Posts for November 2015

Dry Sail Hoist Maintenance

David Clark on

Club News

The Dry Sail Hoist will be taken out of use from Wednesday the 9th of December to do needed maintenance work. Because of the nature of this work it maybe out of use till February as the parts that are to be replaced need to be fabricated.

2015 FBYC Annual Award Winners

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2015 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.

HENRY E. HUTCHESON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the Optimist skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intra-club races. Benton Amthor

JUNIOR COMPETITION TROPHY – awarded to the Junior skipper (or skippers) who has most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the Regular Racing Season. Benton Amthor


L. WOOD BEDELL TROPHY – awarded to the FBYC sailor under the age of 14 who is the highest finisher in FBYC races during …

2016 Board & Committees

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

During the 2015 FBYC Annual meeting, a quorum of our membership elected a new slate of Officers and Board Members to serve in 2015. Please join me, your Nominating Committee Chairman, in welcoming these dedicated volunteers who have committed to serving our Club in the up coming year; and mark their names, because in their vigilance they need and welcome your input, your ideas for how we can improve, and your gratitude. They are as follows:


  • Commodore - William T. Bennett
  • Vice Commodore - David Lennarz
  • Rear Commodore - Robert P. Whittemore
  • Treasurer - Stephan Quiriconi
  • Secretary - Joseph W. Roos

Board of Trustees

  • Fleet Captain - William H. Swarzschild, III
  • Offshore Division Commander - Robert J. Fleck
  • One Design Division Commander - Jon Deutsch
  • Crusing …

FBYC website plans off-season adjustments

Strother Scott on

Club News

Last Thursday I presented the FBYC board with a plan to make some behind-the-scenes changes to the FBYC website in late November and December. Now that the sailing season is over, we have the opportunity to cure a simple database design issue.

Everybody who uses the website has a user account, which knows your contact information. The member database also keeps your contact information, in a separate table. Our goal is to "normalize" the database, meaning both sets of data will be kept in one place. A small web site committee approved the plan last night. In preparing for the change, we have found and adjusted about 200 user records where there was an inconsistency with the user and member …

Winter Dock Preparation

David Clark on

Club News

The Pump Out Stations will be closed down at the club on Monday the 16th and the water shut off all Docks on Monday the 24th November.

The Pump Out and the water on the Docks will be off till Spring (exact date to be determined by the weather).

Sail 1 Design & Scuttlebutt Articles

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Great publicity for FBYC! The popular sailing website Sail 1 Design has published an excellent article about the SCYC Invitational Optimist Team Race Regatta, and our team’s victory. Here is the link to the article:

The story has also been picked up by Scuttlebutt Sailing News. View their article here:


Commodore's Ball Reminder

Paul Wash on

Social Events

Everyone has seen the emails and announcements, but if you haven't...This Saturday is our Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball. Dinner tickets are available for a limited time so register quickly. If you are unable to come for dinner, then pick up Dessert and Dancing tickets - there are multiple options available for everyone. Check out the event page for more information.

For anybody with Children (12 and under) the menu will consist of Chicken Tenders. Teens and Aduls will be served Lobster Risotto & Prime Filet Mignon. If you have special dietary restrictions, you must contact Paul or Julie Ann to make prior arrangements. We will be selling bar tickets for the CASH BAR at the event, so …


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Benton Amthor

The Fall Opti Race Team has won the inaugural South Carolina Yacht Club Invitational Optimist Team Race Regatta! The regatta was sailed last weekend, November 7th-8th, in Calibogue Sound, near the entrance to Windmill Harbour, at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Our team was made up of Benton Amthor, Nathan Smith, Guthrie Braun and Reed McAllister; and was coached by our Spring/Fall Opti Coach, Bob Lippincott.

FBYC received the invitation to sail in the regatta last spring, along with Opti teams from the Chicago Yacht Club, the Edgewater Yacht Club, the Florida Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Ontario. The host club, South Carolina Yacht Club, also competed. The regatta consisted of a round-robin and …


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

2015 has been a banner year for FBYC’s junior race teams! We had 3 race team members sail in international events in 2015; and 3 of our sailors have already committed to represent the United States in Optis in 2016! The United States Optimist Dinghy Association holds two qualifying regattas yearly to set the teams which will represent the United States in upcoming international competitions. It is the ultimate for an Opti sailor to be invited to be a member of “Team USA”! We sent our FBYC Opti Race Team to the qualifying regattas, along with our coaches, when these sailors qualified. In addition, in 2015, we had a race team member helm a J70 in 2 international events!

Ian …

Nominations for Life Member Status

Joe Roos on

Club News

The purpose of awarding Life Member status is to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact. It needs to be stated, this is a “you know it when you see it” intangible. The compelling rationale for the nomination should be self-evident. Any Club member may nominate another member for Life Member status.

The following is an initial filter for identifying possible candidates:

>75 years of age

>20 years as a Club member

>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 …

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