Offseason Update

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This week’s update:

  • Demolition of the old east dock is complete & the new floating dock is being assembled.  Feel free to stop by the Club to see the progress but mind the muddy grounds and be careful to avoid the construction site, dock sections in slips, and the Dry Sail Lot staging area.
  • We will be replacing the bathhouse roof this Spring.  Stay tuned for updates on these projects.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring my email & voicemail periodically when I’m not on site.  Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance ...

Offseason Update

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Club News

This week’s update:

  • Demolition of the old east dock continues this week.  Feel free to stop by the Club to see the progress but mind the muddy grounds and be careful to avoid the construction site, dock sections in slips, and the Dry Sail Lot staging area.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring my email & voicemail periodically when I’m not on site.  Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance, notice a maintenance need, or have any questions.

Please stay posted for other offseason updates from FBYC,

- Brian James Ankrom, FBYC General Manager

Offseason Update

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This week’s update:

  • The trees along the Jackson Creek bulkhead and in the drain field have been cut down.  Please be mind your footing around the ground stumps.
  • Demolition of the old east dock begins this week.  The main sections of the new dock have been launched and are tied in slips while the finger piers are still stacked in the Dry Sail Lot.   Feel free to stop by the Club to see the progress.  Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site, dock sections in slips, and the Dry Sail Lot staging area.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by ...

Offseason Update

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This week’s update:

  • The toilets have been replaced in the downstairs & upstairs bathrooms of the Clubhouse.  Please conserve energy by keeping the Clubhouse doors shut.
  • Sections of the floating dock arrived last week and are stacked in the Dry Sail Lot.   A set of nine trees encroaching on the bulkhead and drain field have been tagged with red ribbons will be cut in the next couple of weeks.  Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site, the Dry Sail Lot staging area, and the trees tagged for removal.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring ...

Notice to Jackson Creek Slip Holders

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All Jackson Creek slip holders will soon be receiving (or have received) their 2018 slip lease agreement. In a continuing effort to improve the quality of our operations and member experience, we have made some changes to the lease agreement. 

  1. The new lease will auto-renew and not need to be signed every year. Annual proof of insurance will still have to be submitted to the club.
  2. You will also notice the use of space heaters on any boat is now prohibited.
  3. Finally, the club now reserves the right to charge for electricity usage above and beyond a reasonable level. This change only applies to boats on the new east dock, which will have metered slips.

Additionally, we will also be ...

Offseason Update

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Club News

This week’s update:

  • Winterization of the water system is complete.  Water has been shut off to the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, and the Bathhouse.  The Bathhouse has been locked for the winter.
  • Sections of the floating dock are scheduled to arrive this week and will be unloaded by crane into Jackson Creek from the Dry Sail lot.  A set of nine trees encroaching on the bulkhead and drain field will be cut this winter.  These trees have red ribbons tied around them.  Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site, the Dry Sail Lot staging area, and the trees tagged for removal.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday ...

US SAILING ONE DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

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US SAILING ONE DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – hosted by Hampton Yacht Club

Deadline for Registration – January 15, 2018

 

This seminar gives an in-depth look at race management and why race committees do what they do., i.e. sailing instructions, people and equipment, setting good courses with proper lines and legs, good starting sequences (and recalls), changing and shortening courses, and finishing the race.  There is something here for everyone wanting to be a more knowledgeable member of the race committee, not just the PROs.

 

Also, the seminar meets the course requirements for folks wanting to certify (or re-certify) as a Club Race Officer.

 

All materials, deli-bar lunch, plus coffee, pastries, etc. throughout the day are included ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Dec 8 – Jackson Creek Cruise

Sat, Apr 21 – OPENING DAY 2018!

 

 

Weekend Update

The official Club calendar for 2017 has come to a close but stay posted to the FBYC News page for community events this Winter! 

 

The Deltaville Community Association’s annual Jackson Creek Cruise will be held THIS FRIDAY (rain date Saturday, December 9)!  The deadrises Bethpager and the Rob-Ann-Jay are scheduled for 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm. 

 

Please be advised, tickets for the cruises are currently SOLD OUT but cancellations may make additional tickets available at the door.

 

In addition, the Rappahannock River Railroad Club will again set up a display of model trains this year in ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

Sat, Dec 2 - YAM Holiday Gathering

 

 

Weekend Update

Everyone will need to choose between two events being held on the final weekend of 2017! 

 

The final Offshore Winter Series race will be held at the Club.  Race Contact  -  Mike Karn; Social Contact  -  Sharon Bauer.

