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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 13-Sun, Oct 14 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
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:
- Please be mindful of Hurricane Michael as you plan your weekend.  We are making preparations at the Club and will provide updates as the storm progresses.  Please stay tuned for updates on the FBYC news and Facebook pages ...

Weekl

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
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:
- Our weekend starts on Thursday with the Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip.  The field trip leaves Richmond ...

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - One-Design Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
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 ...

Gannon Troutman on cover of Sailing World

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In the Fall 2018 issue of Sailing World magazine, there is a cover article by Amory Ross "Into the Night" covering the offshore training of the MudRatz Racing Team on a 1972 Swan 48 called Dreamcatcher.  The team was training for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race - where they later won the 15 boat Class 5 division, and 7th of 85 overall in the St. David's Lighthouse Division.  FBYC member Gannon Troutman is helming Dreamcatcher across Long Island Sound in the photo selected for the magazine cover.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Thu, Oct 4 - Annapolis Boat Show Bus Trip
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
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 ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/16 at 12:00 PM)

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Lighter wind, lighter tides, sunny skies.

Wind in the teens is still coming from the East but the rain has subsided at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road continues to drain and is passable in any vehicle.  We’re still seeing higher than average tides (about a foot above normal).  High tide is at 5:00 PM. 

We will restore water and power to the Docks no later than tomorrow afternoon.  The Bathhouse is reopened.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are also open.  We will begin full restoration of amenities Monday morning.

We hope weathered the storm as fortunately as we did.  Please consider contributing to relief efforts for areas hit hard by the storm.

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/15 at 10:30 AM)

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Easterly wind, high tides, and sporadic rain.

Wind from the east in the 20’s and short, powerful rain storms continue at the Club.  Fishing Bay Road has standing rainwater but is still passable.  Tide is the biggest issue – more than a foot above normal.  High tide will be around 4:00 PM. 

The Docks’ water and power will remain off and the Bathhouse is still closed.  We will restore all facilities after the storm surge threat has passed.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors.  Power and telecom service are still on.  The facility will remain secured while the storm threatens the area with wind, rain, and coastal flooding.

Please stay tuned ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/14 at 11:00 AM)

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Blue skies above Jackson Creek – Storm clouds across the Piankatank.

Intermittent storms are predicted all weekend with wind out of the East in the 20’s. Fishing Bay Road is still relatively dry and easily passable. Tide is still a foot above normal and high tide will be at 3:00 PM.

The Club’s facilities and equipment are in tact. The Docks’ water and power will remain off and the Bathhouse is still closed. We will restore all facilities after the storm surge threat has passed. The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors. Utilities service is still on.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

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