Website Menu changes

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We have recently made two menu changes on the website - to bring more focus to recent efforts. On the main Blue Navigation Bar, we have consolidated "Fleets" and "Sailing" links into simply "Sailing".  And the top two links are to

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And we have renamed the seven tabs on Events pages.  You will find the familiar Offshore, One-Design, Junior, Cruising and the new tab is "Instruction" - replacing Social.  You will find each of the Summer Sailing Classes listed there.  Each Class has its own event.

Charlie Enright Thrills FBYC Audience

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Towering waves, exhilarating speeds and tales of triumph and tragedy thrilled the largest crowd ever for an FBYC winter program. Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean racer (and Morning Light movie star!) regaled everyone last week, including some prospective FBYC new members and junior racers. Charlie was poignant, at times hilarious and always inspiring.  It was a great way to start planning for our upcoming sailing season and certainly inspired many to, at least dream of, foiling monohulls in the southern ocean. (Well maybe a nice “round the buoys race” instead.)

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Next on the list of fun activities? The Bermuda High Party on March 30. Be sure to sign up now on-line and bring a pair of socks to burn, preferably clean ...

Thank You, East Dock Donors!

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We would like to recognize the generous donors who supported the new East Dock project by identifying all who contributed on a plaque that will be unveiled in the main Club House on Opening Day on April 13, 2019.  Please review the list below and notify me of any corrections as soon as possible (no later than February 28th) at dlennarz@gmail.com.

Thank you,

David Lennarz

In Grateful Recognition of the Donors to the Fishing Bay Yacht Club East Dock Fund - 2017-2018

 

Chesapeake Benefactors

Ted & Myra Bennett

Glenn & Rebecca Doncaster

Waddy & Connie Garrett

David & Alison Lennarz

Christopher Lindbloom & Nancy Glinn Powell

Strother & Evie Scott

Piankatank Benefactors

Doug & Jennifer Bendura

George & Lyons ...

Website Server now updated

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We were able to update the web server on Monday, February 11, 2019.   It has resulted in a few inevitable glitches, and we are fixing them as fast as they are being discovered.  Most functions, including the important online Event Registration processes, are working fine.  Please let Strother know if you run across any issues. 

Website server update

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We plan a server update this weekend for www.fbyc.net and it is possible there might be an hour or 2 on Friday night or Saturday morning when the site is down. 

FBYC and Mathews Yacht Club Support Milford Haven Coast Guard

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Milford Haven Coast Guard station is 3.4 nm from Fishing Bay.  The 22 Coasties there, and throughout the country, are critical to every sailor and mariner who ventures out on the water.

To support these fine men and women during the government shutdown, FBYC and Mathews Yacht Club have joined together to give them a “family night out” at The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Chili Cook-Off.  This fund raising event will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  Both our clubs are buying tickets to send these station members and their families to the event.

If you’re local, why not attend as well to support multiple great ...

FBYC Classifieds Update and reminder

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We now have self-administered online Classified at https://www.fbyc.net/classifieds/ and Members are invited to use the webtool to post listings in any of the following categories

  • Boats for Sale,
  • Boats Wanted,
  • Boat Equipment,
  • Accommodations near Deltaville,
  • Recommended Services or
  • Miscellaneous categories.  

Postings can include up to 5 photographs and automatically expire in 30, 60 or 180 days.   Today we fixed a small defect re expiration, and I have reset the expiration date of 4-5 expired postings to Feb 15.  The following: Laser for Sale, - Alex MacKinnon, Ultra Anchor swivel for sale- Chris Lindbloom,  1.5" Hose and 55 pound Delta Anchor - Garland Gray are asked to edit their  previously expired postings to extend the date or delete ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Wed, Dec 5 - GM goes on vacation (Virgin Islands)
Wed, Dec 19 - GM Returns from vacation
Sat, Apr 13 (2019) - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Mark your calendars now – Opening Day is April 13, 2019!  Thanks go to Strother Scott for getting the calendar on the website.  We’ll be filling in the details throughout the winter.  So, please check the events page often for updates.
- I will be in St. Martin on vacation from December 5th through December 18th.  I will not be available by phone while out of the country.  But I will be checking email daily and Eric will be on-site daily.
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Dec 1 - YAM Holiday Parade (in Richmond)
                  - Offshore Winter Series 3
Wed, Dec 5 - GM goes on vacation (Virgin Islands)
Wed, Dec 19 - GM Returns from vacation


