Posts for September 2018

Fall Series #1 Wrap up

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

Fall Series started on the second day of Fall with light wind from the North West which built comfortably and shifted to the N NE during the three races (as SailFlow predicted (see previous post)).   There were 17 boats competing and all started together on each race adding some interesting large fleet racing aspects.   There were five classes; PHRF A, B, C, Non Spinnaker and J-70..  J-70s were racing tightly and the boats finished with 6,7,8 and 9 points.   The non spinnaker fleet was included in the first start and first leg to windward then did a medium length course up the Piankatank to Marker 12 then a slalom course back to 8 and then back to the ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - One-Design Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3 ...

Gannon Troutman on cover of Sailing World

Strother Scott on

Club News

Dreamcatcher on Sailing World

In the Fall 2018 issue of Sailing World magazine, there is a cover article by Amory Ross "Into the Night" covering the offshore training of the MudRatz Racing Team on a 1972 Swan 48 called Dreamcatcher.  The team was training for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race - where they later won the 15 boat Class 5 division, and 7th of 85 overall in the St. David's Lighthouse Division.  FBYC member Gannon Troutman is helming Dreamcatcher across Long Island Sound in the photo selected for the magazine cover.

Mobjack News for all Sailors

George Burke on

Mobjacks

Christchurch School has recently announced a program that should be of interest to FBYC members, especially those who have participated in the Mobjack Fleet. Enclosed is an invitation that speaks for itself:

CELEBRATING ROGER MOORMAN
MOBJACK DESIGNER AND BUILDER

Roger Moorman, a Christchurch School 1939 graduate and native of Gloucester Virginia, will be inducted into the Christchurch School’s Hall of Fame for a Life Time Achievement Award on October 13th at 9:30 AM. Roger designed and manufactured the Mobjack, an all fiberglass 17.5 foot boat. This boat reflected a dramatic change in boat manufacturing technology. It was the first all fiberglass designed boat that incorporated a self-bailing capability. Prior to this, fiberglass was used to cover wood ...

Fall Series #1 Offshore

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

SailFlow weather forcast for Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is here!   This is the forecast for Saturday.  Moderate wind that shifts some and gets better.  RC will be ready to adjust marks to suit. Comfortable temperatures.   You could be sailing in this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat ...

Last Chance to Catch the Bus!

Karen Soule on

Social Events

We’ve got a motor coach reserved to take a happy, eager group of FBYC sailors to the Annapolis Boat Show’s VIP Day on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  BUT with all the scurrying about and preparing for Florence, not many folks have signed-up to ride the bus.  

 

The last day to reserve your seat is this Saturday, September 22 at noon.  

 

You can reserve your seat for our journey by registering here! 

 

Costs are $35 a person for transportation.  Boat show admittance tickets are also $35 and can be purchased at the gate or on-line. 

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/16 at 12:00 PM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Lighter wind, lighter tides, sunny skies.

Wind in the teens is still coming from the East but the rain has subsided at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road continues to drain and is passable in any vehicle.  We’re still seeing higher than average tides (about a foot above normal).  High tide is at 5:00 PM. 

We will restore water and power to the Docks no later than tomorrow afternoon.  The Bathhouse is reopened.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are also open.  We will begin full restoration of amenities Monday morning.

We hope weathered the storm as fortunately as we did.  Please consider contributing to relief efforts for areas hit hard by the storm.

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/15 at 10:30 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Easterly wind, high tides, and sporadic rain.

Wind from the east in the 20’s and short, powerful rain storms continue at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road has standing rainwater but is still passable.  Tide is the biggest issue – more than a foot above normal.  High tide will be around 4:00 PM. 

The Docks’ water and power will remain off and the Bathhouse is still closed.  We will restore all facilities after the storm surge threat has passed.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors.  Power and telecom service are still on.  The facility will remain secured while the storm threatens the area with wind, rain, and coastal flooding.

Please stay tuned ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/14 at 11:00 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Blue skies above Jackson Creek – Storm clouds across the Piankatank.

Intermittent storms are predicted all weekend with wind out of the East in the 20’s. Fishing Bay Road is still relatively dry and easily passable. Tide is still a foot above normal and high tide will be at 3:00 PM.

The Club’s facilities and equipment are in tact. The Docks’ water and power will remain off and the Bathhouse is still closed. We will restore all facilities after the storm surge threat has passed. The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors. Utilities service is still on.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/13 at 11:00 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Today is the day for last-minute storm preparation.

