Posts for August 2019

Sign Up Now for Sunday's Annual Corn-hole Tournament!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

38792498_10102676444865044_5444013047888740352_n.jpg

Don't forget to come on out for our annual Corn hole Tournament Sunday, September 1st immediately following the Stingray regatta awards ceremony. The corn hole boards will be located on the fishing bay side of the club, snacks and drinks will be provided so come on by for some fun!

RSVP to Mary Catherine at mceb4989@me.com. Indicate your team name and participants.

See ya there!

group shot 2.jpg

 

Something for Every Sailor This Past Weekend

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

Strong August winds (that's right) shattered the belief that late summer sailing on the Chesapeake is boring.  Not so!  The Wee Dram racers sped to Cape Charles in near record time on Saturday to choose the winning bottle of Scotch Whiskey--no "e."  

Jere Dennison Legacy legacy 2019.JPG

Back in Fishing Bay, the Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta proved that tiller prowess only improves with age.  Taking line honors were Jon Wake, Phil Webb and Tracy Schwarzchild in Flying Scots; Mike Miller and Tom Roberts in the Typhoon fleet and Mike Chesser, Wes Jones and Jim Black sailing Portsmouth.  Congratulations to them all.

Laser Summer II Regatta.JPG

Then on Sunday, our Laser II Summer Regatta showcased the skills of Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms and Joshua Almany who took the top …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Aug 30-Sun, Sep 1: Stingray Point Regatta and J/70 Chesapeake Championships (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 1: Cornhole Tournament (YAM)
Mon, Sep 2: Labor Day
Mon, Sep 2: Semi-Annual Membership Meeting
Thu, Sep 5-Sun, Sep 8: Cape Charles/Mobjack Bay Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 7: Distance Series 5: Wolftrap (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 8: One Design Fall Series 1 (One-Design)
Sat, Sep 14: One Design Fall Series 2 (One-Design)
Sat, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 22: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 21: Fall Series 1 (Offshore)
Fri, Sep 27: September Movie Night (Cruising)
Fri, Sep 27-Sun, Sep 29: Captains Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 28: Indian Summer Regatta: Fall Series 3 (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: Laser Fall …

Wee Dram Rally Version 6 is in the books.

Jim Raper on

Cruising News

Cape Charles line honors and overall winner is claimed by Doug Anderson assisted by Brad Miller.  In what is becoming a very popular annual event, this year’s version had twelve yachts and some fifty people enjoying the sail down to Cape Charles in near perfect conditions.  The group was diverse; racers and cruisers, regular crew and families, racing boats and sturdy circumnavigators.  The festival on the dock lasted several hours and after much deliberation, a trophy was selected and awarded…albeit somewhat depleted.  The return Sunday to the club was uphill but, for an August day, simply fantastic.  Look for the 7th edition on the club schedule next year, you will not be disappointed in your participation.  It …

Sign-up for Legacy Regatta this Saturday!

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

This event honors Jere Dennison who served in FBYC leadership roles for over 40 years. While his achievements with the Club are too numerous to mention, he was the Club's youngest Commodore, created the Club's comprehensive Austin Memorial Library, and was Club Historian for over 15 years. Jere was an avid one-design sailor who completely understood that sailing is a lifelong adventure - an ancient legacy to be passed on from generation to generation!  

This is a free event (no entry fee), key points:

1--Skipper must be 60 (crew can be any age--so grab a family member, junior recommended)

2--Vintage skipper division (70 +)  (you could win two trophies)

3--Open to all One design and vintage boats of 25 ft length or …

[Adult Swim] Movie Night this Friday!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

adult swim.JPG

You won't want to miss the YAM's  [Adult Swim] Special Edition movie night! Since the pool closes after Labor Day we want to take full advantage during this movie night...our outdoor theater will be setup poolside under Ric's place so you can spectate from a lounge chair, adirondack, or from the pool aboard your favorite float! Our movie will be "Stepbrothers" starting at 7:45pm, starring Will Farrell and John C. Reilly in a classic adult comedy favorite.  The YAM committee will be providing some beers, soft drinks and popcorn...feel free to being something to share as well if you feel up to it!

