Posts for January 2017

Junior program registration launching shortly

Brian Ankrom on

Junior Activities

Online registration for the Summer Junior programs, originally scheduled to launch on Wednesday, February 1st, has been set up and will be available to the public as soon as testing can be completed. 

It will use the new registration system which we launched in the fall of 2016 and which was very well received.  In addition it uses a new payment system from which had no payment issues or errors last fall for the Commodore's Ball.

Please stay tuned for an update announcement on the FBYC webpage and FBYC social media channels.

You Don't Have to "Own Your Own" Boat to Captain Your Own Ship!

Dave Soule on

Club News

Here's what you can do with one of our club-owned sailboats:

  • Cruise for a day on the Piankatank
  • Take the helm and direct your own crew in a one-design race
  • Learn how to become a more competent sailor

Are you interested?

FBYC now owns a J24 and a Flying Scot, just waiting for you to "Take the Tiller" and go sailing.  But we need to know how many people are interested in order to develop procedures and priorities for use.  So......PLEASE raise your hand and email the adult sailing director, Karen Soule, at AND complete the following sentence:

I am interested in using club-owned boat to.........?

We'll keep you updated and let you know …

Curtis Stokes & Deltaville Boatyard Present a Fishing, Cruising, & Sailing Seminar

Brian Ankrom on

Social Events

My former colleages at Deltaville Boatyard and Curtis Stokes would like to invite all FBYC members to join them at Deltaville Maritime Museum for a day of outstanding speakers and vendors.  

WHEN:  February 4,2017 from 9:00am- 4:00pm

WHERE:  Deltaville Maritime Museum

REGISTRATION CONTACT:  Gina Love - or call 804-384-6283

COST:  $10.00 Register by February 1 or $15.00 at the door - Lunch will be provided


  • America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association - Cruising the loop
  • Jimmick Jr. Fishing Charters' Jim Deibler - Trolling setup
  • Truth Reels' Wes Seigler - Fishing in the shallows
  • Colonial Seaport Foundation - Shipping under sail and classroom ship
  • Smith Point Sea Rescue's Buddy Sylvia - Safety and …

FBYC Hosts USSailing Race Seminar

Jim Raper on

Club News

This past Saturday, FBYC hosted an all day (literally) seminar for those wanting to keep up with the new rule changes, to recertify as a club race officer, or to become certified as a new club race officer.  The seminar was well attended with folks from NYCC, HYC, RRYC, Kingsmill, and FBYC.  Of the 27 registered, 15 were from FBYC...that's impressive.  We were instructed by the team of John McCarthey (supervised by Lin McCarthey) and Jerry Thompson pictured below.  It's great to be part of a racing program that values and supports, informed and efficient race officers.  Thank you to all that participated - 2017 is going to be a great year.

USSailing One Day Race Management Seminar January 21st

Jim Raper on

Clubhouse News

There are still a few spots left for the seminar.  It is an all day class, taught upstairs in the main clubhouse, that enables your certification as a club race officer, if that's your goal.  Certainly, it exposes you to all that the Race Committee delivers on race day, whether you are a competitor or member of the race committee.

The course is open for registration until Sunday, January 15th.  Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and all course materials are provided with your entry fee.

Follow this link to register -   or call Jim Raper at 804.307.3212 if you have questions.

Please Welcome our new General Manager...

David Lennarz on


We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Ankrom to fill the new role of General Manager.  Brian began on January 2nd and his office is located in Fannie's House.  Brian is originally from Richmond where he coordinated and managed litigation discovery and production projects since 2001.  For the past several years he has resided in the Northen Neck with his wife and two children and has for the past two years managed vessel service projects at a local boatyard.  Brian earned a Baccalaureate in Recreation, Parks, and Sports Management from VCU, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  He is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations to which …

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