The water on Fishing Bay Road has receded but the wind is picking up at the Club.  Tide is at least a foot above normal and high tide will be at 2:15 PM.  The wind will continue to increase from the northeast and rain is predicted to start at 5:00 PM.  Rain is expected to continue through Sunday morning.

The Docks’ Water and power is turned off and the Bathhouse is closed.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors.  Power and telecom service is still on.  The facility will remain secured while the storm threatens the area with wind, rain, and coastal flooding ...

Sept. 15 - One Design Fall Series #2 cancelled due to effects of Hurricane Florence

Caroline Garrett on

One Design Racing

Despite NOAA’s change in the estimated tract of hurricane Florence, winds are predicted to be gusting 25+ knots in the vicinity of Windmill Point and coastal and land flooding risks remain, making traveling to the Club hazardous on Saturday.

THEREFORE RACING ON SATURDAY 9/15 IS cancelled. Due to potential conditions at the Club, this notice will be a substitute for a notice on the FBYC Official Notice Board.

 

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Hurricane Florence - 20180912

 

Fortunately, Hurricane Florence is tracking further south than initially expected.  But wind gusts up to 40 and storm surge are forecast and Stingray Point is under evacuation for flood danger.

We are in the final preparation stages at the club today in anticipation of the storm.  Please note:

BUILDINGS   The Clubhouse will be locked - access through the front door with keypad.  Fannie’s will also be locked – access through the back/porch door with keypad.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use. 
DOCKS   Power and water will be shut off to the docks this afternoon - we recommend unplugging shore power cords & double-checking lines.  We also anticipate losing a few boards – please walk the dock carefully.  Caution tape ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 15 - One Design Fall Series 2 - CANCELLED
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 22 - Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sun, Oct 14 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 20 - Fall Series 4


This Week’s Update:
- Please take a moment to thank the Kadnucs and the Ragsdales for putting an awesome lasagna dinner together last week for the Offshore Distance racer.
- Club events scheduled ...

Labor Day Membership Presentation now online

Rob Whittemore on

Clubhouse News

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Membership Presentation held at the Club on Labor Day. If you missed the presentation or would like to take a closer look at the presentation materials, the presentation has been posted in the Members only section of the website.

https://www.fbyc.net/users/documents/

Rob Whittemore - Commodore

 

NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Hurricane Florence

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

We continue to monitor Hurricane Florence. While the track is still uncertain, it is clear the campus will be impacted by the approaching storm. Please take this seriously and prepare your boat for this storm. If you choose to leave your boat on club property, ensure that you take all precautions to limit windage and secure your boat. Docks Chair, Mayo Tabb emailed all Jackson Creek dock slip holders over the weekend with storm prep guidance. Small boats in the one design parking area also need to be prepared. They should have masts taken down and be secured to the trailer. If your boat damages another boat during the storm, you could be liable for the damages.

Thanks for your ...

Weather Warning - Storm Florence

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Storm Florence - 20180907

We are observing Tropical Storm Florence and will be prepared should the storm threaten the Club.  Preparedness measures may include:
- Postponing or cancelling events
- Shutting down cooking and climate control equipment
- Turning power and water off to the docks
- Stowing away furnishings
- Hauling Club boats

Please take precautions and secure your on-site boat this weekend.  The Club is not responsible for damages.

We will provide status updates as the storm gets closer.

 

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 7 - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 8 - Offshore Wolf Trap Race Distance Series #4
                  - J/70 Fall Regatta
                  - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Depart)
Sun, Sep 9 - One Design Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 15 - One Design Fall Series 2
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 22 - Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Field Trip to Annapolis (Bus Leaves Richmond @ 07:00)

This Week’s Update:
- Please take a moment to thank Becca Doncaster, Massey Whorley, and John McCarthy for running another great Stingray Point Regatta last weekend.
- This weekend ...

YAM Cornhole Tournament Rocks the Lawn!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Light breeze may have truncated the number of races in our Stingray Point Regatta; however, the conditions could not have been more ripe for a front lawn cornhole tournament this past Sunday. Members, guests and teams of all ages from traveling yacht clubs showed up in droves to register their teams and get into the the action...all in all we had a full bracket of 16 teams and a tremendous group of onlooking spectators.

Group Shot 2

As we worked through the bracket in single-elimination fashion down to our final four, eventually the island mood-setting reggae tunes turned to amateur comedic commentary over the PA-system...it felt a little like watching Wimbledon play-by-play analysis performed by Will Farrell and Jimmy Fallon wannabes ...

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