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.

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 ...

Weekly Update

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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.

Weekly Update

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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.

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence (Updated 9/13 at 11:00 AM)

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Today is the day for last-minute storm preparation.

The water on Fishing Bay Road has receded but the wind is picking up at the Club.  Tide is at least a foot above normal and high tide will be at 2:15 PM.  The wind will continue to increase from the northeast and rain is predicted to start at 5:00 PM.  Rain is expected to continue through Sunday morning.

The Docks’ Water and power is turned off and the Bathhouse is closed.  The Clubhouse and Fannies are secured but can be accessed through the keypad doors.  Power and telecom service is still on.  The facility will remain secured while the storm threatens the area with wind, rain, and coastal flooding ...

Weather Update: Hurricane Florence

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Fortunately, Hurricane Florence is tracking further south than initially expected.  But wind gusts up to 40 and storm surge are forecast and Stingray Point is under evacuation for flood danger.

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 and water will be shut off to the docks this afternoon - we recommend unplugging shore power cords & double-checking lines.  We also anticipate losing a few boards – please walk the dock carefully.  Caution tape ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 15 - One Design Fall Series 2 - CANCELLED
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 22 - Fall Series 1
Fri, Sep 28 - North Carolina Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 29 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3)
                    - North Carolina Cruise (Depart)
Sat, Oct 6 - One Design Fall Series 4
Sun, Oct 7 - Fall Series 2
Sat, Oct 13 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sun, Oct 14 - Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship
Sat, Oct 20 - Fall Series 3
Sat, Oct 20 - Fall Series 4


This Week’s Update:
- Please take a moment to thank the Kadnucs and the Ragsdales for putting an awesome lasagna dinner together last week for the Offshore Distance racer.
- Club events scheduled ...

NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Hurricane Florence

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We continue to monitor Hurricane Florence. While the track is still uncertain, it is clear the campus will be impacted by the approaching storm. Please take this seriously and prepare your boat for this storm. If you choose to leave your boat on club property, ensure that you take all precautions to limit windage and secure your boat. Docks Chair, Mayo Tabb emailed all Jackson Creek dock slip holders over the weekend with storm prep guidance. Small boats in the one design parking area also need to be prepared. They should have masts taken down and be secured to the trailer. If your boat damages another boat during the storm, you could be liable for the damages.

Thanks for your ...

Weather Warning - Storm Florence

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We are observing Tropical Storm Florence 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 this weekend.  The Club is not responsible for damages.

We will provide status updates as the storm gets closer.

 

 

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 7 - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 8 - Offshore Wolf Trap Race Distance Series #4
                  - J/70 Fall Regatta
                  - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Depart)
Sun, Sep 9 - One Design Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 15 - One Design Fall Series 2
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 22 - 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 - Field Trip to Annapolis (Bus Leaves Richmond @ 07:00)

This Week’s Update:
- Please take a moment to thank Becca Doncaster, Massey Whorley, and John McCarthy for running another great Stingray Point Regatta last weekend.
- This weekend ...

Weekly Update

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Aug 31-Sun, Sep 2 - Stingray Point Regatta & J/70 Chesapeake Championships
Sun, Sep 2 - 2nd Annual YAM Cornhole Tournament
Mon, Sep 3 - LABOR DAY
                   - Annual Mid-Year Membership Meeting  (Main Clubhouse at 10:00)
Fri, Sep 7 - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Dinner)
Sat, Sep 8 - Offshore Wolf Trap Race Distance Series #4
                  - J/70 Fall Regatta
                  - Captain’s Choice Cruise (Depart)
Sun, Sep 9 - One Design Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 15 - One Design Fall Series 2
Sat, Sep 22 - Offshore Fall Series 1
Sat, Sep 22 - 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 - Field Trip ...

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