FBYC has loads of events in the works--numerous opportunities to increase your skills and start thinking about our upcoming sailing season. So mark your calendar for these programs and look for more details on how to sign-up:
Saturday, February 1, 2020: Junior Program Registration Begins
Thursday, February 20, 2020: First session in our new seminar, "Learn to Cruise the Chesapeake Bay."
Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Leap Day!) : Winter Program with legendary sailor Jim Brown.
Can we burn a few socks and drink some Dark 'n Stormies at your home?
Our Annual Bermuda High Party is the perfect way to cast off winter and plan for the 2020 sailing season. It is traditionally held in the Richmond area where we rekindle friendships and introduce potential new members to FBYC.
We've got the date--Saturday, March 14 2020--but need a "host home." All you need to do is open your door to some happy sailors and we'll do all the rest: Set-up, Food and Drinks, Music and Clean-up.
Can you either offer your home as a location or help with the party details?
Please drop Jerry Latell, our Winter Program Chair, an email at …
Happy New Year to all our members, Deltaville friends and Chesapeake sailors everywhere. While we all take stock of 2019 and plan ahead for this new year, we remain grateful for our relationships forged under sail and for the exquisite bit of beauty we call Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
Looking ahead we can look forward to some new initiatives designed to develop our sailing skills and attract new members:
A new "Learn to Cruise" seminar to better equip those who want to explore both near and far
A "Safety at Sea Day" where we can practice lighting old flares (and get rid of expired ones)
But keep a sharp lookout for our established and successful programs:
For the past nine years, many FBYC members have relied on the folks at Cafe By The Bay for breakfasts, lunches and welcoming smiles. When we learned owners Debbie Wilhelm and Susan Smith were selling their business, many sailors were wondering where we would grab a great sandwich. 7 Eleven perhaps? Well, perhaps no.
But the good news is that new owners will reopen after the first of the year. And the goodwill that Debbie and Susan created all this time will continue. The ladies say thank you to everyone at Fishing Bay, who were first customers and then friends, for supporting their business. Their last day open will be Dec. 20 so if you are in town, be sure …
We are grateful for all our members at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and wish you, your families, friends and neighbors, both in Deltaville and around the world, a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving. We leave you to enjoy a wonderful holiday with this serene photo of a most favored place for many, taken by our own Nica Waters.
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 …
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!)
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.
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: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/191102-offshore-closing-day-regatta-and-oyster-roast-winter-series-1/
Close 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: https://www.fbyc.net/events …
"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.
The oysters are on us this November 2 at FBYC's yearly Oyster Roast and closing day regatta. Sign-up at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/191102-offshore-closing-day-regatta-and-oyster-roast-winter-series. 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!
THEN........LET'S DINE AND DANCE AT THE COMMODORE'S BALL--NOVEMBER 16
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 …
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: https://hippodromerichmond.com). 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
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.
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 …
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
7 AM SHARP!
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 …
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.
Congratulations 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.
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the fun; and special thanks to our event leads Mary Catherine & …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate your team name and participants.
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!
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.
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 …
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.