Junior Week rescheduled to August 2nd - 6th

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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 …

Junior Week T-Shirt Winner! Charlotte Staas

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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.

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Opti Kids: Postponed to July 25th

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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 …

JUNIOR WEEK T-SHIRT CONTEST!!! Deadline is May 8th

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Let's get excited for JUNIOR WEEK! This year we are holding a T-Shirt design contest for the 2020 Junior Week T-Shirt. Have your design worn by over 130 sailors during this Summer's Junior Week.

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Rules:

  • Artist must be under the age of 18 years old
  • Design must be submitted to juniors@fbyc.net by 5pm, Friday, May 8th, 2020!
  • Must include contact information of artist's parent and the name of the artist in the email
  • Include the following text on the design: Junior Week, June 22nd-26th 2020
  • No more than 3 entries per artist
  • No bribes to the Commodore 
  • Have fun!!

Submit your designs to juniors@fbyc.net by May 8th! The T-shirt design winner will be chosen by the …

Junior Week and Summer Junior Programs Update

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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.

Again, with Junior Week almost 2 1 …

Feb 1st - Junior Week 2020 and Summer Race Team Registration

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REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1ST!!!

 

JUNIOR WEEK 2020

June 22nd - 26th

 

Summer Race Teams

June 13th - August 9th

 

Opti Kids 

June 13-14, and June 20-21

 

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 juniors@fbyc.net.

 

FBYC Juniors Excel in Laser North American Championship

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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 proud of you all!

Junior Week and Opti Kids Follow-up

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Last week was a wonderful time of learning to sail and making new friends in our Junior Week program! Many thanks go to countless volunteers to make it happen.

Junior Sailors can continue to build upon the sailing skills they learned during Opti Kids and Junior Week. There are more great opportunities at FBYC:

Summer Sailing School: We have small group classes during the summer for juniors and adults. To see the entire schedule and register, go to:

https://www.fbyc.net/junior-sailing/sailing-school/

Classes are subject to change.  Keep checking for updates or request a class for your group!  Here are the first few offerings:

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Mon-Wed 7/1-3: Intro to 420 Sailing: 2 sailors per boat, 12-18 yo

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Junior Week Warm-ups

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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:

   Saturday, June 8,   1 - 4:00

   Saturday, June 15, 1 - 4:00

To supply instructors for this opportunity, warm-ups require a fee.  $35 per member or $45 per non-member

Abandonded Racing Dinghies to be Removed

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The Club will be disposing of the abandoned small racing dinghies currently in the "toaster" racks.  These racks are located in the Juniors' Yard along the fence.

If you own one of these boats, please remove it before August 1st.

Contact Brian Ankrom if you have any questions or need help.

Junior Week Volunteers Needed

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Year after year, a common bit of feedback from parents are "it is so amazing how many people volunteer for the week", "We love coming here because it is not paid, bored staff running the camp, but volunteers passionate about what they do", and similar themed gushing about our volunteers. 

Without you, the FBYC Junior Week would not be the powerful experience it is.  Countless volunteers man safety boats, coordinate the Junior Shed supplies, manage the safe entry of boats in and out of the water on the ramps, give out bandaids and scoop ice cream!  We encourage you to look at the signup genius and see if there are a few hours where you can give your time, whether …

What Are those Junior Sailors up to now?

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We have had a great start to the sailing season for our junior race team sailors.  Under wonderful coaching from our three returning coaches from Argentina:  Tommy Dietrich, Tom Peligero and Francisco Renna our Race teams have grown once again to include for the first time a 420 Race team.

The season started with junior week which was a great success followed by our Annual Junior Regatta.  The team’s right out of the gate did a fabulous job with Boyd Bragg taking first in 420’s, Madeline Amthor first overall in Opti is with Josh Bendura a close second.  We had five of the top 10 spots for Opti is overall including John Vail, Reed McAllister and …

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