Posts for March 2019

FBYC Welcomes New AOD Sponsor Curtis Stokes and Associates!

Becca Doncaster on

One Design Racing

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The regatta committee is pleased to announce that Curtis Stokes & Associates is sponsoring our 80th Annual One Design Regatta this year!

 

We are excited to have them join the team and we are looking forward to a great weekend of racing and fun!

Help Bring Bermuda to Virginia (if just for one night!)

Karen Soule on

Social Events

We don't need to sail 700 miles offshore to get a glimpse of Bermuda.  Just sing-up to attend FBYC's Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 30 at Paul and Mary Almany's Glen Allen, VA home.  Wear your Bermuda shorts, bring some socks to burn and prepare to share your hopes and dreams for this sailing season.

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There's still time to sign-up on-line at FBYC.net (RSVP deadline is March 23).  We guarantee good food and great conversation.  Join us!

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Tue, Apr 2 - Crew Training - 1st Session (Training)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 7 - Spring Clean-Up Day (Volunteering)
Tue, Apr 9 - Crew Training - 2nd Session (Training)
Fri, Apr 12 - Welcome Cruisers Party (Cruising)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4 - Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26 - Open House Regatta & Party ...

Sunday April 7th …What could be more fun than Spring Clean Up with your fellow club members!

Doug Bendura on

New Building

 

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning! It’s been a long winter, but spring is in the air and that means its time to get the Club looking ship-shape for the upcoming sailing season!  Come join your fellow members for the annual Spring Clean-Up on Sunday April 7th, from 9 AM – Noon.  No experience or tools necessary, just a willingness to pitch-in as we spruce up the club.

 

WE COULD REALLY USE VOLUNTEERS WITH LEAF REMOVAL EQUIPMENT. (Blowers, Vacuums, etc.)

 

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided to get volunteers kick-started for the morning’s work, and then we will all have lunch (also provided) together at noon following the clean-up.

 

For more information, contact Doug Bendura and register at the ...

Crew Training Seminar Open for Everyone

Lauren DeSimone on

Offshore Racing

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Share the news!  Invite your friends to attend!  There's loads to learn and new sailors to meet at FBYC's crew training seminar this year.  Classes are Tuesdays, April 2, 9 and 16 and will be held in Richmond.  The on-water sessions will be April 28 and May 5.  Learn all the details and enroll at the FBYC.net Event page.  

 

Have more questions?  For the answers, email Lauren DeSimone at laurenbdesimone@gmail.com

Dark 'n Stormies and Burning Socks

Mary Almany on

Social Events

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What do those two things means?  It's time to banish winter and welcome spring at FBYC's Bermuda High Party March 30.  We'll gather at Paul and Mary Almany's Glen Allen, VA home at 1800.  There'll be plenty of stories to share and plans to make, not to mention wonderful food and drink. 

 

Be sure to register on-line by March 23.  And bring some socks to burn--clean and cotton ones please.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Tue, Apr 2 - Crew Training - 1st Session (Training)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sun, Apr 7 - Spring Clean-Up Day (Volunteering)
Tue, Apr 9 - Crew Training - 2nd Session (Training)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 27 - Spring Series 1 (Offshore)
Sat, May 4 - Spring Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, May 11 - One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12 - Mother's Day (Holiday)
Sat, May 18 - One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19 - Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, May 25 - Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26 - Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27 - Memorial ...

Charlie Enright Thrills FBYC Audience

Karen Soule on

Club News

Towering waves, exhilarating speeds and tales of triumph and tragedy thrilled the largest crowd ever for an FBYC winter program. Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean racer (and Morning Light movie star!) regaled everyone last week, including some prospective FBYC new members and junior racers. Charlie was poignant, at times hilarious and always inspiring.  It was a great way to start planning for our upcoming sailing season and certainly inspired many to, at least dream of, foiling monohulls in the southern ocean. (Well maybe a nice “round the buoys race” instead.)

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Next on the list of fun activities? The Bermuda High Party on March 30. Be sure to sign up now on-line and bring a pair of socks to burn, preferably clean ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Tue, Apr 2 - Crew Training - 1st Session (Training)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Tue, Apr 9 - Crew Training - 2nd Session (Training)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Registration is open for Crew Training, the Bermuda High Party and Opening Day.  You can see all events on the Club Event Page by clicking here.
- The Clubhouse Loft and stairwells will be locked and unavailable through early March for floor refinishing.  The downstairs Foyer is open. 
- We will be restoring water to the Jackson Creek Docks and Bathhouse this week.  Please be mindful of preseason preparations, repairs, and maintenance around the Club.  Some areas and amenities ...

Excitement Is In Store for FBYC Opening Day, April 13!

Carrie Russell on

Social Events

How do you cap off the Opening Day Regatta at FBYC? 

Well, along with the Blessing of the Fleet, some great music and fantastic food to start at 1600 on April 13. We have exciting new offerings and “intriguing” opportunities you’ll be hearing more about soon. 

But first you need to sign-up on-line.  As special incentive to sign-up early, everyone registering by April 1, will receive a free FBYC logo GoVino pilsner, wine glass or soft water bottle.  You are encouraged to keep, refill these reusable glasses many times and help us cut down on trash production.   It is all a part of FBYC’s effort to move towards a sustainable model to protect the environment we all dearly ...

2019 Crew Training Course Open for Registration

Lauren DeSimone on

Offshore Racing


FBYC Fall Race-crew training

 

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to dust off your sails and find your foul-weather gear… because another sailing season is blowin’ in! What better way to celebrate the new season than inviting some new faces to the party.

 

The 2019 Crew Training course is open and ready to have some fun. Holly Fuller and Lauren DeSimone are the co-facilitators, along with a host of skippers and crew who are so graciously willing to share their wisdom and time helping new crew learn the ropes.

If you know anyone who is interested, please send them to the Crew Training webpage.

Help us promote the course by sharing a post from FBYC on Facebook.

 

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