stepbrothers.jpg

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Aug 23: August Movie Night (YAM)
Fri, Aug 23: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 24-Sun, Aug 25: 6th Wee Dram Race/Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Aug 24: Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta (One-Design)
Fri, Aug 30-Sun, Sep 1: Stingray Point Regatta and J/70 Chesapeake Championships (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 1: Cornhole Tournament (YAM)
Mon, Sep 2: Labor Day
Mon, Sep 2: Semi-Annual Membership Meeting
Thu, Sep 5-Sun, Sep 8: Cape Charles/Mobjack Bay Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 7: Distance Series 5: Wolftrap (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 8: One Design Fall Series 1 (One-Design)
Sat, Sep 14: One Design Fall Series 2 (One-Design)
Sat, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 22: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 21 …

Hats Off to our First Responders

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Most FBYC members who only visit on the weekends or during special events don't think much about the Middlesex volunteer fire and rescue squads.  Until they need help.

fbyc first responders appreciation day.jpg

To show how much we value these awesome folks, FBYC held its first Middlesex First Responders Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 17.  The club invited volunteers and their families to spend a few hours at the club, enjoying the pool, lunch and a ride on Mr. Roberts.  All those who came had a wonderful time and appreciated us as much as we value them.

Thanks to Brian Ankrom for captaining Mr. Roberts, Dave Hinckle for a great banner and Margaret and Steve Montgomery for making everyone feel welcome during lunch.  Next time …

SAVE THE DATE! STATE OF THE CLUB MID-YEAR MEETING

Paul Wash on

Commodore

Join Commodore Paul Wash, Vice Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild, Rear Commodore Elizabeth Staas, Treasurer Glenn Doncaster, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos/Geoff Cahill for an informal meeting on Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) from 10-11 am upstairs in the main Club House.

The agenda will include:

  • Club Management
  • Membership Status
  • Treasurer & Financial Update
  • Fishing Bay Boat Ramp
  • Summary / Q&A

AOD: 80 Years Young!

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

FBYC's Annual One Design (AOD) Regatta attracted 45 boats, many from other clubs and organizations.  Kudos to Becca Doncaster and all her volunteers for running (again!) such a great event and showcasing all that the club and our sailors have to offer.  Check out these results:

Flying Scots:  17 Boats

1st--Rob Whittemore; 2nd John Wake

Lasers:  10 Boats

2nd--Jon Deutsch (leading FBYC capturing 4 in the top 5 slots!)

Hamptons: 5 Boats

1st--Latane Montague; 3rd Jackson Montague

Typhoons: 6 Boats

1st--Mike Miller; 3rd--Denton Roberts

Congratulations to all who sailed, keeping this long-standing tradition alive and well!

 

Over 60? It's Time to Show the Kids How It's Done!

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

Nothing beats experience on the tiller!  Our Legacy Regatta on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 honors both FBYC sailor Jere Dennison....and any skipper over 60 years old.  There's still time to sign-up online and show those juniors you've got what it takes to win.

This one-day event is for Flying Scots, Classic boats, and one-designs with three or more entries. You can have "youngsters" as crew but not on the helm.  Don't have a boat?  Enroll in the club-owned boat program and sail one of our three Scots.  (But do it now before they are all checked out.)

jolly boat jere dennison.jpgIn the meantime, enjoy this photo of Jere on a Jolly boat.  FBYC sailors may go gray but never grow old!

