This weekend is Memorial Day. It is traditionally the weekend we usher in summer with water, sailing and close camaraderie. As with most activities this year, things are slightly different.
Over the past couple of months, the Sailing Commanders, Chairs, our staff, numerous volunteers and the Flag, have been working to address the challenges of living in the CoVid19 Pandemic while striving to enable all of us to participate in the sport we love.
Recently, the Governor issued executive order 61 which provides for Phase 1 easing and we have been considering how this may impact FBYC. In particular, we have assessed the actions directed at all business sectors and those specific for organizations such as campgrounds …
This past week, the FBYC Flag participated in the virtual Yacht Club Leadership Forum presented by US Sailing. The Forum offered an open exchange regarding the challenges facing yacht clubs around the country due to the CoVid-19 outbreak.
The Forum featured presentations by the commodores from several yacht clubs, including Jonathan Bartlett of Annapolis Yacht Club, as well as the President and the CEO of US Sailing. This highly informative program provided great insight into actions taken by other clubs as they work to address the CoVid-19 challenges. All clubs are facing problems similar to those that are being confronted at FBYC. The actions taken by substantially all of the clubs include strict adherence to the guidelines and recommendations of …
Join Commodore Paul Wash, Vice Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild, Rear Commodore Elizabeth Staas, Treasurer Glenn Doncaster, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos/Geoff Cahill for an informal meeting on Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) from 10-11 am upstairs in the main Club House.
Join Commodore Rob Whittemore, Vice Commodore Paul Wash, Rear Commodore Tracy Schwarzschild, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos for an informal meeting on Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day), from 10-11 am upstairs in the main Club House.
After a lot of hard work by many, many people, I am pleased to announce that the new East Dock will be ready for use this weekend! We ask that you be patient while a few finishing touches are completed and ask that everyone stay off the freshly seeded areas!
I would like to thank the many volunteers that have taken this project from concept all the way to completion. I would also like to thank all the donors for their generous support. It is important to note that donations came in from all divisions of the club. There are so many people who have made this a reality -- Thank you!
To add to the excitement of our Closing Day, we will have a delegation from the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand visiting the Club this Saturday, November 4th. It will include their President, who is a former Admiral in the Thai Navy. They contacted us through an Attaché at the Embassy of Thailand and are coming on a good will mission. They have heard much about the success of FBYC, and would like to see for themselves how our Club operates.
They will meet with Division leaders, as well as former Commodores. Please extend a welcome to them.
I am sad to report that Meg Rock, our Executive Secretary, submitted her resignation to me late last week. Her resignation is effective immediately. Meg has thoroughly enjoyed her time serving as Executive Secretary, but must now turn her full attention to her deteriorating health.
I have formed a search committee tasked with interviewing and hiring a new Executive Secretary, and their work is already underway.
Please keep Meg and her family in your thoughts and prayers. It has been wonderful working with her on the Board, and so many of us will sorely miss her professionalism, guidance, and cheerful disposition.
Messages may be sent to Meg, Peggy, and Bob at the address below:
Thank you to so many who have made a donation or pledge to the Jackson Creek East dock fundraiser. We are well on our way to reaching our goal, and hope that those who have not yet given will consider a donation now. Funding of this project through use of cash, some debt, and the generous donations of members will allow us to embark upon other important projects for the Club as well, such as repairing the Fishing Bay boat ramp. To donate now, Login to FBYC.net, click on "Members", then "Dock Donation". Thank you.
Join Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Treasurer Steve Quiriconi, Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, and Secretary and Membership Chair Joe Roos for an informal meeting on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) from 10am - 11am upstairs in the Main Club House.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Ankrom to fill the new role of General Manager. Brian began on January 2nd and his office is located in Fannie's House. Brian is originally from Richmond where he coordinated and managed litigation discovery and production projects since 2001. For the past several years he has resided in the Northen Neck with his wife and two children and has for the past two years managed vessel service projects at a local boatyard. Brian earned a Baccalaureate in Recreation, Parks, and Sports Management from VCU, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations to which …
Pioneer Theatre Company opens season with A Chorus Line'
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The audition: what every aspiring or veteran Broadway dancer experiences. After more than 30 years, each new cast member of "A Chorus Line" can relate personally to the true stories the characters tell on stage.
