Posts for October 2020

RRYC Invites FBYC Members to a Boat Parade on Carter's Creek

Brian Ankrom on

Cruising News

The Rappahannock River Yacht Club is organizing this year’s Lights on the Creek boat parade on Carters Creek.

Time:  Saturday, November 28, 2020 at dusk

Rendezvous Point:  Entrance to Carters Creek near RRYC.

Please follow the web site below to register your boat - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaa923a6f8c07-lights

Should you require a slip prior to or after the parade, there are limited slips available on Carters Creek for early registrants.  Please register your boat by November 14, 2020.  Email your docking requirements to me at LightsontheCreek@gmail.com     

Begin the Christmas season with a colorful boat parade!

 

Oyster Tailgate is in the Books

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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The weather was lousy, but the oysters, food and physically distant fellowship was outstanding!  FBYC's Annual Oyster roast was a great success last Sunday with more than 100 members and guests participating in our Oyster Tailgate.  All wore foulies which we stripped off and tossed into warm cars once we had our fill of roasted and raw oysters.  Thanks to Social Chairwoman Carrie Russel and her crew for pulling off a memorable event.

Cruising Division's Closing "Party"

Karen Soule on

Cruising News

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In spite of challenging conditions having nothing to do with wind or weather, FBYC's Cruising Division had a stellar season.  Boats, circumnavigated the Delmarva Peninsula on the outside and traveled from Baltimore to Norfolk on the inside--all the while being physically distant yet socially close.  A number of our boats are currently traversing the Big Ditch for the winter, including Commander Nancy Powell and husband Chris Lindholm aboard Bolero. Others are enjoying the Bay's fall winds or laying up for the winter.

To put a fork in this season (or fid if you prefer!),  join your fellow cruisers on Zoom for our Closing Cocktail Hour on Sunday, November 1 at 5 PM.  We'll share stories from our travels, talk about …

YAM Spooktacular Celebration and Costume Party Zoom Call Tonight!

Mary Catherine Buhl McAllister on

Social Events

Join us if you dare for some Halloween fun! Creep, float or crawl on over to the YAM Zoom call on October 28th at 6:00pm. Prizes will go out to the best Zoom background, best individual consume and best family/team costume. We will finish our evening with an around the house scavenger hunt!

Zoom link found here.

Meeting ID: 839 8648 1327
Passcode: 1939

39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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Hurricanes, high tides, power outages have not stopped the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters before, and neither would a global pandemic this year. The event looked a little different on shore and the social and dinner was a little subdued with social distancing and other precautions in place to keep everyone safe. Fortunately for single-handed sailing – the social distancing was only briefly violated at a few mark roundings and most violated was the weather mark itself.

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The sailing was as good as it’s ever been – the fleet was greeted with 16-20 knots of wind out of the NNE and had a blast sailing in the slightly shifty condition and flat water on the far side of the river in Godfrey …

We're Eating Oysters this Sunday

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Registration for our Tailgate Oyster Roast is now closed. 

But for those of you joining us to help cast off 2020 with bushels of oysters, BBQ and fun, remember to bring your chairs and drinks.  You are also welcome to pack your own knives and gloves to shuck your own oysters if you like.  

We're going to have a full parking lot.  "Gates" open at 11 am and we'll start serving at noon.

Thank you for working hard to safeguard everyone's health by remaining physically distant but socially close.  And be sure to bring your masks!

The Time Has Come for Oysters on October 25, 2020...But the Registration Deadline Looms!

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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THANK YOU FBYC!

Our members have done an awesome job this sailing season.

You've raced with skill, cruised with bravado, and maintained and built relationships wisely and well.  All under difficult circumstances.  To thank you for all those efforts, our annual oyster roast will be "tailgate style" and feature pork barbecue, mac & cheese, beans, Texas caviar and of course, OYSTERS.  All for only $5 / person!

But you must register by October 18 in order to participate.  

Sign-up here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/201025-social-tailgate-party-oyster-roast/

We're hoping for an exquisite fall Sunday afternoon. So sign-up now and remember this is a BYOB and BYOC event.  You know what the first means; the second stands for "bring your own chairs …

2020 Laser Fall Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

A little rain and drizzle couldn’t keep the Lasers from sailing in FBYC’s Laser Fall Regatta. 14 full rigs and 4 radials sailed 5 races in what started as 11-13 knots and dropped to 6-8 by the last race.  Many sailors used this as a tune up for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at FBYC next weekend including a few Annapolis sailors.

The fleet all sailed very well and was fun to sail with. Evan Hoffman (SDYC) a Snipe Sailor from Richmond and former ODU sailor got out to a great start with a bullet in the first race in his first time in a Laser in years. Evan would end up 2nd overall on the …

YAM Spooktacular Celebration and Costume Party Zoom Call

Mary Catherine Buhl McAllister on

Social Events

Join us if you dare for some Halloween fun! Creep, float or crawl on over to the YAM Zoom call on October 28th at 6:00pm. Prizes will go out to the best Zoom background, best individual consume and best family/team costume. We will finish our evening with an around the house scavenger hunt!

Zoom link to follow. 

 

Trophy Nominations Due October 15!!

Karen Soule on

Awards

The FBYC Trophy Committee is looking for nominations for our perpetual trophies to be awarded at year's end.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year.

Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and the quality of competition as well as the member’s …

Pump Out Repairs Complete

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

The pump out on Jackson Creek has been repaired & re-plumbed to the holding tank.

The pump out is open for use.  Please ensure the pump is primed before connecting the hose to your outlet.

Please let me know if the pump out gives you trouble.

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