Awesome Opening Day (even with the rain!)

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More than 150 members celebrated FBYC's Opening Day events.  What did we do?  We raced 'round the marks; heard the bagpipes call;  gathered to bless the fleet; enjoyed great live music; tasted local wines and ate Italian dishes.  More than anything else, we rekindled long-term friendships and traded tales of "boat ownership woes" and plans for the next cruise.  

Perhaps this weekend story embodies FBYC the most:  

A sailor from Colorado was living on his boat, on the hard in Deltaville, waiting to launch.  Our chaplain, Doug Anderson, recognized a kindred spirit and invited him to both the Friday night cruising dinner and to our big Opening Day celebration.  Everyone embraced him with open arms. Said our new friend, Rick ...

Only 15 Hours Left to Register for Opening Day

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The cooks are making ready.  The Dark 'n Stormies have been ordered.  The band is tuning up.  And every sailor is crossing their fingers, hoping for fair winds and clear skies.

This year's Opening Day is going to be something special!  The UP Bar will feature Italian wine tasting and elegant starters.  The dinner--from eggplant parm to lasagna--will be delicious.  And the music will set your feet a dancing.

All that follows a great day of racing and the Blessing of the Fleet with our own Chaplain Doug Anderson.  But you need to register by midnight TONIGHT (Wednesday) in order to reserve your seat at the table.  Just go on-line and sign up here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019 ...

Opening Day 2019: Let's Sail, Eat and Dance

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Excitement is building for this year's Opening Day festivities.  Along with great sailing weather (we hope), and delicious dining (we guarantee),  a new band will help us dance 'til dawn (well, maybe!) The acoustic duo, No Charge, has an extensive song list..from the Beatles to Dylan to Cash to Fleetwood Mac. They'll provide the music....you just need to add your rhythm.

Be sure to sign up online at FBYC.net to reserve your dinner tickets today.  Saturday, April 13 will be here before you know it!

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Bermuda High Party....Last Chance to Burn Those Socks: March 30 6 pm

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Just a few days remain to sign-up and join your FBYC friends at the Bermuda High Party on March 30 at Paul and Mary Almany's home in Glen Allen, VA.  We'll burn some socks, trade some high seas tales and close out this very wet winter.  Grab your Bermuda shorts and join us...but only if you dare!

Sign-up and get all the details on-line.  

 

Register for Opening Day...and You Keep the Glass

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There are so many new and exciting developments for this year's Opening Day, we can't keep track of them all.  For starters, every one who registers for the dinner by THIS MONDAY will receive their own reusable plastic GoVino wine or pilsner glass.  What better way to toast the beginning of the sailing season, not to mention cutting down on waste.

Along with some great dinner choices--lasagna or eggplant parm--we are introducing the "Up Bar." Just as it sounds, the Up Bar on the second floor of the clubhouse will be offering Italian wine tastings by Artisen Cellars and "sophisticated hors d'oeuvres."  Of course, wine, beer and dark 'n stormies will still be available at Rick's.

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Help Bring Bermuda to Virginia (if just for one night!)

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We don't need to sail 700 miles offshore to get a glimpse of Bermuda.  Just sing-up to attend FBYC's Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 30 at Paul and Mary Almany's Glen Allen, VA home.  Wear your Bermuda shorts, bring some socks to burn and prepare to share your hopes and dreams for this sailing season.

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There's still time to sign-up on-line at FBYC.net (RSVP deadline is March 23).  We guarantee good food and great conversation.  Join us!

Dark 'n Stormies and Burning Socks

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What do those two things means?  It's time to banish winter and welcome spring at FBYC's Bermuda High Party March 30.  We'll gather at Paul and Mary Almany's Glen Allen, VA home at 1800.  There'll be plenty of stories to share and plans to make, not to mention wonderful food and drink. 

 

Be sure to register on-line by March 23.  And bring some socks to burn--clean and cotton ones please.

Excitement Is In Store for FBYC Opening Day, April 13!

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How do you cap off the Opening Day Regatta at FBYC? 

