Posts for May 2017

Ullman Sails J70 Friday Night Series Begins June 9th

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J70

Registration is open for all J/70 Friday Night races.  

This year Ullman Sails will be our sponsor led by Austin Powers who will act as PRO for most of the race days.  His plan is run fun fast races with a debrief after racing.  Austin has graciously offered to film racing with his drone and use as debrief material if conditions permit. 

We are working with local restaurants to offer meals delivered to the club for paying participants.  We plan to meals ordered ahead of time off select menu and have them delivered to the club for dinner after racing.

Contact Matt Braun (Matt.braun@thalhimer.com or 804-640-3184) if you want to join a ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Club News

  

Friday Night socials start this week and continue through August 29.  Contact Liby Hansen or Joe Roos for more information.

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Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J/70 Friday Night Series
One Design Spring Series 3
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Another Awesome Memorial Day Weekend at FBYC!

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Club News

The holiday weekend began on Friday night with a YAM cookout hosed by Jon Deutsch. 

Nearly 40 family members participated in Saturday’s Family Regatta officiated by Blake Kimbrough & family.  The afternoon social included a tug ‘o war & was hosted by Joe Nelson. 

Sunday’s Open House Regatta included over 20 boats & was organized by Jim Raper.  Waddy Garrett marshalled this year’s raft up of 14 boats in rainy weather. 

But the weather held off for more than 200 people who enjoyed a pig pickin’ & music by Jackass Flats at the Open House Party.  Thanks to Geoff & Allene Cahill for hosting!

Laser Training Day

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Lasers

FBYC's Laser Fleet introduced a number of new and returning sailors to the Laser.  The clinic covered basic boat setup, some basic manuvers and on the water instruction.  Mike Toms and Jon Deutsch led the effort.

PICTURES | LASER TRAINING DAY

YAMS kick-off Memorial Day Weekend With Cookout

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Social Events

The Young Adult Member group at FBYC kicked off the Memorial Day weekend on Friday night with a cookout.  The night featured the usuall grillings and a bunch of YAMs kicking back by the water, enjoying the beautiful weather while playing giant jenga and drinking lemonade made from hose water.  Big thanks to Jon, Massey, Katie and all of the other folks who helped make it happen!

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Upcoming Event Schedule

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Club News

  

Registration for the Open House Regatta and Party ends May 24!

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Fri, May 26
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Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
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Fri, Jun 23
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EVENT
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J/70 Friday Night Series
One Design Spring Series ...

Friday Evenings at Fishing Bay

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Social Events

Come join fellow members on Friday evenings at Fishing Bay YC this summer!

The club is sponsoring Friday evening gatherings this summer to kick off the weekend from June 2 and running through August 25.  The club will provide snacks and beverage mixers.  The grills will be fired up for anyone who would like to grill dinners.

Get together with other FBYC members and bring a friend to enjoy good fellowship of other sailors and the beautiful settings of our club.

Junior Programs Start on June 10 with Opti Kids!

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Junior Activities

We are less than a month away from the start of the 2017 summer Junior programs and we need your help!  We have a score of campers who need Optis for the Opti Kids weekends and Junior Week.

Please contact A.L. Braun (AnnLisa.Braun@bdnreit.com) if you have an Opti to spare and would like to help one of our campers.

The Junior Program volunteers and participants would greatly appreciate any gear donation you could make – we especially need sails.

Thank you for your support!

Junior Program Schedule of Events 2017

Jun 10-Jun 11   Opti Kids (1st weekend)
Jun 17-Jun 18   Opti Kids (2nd weekend) 
Jun 19-Jun 23   Junior Week
Jun 24-Jun 25   Junior Regatta ...

Laser Training/Clinic Saturday

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Lasers

This Saturday the Laser Fleet will be conducting a clinic and training day starting at 10am.  Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms and other fleet members will be there to help anyone move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.

The clinic will be started at 10AM and run for a little over 2 hours. 

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WHAT'S COVERED:

  • boat rigging - How to put a basic boat together, how to do some of the 'new' rigging, must-have rigging versus the nice-to-have stuff.
  • Safety - how to launch a boat from the beach, how to recover, how to tow a laser, how to ...

Open House Regatta | Yacht Entries

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Club News

As of Monday evening, 14 boats are entered...not naming names...but; missing from year's past...a Snipe, a Petrel, a Sakonnet or three, several Flying Scots and FrontRunners, a laser, a certain large blue boat that just arrived on the middle dock, a certain little blue boat whose skipper attempted to poach crew from a red boat on the middle dock, an S2 7.9 or three, a J anything under 35 feet, a beautiful black boat named 'spirit of the air' in Finnish, a C&C, a Saber, and the club has both a J24 and a Flying Scot that both should really be in this event!  This is a fun race with a great on water raft ...

Relocation of FBYC Patuxent River/Vagabond Pre-Cruise Dinner on 6/3

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Cruising News

Because of the cancellation of the Patuxent River Cruise, the combined Patuxent River Cruise/ Vagabond Cruise dinner scheduled for the main clubhouse on 6/3/17 has been cancelled.

Vagabond Cruise participants will receive notification of a dinner & skippers meeting on 6/3 at the cruise chairman's Mariners Point Condominium in the near future.