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Aug 15-Mon, Aug 20: Lower Chesapeake Bay and Lower James River Cruise (Cruising)
Fri, Aug 16: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 17: Distance Series 4: Smith Point (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 17: First Responder Appreciation Day 
Fri, Aug 23: August Movie Night (YAM)
Fri, Aug 23: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 24-Sun, Aug 25: 6th Wee Dram Race/Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Aug 24: Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta (One-Design)
Fri, Aug 30-Sun, Sep 1: Stingray Point Regatta and J/70 Chesapeake Championships (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 1: Cornhole Tournament (YAM)
Mon, Sep 2: Labor Day
Mon, Sep 2: Semi-Annual Membership Meeting
Thu, Sep 5-Sun, Sep 8: Cape Charles/Mobjack Bay Cruise …

3-2-1 Invitational Regatta

Paul Wash on

Team Racing

Dear FBYC Member,

I wanted to share with everyone that Fishing Bay Yacht Club has accepted an invitation to participate in Annapolis Yachts Club's inaugural 3-2-1 regatta. This event is designed specifically for team racing and has participants coming from outside the Chesapeake Bay. FBYC is delighted to receive an invitation to this fall event and looks forward to again demonstrating our capabilities in the northern bay.

At the beginning of the year we discussed strategies for creating and participating in innovative programs that continuously engage our sailors, bring new opportunities for existing membership and attract new members. Participating in this event aligns with this strategy. It is an introduction to a new racing format for our membership and plus …

2019 Summer Sea Breeze 2 - Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

20190803-FBYC-Summer-Sea-Breeze-2.JPG

It was a Caribbean-themed Summer Sea Breeze II Regatta with colorful shirts, a pink flamingo on the race course and 6 races in light air for six Flying Scots on Saturday. John & Sharon Wake won the day and the best dressed. Phil and Susan Webb provided the social and a great time was had on the course and off. RC was Jon Deutsch, Ruthana Jenkins and Britt Drake.

RESULTS | PICTURES | VIDEO

#captainofmyownship - Women's Sailing Clinic

Jessica Hardin on

Club News

20190803-027.jpg

FBYC hosted a fantastic group of ladies (both club members and non) for the annual Women's Clinic. This year eleven women took to the water in three club Flying Scots, a club 420 and a Laser and enjoyed two full days of on-the-water practice with a scattering of chalk talks. Everyone got what they came for which was tons of tiller time and a better understanding of strategy, tactics, and racing rules. Several participants will be out sailing at FBYC in the immediate future including at AOD and the Fall One Design Series. Special thanks to FBYC's Luke Hayes for coaching the beginner group and Premier Sailing's Arabella Denvir for coaching the racers. Also thanks to the One Design Fleet …

Sign-up Now for Legacy Regatta: Saturday, August 24

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta

Let's remember and honor FBYC sailor, Jere Dennison, in this year's Legacy Regatta, August 24. Jere was a member for more than 40 years and served the club in many different capacities including Commadore.

This one-day event is for Flying Scots, classic boats, and one design classes having three or more boats with skippers 60 years or older.  Additionally, skippers 70 years of age or older can compete for the Vintage Skipper Award.  Share your wisdom and experience with younger crew members as you compete for bragging rights.

Sign-up now on-line.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Aug 9-Sun, Aug 11: Family Cruise (YAM-Cruising)
Sat, Aug 10-Sun, Aug 11: 80th Annual One Design Regatta (One-Design)
Thu, Aug 15-Mon, Aug 20: Lower Chesapeake Bay and Lower James River Cruise (Cruising)
Fri, Aug 16: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 17: Distance Series 4: Smith Point (Offshore)
Fri, Aug 23: August Movie Night (YAM)
Fri, Aug 23: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Aug 24: Seafood Boil and Cookout (YAM)
Sat, Aug 24-Sun, Aug 25: 6th Wee Dram Race/Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Aug 24: Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta (One-Design)
Fri, Aug 30-Sun, Sep 1: Stingray Point Regatta and J/70 Chesapeake Championships (Offshore)
Sun, Sep 1: Cornhole Tournament (YAM)
Mon, Sep …

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

Contact Webmasters