Posts for August 2017

CORRECTION - Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Upcoming Schedule of Events
Fri, Sep 1 - Stingray Point Regatta
Mon, Sep 4 - Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 - Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 - Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 - One Design Fall Series 2 
Sat, Sep 16 - Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships

 

Weekend Update  -  PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTED MEETING & RACE WARNING TIMES
Labor Day Weekend will be packed with Stingray Point Regatta events!

The Stingray Light Race will begin with a Skippers' Meeting at 11:00 AM, the race starts at 1:00 PM, and concludes with the race awards at 6:30 PM ...

All Members - Friday Night Shrimp Boil and Saturday Night Shindig!

Paul Wash on

Social Events

Purchase tickets now!  Visit https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4113 and click on "Purchase Tickets and Other Items" in the right hand column.

Friday night at FBYC is a Low Country Shrimp Boil with live music!  Only $10 per person, come for a casual evening at the club at 6:30, immediately following the skippers meeting.  What a great way to start the weekend!  Registration for this event must be made by Wednesday at 5pm.

Saturday night, the Saturday Night Shindig is the place to be!  A catered dinner for $20 per person will include beef brisket, pulled chicken barbecue, grilled summer vegetables, and a mashed potato bar.  Then come dance to the ...

Notice to All Members Storing Small Boats and Dinghies at FBYC

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

The Club has seen an increase in small craft stored on-site but without Club registration. The types of boats we are finding are:
- Dinghies
- Optis
- Lasers
- Kayaks
- Paddleboards

Please pick up your boat if it has not been registered with the club by September 30.  On October 1, the Club will be assuming ownership of any unregistered boats and will be sell or dispose of them.

Thank you for your help.

YAM's to Host Inaugural Cornhole Tournament Labor Day Weekend

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Who will take the podium as Fishing Bay's first ever Cornhole Championship Team??

This coming Sunday, immediately following Stingray Point Light racing and regatta awards, the YAMs are inviting anyone interested in informally strutting their cornhole skills to compete in the first every FBYC Cornhole Tournament. This is an excellent compliment to the BYO informal cookout Sunday evening after racing.

Boards, awards and tournament facilitation will be provided by the Young Adult Members committee. Hosted on the FBYC lawn, all you need to bring is your own beverages, a smile, and semi-competitive spirit to join in the fun. Actual start time will depend on conclusion of regatta awards.

Email Redesign and More Website Migration news

Strother Scott on

Club News

You will notice a new look on the Club wide news and announcement emails. We have redesigned the template and added a link to “View email in browser” at the top of each email. The link will be helpful to those of you whose email client “Blocks Images”. In the browser view, the images should be visible. Secondly if you visit https://www.fbyc.net/Club/EmailNews you can see an archive of the last 10 “Membership” and “In Memoriam” emails.

We continue with rapid migration to our new website. We now have copied all 2003-2017 event sailing instructions, Notices, links to pictures, and results onto https://new.fbyc.net/events/. As a result, I shortly will remove navigation links ...

Reminder: Club Meeting on Labor Day (Upstairs at main club house)

David Lennarz on

Commodore

Join Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Treasurer Steve Quiriconi, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos for an informal meeting on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) from 10am - 11am upstairs in the Main Club House.  

Our Agenda will include:

  • Club Management                                     
  • Membership Status
  • Financial Update
  • East Dock Project
  • Fishing Bay Boat Ramp
  • Municipal Water
  • Summary / Q&A

Weekend Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

The final Friday Night Social of the summer kicks this weekend off at the Clubhouse.  Social contact: Carrie Russell.

Saturday holds the Fall Laser Regatta during the day and a private evening event at the Clubhouse.  Race Contact: Matt Braun - Social Contact: Ruth Anna Jenkins.

The weekend closes with the first One Design Fall Series Race on Sunday.  Race Contact: Jim Raper - Social Contact: Ruth Anna Jenkins.

