'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 bugs...so 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 event...so 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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Mark Your Calendar for a Pool & Beach Party Saturday, June 15th!!!

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YAM Pool Party

The YAMs are throwing a Hawaiian Luau themed pool & beach bash that you will not want to miss. This event is geared towards adults and children with a super-fun compliment of great tunes, sharks & minnows, music, lawn games, sand castle contest, and our first ever “pool float race” around the T-dock…so pack your favorite bathing suit, pool float, meat for the grill and a little something tasty to share…and we will cover the rest! The grill will fire up just after noon…see you there!



RSVP Now for Friday Night's YAM Cookout!

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The YAMs are hosting their annual cookout to kickoff Memorial Day weekend this Friday evening, starting at 6pm. This potluck-style gathering is always a wonderful way to welcome the long weekend. Members, families and their guests are welcome to join; burgers, chips, sodas and some beers will be provided by the YAM Committee. Please bring a side or dessert to share, and your favorite drinks to enjoy...please just be sure to RSVP here before noon on Thursday, May 23rd so we have enough burgers for the grill!

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...and if you can't make it in time for the cookout, worry not!  After the sun sets we will crank up a fun movie for the little ones to enjoy so mom …

OPEN HOUSE REGATTA and PARTY May 26, bring your friends and invite friends with boats!

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Registration is open until 5/21/19 midnight.

Choice of GoVino wine or Pilsner Cup included to all registered until supplies last!

Sunflower raft UP: post race/1300-1400.

Leads for raft up will be Diane and Carl Simon, (Happy Place Beneteau 331) & Ann and GG Gray, (Jabberwock Voyage Yacht 42’).  Garrett family will join us in Running Tide.  Jim Raper, PRO, will direct racers towards the raft up.

Water shuttles will be available from FBYC pier to the raft up.  Bring some snacks and join in the fun!

Prize for “best inflatable” at the raft up. 

Bars open:  1630.  Drink tickets $ 4 each.  Pack of 8 for $25. 

Porch Bar: Beer and wine ONE ticket. 

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Memorial Day Weekend Open House Regatta and Party: Sunday, May 26

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Fear not!  The Bay is warming up from its current 68 degrees and will be perfect for swimming from boat-to-boat during this year's Open House sunburst raft-up.  

The raft-up follows our Family Regatta for all ages and classes...and gets everyone geared up for our barbecue dinner, UPbar extravaganza and live music.

It's not too early to register and check out all the details:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/190526-offshore-open-house-regatta-party.  Sign-up by May 20 and you'll again have your choice of an FBYC reusable pilsner or wine glass.  We're all trying to reduce waste and plastic so be sure to B.Y.O.C (Bring your own cup) to the festivities.

Keep watch for more details.

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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Crowd Prayers for Fleet

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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