Posts for June 2013

NEW PROGRAM: Private Sailing Lessons for Adults

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Interested in sailing lessons in a club-owned Laser or 420?  Or do you have your own boat, and just need the extra training to master the sport on your own?  The Junior Division is pleased to offer Private Sailing

Lessons for Adults from June 24 - August 16th.

Lessons will be tailored to your needs...whether you are learning to sail or a seasoned racer.

Coaching will be provided by accomplished instructors and can be scheduled in 4-hour blocks of time. 

Pricing is as follows:

  • One 4-Hour Block ($25 / hour)  = $100
  • Two 4-Hour Blocks (8 hours total / $20 / hour) = $160
  • Three 4-Hour Blocks (12 hours total / $15 / hour)  = $180

(Note:  above pricing is for club …

Executive Secretary Job Opening

Doug Anderson on

Club News

[UPDATE: 6/22/2013 FBYC is no longer seeking additional applications and thanks those who have applied for their interest.  We'll be in contact with applicants soon]

Fishing Bay Yacht Club (“FBYC”) is seeking a new Executive Secretary for a year-round parttime job. The position will be salaried with hours averaging approximately 15 per week. The work will generally be performed out of his/her home office, but will be expected to attend Board meetings in Richmond on the second Thursday of every month (6-8PM) and an annual meeting.

The salary will be commensurate with experience.  The successful applicant must possess strong organizational skills, be a good problem solver, self-motivated, self-directed and able to work independently.  …

Annual Moonlight Regatta - No Dinner

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Offshore Fleet:
This coming Saturday is our annual Moonlight Regatta. And yes just like last year we have a waxing gibbous to guide us through the night. Moonrise is at 7:49 PM and it sets at 4:57 AM - so plenty of moonshine and not the liquid kind. Unlike last year, let's plan on clear skies and no thunderstorms.
There is one important announcement: There will be NO dinner preceding the race this year due to Junior Week events. However, there WILL BE ice cream and Goslings post race. So please plan your own dinner accordingly.
The first warning is at 1930 hours or 7:30 PM. Hope to see everyone there. If you have any …

Junior Week Parent's Race

Jon Deutsch on

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The Parent's Race is coming up on Wednesday, June 22.  This is a fun opportunity for parents of junior week sailors and other sailors to get out on the water for some fun mid-week sailing.  We'll sail right off the dock in Fishing Bay.

We welcome anyone interested in sailing a laser or 420  to come out and join us.  For anyone who does not have a boat, we will do our best to find one for the evening.  Jon will help find boats, so send an email to if you are in need of a boat for the evening.

In order to get as many people on the water as …

Interested in Learning How to Score a Regatta?

Paul Wash on

The club is in need of people who would like to learn how to score using our scoring program JavaScore. One of the most critical members of the race committee is the person who sets up races to be scored, gathers the results electronically, double checks the results for inconsistencies, and posts the results for all to view. This is a different role than the recorders who capture the live finishes, although some people do both. Learning how to score gives you an appreciation for how our sport works and is a very active part of the race committee.
The first step is to get a list of people interested in learning this skill. The second step is to hold training sessions to teach people …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

SBRW in a nutshell – 89 big boat skippers and crew sailed their brains out for three days in beautiful weather, partied their brains out with rockin’ bands and Gosling’s rum, partook of the downtown pirate festival street skirmishes and swashbucklin’ fun, tried out vendor standup paddle boards, laughed, sang and danced with one another, watched fireworks from the host yacht club lawn and raced, and raced, and raced.  The courses were different each day and to take home an award was no easy task.  The challenges were in the harbor (triangles – multiple races), off Buckroe in the Bay (a distance race) and off Ocean View in the Bay (windward-leewards – multiple races).  The winds were …

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