Posts for May 2019

Notice to Members – Fishing Bay Road Repairs

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

When you visit the club this weekend you will notice that the potholes and ruts on the side of Fishing Bay Road have been repaired. It is very important (when possible), to avoid driving over the repaired ruts alongside the road that have been filled-in with crushed concrete. Currently, the crushed concrete is a mix of powder and stone that will solidify with moisture. Once we get some rain the concrete will activate and set up.

Thanks so much for your attention to this matter.

Rob Whittemore – Member at Large

Open Arms at FBYC Open House

Karen Soule on

Club News

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What a wonderful Memorial Day Open House (or Open Boat!) we had.  For once, the weather was practically perfect which helped attract almost 250 people.  We hosted loads of potential new members and encouraged them to join.  Our social chair and volunteers set a great table with fixin's from Roadhouse Barbecue, hard cider tastings, music that filled the grounds and plenty of Dark 'n Stormies.

Fishing Bay itself was filled with transient sailors either visiting for the day or on their way north.  We certainly drew their attention with our sunflower raft-up.  

Next social event?  July 4th weekend. So plan your calendar accordingly and invite a friend to participate in all we have to offer!

Summer Sailing School Starts Soon!

Mark Wensell on

Club News

 

Upcoming sailing lessons are available for members and non-members - learn to sail or build new skills.   Classes are taught on beautiful Fishing Bay by FBYC sailing instructor Luke Hayes.  

 

Register at: https://www.fbyc.net/junior-sailing/sailing-school/

 

Coming up for Juniors:

Jr. Week Warmups - 6/8 and 6/15 - half-day sessions to get back on the water and get ready for Jr. Week

Intro to Opti Sailing - Mon-Wed 6/24-26 

Intro to 420 Sailing - Mon-Wed  7/1-7/3

 

Coming up for Adults:

Intro to Flying Scot Sailing - Sat-Sun 6/29-30

 

 

 

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1: Private Event - Clubhouse unavailable after 4:00
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8: Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Beach/Pool Party & Cookout (YAM)
Sat, Jun 15: Junior Week Warm Up 2 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 15-Sun, Jun 16: Opti Kids (Juniors …

Open House Regatta & Party Registration Deadline: Wednesday at 3 PM!

Karen Soule on

Club News

The registration deadline is just hours away!

Sign-up now to help welcome summer at FBYC's Open House Regatta...and Dinner...and Dance...and on-the-water Sunburst raft-up on Sunday, May 26. The weather looks promising...warm enough for swimming among our rafted-up cruising boats.  The food will be wonderful....Roadhouse Barbecue. The music...by Nate Sacks....will get your dock shoes dancing...

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And that's not even mentioning the pursuit race around government marks with the finish at the FBYC pier.

The cut-off for registration is TODAY at 3 PM.  Visit the event page on-line and sign-up "just in time!"

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, May 24: Memorial Day Cookout and Movie Night (YAM)
Sat, May 25: Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26: Open House Regatta and Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8: Spring Series 4 (Offshore)
Fri, Jun 14: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 15: Distance Series 1 - Moonlight (Offshore)
Sat, Jun …

RSVP Now for Friday Night's YAM Cookout!

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

The YAMs are hosting their annual cookout to kickoff Memorial Day weekend this Friday evening, starting at 6pm. This potluck-style gathering is always a wonderful way to welcome the long weekend. Members, families and their guests are welcome to join; burgers, chips, sodas and some beers will be provided by the YAM Committee. Please bring a side or dessert to share, and your favorite drinks to enjoy...please just be sure to RSVP here before noon on Thursday, May 23rd so we have enough burgers for the grill!

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...and if you can't make it in time for the cookout, worry not!  After the sun sets we will crank up a fun movie for the little ones to enjoy so mom …

2019 Laser Spring Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

2019 Laser Spring Regatta

Saturday gave us probably the nicest weather we've had in a long time for an opening day for the One Design Division at FBYC. 6 Lasers sailed 5 races in a breeze that built from 8 to 15+ knots under partly cloudy skies. Junior Finn Ciszeweski sailed a standard rig sail for the first time and was very fast downwind and competitive all the way around the course. Dave Tabor joined the club this spring and was sailing his first Laser regatta at the club - welcome to the fleet! Guests Trip Ivey and Britt Drake made the trip from Richmond and VA Beach to join us for the day. Mike Toms executed his signature move by port tacking the fleet …

OPEN HOUSE REGATTA and PARTY May 26, bring your friends and invite friends with boats!

