Commadore's Ball Rocked the Night Away

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More than 185 members and guests celebrated all that FBYC is at our season's-end Commadore's Ball last Saturday night. Our annual meeting highlighted the strong financial position we've maintained and welcomed our new Flag.  The awards presentations showcased the accomplishments of our juniors and "older" racers and cruisers.  And everyone enjoyed an awesome night of great food, fantastic live music and the shared love of sailing with dear friends.  Our new venue, Richmond's Hippodrome Theater, was superb and many stayed 'til closing time dancing to the Jangling Reinhardts.

A special thank you to Mike and MJ Toms and Brynn Moody for helping at registration and David Hinkle for producing our front entrance poster.  And a huge shout-out to Social …

Commadore's Ball Just Three Days Away

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We're looking forward to seeing many of our FBYC family at this year's Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball this weekend.  For those of you partaking in the merriment, we're teasing you with an advance "taste" of one of the many desserts from Pearl's Bakery.  You'll have your pick between gingerbread, beignet, Candy Cane or Grandma's Garden flavors, not to mention all the other fantastic food you'll be enjoying.

This is your chance to dress up, get down and dance...and be ready to celebrate all that we are as Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  (Parking is a bit limited so be sure to arrive in time for the Annual Meeting!)




One Day Left to Register for Commadore's Ball

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There's a party brewing and it's going to be a smash hit...just like the singers once featured at Richmond's Hippodrome. (Learn more at:  

This 100-year-old theater that showcased greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong, is the exciting location for our 2019 Annual Meeting and Commadore's Ball.  Look at the changes for this year:

  • Greatly reduced cost for members and guests
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres like Bang Bang Shrimp and cash bar
  • Family-style dinner featuring lamb chops, Montreal chicken, grilled asparagus and cupcakes from Pearl's.  YUM!
  • Music by the Jangling Reinhardt's 

We'll also have our annual meeting and awards presentation as part of the night so plan to celebrate with your sailing family and dance the night …

Last Call for Oysters

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Don't miss out on the oysters!

Our Annual Oyster Roast is only four days away, this Saturday. Please bring a side dish to share as we celebrate the end of 2019's sailing season and make plans for 2020. There's no cost to members but we encourage you to sign-up online so we don't run out of oysters...and bring a side dish to share.

As if the oysters weren't enough:  We'll have a bourbon tasting event for those who imbibe; bring your own reusable glass to cut down on waste.  AND the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will also be on site to showcase some of their efforts to protect and improve our cruising and racing home.

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It's Time! Sign-up for Oysters and Commadore's Ball.

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Our two big season-capping events are just around the corner.  

Next Saturday, November 2 is the annual Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast.  This is a fun, exciting race followed by feasting on the Chesapeake's bounty--Rappahannocks, Old Salts or more. THE OYSTERS ARE ON US!  (But please bring a side dish to share.)

Sign-up now so we don't run out of oysters at:

Oysters.original.pngClose on the oysters' heels is our annual Commadore's Ball on November 16.   We've dramatically lowered the cost and increased the fun-factor at Richmond's historic Hippodrome Theater.  We need a firm commitment for numbers so check out all we've got planned and sign-up now at: …

The Time Has Come...To Eat Oysters and to Dance

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"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Oysters.original.pngThe oysters are on us this November 2 at FBYC's yearly Oyster Roast and closing day regatta. Sign-up at:  The food is free but we are accepting donations and ask everyone to bring a side dish or dessert.  First-come, first-served until the oysters are history!