 

The Young Adult Members are gathering in Richmond on Saturday.  Everyone is invited to meet at 10am at Lombardy and Broad streets to watch the annual holiday parade.  Continued festivities will be held from 12pm to 3pm at the Durham's.  Social Contacts - Julia & Blake Kimbrough.

 

2018 Sailing Schedule Posted

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The Sailing Events Committee has completed planning the sailing schedule for 2018 and all events are now posted on the website at https://www.fbyc.net/events/?year=2018.  Some of the events are:

  • Opening Day and Blessing of the fleet - April 21
  • Open house Regatta - May 27
  • July 4 Long Distance Race and Cookout  - June 30
  • Opti Kids is scheduled for June 9-10 and June 16-17. 
  • Junior Week is planned for June 18-22
  • Leukemia Cup  - July 13-15
  • 79th Annual One Design Regatta  - August 11-22
  • Stingray Point Regatta - J70 Chesapeake Championships - August 31- September 2

Many events link to event webpages, but please understand most content on those page refer to the similar 2017 event. Over the next couple of ...

Dock Amenities Closing for the Winter

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ATTENTION ALL SLIPHOLDERS!

 

The colder weather is upon us and freezing days are ahead.  We will be shutting off the water & winterizing the pump out equipment to close the docks for the Winter.

Water & pump out will be unavailable after Tuesday, November 28th.

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

The Commodore's Ball will be held at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond on Saturday.  Registration for the event has closed.  Event Contact  -  Geoff Cahill.

 

No Club events are scheduled Sunday.

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Commodore's Ball!

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Time is running out to register for the Commodore’s Ball!  SIGN UP ONLINE BY NEXT TUESDAY, NOV 14 AT THE LATEST so we can get our head count in.  You don’t want to miss this event capping off a great 2017 for our Club!

 

Go to https://www.fbyc.net/events/2017/171118-social-commodores-ball/  to sign up.  We need volunteers to help with selling drink tickets so please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-commodores and be sure to put your name in the Comments Section

 

WHERE:  The Commonwealth Club 401 W Franklin St.  Richmond, VA

 

WHEN:  5:30 pm  Registration Desk Open and Bar Ticket Sales

 

SCHEDULE: 

5:30 - 7:00 pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

As the season winds down, the second Offshore Winter Series race will be held this weekend.  Race Contact  -  John Wake; Social Contact  -  George Burke.

 

Please come out on Sunday and help other Club members clean the campus during the Fall Clean-Up Day.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Event Contact - Helen Walker.

Yacht Racing Association of Thailand Visits FBYC

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Thailand Delegation 20171104

 

Delegates from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visited FBYC on November 4th.  Our guests included Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, Admiral Thanee Phudpad, Rear Admiral Narongdej Spanuchart, and Commander Sathit Sirisang.  They met with a few of our past Commodores as well as Commodore David Lennarz, Vice-Commodore Rob Whittemore, Junior Division Commander Doug Bendura, and incoming Rear Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild.  The topics of discussion included club operations, the upcoming King’s Cup in December, and our Juniors’ programs

Welcome to Donna Mason, new Executive Secretary

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On October 6th, Meg Rock resigned as Executive Secretary.  Meg interacted with many of you during her four year tenure.  She was organized, professional, and always a joy to work with.   She kept the Board on track and organized, and she dedicated herself to FBYC right up to her last weeks.

On October 14th she succumbed to cancer following nearly a decade long battle.  The large contingent of FBYC members who attended her funeral on October 20th was a testament and tribute to Meg’s contributions and an indication of just how much we will miss her.    

Shortly after announcing her resignation, Meg helped us to hire her replacement.  The hiring committee selected Donna Mason to serve ...

Meg Rock Memorium

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Meg Rock We have posted a memorium to Meg Rock plus a tribute to Meg written by her sons at Meg Rock, Executive Secretary 2013-2017.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 20, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr., North Chesterfield, Va. 23235. 

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Oct 21 - Offshore Fall Series 3 
Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 
Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 4 - Annual Oyster Roast & Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1)
Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

The third Offshore Fall Series race will be the only event held this weekend.  Race Contact  -  John Berry; Social Contact  -  Hal Starke.

 

No events or races will be held on Sunday

 

 

 

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sat, Oct 21 - Offshore Fall Series 3 
Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 
Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 4 - Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1)
Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship will be held all weekend at the Club.  Late registration begins at 8:00 and ends at 9:45 on Saturday.  The first race on Saturday begins at 11:00.  Race Contact  –  Jon Deutsch

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