Mayo Tabb to Serve as Interim Docks Chair

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Mayo Tabb has agreed to serve as interim Docks Chair for the remainder of the 2017 term.  Mayo is replacing David Clark, who served in that position for a number of years.  Mayo's name has been nominated to serve in the position for 2018 as well.  The Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2018 Board positions.  Please contact Member-at-Large Ted Bennett  (telephone:  1-804-516-1144 / email:  tbennett@ideaweavers.com) if you wish to make a nomination.   

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sat, Oct 21 - Fall Series 3

 

Weekend Update
The Flying Scots will be at the Club all weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships.  Please sign up if you haven’t already!  Race Contact  –  John Beery / Social Contact  –  Debbie Cycotte.

Web site home page changes

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We have begun the process of switching our Home Page.  Beginning tomorrow, when you visit www.fbyc.net you will no longer see a familiar site.  Instead, we have an entirely new look, much less cluttered, and with a slide show at the top featuring upcoming big events or other matters of interest.  During the year the slide show will be changed, to emphasize what is upcoming or important at FBYC. 

As part of the switch, we also are switching from Zope, which is old technology, to much newer modern systems, with a Django framework and a Wagtail Content Management System. 

The home page will look like this image.  Below the slide show will be the News Feed on the ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 16 - Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 
Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

 

Weekend Update
A quiet weekend at the Club is coming up.  The first Offshore Fall Series race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact  –  Geoff Cahill / Social Contact  –  Glenn Doncaster.

 

Nothing is scheduled for Sunday but don’t worry, the Flying Scot ACC’s & J/70 ECC’s are right around the corner!

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Upcoming Events
Fri, Sep 8 - Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 - Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 - One Design Fall Series 2 
Sat, Sep 16 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships
Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise
Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
Sun, Oct 8 - Offshore Fall Series 2

 

Weekend Update
The first unofficial weekend of the fall begins at with the Lower Potomac Cruise dinner at the Clubhouse on Friday at 6:00 PM.  Race Contact   Gordon Cutler Jr. / Social Contact   Jane Cutler.

The Wolf Trap Light Race will ...

Club Update Meeting at FBYC Draws Full House

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On Monday, September 4th, over 50 Club members gathered upstairs in the main Club House for a mid-year update.  Topics covered included club management, programs update, membership status, financial update, East dock project status, Fishing Bay boat ramp news, and community issues.  A 45 minute presentation given by Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Secretary Joe Roos, and Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, was followed by a brief questions and answers session.  A PDF copy of the presentation may be found here. (available to Members Only)

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CORRECTION - Upcoming Event Schedule

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Upcoming Schedule of Events
Fri, Sep 1 - Stingray Point Regatta
Mon, Sep 4 - Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 - Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 - Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 - One Design Fall Series 2 
Sat, Sep 16 - Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs
Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships

 

Weekend Update  -  PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTED MEETING & RACE WARNING TIMES
Labor Day Weekend will be packed with Stingray Point Regatta events!

The Stingray Light Race will begin with a Skippers' Meeting at 11:00 AM, the race starts at 1:00 PM, and concludes with the race awards at 6:30 PM ...

Notice to All Members Storing Small Boats and Dinghies at FBYC

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The Club has seen an increase in small craft stored on-site but without Club registration. The types of boats we are finding are:
- Dinghies
- Optis
- Lasers
- Kayaks
- Paddleboards

Please pick up your boat if it has not been registered with the club by September 30.  On October 1, the Club will be assuming ownership of any unregistered boats and will be sell or dispose of them.

Thank you for your help.

Email Redesign and More Website Migration news

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You will notice a new look on the Club wide news and announcement emails. We have redesigned the template and added a link to “View email in browser” at the top of each email. The link will be helpful to those of you whose email client “Blocks Images”. In the browser view, the images should be visible. Secondly if you visit https://www.fbyc.net/Club/EmailNews you can see an archive of the last 10 “Membership” and “In Memoriam” emails.

We continue with rapid migration to our new website. We now have copied all 2003-2017 event sailing instructions, Notices, links to pictures, and results onto https://new.fbyc.net/events/. As a result, I shortly will remove navigation links ...

Weekend Update

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The final Friday Night Social of the summer kicks this weekend off at the Clubhouse.  Social contact: Carrie Russell.

Saturday holds the Fall Laser Regatta during the day and a private evening event at the Clubhouse.  Race Contact: Matt Braun - Social Contact: Ruth Anna Jenkins.

The weekend closes with the first One Design Fall Series Race on Sunday.  Race Contact: Jim Raper - Social Contact: Ruth Anna Jenkins.

Extended Schedule of Events
Mon, Sep 4 – Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 – Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 – Wolf Trap Light Race
Sun, Sep 10 – One Design Fall Series 2
Sat, Sep 16 – Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep ...

Weekend Update

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This weekend starts early with the Captain’s Choice Cruise starting with a dinner on Thursday night.  Cruise contact: Tony Sakowski.

Friday night follows with the weekly social at the Clubhouse.  Social contact: Liby Hansen or Joe Roos.

The Offshore Smith Point Race will be held on Saturday.  Race Contact: Case Whittemore - Social Contact: Louise Moore.

The weekend closes with the One Design Legacy of Sail Regatta to be held on Sunday.  Race Contact: Jim Raper - Social Contact: Paul Almany.

Extended Schedule of Events
Fri, Sep 1 – Stingray Point Regatta
Mon, Sep 4 – Labor Day & State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting
Fri, Sep 8 – Lower Potomac Cruise
Sat, Sep 9 – Wolf Trap ...