Extended Schedule of Events
Mon, Sep 4 – Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 – Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 – Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 – One Design Fall Series 2
Sat, Sep 16 – Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep ...

Weekend Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

This weekend starts early with the Captain’s Choice Cruise starting with a dinner on Thursday night.  Cruise contact: Tony Sakowski.

Friday night follows with the weekly social at the Clubhouse.  Social contact: Liby Hansen or Joe Roos.

The Offshore Smith Point Race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact: Case Whittemore - Social Contact: Louise Moore.

The weekend closes with the One Design Legacy of Sail Regatta to be held on Sunday.  Race Contact: Jim Raper - Social Contact: Paul Almany.

Extended Schedule of Events
Fri, Sep 1 – Stingray Point Regatta
Mon, Sep 4 – Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 – Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 – Wolf Trap ...

Save the Date: State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting

David Lennarz on

Club News

Join Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Treasurer Steve Quiriconi, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos for an informal meeting on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) from 10am - 11am upstairs in the Main Club House.  

Our Agenda will include:

  • Club Management                                     
  • Membership Status
  • Financial Update
  • East Dock Project
  • Fishing Bay Boat Ramp
  • Municipal Water
  • Summary / Q&A

 

Register today to race in the AOD Regatta, and to Volunteer! We need you!

Paul Wash on

One Design Racing

We are only days away from the FBYC Annual One Design!  We are hosting the Hampton One Design National Championships this year as well!  Come join your fellow sailors on the course and at dinner!  The Hark will be playing music on the river bank, while we enjoy grilled bone-in chicken, scalloped potatoes, and grilled summer vegetables.  You don't have to race to buy dinner tickets, all are welcome!

Registration today for the 78th Annual One Design Regatta, August 12-13, 2017.  One of the biggest events of the year at FBYC, you won't want to miss this!  Register now at  https://new.fbyc.net/pages/events/2017/170812-onedesign-78th-annual-one-design-regatta/

Volunteer NOW! Volunteers like you make this event happen ...

Labor Day Weekend - Come to the Saturday Night Shindig at Stingray Point Regatta!

Paul Wash on

Social Events

What are you doing Saturday night, Labor Day Weekend?

Whether you are racing or not, all members are invited to come eat dinner and dance to the tunes of the Alex Crain Brothers!  Beef brisket, pulled barbequed chicken, summer vegetables and a mashed potato bar await! Can't do dinner?  Come hear the band! Open to all members and their guests, so if you are entertaining that weekend, wow your guests with a great party!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ann Wash

Learn more at the Stingray Point Regatta page! Register early, so everyone knows your coming!

Register for Stingray Point Regatta Today!

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Stingray Point Regatta is almost here!  Labor Day Weekend, the offshore fleet is taking to the water at our biggest offshore event of the year!  This year we are excited about adding a Cruising option for racing! September 2-3, 2017 we will have two exciting days of racing - but come early on Friday, September 1 to participate in the Stingray Light Long Distance Race.

The Saturday Night Shindig will be a ton of fun Saturday night, with a yummy dinner and a fun band.  Come dance under the tent with us, whether you race or not!  Open to all members and their guests. 

Learn more at the Stingray Point Regatta page! Register early, so everyone knows your coming!  Registration ...

New Event Page Rollout

Strother Scott on

Club News

Our website migration to a new modern system continues at a faster than expected pace.  Today we continued our conversion.  Most of you are familiar with our event pages.  This week we launch new event pages.  As of this morning all links to event pages on our Home page - www.fbyc.net will now take you to the new event pages on new.fbyc.net.  The pages will look similar on a computer - with a left side bar showing links to register, who is coming, list of the chairs, and links to show event notices and results.  The large right hand side has the sailing instructions as found in the Yearbook.  We hope ...

