Hurricane Lee is forecast to remain offshore as it passes Virginia. But the storm may send higher winds & tides to Deltaville over the next few days. We will be making a few preparations at the Club. Please note:
Wind is predicted to reach 25-30, gusting 35 out of the North with an extra foot of tide Thursday & Friday.
- Fishing Bay Road drains have been cleared.
- West Dock power and water may be turned off pending high tides.
- Fishing Bay Dock power may be turned off pending high tides.
- Safety Boat Whaler has been hauled and is unavailable.
- East Floating Dock unfortunately has no vacancies.
- Club Scots will be unavailable Friday 9/15 due to high wind predictions.
Are you as grateful as I am that our annual dues stay so low, thanks to the hard work of all of our volunteers pitching in throughout the year? Staffing events, sprucing up the club, running race committees. . . so many great ways that our members contribute. As a reminder, we do ask our members to volunteer three times a year, but so many of them do even more! The signups for many of this year's events are starting to go up. We encourage you to check the Volunteering page on the FBYC webpage to find the newest signup genius for different events. There are even new categories listed on the right that allow you to signup to be called for …
We have completed decommissioning the Bathhouse and most of the outdoor water sources. We will shut down water for the Docks on Wednesday, December 14.
In addition, we have begun work on the West Dock electrical system and expect intermittent power outages through the project. The Jackson Creek Crane has been locked for safety. It is available for use but please contact Brian in advance if you need to use it.
Water has been shut off to the Jackson Creek Docks, Dry Sail Lot, One-Design Lot, Junior Field, & Fishing Bay Ramp until further notice in order to conserve the limited water we have in the tank. The Jackson Creek Pump Out is also unavailable. I anticipate enough water in storage to restore full service by Friday, September 9th.
Our water production plant is currently offline for emergency repairs.
Water has been shut off to the Jackson Creek Docks, Dry Sail Lot, One-Design Lot, Junior Field, & Fishing Bay Ramp until further notice in order to conserve the limited water we have in the tank. I anticipate the water to be restored by July 27th.
We are also having power problems on the West Dock. The dock is not receiving adequate power from the transformer. I have contacted the utility company & will provide an update when I have more information.
We will be sprucing up the Club on March 26th 8:30-12:30! Bring work gloves, rakes, clippers, comfortable shoes, and work with friends to make the Club gorgeous and ready for a new year. Please sign up through SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-spring . Lunch will be provided after cleanup! The Bermuda High/Sock Burning Party follows later in the afternoon!
We are past Opening Day and as we all look forward to a great sailing season, there are some changes and events on our schedule to note:
Event Added: FBYC will again offer the Southern Start for the St Mary’s Governor Cup on Friday, July 30th.
Schedule Change: The Delta Dash, Offshore Long-Distance Series #2 will now be held on Saturday July 10th and the One Design Summer Sea Breeze Series #1 is now on Sunday July 11th. Please see event notices for more information on these events. Originally, the Delta Dash was set for an afternoon start on June 26th, concurrent with the Junior Regatta. As we moved into Spring, we projected we would …
SPRING CLEAN UP; April 3rd with the 10th as a rain date. Help FBYC open up for spring with some Grounds projects. 9 am-1 pm. Lunch boxes will be provided for those who sign up at with Club website. Questions to Steve Montgomery 757-561-7289
We have winterized Mr. Roberts, closed the Bathhouse, and shut off the water to the docks, ramp and yards. Jackson Creek Docks' power will remain on.
The Clubhouse will be closed down by Friday, December 11. Unfortunately, the Clubhouse will be closed until ceiling work is complete.
Fannie's will remain open all winter. The front door will remain locked for security purposes. But you can access the building through the key-coded porch door on the Jackson Creek side of the building.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and stay warm.
The holiday lights are up & that special season is around the corner - Winter Decom season!
We will be decommissioning the facility & boats for the Winter over the next couple weeks. Barring any unusually cold weather, we will be closing down around December 7th. Our 2020 decom list includes:
Haul & winterize all Race Committee boats
Winterize select Junior Coach boats
Close & lock the Bathhouse
Close & lock the Clubhouse 1st floor (Upstairs will remain open)
Shut water off to the Jackson Creek Docks (Power will remain on)
Shut water off to the Fishing Bay Ramp
Shut water off to the Junior Yard and One-Design parking areas
As usual, Fannie's will remain open all winter. The front door …