Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Feb 23 - One Day Club Race Management Seminar (Training)
Wed, Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Racer (Social)
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Registration is open for all Cruising events and Junior programs.  Also, Winter programs are coming up.  Sign up now to for an Evening with Charlie Enright (registration deadline is Feb 22) and the Bermuda High Party.  You can see all events on the Club Event Page by clicking here.
- The Clubhouse Foyer and Loft will be unavailable throughout February.  The stairwells and second floor Loft will be closed until March 1 for floor ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Feb 23 - One Day Club Race Management Seminar (Training)
Wed, Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Racer (Social)
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Please check out and register for one of the off-season events.  These include the One Day Race Management seminar, an Evening with Charlie Enright, and the Bermuda High Party.  You can see these events on the Club Event Page by clicking here.
- The Clubhouse will be closed for floor and furniture refinishing beginning February 11.  We plan on locking the second floor out for up to thirty days to ensure the finished has ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Feb 9 - Commodore's Cocktail Party (Board)
Wed, Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Racer (Social)
Sat, Mar 30 - Bermuda High Party (Social)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Winter weather comes and goes these days.  Please be careful and watch for ice when driving to the Club, walking the grounds, or strolling the docks.  We'll always clear and treat the pathways and porches.  But we cannot effectively treat the docks or the roads and they can remain icy for days.
- Register NOW for the Winter speaker program (Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright) and for the Winter social (Mar 30 - Bermuda High).  You can ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Feb 9 - Commodore's Cocktail Party (Board)
Wed, Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Racer (Social)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- The winter storm came and went without any issues around the Club.  We salt the pathways and porches.  But please be mindful of slippery surfaces when you visit during the winter - particularly the docks.
- We will be refinishing the floors of the Clubhouse's second floor in early February.  We plan on locking the second floor out for thirty days to ensure the finished has cured completely.
- Please volunteer for one of the many races or social events in 2019.  The schedule is ...

Weather Update: Winter Storm (Updated 1/15 at 10:45 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Here's a quick update on the winter status of FBYC:

  • Walkways have been cleared
  • Fishing Bay Road is less flooded but is freezing overnight
  • All docks are extremely slippery
  • The boat ramp remains closed until the ice subsides

 

Weather Update: Winter Storm (Updated 1/14 at 11:15 AM)

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

FBYC has weathered the sinter storm well.  There's no damage to report and we're clearing the ice on the pathways.

 

Please be advised:

  • Fishing Bay Road is flooded
  • All docks are extremely slippery
  • The boat ramp is closed

 

Please stay tuned for further updates.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Wed, Feb 27 - Presenting Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Racer (Social)
Sat, Apr 6 - Offshore Training Day (Offshore)
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- The weather has been a mixed bag.  But we're finding plenty to do.  improvements continue as all worn ceiling fans have been replaced under the porches.  Repair, improvement, and upgrade projects have been scheduled around the Club.  Please be mindful of work areas when you visit. 
- Registration for our winter program is open.  Sign up now to see Charlie Enright on Wednesday, February 27.  See more by clicking here. 
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the Off-Season.  You can find my contact information on the ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Wed, Feb 27 - New Year's Day 
Sat, Apr 13 - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and wish all a happy 2019.
- Just announced - FBYC presents Volvo Ocean Racer Charlie Enright on Wednesday, February 27 at the Richmond Omni.  The program opens at 6:30 PM and tickets are $25.  See more by clicking here. 
- Please be advised, all Club boats (Committee boats, Coach boats, Flying Scots, 420's, Lasers, and Optis) are unavailable for use during the off season for safety, security, and maintenance purposes.   
- I will be onsite daily during the week during the Off-Season.  You can find my contact information on the website ...

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Tue, Jan 1 - New Year's Day 
Thu, Feb 14 - GM Returns from vacation
Sat, Apr 13 (2019) - Opening Day

This Week’s Update:
- I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  Be sure to visit the Sint Maarten Yacht Club and see our burgee if you're there (or their website here).  The islands are nice this time of year.  But I'm happy to be home & back at Fishing Bay.  My thanks go to Eric for being on-site daily and keeping the Club together.
- There isn't much on the calendar for now.  Stay posted for Winter program announcements, new events, and Club improvements. 
- In the meantime, the offseason can be used to brush up on ...

Labor Day Membership Presentation now online

Rob Whittemore on

Clubhouse News

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Membership Presentation held at the Club on Labor Day. If you missed the presentation or would like to take a closer look at the presentation materials, the presentation has been posted in the Members only section of the website.

https://www.fbyc.net/users/documents/

Rob Whittemore - Commodore

 

2017 Financial Results

Rob Whittemore on

Clubhouse News

Dear members of FBYC: 

As part of a continuing effort to provide greater visibility into the finances of the club, we have prepared a summary overview of our 2017 financial results.

We have continued to offer a high level of service to our membership, which comes at increased costs. Your board is doing everything possible to manage our expenses in a prudent manner. Additionally, we are planning on several capital improvements including the new floating dock and facility maintenance work this year that requires significant cash outlays, and we are tightly adhering to our planned budget for the spending.

Our biggest challenge is increasing revenues to keep pace with the ever increasing level of expenses. The biggest thing you the ...

Follow Up Notice to Slip Holders

Rob Whittemore on

Clubhouse News

Following up on a previous notice where we announced the prohibition of the use of space heaters aboard boats at the club, a committee has been formed to re-examine this issue and the board will be reviewing their recommendation at the next board meeting in February. If a “safe” heater standard is approved, all slip holders we receive an addendum to their lease which will need to be signed and returned to the club. 

Please realize we are trying to address a potential safety concern at our docks. 

As always please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Rob Whittemore -- Commodore

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This week’s update:

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday season so far and are looking forward to the new year!

The Club boats and docks are being winterized.  Please be advised, water is not available on the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, exterior faucets, or the hydrants.  The Bathhouse has also been closed for the winter.

Please continue to be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site as well as the construction staging area in the Dry Sail lot.  Boats in the Dry sail lot will be moved to other areas of the facility to make room.  New dock materials will begin arriving in January.

Please stay posted for other offseason updates from FBYC.

Offseason Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

This week’s update:

  • We are winterizing the facility and water will not be available on the Jackson Creek docks, the Fishing Bay pier, exterior faucets, or the hydrants.
  • Please be careful and avoid the East Dock construction site as well as the construction staging area in the Dry Sail lot.
  • I will be on site three days per week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) during the offseason.  I can also be here by appointment.  I will be monitoring my email & voicemail periodically when I’m not on site.  Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance, notice a maintenance need, or have any questions.

Please stay posted for other offseason updates from FBYC.

Upcoming Event Schedule

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events
Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 
Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner
Sat, Nov 4 - Annual Oyster Roast & Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1)
Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 
Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day
Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball
Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3

 

Weekend Update

The fourth Offshore Fall Series race will be the only event held this weekend.  Race Contact  -  Tom Roberts; Social Contact  -  Lauren DeSimone.

 

No events or races will be held on Sunday

Water, water everywhere (including our spigots?)

David Lennarz on

Clubhouse News

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

Clubhouse News

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.

FBYC FALL CLEAN UP DAY RESCHEDULED!

Meg Rock on

Clubhouse News

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

Clubhouse News

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

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