Save the Date: State of the Club Mid-Year Meeting

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Join Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Treasurer Steve Quiriconi, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos for an informal meeting on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) from 10am - 11am upstairs in the Main Club House.  

Our Agenda will include:

  • Club Management                                     
  • Membership Status
  • Financial Update
  • East Dock Project
  • Fishing Bay Boat Ramp
  • Municipal Water
  • Summary / Q&A

 

New Event Page Rollout

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Our website migration to a new modern system continues at a faster than expected pace.  Today we continued our conversion.  Most of you are familiar with our event pages.  This week we launch new event pages.  As of this morning all links to event pages on our Home page - www.fbyc.net will now take you to the new event pages on new.fbyc.net.  The pages will look similar on a computer - with a left side bar showing links to register, who is coming, list of the chairs, and links to show event notices and results.  The large right hand side has the sailing instructions as found in the Yearbook.  We hope ...

Weekend Update

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The only Club events this weekend will be on a packed Friday.

The first warning for the start of the St. Mary’s Governor Cup S-leg will sound at 17:55 on Friday.  While the Ullman Sails J/70 Friday Night Series & evening Social will be back after last week’s washout.

St. Mary’s Contact: Ruthanna Jenkins -- J/70 Race Contact: Matt Braun -- Social Contacts: Geoff Cahill, Liby Hansen, or Joe Roos.

 

A private event will be held on Saturday and no Club events are scheduled this Sunday.

 

Extended Schedule of Events
Thu, Aug 17 – Captains Choice Cruise
Fri, Aug 18 – Friday Social

Sat, Aug 19 – Smith Point Race
Sun, Aug 20 – Legacy of ...

Overwhelming Attendance and Good Times at the Women’s Sailing Clinic!

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After briefly being sold out due to great registration response, we were able to secure more boats and 25 enthusiastic ladies attended the women’s sailing clinic! The group was comprised of 15 beginners and 9 racing students in a mix of Flying Scots, Front Runners, 420s, and even a Laser!

Lots of members took advantage of the clinic offered free as a membership benefit, as two-thirds of the group were members.

The beginner students enjoyed an instructor on each boat for hands-on learning and focused on helming, tacking, and trimming the main and jib. The racing students focused on starts, crew work, and sail trim.

About half of the ladies participated in the Seabreeze Regatta that afternoon to extend their ...

Private Lessons - Catch One While You Can!

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Our FBYC sailing coaches have been busy this summer, supporting race teams, development team, YMCA camp, August Opti Week, and doing private lessons for adults and kids.  If you have been meaning to schedule a private lesson this summer, the time is NOW!  Our coaches head back to college and high school by the middle/end of August, and their availability is greatly reduced once they get back to school.  Please call or email Mary Almany for private lessons, 804-405-2379, malmany@kiloflag.com.

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Events
Fri, Jul 28 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 29 – J/70 Summer Regatta
Mon, Jul 31 – August Opti Week
Fri, Aug 4 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Fri, Aug 4 – St Mary’s Governor Cup-S-Leg-start
Fri, Aug 11 – Friday Social

Sat, Aug 12 - 78th Annual One Design Regatta
Sat, Aug 12 - Wee Dram Race
Thu, Aug 17 - Captains Choice Cruise
Fri, Aug 18 – Friday Social

Sat, Aug 19 – Smith Point Race
Sun, Aug 20 – Legacy of Sail Regatta
Fri, Aug 25 – Friday Social

Sat, Aug 26 – Fall Laser Regatta
Sun, Aug 27 – One Design Fall Series 1 ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Events
Fri, Jul 21 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 22 – Summer Sea Breeze (FS-Port)
Sat, Jul 22 – Women’s Sailing Clinic
Sun, Jul 23 – Laser Summer Regatta
Fri, Jul 28 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 29 – J/70 Summer Regatta
Mon, Jul 31 – August Opti Week
Fri, Aug 4 - Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Fri, Aug 4 - St Marys Governor Cup-S-Leg-start
Sat, Aug 12 - 78th Annual One Design Regatta
Sat, Aug 12 - Wee Dram Race
Thu, Aug 17 - Captains Choice Cruise
Sat, Aug 19 - Smith Point Race
Sun, Aug 20 - Legacy of Sail Regatta
Sat, Aug ...

2017 Women Only Sailing Weekend - Sept. 23-24

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There is nothing, half as much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.....with a group of women, that is!

 

 

Come and join your fellow FBYC women sailors in our "Second Annual Women Only Sailing Weekend" September 23-24, 2017.  We will hope to call up the same great food, fantastic weather and inspiring companionship that magically came together last fall.  But even if the weather is less than ideal, we still will have a wonderful weekend, sharing stories and learning how to become even more confident women who sail.

 

Right now we have three skippers who can take about eight additional women.  We would LOVE to have another woman or two who is ...

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Schedule of Events
Fri, Jul 14 – Captains Choice Cruise
Fri, Jul 14 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 15 – Summer Sea Breeze (FS-FR-Port)
Fri, Jul 21 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 22 – Summer Sea Breeze (FS-Port)
Sat, Jul 22 – Womens Sailing Clinic
Sun, Jul 23 – Laser Summer Regatta
Fri, Jul 28 – Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series
Sat, Jul 29 – J/70 Summer Regatta
Mon, Jul 31 – August Opti Week
Fri, Aug 4 - Friday Social & Ullman J/70 Friday Night Series 
Fri, Aug 4 - St Marys Governor Cup-S-Leg-start
Sat, Aug 12 - 78th Annual One Design ...

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