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Club News

 

 

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Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J ...

Memorial Day Weekend is less than TWO WEEKS away!

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Social Events

 

Friday evening, May 26

YAM cookout (Young Adult Members - under 40)

Now in its fifth consecutive year, this is an annual favorite to welcome the Memorial Day weekend. 

Sign up for the YAM Cookout on Facebook here!

 

Saturday, May 27

Family "One Design" Regatta - new event for 2017!

One Design regatta (Flying Scots, Front Runners, Portsmouth fleet)

Grab a family member to sail!

Don't have a boat and want to sail? ....contact Caroline Garrett, OD Div Cmdr, to get hooked up with a boat kindly lent from the FBYC Flying Scot and Front Runner community.

Sign Up for the Family One Design Regatta here!

 

* MAIN EVENT *

Sunday, May 28
Open House Regatta, Sunflower Raft Up ...

New Batch of Crew Trainees Hitting the Water

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Offshore Racing

We wrapped up another successful Crew Training class with 38 participants taking part. Be on the lookout for them and invite them for a sail.

 

 

Big thanks to our instructors: George Burke, Jerry Latel, Bob Fleck, John Kalinowski, Mike Karn, Jim Raper, Sue Kessler.

And our On-water practice boats and their crews: Schiehallion, Sleigh Ride, Nanuq, Wendas, Afterthought, GOIN', Trilogy, Cattitude & Corryvreckan

And finally thanks to Holly Fuller & Lauren DeSimmone for their help coordinating.

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Upcoming Event Schedule

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Club News

 

 

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Sat, May 13
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Fri, May 26
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Offshore Spring Series 3
Mother's Day
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta ...

NEW regatta on Memorial Day Weekend!

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One Design Racing

Grab a family member and come out for the inaugural One Design Family Regatta!

 Sign up here

When?   Saturday May 27th (of Memorial Day weekend)

What?   Flying Scots, Front Runners, or any type of small boat for a Portsmouth start – all small sailboats (20ft or less) are welcome! Any fleet will have a separate start if at least 3 boats of a kind.

What if I don't have a boat?   If you are an able skipper or interested crew, we are working to connect you with someone willing to loan out their boat. Contact Caroline Garrett for more information.

Can I win something?   Prizes for most unique skipper/ crew combo and youngest sailor ...

"Always Dreaming" Wins the Kentucky Derby while YAMs Host Inaugural Picnic at FBYC

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Social Events

The YAMs had an epic inaugural derby day picnic this past Saturday, entertaining 35+ attendees of all ages ranging from 1 to 50+. Sporting dapper pastels and big dazzling hats, the YAMs began assembling at 1pm in the club’s upstairs for a roaring day of good friends, classy tunes and some good ‘ol fashioned horse races.

Overall the day was highlighted by delicious dishes, tasty signature cocktails, a build-your-own derby hat & sash station, and a compliment of lawn & table games for the kids. Besides the general merriment of the group as a whole, it was clear that everyone is excited to be welcoming warmer weather for the summer sailing season.

Perhaps some of the most excited participants included ...

Rain or Shine; The YAM Kentucky Derby Day Picnic is a GO!!!

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Social Events

Don't let the forecast deter your excitement about this Saturday's picnic, because rain or shine - this Kentucky Derby race day event will go on.

Stay tuned for event notices during the hours leading up to our event. Should inclement weather present itself we have a rain contingency plan all set for relocating our venue to the upstairs of FBYC's main clubhouse. Perfect spot to spectate the race, watch a storm roll by, and enjoy the very best company in town over a tasty julep!

That's just a backup plan though so, until Saturday, keep your fingers crossed for sunny skies!

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Club News

 

 

 

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Sat, May 6
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 13
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20
Sun, May 21
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11

Crew Training-Water Session 2 (Registration is closed)
YAM Derby Day Picnic
Offshore Spring Series 3
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta ...

Austin Powers

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Junior Activities

Austin sailing for Christopher Newport University

This week our own Austin Powers was named the 2017 Robert Purrington Award recipient for the Mid-Atlantic Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association. Austin is a senior at Christopher Newport University, and sailed all four of his years at the school on the varsity sailing team. He served as co-captain for three of those years. The award is given to “recognize a graduating senior from the conference who has made outstanding contributions to college sailing”. Here is the link to the full press release: http://cnusports.com/news/2017/5/1/sailing-cnu-senior-austin-powers-captures-robert-purrington-award-from-maisa-conference.aspx

For those who do not know Austin, he literally grew up at FBYC, crewing on his parents’ boats on club cruises and races from ...

Derby Day Picnic is this Saturday!

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Social Events

Click "Sign Up" to register for yourself, family and guests here: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2017/05.06.social/ssi.dtml 

Come one, come all...one of the south's most coveted and cherished traditions is about to be celebrated right on Stove Point! Hosted at the Branch's family home, this will be a wonderful excuse to break out your pastels, pack that classy picnic basket, and bring the kids for a fun-filled day in the sun!

Festivities begin at 1:00pm Saturday tnd the fun won't stop until 4:00pm...giving everyone just enough time to trot home or to the upstairs at FBYC's main clubhouse to spectate the big race (official final race ...

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