Posts for September 2017

East Dock Update: It's not too late!

David Lennarz on

Club News

I am pleased to report that we have met our fundraising goal for the Jackson Creek east dock project.  We will continue to accept contributions.  All additional contributions will reduce the amount of debt the club will incur and will reduce the overall cost of the project .  We are in the process of reviewing and signing construction contracts and expect the project to be underway in the coming weeks.   Thank you to all who have contributed so far.

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To make a contribution, go to http://www.fbyc.net, login, click on "Members", and "Dock Donation" at https://www.fbyc.net/members-only/dock-fundraising/

 

--- David Lennarz, Commodore

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sat, Oct 21 - Fall Series 3 
Sat, Oct 28 - Fall Series 4

 

Weekend Update
The J/70 East Coast Championship is the exclusive event at the Club this weekend.   The ECC’s begin on Friday with a practice race at 1:00 and run through the weekend with an open social on Sunday afternoon.  Race Contact  –  Matt Braun / Social Contact  –  Clark Dennison

Lloyd Phoenix History Article

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

I have now migrated almost all our history content to the new website - I ran across one of Jere's history articles describing FBYC's participation in the 1974 Lloyd Phoenix Regatta.  Due to fortuitous circumstances, Fishing Bay Yacht Club came back to win the Championship on the last day.  There may be some timely advice for our team at the US SAILING’s National Offshore Championship in Annapolis this weekend. 

Excerpting from the article...

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According to Johnny, he and his crew adopted an ultimately winning strategy for the Luders 44 in these difficult circumstances: "So our game plan turned out to be to get a clean start where the small crew could concentrate on sail trim and get this ...

Mayo Tabb to Serve as Interim Docks Chair

David Lennarz on

Club News

Mayo Tabb has agreed to serve as interim Docks Chair for the remainder of the 2017 term.  Mayo is replacing David Clark, who served in that position for a number of years.  Mayo's name has been nominated to serve in the position for 2018 as well.  The Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2018 Board positions.  Please contact Member-at-Large Ted Bennett  (telephone:  1-804-516-1144 / email:  tbennett@ideaweavers.com) if you wish to make a nomination.   

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sat, Oct 21 - Fall Series 3

 

Weekend Update
The Flying Scots will be at the Club all weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships.  Please sign up if you haven’t already!  Race Contact  –  John Beery / Social Contact  –  Debbie Cycotte.

Final Week of Jackson Creek Waterfront Improvement Fundraiser

David Lennarz on

Commodore

Thank you to so many who have made a donation or pledge to the Jackson Creek East dock fundraiser.   We are well on our way to reaching our goal, and hope that those who have not yet given will consider a donation now.  Funding of this project through use of cash, some debt, and the generous donations of members will allow us to embark upon other important projects for the Club as well, such as repairing the Fishing Bay boat ramp.   To donate now, Login to FBYC.net, click on "Members", then "Dock Donation".  Thank you.

 

FBYC Sailors to Sail for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

This Thursday FBYC members and crew will head to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD to compete in the US Offshore Championship on Navy 44s. This is the second appearance by the team led by Nanuq skipper Glenn Doncaster. In 2015 the team placed a respectable 4th out of 10 boats. This year the team includes Glenn Doncaster, Bob Fleck, Jerry Latell, Paul Wash, Matt Newborn, Han Kalkofen, and Sloan Burns. Let's support our members as they represent FBYC in the race for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy!

More information can be found at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15213#_home

Web site home page changes

Strother Scott on

Club News

We have begun the process of switching our Home Page.  Beginning tomorrow, when you visit www.fbyc.net you will no longer see a familiar site.  Instead, we have an entirely new look, much less cluttered, and with a slide show at the top featuring upcoming big events or other matters of interest.  During the year the slide show will be changed, to emphasize what is upcoming or important at FBYC. 

As part of the switch, we also are switching from Zope, which is old technology, to much newer modern systems, with a Django framework and a Wagtail Content Management System. 

The home page will look like this image.  Below the slide show will be the News Feed on the ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 16 - Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

 

Weekend Update
A quiet weekend at the Club is coming up.  The first Offshore Fall Series race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact  –  Geoff Cahill / Social Contact  –  Glenn Doncaster.

 

Nothing is scheduled for Sunday but don’t worry, the Flying Scot ACC’s & J/70 ECC’s are right around the corner!

2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

The NOR is now posted and online registration is now open for the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 14-15.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 36th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October. FBYC's Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner, and our RC team, led by PRO Rick Klein, will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 9 to get the early discount.

Wondering what it's like?  Watch this video.  Or watch what we do when we can't ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Fri, Sep 8 - Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 - Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 - One Design Fall Series 2 
Sat, Sep 16 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Offshore Fall Series 2

 

Weekend Update
The first unofficial weekend of the fall begins at with the Lower Potomac Cruise dinner at the Clubhouse on Friday at 6:00 PM.  Race Contact   Gordon Cutler Jr. / Social Contact   Jane Cutler.

The Wolf Trap Light Race will ...

Club Update Meeting at FBYC Draws Full House

David Lennarz on

Club News

On Monday, September 4th, over 50 Club members gathered upstairs in the main Club House for a mid-year update.  Topics covered included club management, programs update, membership status, financial update, East dock project status, Fishing Bay boat ramp news, and community issues.  A 45 minute presentation given by Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Secretary Joe Roos, and Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, was followed by a brief questions and answers session.  A PDF copy of the presentation may be found here. (available to Members Only)

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Inaugural YAM Cornhole Tournament HUGE Success

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

The YAMs rocked the house on Sunday evening after racing in an incredibly well attended Cornhole tournament!

12 Teams competed for the ultimate bragging rights, and when all was said and done we had three podium finishing teams with a mix of FBYC members and visitors from other clubs. Congratulations to our FBYC member victors as follows:

First Place: Stuart Kegan & Friend

Second Place: Tommy Roper & Friend

Third Place: Mile Kimbrough & Arch Durham

BIG Thanks to our contributing YAM committee organizers for making this a great success (Abigail & Massey Whorley and Jon Deutsch)

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