Posts for June 2016

Day Sail Hoist Back in Service

David Clark on

Club News

I am pleased to announce that the Dry Sail Hoist has been repaired and is now back in working order. My thanks to Mayo Tabb and Dixon Cole for their assistance.

Sailing Celebrity Gary Jobson in Mathews Wednesday 6/15/16

Janice Moore on

Social Events

Gary Jobson, pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S., will present 2 short films at the Mathews Film Society event this Wednesday 6/15/16 at 7 p.m. in the Mathews High School Auditorium.  The  films are "The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island" and "Ted Turner's Greatest Race."  For more information about Gary, the event, and the films, check out the Mathews Film Society website:!specialevents/c24vq   Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

Seamanship (or SeaWOMANship) Sailing Seminars on Tuesday, June 21

Karen Soule on

Junior Activities

Junior Week is Not Just for the Kids!

There's still time to sign-up for Junior Week's Sailing Seminars....for the ADULTS.  Learn how to troubleshoot problems with a diesel engine; the latest in IPAD navigation; how to anchor in our neck of the bay; and docking made easy!

Two instructors from the Annapolis Seamanship School will be running these workshops in the Jackson Creek Bathhouse porch. All members are encouraged to sign up; not just Junior parents!  Although these may appear just for large boat sailors, everyone from Flying Scot racers to 15-ton cruisers can learn something new.  Sign-up now for one or more sessions at

You can also …

Museum Reception an Elegant Affair

Jere Dennison on


Over 90 people attended our reception at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend. The reception inaugurated FBYC’s permanent exhibit and was a gesture of gratitude to the Museum and its Board Members for allowing us to highlight our historic role in the Deltaville community. For those who were not able to be there for the reception, a visit there is highly recommended to explore everything that the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park have to offer. And for the price of admission, you can choose a membership option instead.

We are donating a major portion of the funds generated by the admission charge to the Museum in support of their mission in the …

2015 Urbanna Fireworks Cruise! - July 1-3

Meg Rock on

Cruising News

This year’s Fireworks Cruise to Urbanna, VA will take place Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd.  The fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 2nd over Urbanna Creek.


  • Fun Cruising Race from FBYC to Urbanna
  • Dockside at Town Marina and Flip-flop Dining in Downtown Urbanna


  • Coffee Shop Fog-Lifter Walk
  • Mai Tai Social at Town Marina
  • Fireworks Extravaganza


  • Transit from Urbanna to FBYC

Slip availability is extremely tight this year because of the recent fire.  However, a few spots have been reserved at Town Marina.  Sailors can opt for a 1 or 2 night stay.  For reservations, please contact John Cabell no later than June 17th at, or by cell at …

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