This Week’s Update:
- 2018 comes to a close this weekend with two events.
- The YAM's are gathering everyone for the Richmond Christmas Parade at 10:00 Saturday morning.  Event contacts - Blake and Julia Kimbrough
- The final offshore race of the year will also be held on Saturday at the Club.  Race contact - Mike Karn.   
I will be in St. Martin on vacation from December 5th through December 18th.  I will not be available by phone while out of the country.  But I will be checking email daily ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving
Sat, Dec 1 - YAM Holiday Parade (in Richmond)
                  - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  There will be no events held at the Club this weekend.
- We've winterized the water going to the Jackson Creek Docks, Fishing Bay Ramp, and Pump-Out.  The Bathhouse has also been winterized and is locked for the winter.  Please stay tuned for further off-season maintenance and project updates.
- Please take some time in the coming weeks to prep your on-site boat and equipment for the winter.  Don't forget to tidy up storage spaces and lay out pest deterrents.   
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the Off-Season.  You can find my ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Thu, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Thanks go out to all the Fall Clean Up volunteers - especially Helen and Dacre Walker for leading the event last weekend.
- The Commodore's Ball is finally here!.  Don your fancy duds and head over to the Commonwealth Club this Saturday - doors and bar open at 5:30.  Event Contacts - Geoff and Allene Cahill.
- Please take some time in the coming weeks to prep your on-site boat and equipment for the winter.  Don't forget to tidy up storage spaces and lay out pest deterrents.   
- I am on-site for every scheduled event and throughout the week.  You ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Last Saturday's weather & crowd couldn't have been more pleasant for the Annual Oyster Roast.  Thanks again to Beale's Brewery for providing the beer! .
- The second Offshore Winter Series Race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact - Allan Heyward.  Social Contact - Cathy Clark.
- The season is winding down and that means the Fall  Clean-Up Day.  Please come out to help on Sunday.  Event Contact  -  Helen Walker   
- I am on-site for every scheduled event and throughout the week.  You can find my contact information on the website ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- This busy weekend starts on Friday with the Cruisers' Closing Dinner being held in the Clubhouse at 6:00 PM.  Event Contacts  -  John & Mary Galloway.
- The Annual Oyster Roast & Regatta open the Winter Season on Saturday.  Please bring a side to share for the pot luck.  We'll provide the oysters, burgers, hot dogs, wine and beer.  Thanks to Beale's Brewery ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- The final Offshore series race of the Fall Season will be held on Saturday.  Event Contact - Mike Toms; Social Contact - Hal Starke.
- No other events have been scheduled for this weekend.
- We are down to our last few social events of 2018.  Please sign up in advance so we have enough food and sundries.  Upcoming ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 20 - Offshore Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 27 - Offshore Fall Series 4
Fri, Nov 2 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 3 - Closing Day Regatta (Winter Series #1) and Oyster Roast
Sun, Nov 4 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 10 - Offshore Winter Series 2
Sun, Nov 11 - Fall Clean-Up Day
Sat, Nov 17 - Commodore’s Ball
Sat, Dec 1 - Offshore Winter Series 3


This Week’s Update:
- Hurricane Michael didn’t stop last week’s Laster Master’s.  Thanks to Jon Deutsch, David Clark, and Alain Vincey for running a great regatta.  Special thanks to Mayo Tabb, Bob Fleck, and Wes Jones for resolving the Club energy needs while the power was out. 
- The third ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/14 at 2:00 PM)

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Hurricane Michael has come & gone.  Power has been restored and Club operations are back to normal.  Please note:

POWER   Power has been restored to the campus.

FISHING BAY ROAD   The road is dry again & easily traversable. 

BUILDINGS    All buildings are open. 

DOCKS    Power & water are back on all docks.

CLUB BOATS    Club sailing boats will be ready for reservation by next weekend.

EVENTS   All upcoming events are on schedule.

I hope everyone fared well through the storm,

  -    Brian James Ankrom, FBYC Manager

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/12 at 11:30 AM)

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Hurricane Michael has come & gone.  The wind & rain were as bad as predicted.  But no facility damage has been found & we are in recovery mode.  Please note:

POWER   We are without power & no timetable for restoration has been provided.  We are prepared to power the water plant.  But please use water sparingly.

FISHING BAY ROAD   The road is covered with up to 8 inches of bay water. 

BUILDINGS    The Clubhouse & Fannie’s will reopen.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use until water power is restored. 

DOCKS    Electricity has been shut off to ALL DOCKS until power is restored to the facility.  Water remains off to all docks as well.   We are replacing ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/11 at 8:15 AM)

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Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm and is still tracking toward Southeast Virginia.  Wind gusts up to 50, over 4 inches of rain and storm surge 2 feet above normal are expected.

We are in the final preparation stages at the club today in anticipation of the storm.  Please note:

BUILDINGS    The Clubhouse will be locked - access through the front door with keypad.  Fannie’s will also be locked – access through the back/porch door with keypad.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use. 

DOCKS    Power has been shut off to the West and Center docks.  Water will be shut off to all docks this afternoon - we recommend unplugging shore power cords & double-checking lines ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/10 at 8:00 AM)

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We are observing Hurricane Michael and will be prepared should the storm threaten the Club.  Preparedness measures may include:
- Postponing or cancelling events
- Shutting down cooking and climate control equipment
- Turning power and water off to the docks
- Stowing away furnishings
- Hauling Club boats

Please take precautions and secure your on-site boat.  The Club is not responsible for damages.

We will provide status updates as the storm progresses.

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