Water, water everywhere (including our spigots?)

David Lennarz on

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According to a recent article in the Southside Sentinal, authored by Tom Chillemi, "the Middlesex Water Authority (MWA) voted on July 31 to accept a $3 million grant and a 2% interest rate loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The funding moves the $18 million Eastern Middlesex Water Project forward with the plan to pipe water from Rosegill near Urbanna to Topping and as far east as Stingray Point in Deltaville.

The MWA is an “authority” and is separate from the Middlesex government, and as an authority the customers would pay for the water system. The MWA will have 517 water customers, which is enough to pass scrutiny of the USDA’s regional office.

The USDA will ...

USSailing One Day Race Management Seminar January 21st

Jim Raper on

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There are still a few spots left for the seminar.  It is an all day class, taught upstairs in the main clubhouse, that enables your certification as a club race officer, if that's your goal.  Certainly, it exposes you to all that the Race Committee delivers on race day, whether you are a competitor or member of the race committee.

The course is open for registration until Sunday, January 15th.  Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and all course materials are provided with your entry fee.

Follow this link to register - http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/race-officer-seminar-calendar/   or call Jim Raper at 804.307.3212 if you have questions.


Meg Rock on

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The FBYC Fall Clean Up Day scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, December 3rd!  

Please mark your calendars.

Thank you - Ed O'Connor, Grounds Chair/Dixon Cole, Operations Manager



Winter Projects: Door Refinishing

Jon Deutsch on

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Underway at the club this winter are some maintainence jobs including refinishing the upstairs porch doors.

FBYC Pool Lifeguard Shortage Next Two Weeks

Keith B Hennessey on

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Due to a lifeguard shortage, we are asking FBYC parents not to count on pool lifeguards being in attendance the next 2 weekends/weeks  - which includes the Labor Day Weekend.  We expect parents, or responsible adults, to monitor pool activities and maintain a safe environment for the children and no children to be left unattended.
Thank you.
Ed O'Connor
FBYC Grounds Chair

Looking For A Few Good Gardeners!

Ed O'Connor on

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The Grounds Committee is looking for a few volunteers to form an ad hoc committee to evaluate and improve the beauty of our campus.

This committee will identify old flower bed locations, identify new locations, provide recommendations for new shrubbery, provide design recommendations for various unimproved spaces, etc.

We have a modest budget to work with and willing hands to acquire, move and plant products.

If you’re interested and can provide time and expertise, let’s meet at noon on saturday, march 28th at the main clubhouse to walk and inspect our campus, develop plans and set this effort in motion.

Contact Ed O’Connor at: ed.oconnor@verizon.net  or 804-338-1142

West Dock T Extension

Jon Deutsch on

Clubhouse News

The extension of the T on the end of the west dock is now complete - providing a lot more room for hoist boats and visitors.




CHANGE OF DATE: Spring Clean-Up Day - April 5th!

Keith B Hennessey on

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Change of Date for Spring Clean-Up Day
New Date:  Saturday, April 5, 2014
Due to the weather forecast for this Saturday, Spring Clean-Up Day has been moved to April 5th.  All other times and locations remain the same!
We will gather in the main Clubhouse for coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided after clean-up around noon.
On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking.  We will also be working on the new storage lockers. Registration can be made by clicking here or you can contact Ken Odell by email at odellken@aol.com or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer.
Thank you!

Dry Sail Hoist - Out of Order

Keith B Hennessey on

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The hoist that services the Dry Sail Area is out of order.

The hoist will not be repaired until the middle of next week at the earliest, depending on what is wrong and part(s) availability.

Apologies to all for any inconvenience.

Thank you - David Clark, Docks Chair


Keith B Hennessey on

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A quick reminder that Fall Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd!

Volunteers will gather at the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 a.m. for coffee and task assignments.

All ages are welcome!  A complimentary lunch will be served around Noon.

To sign up, email Ken Odell directly at odellken@aol.com or by calling his cell 804.241.6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking the link to the left.

Thank you!

