****DUE TO WEATHER THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY JUNE 24TH****
Next week is Junior Week and even though our focus is getting our juniors on the water, we invite the whole club to join us for our family night on Thursday June 24th from 4pm - 7pm. We will have three food trucks at the club with live music by Johnathan Meadows. This is going to be a great night on the bay
On the Flip Side Food Truck
Serving Specialty & Delicious food like Lumpia, Pancit, Hibachi Rice, Chicken & Pork Teriyaki, Bulgogi and many more.
Shore Bites Food Truck:
A mobile food truck featuring gourmet mac & cheese flavors, hamburgers, etc etc.
ILCA ACCs were held in Wrightsville Beach, NC on May 21-23. Finn Ciszewski, Henry Ciszewski, Reed McAllister, Baylor Goldthwaite, Logan Hayes, Jack Cabell, and Joshua Almany all competed. Olympian Sarah Lihan was also present to provide coaching support. Everyone did well in challenging conditions, which ranged from no wind to heavy wind and sea conditions to match. Long postponements, heat, and exhaustion did not deter the sailors, and all of them did a great job. Their next event will be ILCA Nationals in Norfolk, June 17-20, followed directly by Junior Week and FBYC Junior Regatta. Sail fast, FBYC Juniors.
If it takes a village to raise a child, imagine what it takes to teach over 100 of them to sail. We need your help. If you're interested in volunteering please review our sign up genius of areas where you can help by clicking the following link Junior Week Volunteer List
Register early for the FBYC Junior Regatta! This regatta is our biggest annual junior event to finish off Junior Week and showcase your mad sailing skills. Spots will be limited. There will be good competition for you “old” salts, and a friendly environment for beginners - something for everyone.
Don't delay. Space is limited in many of our programs and people are ready to get on the water. We are thrilled with the programs we are planning including Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing School and our Development and Race Teams. Registration has been significantly improved through CampDocs which will make registration, and health form collection much easier.
Junior Week is a month away and we need extra help this year to put on our great junior week. We have a job for you or for someone you know. Please dont wait and email us your interest by clicking Volunteer Here
New Junior Program Registration Site has been launched! We have worked closely with CampDoc to provide a new and enhanced registrations process including forms management for our junior sailors. Launched in perfect time for the summer, we are proud to be able to continue our junior programs with Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing Schools, Development and Race Teams. Although some of our programs have moved to later in the Summer (Opti Kids is July 25/26 & August 1/2; Junior Week is August 2-6) our race teams are geared up to begin on June 13th and Development Teams on June 25th. Further, we are launching weekly sailing schools through the summer beginning June 22nd. Don't wait to sign up …
After reviewing recent guidelines from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia on standards for being allowed to safely host camps, FBYC is rescheduling Junior Week to August 2nd - 6th.
The new dates for our Junior Week will start on Sunday, August 2nd at 1 pm and will end on Thursday, August 6th at 12 pm. By rescheduling Junior Week to the new dates, we believe we can provide our sailing classes in a more safe and deliberate manner reducing the potential risks to our sailors, families, volunteers and staff.
You can expect to see an increase in communication both via email and through the o help get Juniors on the water in a safe environment. Club website regarding our …
Thank you all for the great submissions to the first Junior Week T-Shirt Contest. We gathered all the suggestion and anomalously submitted the designs to Commodore Tracy Schwarzchild for his decision. After much great deliberation, he chose this years T-Shirt Winner as the design submitted by Charlotte Stass. Congratulations Charlotte!!!
Charlotte's design will be sent to our graphic designer as the official art direction.
Opti Kids is postponed to July 25-26, and August 1-2
Over the past weeks, the Junior Leadership Committee in coordination with Fishing Bay Yacht Club Flag has been monitoring updates from the Federal, State, and Local authorities as it relates to activities at the Club. As you may have seen, FBYC is currently closed until June 10th and the Club is making its best effort to resume activities as soon as it can.
Currently, Virginia is expected to open May 15th and enter Phase 1 of the re-opening plan. This phase is forecasted to last 2-4 weeks before Phase 2 can begin. The philosophy of the Junior Program at Fishing Bay has always been to support getting juniors on the …
Not knowing the future, we will continue to take registrations for our summer Junior programs and certainly hope that we can provide them as planned. We will know more in the weeks to come and will communicate any changes as we learn of them.
Our goal is to continue to focus on providing the very best summer experience for our young sailors while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for them and their families and for the local community. In the event we are forced to cancel any summer programs, we will be providing a full and complete refund. Our goal is to make this decision by June 1st should we have to.
To find our more about these exciting junior programs, please go to the Junior pages on the FBYC.net site. Information about Junior Week, Opti Kids, our Summer Race teams and other sailing opportunities are being updated as we speak. If you have questions about our programs please email email@example.com.
Wind, fog and dead calm infused with heat indexes over 100 degrees did not stop our FBYC Junior Laser sailors from racing fast in the Laser North American Championships in Brant Beach, NJ July 18-21. With more than 120 contenders, including adults, this was the largest regatta for many of our Juniors. Our eight racers, along with their coach, braved the conditions and represented FBYC well. Pictured are Logan Hayes, Guthrie Braun, Joshua Almany, Morey Levy, Jack Cabell, Luke Hayes (CNU), Finn Ciszewski, Coach Alex Zimmermann, Jordan Bendura, Joshua Bendura. Special shout-outs to Guthrie Braun who placed 6th in Laser Radials and Jordan Bendura who placed 18th.
We are offering 2 warm-up opportunities prior to Junior Week. These weekend afternoons will provide a time for junior sailors, who are already registered for Junior Week, to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with an Opti or 420. Rig a boat and take it out for a spin with our instructors to get ready for a week of fun at Junior Week.
Sign up for one or both afternoons! Click on the date below to register:
Housing needed: FBYC to host the VA Commonwealth Championships at our annual jr regatta. June 21-23. Clubs from ga, sc, va, md, and de are planning on attending. Please email Kathryn Angus at firstname.lastname@example.org if your home or spare bedroom is available for sailors or coaches. Or know of someone who is willing to rent or host a family!
Housing needed: FBYC to host the VA Commonwealth Championships at our annual jr regatta. June 21-23. Clubs from ga, sc, va, md, and de are planning on attending. Please email Kathryn Angus at email@example.com if your home or spare bedroom is available for sailors or coaches.