Well, along with the Blessing of the Fleet, some great music and fantastic food to start at 1600 on April 13. We have exciting new offerings and “intriguing” opportunities you’ll be hearing more about soon. 

But first you need to sign-up on-line.  As special incentive to sign-up early, everyone registering by April 1, will receive a free FBYC logo GoVino pilsner, wine glass or soft water bottle.  You are encouraged to keep, refill these reusable glasses many times and help us cut down on trash production.   It is all a part of FBYC’s effort to move towards a sustainable model to protect the environment we all dearly ...

Sign Up for Bowling Night!

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The Young Adult Members are hosting their first event of the year on Saturday, March 23rd. This will be our club's first ever bowling night at River City Roll (RCR) in Richmond! From 6:00 to 8:00 PM we will have three lanes reserved. This event is open to members and their guests. Spacing is limited so register now and join us for some fun, great food and drinks delivered right to your lane!  Please register here: Register NOW for Bowling Night in Richmond! 

RCR is located at 939 Myers Street Richmond, VA 23230. “Take your lucky bowling shirt to the cleaners. LET’S ROLL!"We will bowl from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the reserved ...

Young Adults Announce 2019 Events Schedule

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The Young Adult Members Committee is pleased to announce its action-packed schedule for 2019. This year's highlights include a pre-season bowling night March 23rd in Richmond; an enhanced "Last Friday of the Month" movie night series, which was clearly a family-favorite for kicking the weekend; a fully loaded Memorial Day weekend; several unique cruise-in-company excursions; three different themed cookouts; and, of course, our penultimate annual corn hole tournament over Labor Day weekend. As a reminder, YAM events are open to all members, guests and accompanied prospective members...so come one, come all...this will be our best year of all! Click here to see full schedule!

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FBYC Winter Program Presents Sailor Charlie Enright: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 PM Richmond's Omni Hotel (ONE WEEK AWAY)

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Come join us as Charlie Enright shares his amazing journey--from "movie star" in Disney's Morning Light to skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race - the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.  This program has something for everyone, including racers, juniors, cruisers, parents, grandparents, and fans of sailing.

As a part of a special effort to attract new members, you can invite prospective members for free!  We have allocated ten tickets that you can offer to friends you would like to join the club.  Simply email Karen Soule (karen.soule@gmail.com) with the names and email addresses of the people you'd like to invite.

Any member can invite up to two people.  The first FBYC members to email ...

FBYC Winter Program Presents Sailor Charlie Enright: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 PM Richmond's Omni Hotel

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Come join us as Charlie Enright shares his amazing journey--from "movie star" in Disney's Morning Light to skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race - the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.  This program has something for everyone, including racers, juniors, cruisers, parents, grandparents, and fans of sailing.

As a part of a special effort to attract new members, you can invite prospective members for free!  We have allocated ten tickets that you can offer to friends you would like to join the club.  Simply email Karen Soule (karen.soule@gmail.com) with the names and email addresses of the people you'd like to invite.

Any member can invite up to two people.  The first FBYC members to email ...

Turner Lecture Series Deltaville Maritime Museum

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I thought the following would be of interest to our members. The Deltaville Maritime Museum is having a lecture series known as the Turner Lecture Series.

The first program will be Sunday March 10th at 2 PM. The speakers will be our own Rick and Julie Palm. In 1990 they began their 2 year voyage around the world on "Sojourner" their 52 foot Tayana sailboat. their sailing resume includes Atlantic crossings, dozens of passages to ther caribbean and decades of coastal cruising from Nova Scotia to Florida.

Our next program will be on Sunday April 14th at 2 PM. The speaker will be Jack Yunker who will present a program on the Liberty Ships that played a major role in ...

FBYC Winter Program Presents Sailor Charlie Enright: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 PM Richmond's Omni Hotel

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Come join us as Charlie Enright shares his amazing journey--from "movie star" in Disney's Morning Light to skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race - the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.  This program has something for everyone, including racers, juniors, cruisers, parents, grandparents, and fans of sailing.

