Posts for May 2021

Open House 2021 - Updated Plans

Mark Wensell on

Club News

With today's weather conditions being unfavorable to racing and raft-up - the sailing portion of today's Open House event is cancelled.

Good news - the party is still on for this evening!   Please plan to join us and enjoy a great time at the club, with the schedule as follows:

1700: On-shore Happy Hour with some light apps
1730-1900: Dinner served
1700-2030: Live Music by Neal & Perkins 

We hope to reschedule the raft-up to coincide with an event later this year - stay tuned for details to follow.

We still would love to have some volunteers join us for setup at 3:30p at the clubhouse - please feel free to join us!

FBYC Juniors at ILCA ACCs

Mary Almany on

Junior Activities


FBYC Juniors in Wrightsville

ILCA ACCs were held in Wrightsville Beach, NC on May 21-23.  Finn Ciszewski, Henry Ciszewski, Reed McAllister, Baylor Goldthwaite, Logan Hayes, Jack Cabell, and Joshua Almany all competed.  Olympian Sarah Lihan was also present to provide coaching support.  Everyone did well in challenging conditions, which ranged from no wind to heavy wind and sea conditions to match.  Long postponements, heat, and exhaustion did not deter the sailors, and all of them did a great job.  Their next event will be ILCA Nationals in Norfolk, June 17-20, followed directly by Junior Week and FBYC Junior Regatta.  Sail fast, FBYC Juniors.

ILCA/Laser Clinic This Weekend & Recent Results

Jon Deutsch on

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Laser Clinic – This SATURDAY is a Laser Clinic at FBYC put on by Mike Toms. If you want to learn Laser basics or just revisit some of the things you already know – this is a great opportunity to talk shop and learn some things about the boat. The group will meet at 0900. Sign up and more details at:

District 11 Championship – last weekend Norfolk Yacht and Country Club hosted the ILCA District 11 Championship. Fleet members Jon Deutsch and Britt Drake were in attendance. FBYC Junior alum, Alex Jacob, now residing and sailing out of NYCC won the event. This was a great tune up for ILCA Nationals that will be hosted …

Grand Opening! First Annual! Festival Fun! This Saturday! Register Now!

Karen Soule on

Club News

Flying Scot.jpegEVERYONE is welcome to join in the fun at FBYC's first Family and Adult Sailing Festival this Saturday!  It's our Adult Sailing School Grand Opening where we'll welcome our latest addition to the club's Flying Scot fleet--our 4th boat.  There will be sailing instruction, activities for kids, tours of the club for guests and food for all.  REGISTER NOW AT:

Learn to rig, launch, stow, heave-to for a snack or watch a dolphin, hit a picnic beach—avoid hitting the dock—you get the picture—skills you will need to have a fun and safe day on the water.  And maybe show off a bit to your friends/kids/grandkids.

Whether you want …

ILCA Spring Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

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The ILCA fleet kicked off the season with the Spring Regatta on Saturday. PRO Rick Klein patiently waited for an hour ashore for the wind to come and when it did we had a perfect course on the far side of the Piankatank and 8-10 knots of breeze from the ESE.



New Member Holly Sears made her ILCA racing debut at FBYC. Chris Rouzie was back and had some good speed mixing it up with Mike and Britt. Alain had a solid end of the day finishing 2nd in the final race. Britt had a lot of solid starts. Mike had some really good upwind speed. Jon stayed on the best side of the shifts most of the day.


Thanks …

Lifeguards Still 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.  Certification training will be available May 22-23.  But registration must be done in advance.

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

Cruising Division

Scott Sirles on

Cruising News

The Cruising Division’s first on-the-water event, a Captain’s Choice cruise, is scheduled for this weekend, May 15-16. It will be preceded by drinks and snacks at Fannie's Friday, May 14th at 6:00 PM. It is a BYOB/BYOS event. Since it is a BYOB/BYOS event, cruisers who are not signed up for the event are invited to stop by.

Cruisers are encouraged to participate in the Sunflower Raft-up on Sunday, May 30th on the Fishing Bay side of the club. Early arrivals begin at 12:30PM and the raft-up's circle is scheduled to complete at 4:00PM.

Time to Volunteer for Junior Week

Jason Angus on

Junior Activities


If it takes a village to raise a child, imagine what it takes to teach over 100 of them to sail. We need your help. If you're interested in volunteering please review our sign up genius of areas where you can help by clicking the following link Junior Week Volunteer List

Open House Regatta, Raft Up and Party, Sunday May 30

Joe Roos on

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Make the highlight of your Memorial Weekend this fun-filled day of "low-key" racing, camaraderie, music, and summer-inspired food with your fellow club members. The Open House Regatta, Raft Up and Party is an event for every part of the club.  We've got Offshore, One Design, Junior, Cruising, and Social divisions all coming together for an easy race, a raft-up, and dinner with a band. Our members are encouraged to invite all of their friends on their boats and to the club for the festivities. Invite your friends if they have boats that meet the criteria!  See the Event Notice for more detail. Note: Don't miss out on the BBQ Dinner - it's Pre-order only and all orders due by May 24 …

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