"I think I've gotten to play this character as much as I have because I don't have to act. I can just kind of walk on stage and access 98 percent of what he has to say," says actor Miguel Angel Falcon.
Actress Elizabeth Clinard says her character is "sort of a …
Why does a great sailing club even need a swimming pool let alone worry about making it better?
For me its simple; because we have great families that love to be at the club while were sailing.
Thats why, after building the beach bulkhead and steps to the pool and seeing how good that made the pool area look and feel, I asked for a committee to review how we should finish the project. There were 9 committee members comprised of the Flag, frequent pool users, designers, artists and architects. They have designed a beautiful addition to the pool area that will be functional, attractive, durable, fun, exciting, exude that summer atmosphere and, I believe, will be well …
Now is your chance to sail on Schooner Virginia. We will be in Yorktown VA May 20 & 21st for a weekend visit. While we are there we will be offering Day Sails, which will give you the opportunity to experience Schooner Virginia under sail. Space is limited to 40 guests on each sail, so call and make your reservations today. Check out www.SchoonerVirginia.org.
Details are as follows:
Children 4-12 $25.00
3 & under free
10:30 - 1:00pm
2:30 - 5:00pm
10:30 - 1:00pm
2:30 - 5:00pm
Please call the office to make your reservations 757-627-7400. Accepts cash, check & credit card. Additional details will be …
Scuttlebutt provides intereting reading with the final resuts of the Lightning Worlds sailed in Chile in yesterdays issue. Bob Wardwell finished a very respectable 10th. The winner, Tito Gonzalez, a perpetual winner in several classes sails out of Miami. One of his crew, Christian Herman, was first in the Apprentice Division at the Laser Masters Worlds sailed in Algarrobo, Chile in October '97, and is a good friend of Senor Juan Romero, our Opti coach in '05, and our two coaches for the coming season. One of the techniques South American countries use to develop world class sailors like Robert Scheidt and Torben Grael from Brazil, is to select promising sailors and put them on the water five or more …
For newcomers to Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Mothers Day is sacred, and the club studiously avoids scheduling races for the entire weekend. So what can you do? Come to the club and join in the VIMS activity, enjoy their landing craft displays and their lectures. Alternatively take your mother, or your grandmother out for a sail. If you own a J-105 it's a shoe-in, the maker adverizes the J-105 as a boat that Granny can day sail. Or take the lady out for lunch, she certainly deserves no less. But if you are really ambitious join your Commodore and his first lady on a trip to Washington, DC to join some 100,000 or more mothers asking Congress, some …
Come and support a great effort at 9:30 on Saturday morning and participate in the Grand Opening of the Deltaville Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. Our past Commodore, Tim Blackwood, Chairman of the Board of the Museum, will do the ribbon-cutting which will be followed by refreshments and tours of the facility. On the way to FBYC, the museum is located at 287 Jackson Creek Rd. (Right off of Rt # 33 at the Deltaville Convenience Center, second driveway on the left).
Click Read More for more on the mission of the museum and plans for its development.
The mission of this great facility is "to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the area designated Holly Point and …
Cruise, socialize, learn and contribute to preserving and enhancing our wonderful Chesapeake Bay that's a winning combination. VIMS will host its annual open house from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 17th and is supporting a raft-up rendezvous in conjunction with this event. This is a worth-while organization and should be an excellent outing for FBYC members to cruise down to or even go by car.
This year's event promises to be the best ever, with numerous hands-on activities for both children and adults. Activities include tours of laboratories and the teaching marsh, a seafood chowder cook-off, a spin-casting game for young anglers, and much more.
Arrive by 15:00 hours on Saturday, May 17th. Let them know …