Posts for February 2020

Come Help Clean-Up our Club

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Calling All Hands!

Spring 2020 Grounds Clean-up Day March 21

Hold the date, March 21, for the annual FBYC Grounds Clean Up. All members are encouraged to pitch in and prepare our lovely grounds for the new season.  Lunch will be provided after we are done...so please sign-up online so we know how many of you are coming.  (Just check out the upcoming events listing at FBYC.net.)

Questions to Steve Montgomery at monty1221@icloud.com. "

Winter Program: "Multihulls in Time" on Saturday, February 29 at FBYC Clubhouse

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Your club doesn't slow down during the off-season.  Come and see the new ramp after you listen to our speaker.  But first register here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200229-social-winter-program-with-jim-brown/

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Jim Brown, a local Tidewater, VA resident, has been on the cutting edge of multi-hull design for more than six decades.  He's tested his designs in many oceans, cruising with his family to multiple continents.  An accomplished teacher and author, Jim is also a member of the Cruising World Hall of Fame and a prolific podcaster.

This is a FREE program offered to FBYC members and their guests--a great way to introduce potential members to the club.  There is a suggested $10 donation at the door to support …

Fishing Bay Dock Suffers Storm Damage

Brian Ankrom on

Club News

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We had a severe wind storm out of the Southwest last Friday.  This storm damaged the Fishing Bay Dock's structure and framing in three areas.

The ramp is open for use but unfortunately, the dock is CLOSED until it is repaired.  I anticipate repairs will be made by March 1st and will keep everyone posted on the progress.  

 

Let's Go Cruising!

Karen Soule on

Cruising News

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Want to go cruising but don't have a boat?  There are loads of club members with cruising boats who would welcome you aboard for a day, a weekend or perhaps an even longer trip.  Here's how to get started:

Beginning with two Richmond-based "get-togethers," on February 20 and April 2, you'll meet some of these skippers and learn about exploring the Chesapeake Bay. FBYC has numerous captains who are eager to share their time, their sailboats and their expertise with novices and experts alike. 

Session 1:  Cruising on the Chesapeake Bay   Learn where we go sailing, the cruising philosophy, and meet others wanting to learn new skills and make new friends. 

Session 2:  How to Become Crew  We'll cover …

WINTER PROGRAM: "Multihulls in Time"

Jerry Latell on

Club News

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Multihulls in Time - From the Stone Age to the Space Age and the “Green Recovery.”

With multihull pioneer Jim Brown

Where: FBYC Clubhouse

When: Saturday February 29 from 2-4, with a reception following the talk

 

Multihull sailboats have been around for millennia. Jim will discuss multihull sailboats through the ages from the ancient civilizations of the south pacific through the modern era with a peek into the future. Jim has been in the multihull mix for the past 50 years and has seen multihull design go from the early homebuild movement of the 1960’s, to rotomolded daysailors, and through to the present-day hard wing foiling craft that travel at highway speeds.

 

About the Speaker: Jim Brown is a legend …

In Memory of Miles Turner

Joe Roos on

Club News

We were saddened to hear that FBYC has lost a dear friend, Miles Turner.  Miles, an active participant on many Race Committees passed away on December 29, 2019.  Miles was married to Betsy for 21 years and had two sons, Miles Turner III and Jay Turner.

 

Miles owned and operated Turner Body Shop on Belt Boulevard in South Richmond until his retirement. Miles was an avid sailor and was one of the founders of Dog Town Yacht Club in 1983.  He built several boats including a Dragonfly 16 proa which he raced in DTYC races. In addition to sailing, racing, building and designing boats, Miles enjoyed photography and working on race cars.

 

For over twenty years, Miles was an active …

Spring 2020 Clean-up Day

Karen Soule on

Club News

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Calling All Hands!

Spring 2020 Grounds Clean-up Day March 21

Hold the date, March 21, for the annual FBYC Grounds Clean Up. All members are encouraged to pitch in and prepare our lovely grounds for the new season.  Lunch will be provided after we are done...so please sign-up online so we know how many of you are coming.  (Just check out the upcoming events listing at FBYC.net.)

Questions to Steve Montgomery at monty1221@icloud.com. "

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