Posts for March 2020

YAMs Hosting Virtual Happy Hour Wednesday at 6pm ET

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

Come one, come all...This Wednesday at 6-7pm the YAMs are hosting our first ever virtual club happy hour!  Our theme will be a blend of nautical trivia and some other funny twists to engage everyone along the way. 

Funny Sailor


All you need to participate are the following:

1) Be sure to have your computer camera ready (we want to see each other!)

2) Sport your favorite and/or funniest sailing gear...think offshore sailing jacket, sunglasses, zinc on the nose, whatever you find fun to get into the sailing spirit

3) Beverage of your choice...ideally your favorite go-to post-racing/cruising drink

Special prizes and/or recognition to be awarded to the smartest teams and best dressed based on creativity …

Staff Update – Eric Perkins

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Regretfully, Eric Perkins is no longer working for FBYC.  His helpfulness, talents, and can-do attitude will be missed at the Club.

We wish Eric well in his future.

Worry Not...Brian is on the Scene

Karen Soule on

Club News


Anxious about your boat in the water or on the hard? 

Rest assured that FBYC General Manager Brian Ankrom is on site most every day keeping an eye on "things."  Brian walks the docks each day, checking lines and boats.  So if you're tempted to go down to look things over...DON'T.

If your in-water-boat has a bilge alarm and notifies you remotely, Brian asks that you contact him first before rushing down to FBYC.  Middlesex county has asked all non-residents to limit their travels to the county due to the age of residents and limited medical resources.  If you've ever called 911 from the club for something minor or major, you'll appreciate the need to keep these first …


Karen Soule on

Club News

March 20, 2020

Dear Fishing Bay Yacht Club Members-

The Club leadership wants you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers as we all navigate the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without exception we are all experiencing very turbulent times. Your safety and that of your family is of our utmost concern and we are making some changes in our planning for activities and use of the Club’s facilities.

  1. Effective immediately, to ensure we promote social distancing and the safety of all of our members and guests, all FBYC sponsored events are postponed thru April 30, 2020. This schedule update applies to all fleets and social events on the FBYC grounds.  The Flag …

Stocking Up Sanely

Karen Soule on

Club News


We're all on the hard and staying home to protect others; yet we do have to sometimes venture out for necessities.  Some suggestions for less-congested shopping include avoiding mornings so that the elderly can shop more safely and visiting smaller, local grocery stores with fewer folks.  You may not find toilet paper there but won't face huge lines.

We can also learn from our own Nica Waters whose "Fit2Sail" website has great ideas for provisioning on land as well as at sea.  Nica has made "Stocking up Sanely: preparing for quarantine" available for everyone.  You can check out her recommendations here:

Thank you, Nica!

Spring Clean Up Date Postponed!

Steve Montgomery on

Club News


In keeping with federal and state guidelines that are intended to "flatten the curve" of the Coronavirus spread, FBYC will postpone the Spring Clean Up originally scheduled for Saturday the 21st.  A new date will be selected when we are on the other side of this serious event.  For those willing and able, Grounds Chair Steve Montgomery will maintain a list of projects one or two people can tackle on their own time.  This will improve the Club's appearance and reduce the future workload. Please contact Steve at or 757-561-7289 if you would like to volunteer a few hours


Important Information From FBYC

Karen Soule on

Club News

Greetings FBYC-

We wanted to inform you of the matters we addressed at last evening’s Board meeting regarding the impact of the COVID-19 healthcare issues.  Our continued goal is to promote the safety and well-being of our members, guests and the community in Deltaville and surrounding areas as best we can.

Based on actions recommended by the healthcare community as well as the announcement from the Virginia Governor declaring a state of emergency, we recommend that you limit your social interactions.  While you may not personally be in a high risk group, you may still unknowingly pass along viral infections to a family member, friend or colleague who is in a high risk group.

With this in mind, the …

Bermuda Hi Party Postponed

Karen Soule on

Club News

Fishing Bay Yacht Club's Board of Directors has made the prudent decision to POSTPONE the Bermuda Hi Party, originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. Any future events, especially those held indoors, will be evaluated as we collectively manage the health crisis impacting our nation and the world. 

We ask those who have already paid the small charge for this party to allow the club to use those funds to cover costs already incurred.

We are continually reminded how fortunate we are to belong to FBYC.  Please take all necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy and consider how to support others as we move ahead.

At this point, we are still holding our Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, March 21 …

Final Call for Bermuda Hi Party on March 14

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Final sign-up deadline for this year's Bermuda Hi party is Thursday, March 12!

Come welcome spring--but save your socks to burn for later.  We're gathering for drinks, food and music by Mike Dale at a great downtown Richmond location.  (Click on the link to see where.) It's been a mild winter, but let's still embrace spring together.

Cost is only $10 per member. And if you'd like to bring a potential new member with you, just email Jerry Latell at with your guest's name and email.  (Guests are free!)

Register here:

Crew Training Sessions Start April 14, 2020

Karen Soule on

Club News

2019 keelboat championship

Want to learn some racing basics?  Build on some current skills?  Find a boat and skipper looking for crew?

Then sign-up for FBYC's highly-popular crew training workshops on April 14, 21 and 28 in Richmond, VA.  There are additional on-the-water sessions so that you can practice what you've learned.  Total cost is only $75 for both classroom and sailing sessions. 

This is a perfect time to invite some friends who might be interested in learning more about racing AND joining FBYC.  Register now at:

Excellence All Around

Karen Soule on

Team Racing

DSC_0618.jpgBy know you've all probably heard about Bob and Lisa Fleck and the crew of Mad Hatter receiving the Labrot Trophy for best overall performance in CBYRA events last year.  Congratulations!

But they're not alone.  In Region 4N, two other members also made FBYC proud:  Glen Doncaster's Nanuq in PHRF A and Miles Booth on Shenanigan in PHRF B also took top honors.  We're grateful for them and their crew representing FBYC on such a prestigious and competitive stage.  Here's to a successful 2020 for all our sailors!


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