Posts for March 2017

Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing
This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  …

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Club News


Date Event Notes
Wed, Mar 29 A Night with Sally Barkow Special reception for Juniors participants beforehand
Tue, Apr 4   Crew Training - 2nd Session   
Sat, Apr 8  Welcome Cruisers Party Registration is open for the party & for all 2017 cruises
Sun, Apr 9  Offshore Training Day Registration is open
Sat, Apr 11 Crew Training - 3rd Session   
Sat, Apr 15   One Design Training Day Registration is open
Sat, Apr 22  Opening Day Registration is open
Sun, Apr 23 Offshore Spring Series 1 Registration is open

Winter Program Reminder!

Brian Ankrom on

Social Events

FBYC has two great Winter Program events scheduled in the next week!

First, shake the cold weather blues at the Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 25 at the Ullmann home!  Sign up here:


Second, on Wednesday, March 29 at Orchard House School in Richmond we will be hosting a Night with Sally Barkow - Magenta Project Network Member, Olympian, & 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.  Sign up here:

Contact Kathy Ullmann (804-869-0200 / if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at both of these AWESOME events!

Please Join us for the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off Dinner!

Brian Ankrom on

Leukemia Cup

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Richmond, Virginia

COST:  Complimentary!

CONTACT: Kathleen Petroziello at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We will be sharing new & exciting initiatives for the 2017 season, LLS mission updates & fundraising ideas.  Registration ends April 18!

Time Is Running Out for Junior Sailing Program Registration!

Brian Ankrom on

Junior Activities

The 420 Class for Junior Week is CLOSED - All other classes and race teams remain open, but spots are filling fast!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and look forward to another great year of FUN!  No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends.  Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team!  We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and …

New Jackson Creek Survey done 2/8/17 just published

Tom Roberts on

Club News

Just in time for sailing season, The Corps of Engineers has done another survey of Jackson Creek Entrance and published it today.   Previous was 9/1/16 this latest  done just last month on 2/8/17. Looks like the channel is more uniformly wide and 8 or more deep.  These last two surveys are color coded and lots easier to read and compare.  All recent surveys and condition reports are available with the link. 

New survey information has been added to ESDS.

Survey Number: JK_01_JCK_20170208_CS
Channel: Jackson Creek
Project: Jackson Creek
Surveying Start Date: 2/8/2017
Surveying End Date: 2/8/2017
You can view this data by visiting the ESDS website at http://gis.nao …

Welcome Cruisers Party Registration Is Open!

Brian Ankrom on

Cruising News

WHEN: Saturday, April 8th at 5:00 PM  (Registration deadline is April 1)


CONTACT: John Galloway

John and Mary Galloway, Nancy Powell, and Chris Lindbloom are pleased to host the Welcome Cruisers Party on April 8.  We will start the 2017 cruising season at the FBYC clubhouse and will provide beer, wine, & heavy hors d’oeuvres.  New members interested in getting involved in FBYC cruising are welcome!  We will have the opportunity to renew our friendships, share past sailing stories, and talk about the upcoming cruising schedule. For further details, contact John Galloway. The registration deadline …

Improvements for mobile browsing on new website

Strother Scott on

Club News

At long last, we have a new header on the top of that is colorful and responds to mobile devices.   Both of our websites and will continue to look the same on a computer, but when you visit the new site on a mobile device, you will see a different look.

MobilWebsiteThe top of the page will have a blue bar, with a burgee on the left, and a “hamburger” icon on the right. Click on the icon and it opens the navigation menu - seen in second image.

You will likely see the header when you register for an event on your phone or tablet. I want …

First Young Adult Members Social of 2017 to be held at Quirk Hotel!

Brian Ankrom on

Social Events

WHEN: Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Quirk Hotel - 201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

CONTACT: Jay Collier 

While the cooler air may have you thinking that sailing season is out of reach, the truth is that it’s right around the corner. The FBYC Young Members are kicking of 2017 with a get together at Quirk Hotel in Richmond on Thursday, March 9th at 6pm.  Come enjoy some time with fellow YAMs and share your excitement for the upcoming season. Jay Collier will be leading this event should you have any questions.



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