Posts for September 2019

Racing in the AYC 3-2-1 Invitational

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

We were honored to be invited and excited to send some sailors to the Annapolis Yacht Club's 3-2-1 Invitational last weekend. The 3-2-1 was a combination match/team race event where teams of six sailors raced J22's and J30's in a very competitive round robin format.  Match or team racing events will soon become a reality at FBYC with our own fleet of Flying Scots...but we could use a few more. (So if you have a rarely-sailed FS you'd like to donate, please let us know.)

AYC 3-2-1 Invitational 2019

In the meantime, thanks to Austin Powers, Mike Toms, Ben Buhl, Parker Garrett, Blake Kimbrough et al for representing us up north.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 22: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 21: Fall Series 1 (Offshore)
Fri, Sep 27-Sun, Sep 29: Captains Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 28: YAM Seafood Boil (YAM)
Sat, Sep 28: Indian Summer Regatta: Fall Series 3 (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: Laser Fall Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster …

Save These November Dates

Karen Soule on

Club News

It's hard to believe but FBYC's two season-capping events are just around the corner.  

Mark your calendars for our Closing Day Regatta & Oyster Roast on November 2, 2019.  This event is always fun-filled, whether you're pursuit racing 'round the marks or just coming to slurp, shuck or dress up local oysters to your liking.

Then, get ready to rock on November 16, 2019 for the Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball. We're "mixing up the race course" with a new location at the Hippodrome Theater.  Located in Richmond's Jackson Ward, the Hippodrome promises excitement and history, not to mention great food and music.

Register now on-line for both events.  The season's never really over now is it!

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38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR/Registration

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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FBYC would like to welcome Laser Masters back to Deltaville for the 38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 12-13.  Registration is now open.

Why do Laser sailors come back to FBYC year after year?

  1. Alain Vincey's famously fantastic regatta dinner
  2. Plenty of room to rig and launch
  3. An open racing area with little power boat traffic
  4. A solid and experienced race committee
  5. Space to camp
  6. Hot breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  7. Camaraderie of seeing friends every year

Wondering what it's like?  Check out this video.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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 (YAM)
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 Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Fri, Oct 25: October Movie Night (YAM)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner …

Record-Setting Labor Day Cornhole Tournament

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Our 2019 Cornhole Tournament was a great success under gorgeous skies on the main clubhouse lawn!  A record setting 14 teams came out to battle for the coveted ultimate prize of Mount Gay Black Label. After a couple hours of high intensity competition our club champions were crowned.

winners.jpgCongratulations to this year's championship team, "The Sticky Bandits," Miles Kimbrough and Malcolm Cobb.  Our runner up was team "One Trick Pony," who on the sidelines amassed the largest spectator section of fellow sailors cheering on their teammates. Finally, in third place on the podium was the Whorley Family.

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Storm Update: Dorian - Updated 9/6 at 1910

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Hurricane Dorian has come and gone with a few gusts, clouds, and pockets of rain left.  No damage found on the campus, buildings, or fleet to report.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently coverd with 6-12 inches of rain and sea water
  • All Docks' power and water has been turned off and will be resoted tomorrow morning after the surge threat is over
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) have been hauled and are unavailable
  • Pool will be closed until it can be cleaned out
  • Club Scots are unavailable for reservation until Sunday
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings will be returned tomorrow

I will continue to provide updates …

Storm Update: Dorian - Updated 9/5 at 1410

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Hurricane Dorian Is not projected to hit Deltaville.  But we are anticipating tides 3 feet above normal, 8 inches of rain, and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently dry and clear
  • All Docks' power and water has been turned off
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) have been hauled and are unavailable
  • East Floating Dock has no vacancies
  • Pool Is closed
  • Club Scots are unavailable for reservation
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings have been brought inside

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page. 

25th Stingray Point Regatta Soars

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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It's rewarding to have so many FBYC boats and crews along with boats from around the Bay proving their prowess during this past weekend's Stingray Point Regatta.  The camp ground was full of visiting crews, the food was delicious, the music was rocking and the sailing was challenging--as light air always brings out the best sailing skills.

Thanks to Becca Doncaster and her volunteers for arranging a great event; to Mike Karn and race committee for getting off four races flawlessly; and Massey Whorley for a wonderful party.  Full results are available on the FBYC.net website

Start making plans now for the 26th!

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Storm Update: Dorian - Updated 9/4 at 0830

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Hurricane Dorian may or may not hit Deltaville.  Regardless, we are preparing for a storm.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is dry and clear
  • All Docks' power and water will be turned off Thursday at 2:00PM
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) have been hauled and are unavailable
  • East Floating Dock has no vacancies
  • Pool will close Thursday at 2:00PM
  • Club Scots are unavailable for reservation
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings have been brought inside

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page. 

"Vintage Skippers" Only Get Better

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

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The Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta on August 24 showcased the skills of our seasoned skippers over 60 years old and honored former commadore Jere Dennison.  Congratulations to all who raced and kudos to the winners of the "Vintage Skippers Awards:"  Phil Webb in Flying Scots; Chuck Carmichael in Typhoons and Wes Jones in Portsmouths.

We are proud to call you mentors, members and friends.

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SPECIAL APPRECIATION: Curtis Stokes & Associates

Tracy Schwarzschild on

One Design Racing

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Many thanks to Mary Catherine Ciszewski and Curtis Stokes & Associates for their terrific sponsorship of our 80th Annual One Design Regatta.

If you have occasion to thank Mary Catherine for making this happen, please do so.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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 (YAM)
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 Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun …

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