Seeking Volunteers for Grounds Day - Saturday, July 25

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Mark your calendars! FBYC grounds chair, Steve Montgomery and Katie Yudkin are looking for volunteers to help out with grounds cleanup and beautification.

Grounds work may include: weeding, trimming and pruning in preparation for new mulch and plants in the fall.

Some tools are provided but please bring gloves, clippers, trimmers, lopping shears and rakes if you have them.

The end of July will be hot so bring your reusable water bottles! Food, beer and other beverages are planned for a relaxing end of our day. 

In thinking about future grounds maintenance, we encourage those who are interested to adopt a spot or small area to help maintain throughout the year. This is meant to be a very manageable time …

Sunday April 7th …What could be more fun than Spring Clean Up with your fellow club members!

Doug Bendura on

New Building


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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning! It’s been a long winter, but spring is in the air and that means its time to get the Club looking ship-shape for the upcoming sailing season!  Come join your fellow members for the annual Spring Clean-Up on Sunday April 7th, from 9 AM – Noon.  No experience or tools necessary, just a willingness to pitch-in as we spruce up the club.




Coffee and doughnuts will be provided to get volunteers kick-started for the morning’s work, and then we will all have lunch (also provided) together at noon following the clean-up.


For more information, contact Doug Bendura and register at the …

Attention East Dock Fund Donors!

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New Building

If you donated to the East Dock Fund, you are hereby requested to verify that your name appears on the Donor List.  If you donated but your name does not appear, or if there is a spelling or other error, please immediately notify David Lennarz via email at


To view the list online:


1.  Login to your FBYC account at;

2.  Click on "Members" on the upper tool bar;

3.  Click on "Dock Donation";

4.  Click on "East Dock Donors".


Please report any omissions or errors by January 31, 2019.

Offshore Fall Series #1 Plagued by Light Winds

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Light winds on Saturday plagued the FBYC offshore fleet as they took part in the first of the Fall Series and only 1 race was sailed for the 17 boats in 5 fleets.


  • PHRF-A: Afterthought -Craig Wright
  • PHRF-B: GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Ann Wash
  • PHRF-NS: Chilcoot - Alex Alvis
  • J/70: Loonatictu - Noel Clinard

Photo: Cathy Clark

FBYC Pool Steps and bulkhead

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Picture 044.jpg Here's a quick look at the new steps and bulkhead work. Taken Friday Nov. 23 2007.

File also attached under more if you want to look at it bigger.

Text of the Commissioning Prayer - April 13, 2002

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bishop Commissioning Prayer Fishing Bay Yacht Club Clubhouse Dedication
April 13, 2002 by Rt. Rev. F. Clayton Matthews

We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. On the third day of creation, you divided the waters from the land, and in the fullness of time came the ancestral waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Piankatank River, Fishing Bay, and Jackson Creek. Bodies of water upon which we recreate and through which we sail. We present here from these four bodies of water. We ask you to sanctify this water by your creative power so that it may be a sign of the desire we have for you to …

New Clubhouse - 25 past Commodores assemble as the ribbon is CUT

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New Building
commodoressmall Twenty-five Past Commodores assembled for the Commissioning Ceremony in front of the new Clubhouse.

They are - left to right: Peter Roughton 1959-1960, Bob Wardwell 1998, Waddy Garrett 1993, David Lee 1996, Billy Perkins 1987, Happy Hubard 1989, Frank Hargrove 1969, Bill Spencer 1994, John Hawksworth 1986, Case Whittemore 1988, Mrs. Allen R. Potts widow of Alan Potts 1971, Strother Scott 2001-2002, Wayland Rennie 1985, Brent Halsey 1977, Tim Blackwood 1978, Whitey Lipscomb 1991, Russ Collins 1992, Judy Buis 1999, Jim Rogers 1983, Mike Karn 2000, Bob Rock 1990, Bev Crump 1982, Herb Potts 1956, Jim Reid 1976, Hiram Pritchard 1974, Jere Dennison 1975, David Hazlehurst Rear 2001-2002, and Dick Cole Vice Commodore 2001-2002.

