Friday August 9, 2019 11:21PMon
Dear FBYC Member,
I wanted to share with everyone that Fishing Bay Yacht Club has accepted an invitation to participate in Annapolis Yachts Club's inaugural 3-2-1 regatta. This event is designed specifically for team racing and has participants coming from outside the Chesapeake Bay. FBYC is delighted to receive an invitation to this fall event and looks forward to again demonstrating our capabilities in the northern bay.
At the beginning of the year we discussed strategies for creating and participating in innovative programs that continuously engage our sailors, bring new opportunities for existing membership and attract new members. Participating in this event aligns with this strategy. It is an introduction to a new racing format for our membership and plus we show potential members the art of the possible. We hope this is a step that continues to build enthusiasm that directly translates to our own club owned boat program; ultimately offering team racing opportunities to our membership.
I have said on multiple occasions it is not one thing that drives a vigorous sailing community and invokes growth, it is the culmination of many things. One thing is for sure, we will not get there unless we demonstrate our dedication to this goal. Hence the Flag has authorized funds in the amount of $1950 to cover the registration fee for an FBYC backed team. The Flag has appointed Blake Kimbrough as our team captain. The regatta kicks off September 12th, and Blake has quickly surveyed several potential participants to build a team. If you are interested in participating in this event on behalf of FBYC, please contact Blake on or before Wednesday, August 12th with some background about your team/match racing experience. If you have additional thoughts on bringing sailing opportunities to FBYC, please let me know. This is a great opportunity for our Club, please join me in supporting our team as well as the future growth of team racing!