ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/5 at 0845

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Tropical Storm Isias has come and gone without significant damage to the Club.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently passable with approximately 4-6 inches of water
  • Power has been restored to the Clubhouse & Fannie's House
  • Power is unavailable at the Pool, Docks, and in Bathhouse - the Bathhouse is closed
  • We are operating the water filtration, treatment, and pump systems with a generator - Please conserve water!
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) are available
  • Pool will remain closed until power is restored 
  • Club Scots will be available for reservation Friday
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings are being placed today

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm …

ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/4 at 1100

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Fortunately, Tropical Storm Isias passed over early this morning without significant damage to the Club.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently under 10-12 inches of water
  • All Docks' water has been restored
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) will be unavailable until tomorrow (August 5)
  • Pool will remain closed
  • Club Scots will be available for reservation Friday
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings are being placed`

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page.

ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/3 at 1400

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Tropical Storm Isias is tracking toward Deltaville.  As such, we have prepared for the storm.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently dry and clear
  • All Docks' power and water will be turned off today (August 3) by 5:00 PM
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) have been hauled and are unavailable
  • East Floating Dock has no vacancies
  • Pool is closed
  • Club Scots are unavailable for reservation
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings have been brought inside

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page.

Grounds Day 2020 – The Event

Katie Yudkin on

Club News

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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 …

FBYC Fresh Water System Up and Running

Joe Roos on

Commodore

The fresh water system has been repaired and is up and running.  The storage tank is filling and water service is being restored across the campus.

Thanks you for your patience.

Joe Roos

Rear Commodore

FBYC Fresh Water System Down

Joe Roos on

Commodore

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.

 

Thank you

Joe Roos

Rear Commodore

Seeking Volunteers for Grounds Day - Saturday, July 25

Katie Yudkin on

New Building

Mark your calendars! FBYC grounds chair, Steve Montgomery and Katie Yudkin are looking for volunteers to help out with grounds cleanup and beautification.

Grounds work may include: weeding, trimming and pruning in preparation for new mulch and plants in the fall.

Some tools are provided but please bring gloves, clippers, trimmers, lopping shears and rakes if you have them.

The end of July will be hot so bring your reusable water bottles! Food, beer and other beverages are planned for a relaxing end of our day. 

In thinking about future grounds maintenance, we encourage those who are interested to adopt a spot or small area to help maintain throughout the year. This is meant to be a very manageable time …

Keep FBYC Safe

Elizabeth Staas on

Commodore

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.

Sign Up ASAP for 81st Annual One Design Regatta and Capital District Flying Scot Championships - Sat. Aug 8 - 9, 2020

Ron Jenkins on

One Design Racing

$25/Boat Covid 19 Special

Signup Link @ NOR

https://link.edgepilot.com/s/2625ca52/DsV_f_aH10im573kQj8JKg?u=https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200808-onedesign-81st-annual-one-design-regatta/

 

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Sign Up ASAP for Flying Scot Racing Clinic by  - Tyler & Carrie Andrews (Flying Scot Inc)

Fri. Aug 7, 2020

 

https://link.edgepilot.com/s/b6556395/m791HJqb5UKjO8v9QiH2hA?u=https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200605-training-flying-scot-training-by-flying-scot-builder/

 

Many of you know Tyler and Carrie as accomplished racers and trainers.   We are indeed honored that they have agreed to join us and share their knowledge.

You can sample some of their training work and affiliations at the following link.

https://link.edgepilot.com/s/a5cb7ae9/UWcncMtG5UqRH2cX2v7qWg?u=https://flyingscot.com/home/how-to-video/

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Stingray Point Regatta Information

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

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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

From the Cruising Division...

Nancy Powell on

Cruising News

Captain’s Choice July 24-July 26

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 …

We want YOU to Volunteer!

Jason Angus on

Junior Activities

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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

Brooks Zerkel, Jr.

Tracy Schwarzschild on

Commodore

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. 

 

Stingray Point Regatta - Covid19 Edition

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing

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.

  1. Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes.
  2. Sunday September 6th there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the …

Annual One Design Sea Breeze Caribbean Tribute

Ron Jenkins on

One Design Racing

 Join PRO Jim Raper and his RC us for a Caribbean-inspired regatta--with social distancing only a boats on the water  can provide.

  Sign up at :   https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200711-onedesign-one-design-trainingsummer-sea-breeze-1fsfrport  

Ability grouped fleets (A and B fleets) will be in effect during this race for classes that elect this option prior to the start of the event. 

Portsmouth boats (Frontrunners, Snipes, San Juans, etc) are encouraged.  You sail it  we will score it.

First warning signal will be at 1300 followed by subsequent races. 

Bring your Caribbean spirit. Channel your inner Parrothead. Get creative with boat decorations and colorful attire.

Sail by the RC Boat and make your case for "best in class" honors..  Extra credit if you …

Moonlight Regatta

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

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 …

FBYC Reopening – July Update

Tracy Schwarzschild on

Commodore

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 …

FBYC 4th of July Race and Cookout

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

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.

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General One Design Notice of Race …

Adult Sailing - Saturday Mess About Series Starts Saturday July 4, 2020

Ron Jenkins on

Flying Scots

Learn to sail, or improve skills the fun (and safe) way in our Club Flying Scots.

You must bring:

  • Appropriate PFD & buff or mask for each sailor*
  • Close toed shoes (and wear them)
  • A water bottle, hat, sunscreen
  • A Buff or mask as appropriate
  • Enthusiasm to learn

Look under the Fishing Bay Oak tree for Mike Schmidt and/or Ron Jenkins between 1200 Noon and 3PM (Island time) on July 4, 2020.  Then look for electronic sign up page on Club website in near future. 

This is a new program, and will evolve to serve our needs over time.

*Use a Buff or mask as appropriate 

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