There's a new venue this year--Richmond's historic Hippodrome Theater.  We've also slashed the cost and doubled the excitement.  From scrumptious Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to …

Trade In Your Deck Shoes for Dancing Ones

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                                  Fishing Bay Yacht Club requests the honor of your presence

                                         at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Commodore’s Ball

                                                   Saturday, November 16, 2019

This is your "formal" invitation to FBYC's exciting, hip, and way-cool social event of the year.  We've got a new venue--The Hippodrome in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. (Check it out here:  And we've slashed the price from previous years to encourage as many as possible to attend.  The full evening features:

  • Annual Meeting in upstairs Screening Room 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Cocktail Hour cash bar and passed hors d'oeuvres 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Sit-Down Dinner 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Awards Presentation during dessert  8:00-8:30 PM
  • Music and Dancing by The Jangling …

The Oysters Are on Us

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Sign-up now for our annual Oyster Roast and End-of-Season Pursuit Race on November 2.  We're "tilting the icebox and emptying the bar."  That means we're using any leftover barbecue, other foods and drinks to finish up this part of the season.  We're adding raw or roasted oysters to the mix and asking only for contributions to the donation jar.

Please bring a salad or dessert to share with your fellow sailors and invite anyone who might be interested in joining FBYC.  This is always one of our most popular events so bring your friends, crew, reusable glasses and oysters knives.  

Save the Dates for Two Great Events

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November is an awesome month at FBYC.

Our Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast is slated for November 2.  It has always delivered excitement on the course followed by oysters served raw or roasted.  We'll be cleaning out any leftover kegs from the season, but you can bring your own drink as well as a salad or dessert to share.

Then, the Commadore's Ball with our annual meeting and awards presentation will be two weeks later on November 16.  We're hard at work creating a fantastic evening at Richmond's historic Hippodrome with fantastic dining and rocking music. 

Grab your calendar, mark the dates and watch for more details.  We may be on the hard soon but our season really doesn't …

Car Pooling for a Day at Annapolis Boat Show

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Some FBYC sailors, eager to attend Preview Day at the 50th Annapolis Boat Show, will be meeting to drive up to Annapolis on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  We're parking our cars and gathering at:

Barnes & Noble parking lot

9850 Brook Road

Glen Allen, VA


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We plan to arrive when the show opens and will return sometime before 10 PM.  It's a long, fun-filled day where we can shop, learn and dream together.  Members of FBYC's cruising fleet will be sailing up so hopefully we can all grab a Painkiller at Pussers together and share some interesting finds.

This is a casual rendezvous to share drive time and costs.  So just show up if you're interested in …

Record-Setting Labor Day Cornhole Tournament

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Our 2019 Cornhole Tournament was a great success under gorgeous skies on the main clubhouse lawn!  A record setting 14 teams came out to battle for the coveted ultimate prize of Mount Gay Black Label. After a couple hours of high intensity competition our club champions were crowned.

winners.jpgCongratulations to this year's championship team, "The Sticky Bandits," Miles Kimbrough and Malcolm Cobb.  Our runner up was team "One Trick Pony," who on the sidelines amassed the largest spectator section of fellow sailors cheering on their teammates. Finally, in third place on the podium was the Whorley Family.

action shot.jpgThanks to everyone who came out and participated in the fun; and special thanks to our event leads Mary Catherine & …

Sign Up Now for Sunday's Annual Corn-hole Tournament!

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Don't forget to come on out for our annual Corn hole Tournament Sunday, September 1st immediately following the Stingray regatta awards ceremony. The corn hole boards will be located on the fishing bay side of the club, snacks and drinks will be provided so come on by for some fun!

RSVP to Mary Catherine at Indicate your team name and participants.

See ya there!

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[Adult Swim] Movie Night this Friday!

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You won't want to miss the YAM's  [Adult Swim] Special Edition movie night! Since the pool closes after Labor Day we want to take full advantage during this movie night...our outdoor theater will be setup poolside under Ric's place so you can spectate from a lounge chair, adirondack, or from the pool aboard your favorite float! Our movie will be "Stepbrothers" starting at 7:45pm, starring Will Farrell and John C. Reilly in a classic adult comedy favorite.  The YAM committee will be providing some beers, soft drinks and popcorn...feel free to being something to share as well if you feel up to it!