The Rescue of Valiant and crew

Strother Scott on

Cruising News

Todays Richmond Paper had a first page article http://www.richmond.com/life/bill-lohmann/lohmann-after-rescue-at-sea-in-iceland-richmond-man-is/article_50d36b1d-5eaa-5c2e-b11d-ddc5854235ed.html about the rescue of Wes Jones and the crew of Valiant off Iceland.  

Excerpts and Pictures below:

“All we can speculate is that one of those rogue waves crashed down us,” Piersol said as he sat and sipped coffee. “It broke on top of the boat and completely smashed the boat down into the water. Blew out the portholes on the low side. Took everything. It was a violent smashing. Wasn’t like a gentle, oh-my-gosh-we’re-rolling-over. It was, wham!

“Next thing you know, you’re rolling over and upside-down and water’s pouring over you. It took the boat over on its side and ...

Water, water everywhere (including our spigots?)

David Lennarz on

Clubhouse News

According to a recent article in the Southside Sentinal, authored by Tom Chillemi, "the Middlesex Water Authority (MWA) voted on July 31 to accept a $3 million grant and a 2% interest rate loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The funding moves the $18 million Eastern Middlesex Water Project forward with the plan to pipe water from Rosegill near Urbanna to Topping and as far east as Stingray Point in Deltaville.

The MWA is an “authority” and is separate from the Middlesex government, and as an authority the customers would pay for the water system. The MWA will have 517 water customers, which is enough to pass scrutiny of the USDA’s regional office.

The USDA will ...

The Bermuda Privateer

Jere Dennison on

History

As FBYC Historian, one of my responsibilities is the maintenance of our Dan Austin Memorial Library. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for quality maritime literature to place on its shelves.

Recently I received word that an old Richmond friend, Bill Westbrook, was retiring and returning to Irvington, Virginia where he had planted deep roots in the past. Bill had taken the reins as CEO of one of the largest and most successful advertising agencies in the Midwest, the Fallon agency in Minneapolis.

Now Bill has begun a new chapter in his life as an author of a series of historical sea novels that are set in the Caribbean during the late 18th Century.  To create this series ...

Weekend Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

The only Club events this weekend will be on a packed Friday.

The first warning for the start of the St. Mary’s Governor Cup S-leg will sound at 17:55 on Friday.  While the Ullman Sails J/70 Friday Night Series & evening Social will be back after last week’s washout.

St. Mary’s Contact: Ruthanna Jenkins -- J/70 Race Contact: Matt Braun -- Social Contacts: Geoff Cahill, Liby Hansen, or Joe Roos.

 

A private event will be held on Saturday and no Club events are scheduled this Sunday.

 

Extended Schedule of Events
Thu, Aug 17 – Captains Choice Cruise
Fri, Aug 18 – Friday Social

Sat, Aug 19 – Smith Point Race
Sun, Aug 20 – Legacy of ...

Overwhelming Attendance and Good Times at the Women’s Sailing Clinic!

Caroline Garrett on

Club News

After briefly being sold out due to great registration response, we were able to secure more boats and 25 enthusiastic ladies attended the women’s sailing clinic! The group was comprised of 15 beginners and 9 racing students in a mix of Flying Scots, Front Runners, 420s, and even a Laser!

Lots of members took advantage of the clinic offered free as a membership benefit, as two-thirds of the group were members.

The beginner students enjoyed an instructor on each boat for hands-on learning and focused on helming, tacking, and trimming the main and jib. The racing students focused on starts, crew work, and sail trim.

About half of the ladies participated in the Seabreeze Regatta that afternoon to extend their ...

Private Lessons - Catch One While You Can!

Paul Almany on

Club News

Our FBYC sailing coaches have been busy this summer, supporting race teams, development team, YMCA camp, August Opti Week, and doing private lessons for adults and kids.  If you have been meaning to schedule a private lesson this summer, the time is NOW!  Our coaches head back to college and high school by the middle/end of August, and their availability is greatly reduced once they get back to school.  Please call or email Mary Almany for private lessons, 804-405-2379, malmany@kiloflag.com.

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