After a two-year hiatus, the Chesapeake's "Fall Rite of Passage" is back on and you're invited!
We've all struggled how to live, sail and stay healthy during this time of Covid. And there's no better way to keep our "heads-out-of-the-boat" than to visit the Annapolis Boat show next month. Numerous members have expressed interest in driving up together on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 for a one-day, up and back excursion.
We'll be leaving from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 9850 Brook Rd, Glen Allen, VA at 7 AM SHARP and returning to Richmond, planning to arrive back around 10 PM.
Anyone wishing to either join the car caravan or car pool can meet up with others in the store's parking lot …
As previously announced, we are hosting a Melges 15 demo day at FBYC on September 11. East Coast Sailboats will have their demo boat at the club for the day. We will start with a rigging demonstration at 10:00 and plan on sailing starting at 11:00. Demo sails will be slotted for 30 min. each which should allow for both people to sail in the skipper and crew positions. Don’t worry if you don’t have another person, we can match individuals up if needed. Signups will be done via-SignUpGenius. Please see the link below.
Sunday, September 5 after the Stingray Point Regatta (Exact time dependent on the sailing, but likely to begin around 2pm)
Join us for an afternoon of finesse and fierce competition in the 4th Annual YAM Labor Day Cornhole Tournament. Not quite satisfied with how the regatta ended up? You have an opportunity to right the ship. First place in the regatta? Continue your dominance off the boat. Didn’t get a chance to sail this year? Here’s your chance to get in on the competition. Come with a teammate or we’ll find someone for you to play with on the day of the tournament. All are welcome.
The tournament will take place after the sailing finishes and around …
Take a demo sail in the newest design by Melges Performance Sailboats. East Coast Sailboats will be at the club offering demo sails on Saturday, September 11th. There will be demo sails off the Fishing Bay beach in the first part of the day before transitioning to the East Dock of Jackson Creek for post-Wolftrap Race demos. Additional details to come. Please reach out to Rob Whittemore or Paul Almany with any questions.
It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since this event started and is now one of the longest continuously running events at the club.
This year we're extending the scoring to include a Legends division. Instead of having Great Grand Masters covering 65+, GGM will be 65-74 and Legends will cover 75+. This is in line with other masters regattas and will better recognize that age group.
Alain is planning another great dinner and we've got a highly experienced RC group led by Rick Klain back for another year. We'll have a commemorative t-shirt and have …
Are you interested in serving in a volunteer or leadership position at the Club? This is the time of year during which we plan for next year’s Board and Committee leadership positions. Offshore, Cruising, One Design, Junior Programs, Adult Programs, Facilities and Equipment, Special Events and Social Activities are all areas in which volunteers serve our Club. Many of our Board and Committee volunteers remain for ongoing service, but we typically have individuals who may wish retire from Board or Committee service or simply take some time off. We also have opportunities to consider members who have the commitment and time to share their talents in a hands-on leadership role. If you, or someone you know, would be an …
New and returning participants, club members, non-club members, racers and beginners were on hand for this weekend’s Women’s Clinic. For some it was an introduction to sailing while others in the advanced course practiced starting line techniques. Saturday started with some classroom instruction and moved to the Flying Scots on the water to practice various sailing techniques.
On Sunday, Coaches Holly Sears and Charlie Arms kept the classes engaged with drills in the boat on land and various discussion topics when the weather kept the classes off the water.
Thanks to our coaches Holly, Charlie and the support team of Caroline Patrick, Ron Jenkins, Joe Roos, Tracy Schwarzschild, Jon Deutsch, Rick Peterson and (of course!) Brian Ankrom.
Since 2015 FBYC has hosted a southern leg start to the St. Mary's Governor's Cup. With starts in Annapolis, Solomons and Fishing Bay - all of the fleets start Friday afternoon and evening and race overnight meeting at St. Marys. There's a great party Saturday night and most crews return home Sunday.
We had a gorgeous night for the start out at FBYC's G (Rappahannock 1R). The wind was light and the current was strong making the start a challenge not to be over early. That same current carried the fleet swiftly north after the start. The second highlight for the RC were the 50+ dolphins in all directions as they were weighing anchor.
The ILCA Summer Regatta I on Saturday saw beautiful weather – mostly sunny with winds starting around 12 and building to about 15-16 knots out of the south west. We had 14 boats with 9 ILCA 7 (Standard) and 4 ILCA 6 (Radial) all starting on the same line making things more fun with more boats to race with around the course. Some of the Radial sailors were really fast and were nearby and beating many of the standards around the course. It kept things interesting at mark roundings.
FBYC’s junior coach for the summer, Francisco Renna, put on a clinic in the ILCA 7 (standard) fleet. He was fast all the way around the course and nobody came close …
The July 4th FBYC sunflower raft up was a big hit with boats of all sizes participating and numerous visitors from shore.
Sunday the 4th of July was a beautiful day for a yacht race. Ten boats, all less than 24 feet, competed under a Portsmouth Handicapped 6-mile distance race. Top honors went to Mike Chesser in Scuba Kat followed by Lucky Dog with John Wake and 9Iron with Kevin Cross. Full results a can be found on the events page. Race committee was the Catitude Crew and Friends.
As afternoon blended into evening, family and friends gathered at FBYC for the July 4th cook out. The weather was perfect, the food was hot, the drinks were cold …
We hope you and your family and friends will join us for a relaxed family friendly 4th of July party at FBYC. Of course, we can't offer these fabulous events without a little help from our members - and we are still looking for some help to serve food, tend the grill, and everyone's favorite job - serve up the drinks. Can you give us 30-60 minutes of your time on Sunday, July 4th to help make this another great FBYC social event? Volunteering is a great way to meet other members of the club! Sign-up to help by Clicking Here to Volunteer!
First, sign-up for Saturday's Family-friendly Flying Scot Training Day, right here: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2021/210703-training-adult-sail-training/
This day of instruction begins at 1 PM and you'll learn whatever you'd like to know about making our club boats go. Bring your family and guests...our Scots can seat four adults for "social sails."
Then get ready to celebrate our nation's birthday with a full day of racing, food, music and games. We need you to sign-up to prepare enough food. And volunteers are always needed to help make this a member-driven successful event.
Sign-up NOW at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2021/210704-offshore-july-4th-long-distance-race-and-cookout/
We hope you and your family and friends will join us for a relaxed family friendly 4th of July party at FBYC. Registration for the party is now live on the website - register by the early-bird deadline of 6/30 at 8 p.m. to take advantage of our very reasonable picnic party price of $7 for adults and $5 for kids. We kindly ask that all attendees pre-register and pre-pay to ensure we have food and fun for all! Hop on over to our Sign-up page to select your meals and let us know you are attending!
Of course, we can't offer these fabulous events without a little help from our members - can you give us 30-60 minutes of …