Sign Up for Cruising Class Opportunities in April and May, 2004

Tony Sakowski on Monday March 22, 2004 09:02PM

Cruising Opportunities at FBYC in April and May 2004
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The new cruising season is upon us. Please review the club cruising activities, and sign up with the event chairman ASAP so we can appropriately plan to have you with us. There are five sailing opportunities available in the early season to allow you to get out on the water and not travel afar. Won’t you join us?

Date Cruising Event Event Chairman

April 17 Welcome Cruisers Dinner Tony & Kate Sakowski

April 24 Opening Day FBYC On your own sail

May 8-9 VIMS Raft-up, dinner, etc. Tony & Kate Sakowski

May 15-16 Gwynn’s Island Shake-down John & Fay Koedel

May 22-23 Progressive Dinner, Piankatank R. Vic & Jane DeNunzio
Jack & Dee Willey

May 29-31 Rosegill & Carter’s Creek Herb & Carolyn Davis
APRIL 17, 2004

By now everyone should have their sailing vessels in top notch shape. So, spend the day trying out all the gear. After the day of sailing or just messing about the boat come to the second floor of the club house for cocktails 6-7 PM, and dinner at 7 PM. We will meet to review and discuss the upcoming season, enjoy photos of past years, and renew friendships. A continuous LCD presentation of past cruises will be shown during the cocktail party.
During the cocktail hour there will be a chart of the Bay available showing the cruises for this season. Sign up sheets will also be provided and more specific details about some of the cruises discussed.

The Galley will cater Chesapeake Chicken, string beans, rice, salad, and a dessert. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine and beer will be available for $20 per person; children under 16 will be $15. Checks and your RSVP should be sent to Tony Sakowski, 6 Tapoan Road, Richmond, Va. 23226; please have the check arrive no later than April 12.

Contact Tony Sakowski with your RSVP, or any questions at 804 285 3347, or by email, Reservations and checks are requested by Monday, April 12, so proper notification of the caterer can be completed. Casual Dress. Bring any photos you might like to share with others from last years cruises.

APRIL 24, 2004

Plan to do a local cruise and then join the club for the Blessing of the Fleet, and the other festivities that accompany this annual event. Check on the website,, for up-to-date information on this event.

MAY 8-9, 2004

There will be a full day of free, yes I said ‘free’ activities provided by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Plan to join in the fun, and raft-up for the night. Reception 5 PM, Dinner 6 PM with exhibits during the afternoon and evening on Saturday. The reception and meals are being provided ‘free’ to those who sign up for this event. Let’s all plan to drop anchor in Fishing Bay for the night, and enjoy the waters together that so many others from other clubs seem to enjoy so much.
Entertainment by “Zion Wave”. Breakfast Sunday 8-10 AM. Check on the VIMS website for further details, , FBYC website,, or contact Tony Sakowski, 804 285-3347, to sign up for this big event that is sure to bring many sailors to our club.

MAY 15-16, 2004

Judy and Steve Buis have invited us to join them at their condominium on Gwynn's Island this week end. We can tie to the condominium dock or anchor out. Dingy service will be provided. A BYOL social hour will begin at 1700 hours. Please bring a small appetizer to share. Dinner will be on their deck and provided by a caterer for a fee to be determined. This would be a good cruise to bring along guests.

We will need a head and boat count by May 10, 2004 to give the caterer and arrange docks. Please contact John and Fay Koedel Jr. at or phone them at (804) 776-6168 with the needed information.

MAY 22-23, 2003

This should be a great early season short cruise with good food and spirits. Cruisers are highly encouraged to participate by boat.

On Saturday you will have a leisurely cruise up the Piankatank to an anchorage near 37o32.385’N Latitude and 76o 24.02W Latitude (in cove in front of the DeNunzio home).

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be included and provided at 1730 at the home of Jack and Dee Willey (next door to Summerwind).

A catered dinner will follow cocktails at 1900 at the DeNunzio Home. After dinner, dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to your favorite oldies will be provided.
On Sunday morning you will sail to Jackson Creek for a breakfast at Tony and Kate Sakowski’s home from 1000 to 11:30. Sail past the Jackson Creek FBYC docks on your left for approximately 400 yards and look for “Miss Kate” at the dock. There is room for one additional boat at the dock and plenty of room for anchoring off the dock in the creek.

Cost for this weekend of great food, spirits, and fun with our fellow club members will be posted on the FBYC website, as well as in an e-mail you will receive prior to the event.
Contact Vic DeNunzio regarding details and reservations for the catered dinner and breakfast, at 804 794 1286 (home), email is Deadline for reservations is May 17.

May 29-31, 2004

On Saturday, May 29, we will cruise or race to Rosegill to enjoy one of the better outdoor parties on the bay, at the home of Strother Scott. Urbanna is quite unique and a terrific destination. The details of the dinner and activities will be posted at a later time on the website, as well as in the LOG. We suggest that you arrive early as anchorage areas are limited.

Sunday, May 30th, after recovering from the previous evening at Rosegill, we will cross the Rappahannock to explore Carter’s Creek and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. Please plan on bringing a hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be arranged with the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. We will have a leisurely cruise home on Monday.

We will need a headcount of those attending by May 21st. Please notify Herb Davis at or 804-776-6476 to make your reservations.

See you on the water!

Tony Sakowski
Cruising Commander
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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