Posts for February 2022

New Fleet Name for ILCA

Jon Deutsch on

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Our fleet has a new name! At the last Board Meeting - the club agreed to begin formally recognizing the Laser Fleet as the ILCA Fleet. The old name will still be used informally and will still appear in some places. Starting this year, all of our events on the event page will be listed as ILCA events. Otherwise it’s the same boat and the same racing we’ve been doing.

Why the new name? Well, the class we sail has changed it's name and this keeps us in line with that change and should prevent any confusion over the equipment and rules we are using to race with. Some more details on that can be found here.

Opti Rack Cleanup - April 1 Deadline

Julie Ann Wash on

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A cleanup of the Opti rack by the Main Clubhouse has begun.  We ask all members who currently have an Opti on the rack to place their name on the exposed end prior to April 1st and remove any vessels they do NOT want to pay to store. In April, Optis with identifying information will be updated in the Club database for billing and official assignment to the spot. Questions should be directed to Steve Montgomery 757-561-7289 or  

Volunteers needed to work on the new Middle Pier

Donna Mason on

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WANTED: Volunteers needed to work on plumbing and electrical work on the new Middle Pier. March 5, rain date March 12. 10-1 with lunch served. Work will be focused on prepping the new electrical/water pedestals for the electrician and installing plumbing pipes.  Skills needed are basic including drilling holes, screwing and unscrewing bolts, screws and the like, cutting and gluing PVC pipe.  The Docks Committee budgeted volunteer labor to complete this task in lieu of paying contractors. Two people to set up lunch are also needed!   Finishing the work by the 5th (12th if bad weather) is critical to opening the pier on time.  Please email Steve Montgomery ( AND sign up at Sign Up Genius- Middle …

FBYC Mobile App Updated

Paul Wash on

Club News

If you have not updated the FBYC iOS app to version 1.6.7 please do so! This update includes performance and security updates. The latest version of the app requires iOS 15 or later.

Junior Week Registration Member-Preference Period Ending February 28th!

Julie Ann Wash on

Junior Activities

Junior Program 2022

We have experienced high interest in the Junior Program, which is wonderful.  A reminder to all club members wishing to have their kids participate in Junior Week or Junior Teams, the FBYC member-only priority period ends at the end of February.  On March 1, all classes will be open enrollment.  Some classes are already showing they will be full once open enrollment begins, so if a member wants to be assured to have their kid involved, it is important to register by Feb 28.  When you enroll, if you end up on a waitlist and you are a member, please email, as we have purposefully left room in all the classes for members who …

Murphy Rules: Join the Race Committee Training

Ruthanna Jenkins on

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It is time to start getting ready for the sailing season.  You can kick it off by signing up for our Murphy Rules training in Richmond on Saturday, March 19th.  You'll learn what it takes to become a valued team member.  We'll have a display of some race committee tools and you can see how they work.  You will have a chance to meet other race committee volunteers and sign up for a race.  Our trainer, John McCarthy, will walk you through a day of race committee work and make sure you know how to work together as a team to give the racers a fair and fun day on the water.  Afterward we …

Member Registration Now Open for Junior Programs

Karen Soule on

Junior Activities

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The days are getting longer and the junior programs committee has been hard at work preparing for an exciting summer of junior sailing. Here's the skinny:

  • Learn all about Opti-kids, Junior Week and all the race team programs at:
  • To register, go to:
  • FBYC members also receive a discount by using the coupon code:  FBYC
  • Grandparents no longer need to register their grandchildren;  Your grandchildren's parents (also called your kids!) can register directly online by using the coupon code:  FBYC
  • If you have additional questions, email:
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