Posts for December 2016

FBYC Junior Programs for 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!

A.L. Braun on

Junior Activities

Welcome to the 2017 FBYC Junior Programs!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.  

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team! We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams. If interested, email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura at …

Bermuda High Party - Saturday, March 25th!

Meg Rock on

Social Events

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Home of Greg and Kathy Ullmann
5004 Old Millrace Court
Glen Allen, VA 23059

$15 members, $20 non-members

Festivals and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ come to mind on the Spring Equinox, but one tradition within the FBYC community brings a little foot freedom….The Burning of the Socks.  Did you know that, according to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the act of sock burning began as a tradition in the town of Annapolis, MD, in the mid-1980s?  It is celebrated in conjunction with the spring equinox, when day and night are equal length everywhere on Earth.  In the boating community, it is frowned upon to wear socks …

NOR - Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

Offshore Fleet and Cruising...below is the abbreviated text of a new event organized by CCV.  It comes on a weekend when there is a hole in the 2017 Offshore schedule and may be of interest for many...

Notice of Race | Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (makeup date is June 18, 2017)

58 nm daylight race round Chesapeake light for spinnaker fleets (C, non-spin & Cruising - 29.7 nm).
The Chesapeake Light is 1 mile beyond the 12 mile zone in international waters.
The deep draft Thimble Channel is off limits for safety.
Entry fees are: $40 ($35 for USSA members) for entries paid by June 6, 2017.
Enter race and pay online: http …

1949 Virginia Sailing Regatta trophy

Strother Scott on


Someone on Facebook has this pretty copper trophy engraved "Moth - 1949 - First" and they are curious as to the provenance of the trophy. There is a current international class of boats called Moth that existed back in 1949.   Please contact Strother if you know what this is. Thank you.

Update - Jere Dennison reports his second history article  gives us the answer:

"In 1944, the Virginia Sailing Association, then consisting of UYC, Rappahannock River Yacht Club, Hampton Yacht Club, and Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, decided to consolidate the annual regattas of the individual clubs into a single event known as the Virginia Sailing Regatta. The first of these wartime regattas …

Christmas is Coming - Don't Forget FBYC Ship's Store!

Meg Rock on

Club News
Christmas is coming!
How about a special gift or stocking stuffers from our FBYC Ship's Store?  Below is a sample of some of our new merchandise for your favorite sailors.  We can special order many items and have FBYC and/or our burgee embroidered on them, along with your boat name and sail numbers.  If you want a certain color or size just let us know.  We can also get youth sizes.  We have a catalog available for you to select merchandise from.  Please order early!
To order:  contact Debbie Cycotte

Happy Holidays!

Janet Moyers and Debbie Cycotte
FBYC Ship's Store Co-Chairs
Adams Hats w/embroidered burgee  $15.00

Jackson Creek Dredging Soon Underway

David Lennarz on

Club News

Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker and Keith Ruse of Deltaville Boat Yard both recently confirmed in conversations that the Jackson Creek dredging project will soon be underway.  All necessary permits have been approved, and according to Ruse dredging could start as early as mid-December.  The Virginia Port Authority awarded the County a grant.  The County will also contribute money from the County's dredge fund.  Unlike with past dredging projects, no funds were solicited from FBYC.  The dredging is expected to be completed in time for our Spring sailing season.

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