The 2023 Junior program is off to a fantastic start! Thanks to all the participants, family members, volunteers, and coaches who made Opti Kids a huge success. Special thanks to coach Jim Clary for leading the charge!
For more pictures check out the Flickr album here.
The FBYC Junior Programs Committee has been hard at work making preparations for an exciting summer of Junior Sailing. Registration is now open and many programs are filling up fast! Registration will be managed by CampDocs, our camp registration and health forms application. This simple, easy-to-use site allows for registering for camps and teams, collecting health forms, and ordering t-shirts. Member registration opened on February 1st and non-member registration opens on March 1st. Register Here. Programs are filling up fast! Don't wait!
All registrations must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. Member registration provides a discount to FBYC members by using coupon code FBYC. Member grandparents no longer need to register their grandchildren. Simply have your grandchildren' …
The team wrapped up a fantastic summer season with five top three finishes at the final CBYRA High Point Regatta of the summer, held this past weekend in Oxford, Maryland. The last week was amazing, with most of the kids racing all week on the Bay at the Maryland State Championships, the Miles River Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta and at the Oxford Regatta. Three of our sailors, Walker Angus, Sofia Forsberg and Logan Hayes arrived at Oxford at 3:30am on Saturday after racing all week in Michigan at the US Sailing Chubb Youth Nationals! They had outstanding finishes at the Youth Nationals-with Walker and Sofia finishing 8th in the double handed division, and Logan finishing 13th in the …
We have experienced high interest in the Junior Program, which is wonderful. A reminder to all club members wishing to have their kids participate in Junior Week or Junior Teams, the FBYC member-only priority period ends at the end of February. On March 1, all classes will be open enrollment. Some classes are already showing they will be full once open enrollment begins, so if a member wants to be assured to have their kid involved, it is important to register by Feb 28. When you enroll, if you end up on a waitlist and you are a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org., as we have purposefully left room in all the classes for members who …
****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.