At the right rear are Bill Egelhoff …

Spring Clean-up This Saturday, Mar. 16th

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New Building
On March 16th at 9:00 am, we will have our Spring Clean-Up of the grounds, house and docks. Plans are to clean up the grounds, plant grass seed, prune shrubs, clean up the porches and outside furniture. Also nail down boards on the docks. Bring your shovels, rakes, chainsaws and hammers to get your club ready for the 2002 season! If anyone would like to donate perennials, such as daylilies or other ground covers, please bring them. David Hazlehurst and Dick Cole will provide the volunteers with a light breakfast and lunch. Please email Bob Kates at or call 804-776-6950 (day or evening) if you will be able to come. Rain date is March 23rd.

Commissioning ceremony will celebrate 63 years of history - in 8 weeks!

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New Building
flooremblem14 As you may know Jere Dennison and Mary Anne Hooker are a committee assigned the duty to approve decorations to be displayed in the new clubhouse. Jere has found an old burgee of our club when it was located in Urbanna at the time of its founding in 1939. A volunteer graphic artist has designed the image at the left which will be featured in the Commissioning of the new builing on April 13. Please save the date and plan to attend this once in a lifetime event.

We understand protocol requires the seniormost burgee to be on the left, and since the one with a "U" is historical and not active, the new burgee must be on the left …

Building is almost ready for interior finishes

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1-13-02view A wonderful new setting has been created with the upstairs screen porch facing Fishing Bay. The railing has been installed - by the time the bugs are out we will have screening on the walls and ceiling fans to stir the air.

1-13-02front The exterior of the building is almost finished. The upstairs porches will be getting railings. The beautiful new mahoghany Doors made by Mike Karn are on site and will be hung soon - thereby enclosing the building and allowing the heat to be turned on.

Shortly the electricians will complete their rough-in and Northwind can begin the hang the interior finishes. More new photos taken on January 13 are also available.

Siding on! Windows & Skylights installed!

Strother Scott on

New Building
11-17stoop The new building is progressing quickly. You can now see that the windows and skylights have been installed, and most of the siding is on the building.

Shown above is brick stoop where the rear fire stair door will be. Upstairs you can see the windows facing east toward the pool. The heating and air conditioning units are installed and most of the HVAC and plumbing rough-ins are complete. More photos taken on November 17 are also available.

FBYC Memorabilia Wanted

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We are searching for old photographs and other items of significance portraying the long history of FBYC to permanently display on the walls of our new clubhouse. Currently we are in possession of a small number of photographs from the 1940’s through the 1960’s scavenged from scrapbooks maintained by the late Mac Wellford, a founding member of the yacht club in 1939. But we would like to assemble a more complete collection that will commemorate our history through the present day. If you have meaningful items from any era that may be appropriate to display, I would appreciate your contacting me with your ideas. Thank you.

New Building fully roofed and topped out!

Strother Scott on

New Building

After the Closing Day Regatta, which was canceled for lack of wind, we raised a U.S. Flag to celebrate the topping out of our new Building.

Shown above is an interior view of the new upstairs room. There will be a sitting area near the windows to the left, and the bar will be in the room to the right through the large doorway.

The building is as seen from the boat launching ramp, with a large screen porch downstairs. Upstairs there will be a screened in porch under the roof and outside porches on the two corners facing Fishing Bay. More photos of the construction progress are available.

Building Contract Signed - Construction is Underway

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At long last we are pleased to announce that we have raised adequate money to proceed with construction and that we now have signed an acceptable contract to construct our new building. Construction should now proceed at a more rapid pace. Under Read More, you can see the "From the Quarterdeck" article that appeared in the August LogBuilding Contract - You may recall last August's letter from Mike Karn which indicated that we planned our building to cost the same as the $85 - $100 per square foot we paid for Fannie's House. We have now negotiated and executed a contract with Northwind, Inc. to build our new clubhouse and have been successful in bringing the contract in for a …

Ground has been broken on the New Building

Strother Scott on

New Building
Groundbeaking%206528small.jpg On April 7 we had a brief ceremony breaking ground on the New Building. Jim Rogers announced our fundraising has reached $285,000. Our Club Chaplain Bill Egelhoff said a prayer for our new building project and for all who plan to enjoy it. Mike Karn announced he anticipated an 8 month construction schedule. And then your flag officers used their gilded shovels to break ground.
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