Facility Decommissioning 2020 - 12/9 Update

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Winter decommissioning is well underway. 

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.

- Brian Ankrom

Facility Decommissioning 2020

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

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 …

Welcome Aboard - Ben Boone!

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

I'm please to announce we've hired Ben Boone as the Club Custodian.  He'll be helping out around the club, making necessary repairs, & performing small miracles!

Please say hello & welcome Ben to the Club when you seen him!

Pump Out Repairs Complete

Brian Ankrom on

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The pump out on Jackson Creek has been repaired & re-plumbed to the holding tank.

The pump out is open for use.  Please ensure the pump is primed before connecting the hose to your outlet.

Please let me know if the pump out gives you trouble.

Pump Out Closed for Repairs (Again)

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Unfortunately, the pump out on Jackson Creek is closed for repairs.  Blocked or crushed plumbing is preventing pumped material from making it into the tank.  Repairs by a contractor are scheduled for next week.

Apologies for the inconvenience (again).

Main clubhouse second floor open

Doug Bendura on

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The second floor of the main clubhouse is now open. The second floor is designated for use by adult members over the age of 21 , children under the age are permitted when accompanied by an adult member. In accordance with COVID guidance masks are required when utilizing this area.

ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/5 at 0845

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Tropical Storm Isias has come and gone without significant damage to the Club.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently passable with approximately 4-6 inches of water
  • Power has been restored to the Clubhouse & Fannie's House
  • Power is unavailable at the Pool, Docks, and in Bathhouse - the Bathhouse is closed
  • We are operating the water filtration, treatment, and pump systems with a generator - Please conserve water!
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) are available
  • Pool will remain closed until power is restored 
  • Club Scots will be available for reservation Friday
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings are being placed today

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm …

ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/4 at 1100

Brian Ankrom on

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Fortunately, Tropical Storm Isias passed over early this morning without significant damage to the Club.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently under 10-12 inches of water
  • All Docks' water has been restored
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) will be unavailable until tomorrow (August 5)
  • Pool will remain closed
  • Club Scots will be available for reservation Friday
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings are being placed`

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page.

ISIAS Storm Report - Updated 8/3 at 1400

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Tropical Storm Isias is tracking toward Deltaville.  As such, we have prepared for the storm.  Please note:

  • Fishing Bay Road is currently dry and clear
  • All Docks' power and water will be turned off today (August 3) by 5:00 PM
  • Safety Boats (Wildcat and Whaler) have been hauled and are unavailable
  • East Floating Dock has no vacancies
  • Pool is closed
  • Club Scots are unavailable for reservation
  • Event Chairs can provide status updates for this weekend's Cruise, Junior, Offshore, and One-Design events
  • Outdoor furnishings have been brought inside

I will continue to provide updates throughout the storm here and on the FBYC Facebook page.

FBYC Use Restricted

Brian Ankrom on

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Due to CoVid 19, at this time FBYC is not open to non-members for transient docking or boaters looking for reciprocal privileges. Consistent with Gowrie Group Best Practices for Sailing Organizations and the Virginia Marine Trades Association, FBYC dockage is for members only.  

Facility Update and Building Closures

Brian Ankrom on

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I'm please to report, we're continuing improvements at the Club.  Here's a few of the updated maintenance items:

  • The Fishing Bay Dock has been repaired and is open for use.
  • Pilings around the Jackson Creek Docks are being replaced this week.
  • The Junior Field is open for Junior Program participants' boats.
  • Bathhouse restrooms will reopen Friday morning.
  • The Clubhouse, Fannie's, all porches, and the pool remain closed.
  • Additionally, the Fishing Bay Dock is not suitable for overnight dockage  - a number of pilings are aging and cannot take the strain.

I'll keep everyone posted on our progress.

Facility Update and Building Closures

Brian Ankrom on

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I'm please to report, we've improved the Club - inside and out this Winter!.  We've also had to complete many tough repairs because it has taken quite a beating.  Here's a few of the maintenance broad strokes:

  • The Fishing Bay Ramp had the grade improved and added a breakwater helping restore the beach.
  • Fannie's House flooring was replaced throughout.
  • The entance marquee on Fishing Bay Road has a new raised flowerbed.
  • Jackson Creek Middle Dock fasteners were replaced in the lower end and finger piers.
  • Many of the legacy trees were cleaned up, limbed, and groomed.
  • The Junior Field has begun receiving environmentally responsible burr and week treatment.
  • The Crane has been painted and is open for use.
  • The Fishing Bay …

Staff Update – Eric Perkins

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Regretfully, Eric Perkins is no longer working for FBYC.  His helpfulness, talents, and can-do attitude will be missed at the Club.

We wish Eric well in his future.

Fishing Bay Ramp Is Poured!

Brian Ankrom on

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The jetty is up and the new ramp concrete has been poured!

Please refrain from driving or stepping on the new ramp until the concrete has cured.

We expect the ramp to be ready for boat traffic in Mid-February.

Ramp Construction Begins!

Brian Ankrom on

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Haywood Marine has begun work on the Fishing Bay Ramp.

We expect construction to last a number of weeks.

The ramp is closed and will not be available for use until construction is complete.  Please stay tuned for updates.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

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This Week’s Update:
-  Fannie's House flooring demolition is underway.  Fannie's will be closed until the floors are complete in early January.  Please stay tuned for updates.
-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in the Clubhouse second floor.
-  Feel free to contact me if you need …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

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This Week’s Update:
-  I hope everyone is doing well and has their holiday shopping (almost) done.
- Fannie's House will be closed for floor replacement starting December 12.  Please stay tuned for updates.

-  The Bathhouse is closed for the winter and water is shut off to the docks.  The Jackson Creek crane has been locked - please contact me if you need access in advance.  All Club power boats are being hauled and all Club sailing boats will be decommissioned.  
-  I will be onsite working limited hours during the off-season but can be available for appointments.  You can find my contact information on the website, in the Club registry, and on my office door in the Clubhouse second floor.
-  Feel free …

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