FBYC Fall Clean-Up - Saturday, November 23rd

Keith B Hennessey on

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FBYC Fall Clean-Up Is Scheduled For
Saturday, November 23rd

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 23rd, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at odellken@aol.com or call my cell 804-241-6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking here.

See you on the 23rd!

Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman

Memorial Day Weekend Private Events

Mary Spencer on

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Memorial Day Weekend Private Events:
During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend there will be two private events taking place in the main clubhouse. The first event begins Saturday, May 25, at 6:00 p.m. and the second Sunday, May 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Although members will not have full access to the main clubhouse during those events, they will have access to all other facilities including the pool, beaches, main clubhouse bathrooms via exterior doors, grills, and cook-out tent on the Fishing Bay side and all Jackson Creek facilities unencumbered. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rear Commodore Matt Braun at (804)-640-3184 or matt.braun@thalhimer.com.

FBYC Spring Clean-Up Day 2012

Jon Deutsch on

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Spring CleanupOver 25 members, led by Grounds Chair Ken Odell, participated in Spring Clean-Up Day on a beautiful early morning, Saturday, March 17, to spruce up the Club’s grounds in preparation for an active sailing season. Healthy exercise (think fitness training for sail racing) including raking leaves, spreading mulch, repairing picnic tables, trimming shrubs and enjoying fellowship and camaraderie, made for a delightful day. A delicious pizza and beer lunch served as a fun conclusion! The Spring and Fall Clean-up days offer a great opportunity to build and strengthen member relationships and contribute in a meaningful way to the high quality of our club property.

Fall Clean Up November 19th

Mary Spencer on

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FBYC Fall Clean-Up Is Scheduled For
Saturday, November 19th

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 19, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at odellken@aol.com or call my cell 804-241-6080 or register online here.

See you on the 19th.
Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman.

Donor Plaque Makes Debut

George Burke on

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The second and final version of the Clubhouse Donor Plaque now hangs in the first floor of the clubhouse. This plaque recognizes those who contributed to the 2000-2002 campaign to build the new clubhouse. Those of you who are listed on the plaque deserve FBYC's congratulations and thanks, as do all who did double duty to create an error free exhibit. Special thanks go to Jere Dennison for his diligence and cheerful spirit in the face of having to retrace his efforts, and to Chip Hall who, in volunteering his time and skills, twice built a mahogany mount, once for the "false plaque", and then again for the spendid final product. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Protest Training after races May 7 - includes Lasagna dinner

catesby jones on

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Open to Members and Non-Members: After the days racing (or yard work), grab your favorite beverage and kick back in the Clubhouse with John McCarthy as he enlightens us on the practical procedures for a proper Protest. Let John demystify the process, because after all “Gentlemen Protest Too!” The discussion will include information on preparing, filing, and participating in the protest hearing so you know what to expect when you need to.

We’ll serve a delicious lasagna and salad dinner immediately following the discussion to cap off the evening. Dinner is open to Members and Non-Members: $5 per person Advanced reservations required at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1089.

Activities will start after the Offshore racing, but ...

Video and NYTimes Article - A Yacht Club for the Common Man

Strother Scott on

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Video Library Player:  A Yacht Club for the Common Man
The College Point Yacht Club welcomes blue-collar members, as long as they're willing to work in the boat yard.
Very interesting accompanying article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/nyregion/14ritual.html?_r=1 --- mostly pasted below

AS the commodore at the College Point Yacht Club, Tony Tondo holds a lofty title, suggesting a man in a blazer dining with moneyed members in an oak-paneled room. Instead, Mr. Tondo can usually be found in the club’s gritty boatyard, wearing jeans and construction boots and operating a forklift.

The club, which lies near the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and next door to a sewage treatment plant, is a world removed ...

Water system news

David Hinckle on

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As many of you know, we have been working very diligently to maintain our present well and potable water system. We are now faced with the fact that the current system is unable to supply us with the amount of potable water that it has in the past. The well is still producing, just not enough to meet our demand in times of high usage such as Junior Week, Leukemia Cup, AOD and Stingray Regatta.

We have applied to the State for a permit to drill a new well. This process will take several months to gain approval. During this time it is incumbent upon all members to be as frugal with their water usage as possible. Simply put, please ...

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