Posts for November 2017
The Sailing Events Committee has completed planning the sailing schedule for 2018 and all events are now posted on the website at https://www.fbyc.net/events/?year=2018. Some of the events are:
- Opening Day and Blessing of the fleet - April 21
- Open house Regatta - May 27
- July 4 Long Distance Race and Cookout - June 30
- Opti Kids is scheduled for June 9-10 and June 16-17.
- Junior Week is planned for June 18-22
- Leukemia Cup - July 13-15
- 79th Annual One Design Regatta - August 11-22
- Stingray Point Regatta - J70 Chesapeake Championships - August 31- September 2
Many events link to event webpages, but please understand most content on those page refer to the similar 2017 event. Over the next couple of …
Below is a link to Jere’s full obituary, which was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 26.
Please note that there will be a memorial service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 9 at 2pm.
Happy Holidays! Come join fellow YAMs in Richmond for a parade and holiday gathering in Richmond on Saturday, December 2nd! 10am to 12pm at Lombardy and Broad, with continued festivities 12pm - 3pm at Katie and Arch Durham's residence 1522 Grove Avenue.
Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com before November 29th ... We look forward to seeing you there!
YAM Chairs: Julia & Blake Kimbrough
YAM Committee: Abigail & Massey Whorley, Jon Deutsch, Katie & Arch Durham, Jay Collier, Miles Kimbrough, Eliza Strickland, Caroline Garrett, Melissa & Mark Stephens, Mary Catherine McCallister
ATTENTION ALL SLIPHOLDERS!
The colder weather is upon us and freezing days are ahead. We will be shutting off the water & winterizing the pump out equipment to close the docks for the Winter.
Water & pump out will be unavailable after Tuesday, November 28th.
Time is running out to register for the Commodore’s Ball! SIGN UP ONLINE BY NEXT TUESDAY, NOV 14 AT THE LATEST so we can get our head count in. You don’t want to miss this event capping off a great 2017 for our Club!
Go to https://www.fbyc.net/events/2017/171118-social-commodores-ball/ to sign up. We need volunteers to help with selling drink tickets so please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-commodores and be sure to put your name in the Comments Section
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club 401 W Franklin St. Richmond, VA
WHEN: 5:30 pm Registration Desk Open and Bar Ticket Sales
5:30 - 7:00 pm Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres …
Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3
As the season winds down, the second Offshore Winter Series race will be held this weekend. Race Contact - John Wake; Social Contact - George Burke.
Please come out on Sunday and help other Club members clean the campus during the Fall Clean-Up Day. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Event Contact - Helen Walker.
Delegates from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visited FBYC on November 4th. Our guests included Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, Admiral Thanee Phudpad, Rear Admiral Narongdej Spanuchart, and Commander Sathit Sirisang. They met with a few of our past Commodores as well as Commodore David Lennarz, Vice-Commodore Rob Whittemore, Junior Division Commander Doug Bendura, and incoming Rear Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild. The topics of discussion included club operations, the upcoming King’s Cup in December, and our Juniors’ programs
To add to the excitement of our Closing Day, we will have a delegation from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visiting the Club this Saturday, November 4th. It will include their President, who is a former Admiral in the Thai Navy. They contacted us through an Attaché at the Embassy of Thailand and are coming on a good will mission. They have heard much about the success of FBYC, and would like to see for themselves how our Club operates.
They will meet with Division leaders, as well as former Commodores. Please extend a welcome to them.
The weather forecast is for a beautiful day! Don’t miss one of the Club’s favorite events! EVERYONE is invited to mingle with our hearty sailors after the races. Oyster lovers can enjoy them on-the-halfshell, roasted, Rockefeller and Casino. We’ll also offer delicious grilled hotdogs and buffet tables loaded with all the tasty dishes brought by our partygoers.
Register now online! Pick up your wristband at the Registration Desk outside the Clubhouse beginning Sat am. Doors open for the Oyster Roast around 3:30 to allow time for the racers to get back in and cleaned up for the party. Don’t forget to bring your oyster knife and gloves if you want to shuck your own. We …