of Katie and Arch Durham on Saturday, December 1st.  We will be at the Richmond Christmas parade from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the intersection of Lombardy and W Broad Street with continued festivities 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Durham residence on Grove Avenue.YAM Holiday Gathering

In addition to festive food and drinks for all, we will have arts & crafts for the kids to enjoy!  Members are encouraged to wear their FBYC burgee gear proudly so we can find each other at the parade; and don't ...

Weekly Update

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Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Thu, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Thanks go out to all the Fall Clean Up volunteers - especially Helen and Dacre Walker for leading the event last weekend.
- The Commodore's Ball is finally here!.  Don your fancy duds and head over to the Commonwealth Club this Saturday - doors and bar open at 5:30.  Event Contacts - Geoff and Allene Cahill.
- Please take some time in the coming weeks to prep your on-site boat and equipment for the winter.  Don't forget to tidy up storage spaces and lay out pest deterrents.   
- I am on-site for every scheduled event and throughout the week.  You ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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:
- Last Saturday's weather & crowd couldn't have been more pleasant for the Annual Oyster Roast.  Thanks again to Beale's Brewery for providing the beer! .
- The second Offshore Winter Series Race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact - Allan Heyward.  Social Contact - Cathy Clark.
- The season is winding down and that means the Fall  Clean-Up Day.  Please come out to help on Sunday.  Event Contact  -  Helen Walker   
- I am on-site for every scheduled event and throughout the week.  You can find my contact information on the website ...

2018 Laser Frostbite Regatta Results

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Lasers

2018 Laser Frostbite Drone Video

The Laser Fleet finished their season on Sunday at the Laser Frostbite Regatta that turned out to be a perfect fall day of air and water temperature around 60 degrees. The wind started out of the east at 13 and shifted around to the north and dropped to 8 by the time 5 races were sailed.

14 sailors attended including guests from Alexandria, Washington DC, Eastern North Carolina, Virginia Beach and Richmond. PRO Henry Latell and his crew of Bob Fleck and Jerry Latell ran the races and kept up with the changing winds.

James Jacob was the most consistent of the group winning 4 out of 5 races. Charlie Brewer was a close 2nd overall winning 1 race and ...

Weekly Update

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Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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:
- This busy weekend starts on Friday with the Cruisers' Closing Dinner being held in the Clubhouse at 6:00 PM.  Event Contacts  -  John & Mary Galloway.
- The Annual Oyster Roast & Regatta open the Winter Season on Saturday.  Please bring a side to share for the pot luck.  We'll provide the oysters, burgers, hot dogs, wine and beer.  Thanks to Beale's Brewery ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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:
- The final Offshore series race of the Fall Season will be held on Saturday.  Event Contact - Mike Toms; Social Contact - Hal Starke.
- No other events have been scheduled for this weekend.
- We are down to our last few social events of 2018.  Please sign up in advance so we have enough food and sundries.  Upcoming ...

Cruising Closing Dinner Is Around the Corner

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Cruising News

Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm in the FBYC Main Clubhouse.  We are celebrating the past cruising season with a Chicken Marbella dinner, with Apple Crisp and ice cream for dessert.  Wine, beer and soft drinks will be provided.  All FBYC cruisers are welcome, regardless of how many cruises you were able to join this year!

 

If you are able to attend, please register on the website (https://www.fbyc.net/events/2018/181102-cruising-cruising-closing-dinner/) as soon as possible, but no later than October 26th , so that we can get an accurate head count for meal planning.  For those that have already RSVP’d, thank you!

 

We are still looking for a couple more individuals to put together ...

Life Member Nominations Needed

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Awards

Awarding Life Member status is an honor bestowed by Fishing Bay Yacht Club to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact.  Any Club member may nominate another member for Life Member status.

The following is an initial filter for identifying possible candidates:

- Long and distinguished membership at FBYC

- Greater than 3 major leadership roles

- A history of significant contributions to the Club (such as, fund raising, community service, national sailing organization roles, continuous service, etc.)

- Leadership that produced new programs & services or took existing programs & services to a new level

- Significant contributions to the sport of sailing beyond FBYC

- Actions that result in greater recognition of FBYC

Awarding Life ...

November is a BIG month for FBYC social events!

Geoff Cahill on

Social Events

Be sure to sign up before the deadlines to save your place at the parties!

 

FIRST, is the CLOSING DAY OYSTER ROAST on Saturday, Nov 3 at the MAIN CLUBHOUSE.  Join everyone in welcoming back our Offshore sailors from their competition on the water and to celebrate a fantastic season.  All party goers bring the customary dish to share with others at our Buffet Table.  We’ll have oysters, of course—steamed, raw and fixed a variety of ways. Our grillmasters will offer burgers and hotdogs with all the fixings.  Enjoy ice cold beer brought to you by Beales, maker of fine Virginia craft beers.  CLICK HERE to find out more about their great products.  We’ll have a cash ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

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 ...

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