Posts for April 2021

Lifeguards Needed for 2021

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

FBYC needs lifeguards for Summer - Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The schedule is flexible.  The pay is good.  The location is great!

A CPR, AED, & First Aid certification required.  But I am working on providing training on-site - details to follow.

Please email me if you or someone you may know is interested!

Updated FBYC Events Schedule

Joe Roos on

Clubhouse News

We are past Opening Day and as we all look forward to a great sailing season, there are some changes and events on our schedule to note: 

 Event Added: FBYC will again offer the Southern Start for the St Mary’s Governor Cup on Friday, July 30th.

 Schedule Change: The Delta Dash, Offshore Long-Distance Series #2 will now be held on Saturday July 10th and the One Design Summer Sea Breeze Series #1 is now on Sunday July 11th.  Please see event notices for more information on these events.  Originally, the Delta Dash was set for an afternoon start on June 26th, concurrent with the Junior Regatta.   As we moved into Spring, we projected we would …

2021 Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet

Karen Soule on

Club News

 

In a move back to normal, FBYC's Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet was just what we all needed.  With safety first, both on the water and on land, members welcomed spring and a new season this past Saturday.    The racing was excellent and all who sailed had huge smiles and great fun.  Thanks to our new social chairs, Karen and Gary Akens, and their volunteers for holding a great Opening Day.

To check out all the pics from our resident photographer, Paul Almany, visit:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVizf3v

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FBYC ILCA Dinghy/Laser Fleet Schedule

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Our 2021 Schedule is posted and here are some highlights for ILCA Dinghy/Laser Sailing to put on your calendar for this year. 

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Club Series - these are 5 single day events spread throughout the year that count towards the season series using the high point system. Anyone who sails in 50% of the races held qualifies for the series.  Some of these race days are sailed during one design events with the Flying Scots, and other days will be stand alone days.  We'll run a Radial fleet and radial series on the days we have enough boats.  There's no entry fee and first warning times vary depending on the day.

On-Site Ice Available

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

The on-site ice chest has been repaired and filled.

Ten pound bags of ice are $3 each.

Notice to all Junior Sailors and fans of Junior Sailors! Register Now for the FBYC Junior Regatta June 26 and 27!

Mary Almany on

Junior Activities


Register early for the FBYC Junior Regatta!  This regatta is our biggest annual junior event to finish off Junior Week and showcase your mad sailing skills.  Spots will be limited.  There will be good competition for you “old” salts, and a friendly environment for beginners - something for everyone. 

Register at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/22109

Volunteers needed to put on the best regatta, at the most beautiful club, with the most fun people on the Bay.  

Contact Craig Ciszewski to volunteer at craig.ciszewski@yahoo.com



YAM Virtual Game Night - This Thursday!

Mary Catherine Buhl McAllister on

Social Events

The YAMs are hosting a Virtual Game Night on Thursday, April 15th. 

Bring your best trivia game face! The overall winner will be awarded a $25.00 gift card to West Marine! 

We will start off the night at 7:50 pm with a Zoom call to gather into teams. At 8:00 pm we will log into the Let’s Roam link to play 5 rounds of fun games and trivia! Video chat and live scoring is embedded in the game so that we can interact with other players and view the scoreboard.

If you are interested in attending please reach out to Mary Catherine McAllister at: Mceb4989@me.com before the event! 

On-Site Ice Unavailable

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Our ice machine is currently out of order and our supplier is experiencing service delays.

Unfortunately, ice will not be available on-site for the near term.

I will keep everyone posted when I know more.

FBYC Opening Day Ceremony

Karen Soule on

Club News

Spring is here and with that comes our Opening Day Regatta and the honored Blessing of the Fleet
 
Please join us this Saturday, April 17 following the Offshore Race to join (socially distanced) your fellow FBYC Club Members, Friends and Family.  We will gather on the Jackson Creek side of our campus near Fannies House—waterside for the Blessing.  We hope to see YOU there!  If you have not registered for the race, please do so @ fbyc.net.
 
0900: Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting
1100: Warning for the first start
1600: Blessing of the Fleet--Fannies House backyard
Post Blessing:  Immediately following--Main Clubhouse Grounds (Outside Only for Social Distancing) We will have individual snack boxes which include sweet and salty …

CBYRA Webinar 4/15 7:30 on Weather by National Weather Service -for ALL

Tom Roberts on

Club News

 

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Weather: Get a Shiver in your bones just thinking about it?

 

We can help with that. Join us this Thursday April 15th at 7:30 pm for a webinar with Steve Zubrick and Brandon Fling from the National Weather Service.

BTW, this one is FREE AND OPEN to the entire CBYRA community, members and non-members alike.

The 15 April presentation will focus on what it means to be part of a Weather-Ready Nation. What this means is that Society is prepared for and responds to weather, water, and climate-dependent events. Read more about what this means to you at Your National Weather Service: Evolving to Build a Weather-Ready Nation.

 

You will learn more about using the NWS radio based, online …

How do Sails Make Boat Go?

Karen Soule on

Club News

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Join Sailmaker Jerry Latell TONIGHT at 7 PM for our last Spring webinar, "How Do Sails Make Boats Go?"  Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bJHW_vwsRwSEENf66SY_BA

FBYC member Jerry will entertain and enlighten us with his discussion of the physics of sailing as well as the beauty of a well-set sail.  This is also a great opportunity for you to invite a friend to join us online and share your love for FBYC and sailing.

See you online....and on the water soon!

YAM Virtual Game Night - April 15th

Mary Catherine Buhl McAllister on

Social Events

The YAMs are hosting a Virtual Game Night on Thursday, April 215th. 

Bring your best trivia game face! The overall winner will be awarded a $25.00 gift card to West Marine! 

We will start off the night at 750 pm with a Zoom call to gather into teams. At 8:00 pm we will log into the Let’s Roam link to play 5 rounds of fun games and trivia! Video chat and live scoring is embedded in the game so that we can interact with other players and view the scoreboard.

If you are interested in attending please reach out to Mary Catherine McAllister at: Mceb4989@me.com before the event! 

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