Carrie Russell on

Social Events

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Registration is open until 5/21/19 midnight.

Choice of GoVino wine or Pilsner Cup included to all registered until supplies last!

Sunflower raft UP: post race/1300-1400.

Leads for raft up will be Diane and Carl Simon, (Happy Place Beneteau 331) & Ann and GG Gray, (Jabberwock Voyage Yacht 42’).  Garrett family will join us in Running Tide.  Jim Raper, PRO, will direct racers towards the raft up.

Water shuttles will be available from FBYC pier to the raft up.  Bring some snacks and join in the fun!

Prize for “best inflatable” at the raft up. 

Bars open:  1630.  Drink tickets $ 4 each.  Pack of 8 for $25. 

Porch Bar: Beer and wine ONE ticket. 

UP BAR: Premium beer …

Webmaster Gold Star award of the month.

Strother Scott on

Club News

Tom Bayliss is the winner on this month’s Webmaster Gold Star award. He tried to reset his password and received a Server Error. He sent in Screen Shots and I was quickly able to duplicate the problem. It turns out a minor website setting change in mid-April had broken the web site’s ability to send emails. As a result, there were no emails confirming registrations or board meeting updates filed for the last month.

I can’t believe that no one noticed the unusual behavior nor pointed out the broken process. It’s all fixed now, and I award a Gold Star to Tom. If you see his parents Lynn or Temple around the Club or on Stove …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, May 17-Sun, May 19: Captain's Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, May 18: One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19: Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Fri, May 24: Memorial Day Cookout and Movie Night (YAM)
Sat, May 25: Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26: Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 8: Junior Week Warm Up 1 (Juniors)
Sat, Jun 8-Sun, Jun 9: Opti Kids (Juniors)
Sat …

For Women Only: June 1, Skill-Building Day

Karen Soule on

Cruising News

Still have room for a few more women!

Want to dock a big boat with more confidence?  How about practicing quick stops and MOB drills? Or maybe you need to feel at ease on the radio?  

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Then come and spend Saturday, June 1 from 10 am-3 pm, on board S/V Soulemate as we do all the above and more.  Skipper Karen Soule will run her crew through all those everyday tasks to help everyone feel more comfortable and competent on the water.  Soulemate can accommodate FOUR more women.  Email her directly at:  karen.soule@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Junior Week Warm-ups

Joanna Wensell on

Junior Activities

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We are offering 2 warm-up opportunities prior to Junior Week.  These weekend afternoons will provide a time for junior sailors, who are already registered for Junior Week, to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with an Opti or 420.  Rig a boat and take it out for a spin with our instructors to get ready for a week of fun at Junior Week. 

Sign up for one or both afternoons! Click on the date below to register:

   Saturday, June 8,   1 - 4:00

   Saturday, June 15, 1 - 4:00

To supply instructors for this opportunity, warm-ups require a fee.  $35 per member or $45 per non-member

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, May 11: One Design Spring Series 1 and Laser Spring Regatta (One-Design)
Sun, May 12: Mother's Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 17-Sun, May 19: Captain's Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, May 18: One Design Spring Series 2 (One-Design)
Sun, May 19: Spring Series 3 (Offshore)
Fri, May 24: Memorial Day Cookout & Movie Night (YAM)
Sat, May 25: Family Regatta and Laser Training (One-Design)
Sun, May 26: Open House Regatta & Party (Offshore)
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (Holiday)
Fri, May 31-Sun, Jun 2: Southern Bay Race Week (Offshore)
Sat, Jun 1-Sun, Jun 2: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: Cruise to Ditchley, Tour and Taste (Cruising)
Fri, Jun 7: J/70 Friday Night Series …

2019 Laser Events

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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Laser Sailors - the season has begun - mark your calendars for these Laser race days:

Also be sure to check out the event page for each event as the times may have changed from what we've done …

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