Hats Off to our First Responders

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Most FBYC members who only visit on the weekends or during special events don't think much about the Middlesex volunteer fire and rescue squads.  Until they need help.

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To show how much we value these awesome folks, FBYC held its first Middlesex First Responders Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 17.  The club invited volunteers and their families to spend a few hours at the club, enjoying the pool, lunch and a ride on Mr. Roberts.  All those who came had a wonderful time and appreciated us as much as we value them.

Thanks to Brian Ankrom for captaining Mr. Roberts, Dave Hinckle for a great banner and Margaret and Steve Montgomery for making everyone feel welcome during lunch.  Next time …

'Cheeseburger in Paradise' Lunch Rendezvous this Saturday

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This Saturday the YAMs, led by committee members Katie & Arch Durham, will be doing a fun lunch cruise in company to Hole in the Wall Grill. This Jimmy Buffet themed lunch meetup is just a short run up into Gwynn's Island located by land at 384 Old Ferry Rd, Grimstead, VA 23064; or by water just tucked into Wharf's Creek (approximately 5 nautical miles from FBYC).


The first round of 'Boat Drinks' will be on the YAM committee, followed by a pay your own way lunch. Be sure to indicate your intent to join up via our facebook event page: Cheeseburger in Paradise Rendezvous. or contact us directly here: Email YAM Chair

'Ghostbusters' is this Friday's Movie Night Film!

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Airing Friday night at 8:15pm will be the fan favorite "Ghostbusters." This month's movie night will be located behind Fannie's house on the lawn, so bring your favorite picnic blanket or feel free to spectate from the balcony of Fannie's porch.



In anticipation of this fun new venue's use, our club's staff has been kind enough to treat the property for there shouldn't be any reason to be scared of ghosts or mosquitoes!  All Friday night J70 sailors are encouraged to mosey on over after hauling to join the fun...


Independence Day Race and Cookout THIS WEEKEND!

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Independence Day is TOMORROW!  But the FBYC July 4th Long Distance Race and Cookout will be THIS SATURDAY!

We'll have one-design racing, $1 hot dogs, $2 burgers, and $3 beers....all on Saturday to celebrate America's birthday!

  -  Sign up for the RACE on Regatta Network by clicking here

  -  See the event page & sign up for the COOKOUT (no purchase necessary but please help us plan for food) by clicking here.

"Swiss Family Robinson" Movie Night this Friday!

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Swiss Family Robinson

This Friday evening at 8:30pm is a much anticipated movie night at the club. The YAM's will be airing the timeless classic "Swiss Family Robinson," a story first published in 1812 by Johann David Wyss and later edited and illustrated by his two Swiss sons.  The movie was later released in 1960 met with wonderful reception by sailors, adventurers, children and adults alike. Come on out and enjoy the film with us...popcorn machine fires up at 8:15, and the film airs at 8:30!

Inaugural Poolside Luau is this Saturday!

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The YAM committee will have the pool and beach decked out with colorful Hawaiian decorations along with steady beats of great-mood tunes. We fire up the grill at 12:30 for you to bring & toss on your favorite cookout foods, and then a series of adult and child-friendly games get going around 2:00 pm...rumor has it there will be an egg toss, awesome tropical tattoos, greased watermelon, pong-cup, pool float races, and who knows what other surprises may be in store!?!?

Aside from some provided sodas, water and light snacks this is a bring-your-own, potluck style be sure to pack the cooler with your lunch and favorite beverages. Feel free to RSVP and/or keep …

7th Annual YAM Memorial Day Cookout Success

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YAM Cookout 2019

The YAMs kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with their 7th annual cookout. Everyone enjoyed catching up with old and meeting new friends over burgers, dogs, and American flag cakes with a picturesque sunset as the backdrop. Special thanks to grill master Massey Whorley and the Whorley family, as well as Jess Hardin and Jon Deutsch for helping set up and run the event.

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