As a part of a special effort to attract new members, you can invite prospective members for free!  We have allocated ten tickets that you can offer to friends you would like to join the club.  Simply email Karen Soule (karen.soule@gmail.com) with the names and email addresses of the people you'd like to invite.

Any member can invite up to two people.  The first FBYC members to email ...

FBYC Winter Program Presents Sailor Charlie Enright: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 PM Richmond's Omni Hotel

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Come join us as Charlie Enright shares his amazing journey--from "movie star" in Disney's Morning Light to skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race - the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.  This program has something for everyone, including racers, juniors, cruisers, parents, grandparents, and fans of sailing.

As a part of a special effort to attract new members, you can invite prospective members for free!  We have allocated ten tickets that you can offer to friends you would like to join the club.  Simply email Karen Soule (karen.soule@gmail.com) with the names and email addresses of the people you'd like to invite.

Any member can invite up to two people.  The first FBYC members to email ...

FBYC Winter Program Presents Sailor Charlie Enright: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 PM Richmond's Omni Hotel

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Come join us as Charlie Enright shares his amazing journey--from "movie star" in Disney's Morning Light to skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race - the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.  This program has something for everyone, including racers, juniors, cruisers, parents, grandparents, and fans of sailing.

As a part of a special effort to attract new members, you can invite prospective members for free!  We have allocated ten tickets that you can offer to friends you would like to join the club.  Simply email Karen Soule (karen.soule@gmail.com) with the names and email addresses of the people you'd like to invite.

Any member can invite up to two people.  The first FBYC members to email ...

YAM Holiday Gathering a Jolly Success!

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This past Saturday approximately thirty members and their guests rallied for Richmond's annual Christmas Parade, followed shortly thereafter by a warm holiday gathering hosted by YAM Committee Members Arch and Katie Durham. Despite a little mist in the air attendance was strong at the parade where children were elated to see the 'Big Guy in Red' welcome them with waving arms and joyous cheer. The gathering afterwards was absolutely wonderful...a beautifully decorated home packed full of tasty holiday treats and seasonal beverages for all to share.  Sincerest thanks to all who came to enjoy the day and especially to our gracious host family, the Durhams!

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2018 Commodore's Ball Photos Available

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179 party-goers enjoyed a memorable evening at Richmond’s historic Commonwealth Club on November 17th.

The event started off with a Cocktail Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres.  Members then attended the Annual Meeting to hear year-end reports followed by the election of the 2019 Board of Trustees.  A seated gourmet dinner came next, followed by a Viennese Dessert Buffet.  The 2018 Flag Officers Rob Whittemore, Paul Wash, and Tracy Schwarzschild officiated Awards Ceremony.  Evening entertainment was provided by the Alex Crain Band.

Professional photographer Aaron Sutten took some great pictures.  Follow this link to view the photos.

Just a Few Days Until Christmas Parade & YAM Gathering!

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As of this morning we have nearly thirty folks registered for our fun-filled parade day and cozy get together in Richmond!

YAM Holiday Gathering

Starting this Saturday morning, at 10am, we will meet up with hot cocoas & coffees to watch the Richmond Christmas parade. We will then retire to a nearby member’s home at Noon for potluck treats, drinks and a little holiday themed arts & crafts for the kids to enjoy! Be sure to rsvp via reply email or our Facebook event page here: 

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Rain or shine we will have a great time...Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, and don't forget to sport your FBYC burgee wear!

 

 

YAMs Hosting Holiday Gathering Saturday, December 1st

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Join the FBYC YAMs as we celebrate the season at the Richmond Christmas Parade followed by a family friendly holiday party at the home of Katie and Arch Durham on Saturday, December 1st.  We will be at the Richmond Christmas parade from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the intersection of Lombardy and W Broad Street with continued festivities 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Durham residence on Grove Avenue.YAM Holiday Gathering

In addition to festive food and drinks for all, we will have arts & crafts for the kids to enjoy!  Members are encouraged to wear their FBYC burgee gear proudly so we can find each other at the parade; and don't ...

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