Overwhelming Attendance and Good Times at the Women’s Sailing Clinic!

Caroline Patrick on

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After briefly being sold out due to great registration response, we were able to secure more boats and 25 enthusiastic ladies attended the women’s sailing clinic! The group was comprised of 15 beginners and 9 racing students in a mix of Flying Scots, Front Runners, 420s, and even a Laser!

Lots of members took advantage of the clinic offered free as a membership benefit, as two-thirds of the group were members.

The beginner students enjoyed an instructor on each boat for hands-on learning and focused on helming, tacking, and trimming the main and jib. The racing students focused on starts, crew work, and sail trim.

About half of the ladies participated in the Seabreeze Regatta that afternoon to extend their …

Private Lessons - Catch One While You Can!

Paul Almany on

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Our FBYC sailing coaches have been busy this summer, supporting race teams, development team, YMCA camp, August Opti Week, and doing private lessons for adults and kids.  If you have been meaning to schedule a private lesson this summer, the time is NOW!  Our coaches head back to college and high school by the middle/end of August, and their availability is greatly reduced once they get back to school.  Please call or email Mary Almany for private lessons, 804-405-2379, malmany@kiloflag.com.

New Jackson Creek Survey done 2/8/17 just published

Tom Roberts on

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Just in time for sailing season, The Corps of Engineers has done another survey of Jackson Creek Entrance and published it today.   Previous was 9/1/16 this latest  done just last month on 2/8/17. Looks like the channel is more uniformly wide and 8 or more deep.  These last two surveys are color coded and lots easier to read and compare.  All recent surveys and condition reports are available with the link. 

New survey information has been added to ESDS.

Survey Number: JK_01_JCK_20170208_CS
Channel: Jackson Creek
Project: Jackson Creek
Surveying Start Date: 2/8/2017
Surveying End Date: 2/8/2017
You can view this data by visiting the ESDS website at http://gis.nao …

FBYC Hosts USSailing Race Seminar

Jim Raper on

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This past Saturday, FBYC hosted an all day (literally) seminar for those wanting to keep up with the new rule changes, to recertify as a club race officer, or to become certified as a new club race officer.  The seminar was well attended with folks from NYCC, HYC, RRYC, Kingsmill, and FBYC.  Of the 27 registered, 15 were from FBYC...that's impressive.  We were instructed by the team of John McCarthey (supervised by Lin McCarthey) and Jerry Thompson pictured below.  It's great to be part of a racing program that values and supports, informed and efficient race officers.  Thank you to all that participated - 2017 is going to be a great year.

SheJumps event in September introduces women to sailing

Caroline Patrick on

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SheJumps is a national organization that supports women being active and outdoors. The regional coordinator approached Kim and Caroline Garrett to see if we would help host a SheJumps event at FBYC. On September 10th, we hosted the event, which involved a morning chalkboard session followed by an afternoon on the water. 

During our morning session, the ladies learned how to tie basic knots, sailing terminology, parts of the boat, the points of sail diagram, and general rules of the water. With the help of Carrie Russell as the third skipper, we showed the ladies how to rig a Front Runner, and we set sail for the afternoon.


We did some simple drills in Fishing Bay, giving everyone a chance on …

Beginners Race Committee Training

Jim Raper on

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This Saturday, April 30th at 2PM on Fanny’s Back Porch, a beginners’ Race Committee Training class will be held.  We’re using US Sailing’s, ‘Join the Race Committee Team’ pamphlet as a guide, supplemented by the other material that the club has put together over the years.  The goal is to provide enough information and handouts so that members and others who participate, understand and can fulfill each RC function before, during and after an event – with zero stress.  It’s a two-hour functional class covering each RC position and how each role fits into the overall race management objective.  

Karen Soule named 2016 Fishing Bay Yacht Club Adult Sailing Director

Matt Braun on

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Karen Soule has agreed to lead the Adult Sailing program in 2016.  Karen together husband David have been active in the cruising division aboard their Ericson 38 Soulemate for several years and is excited to bring her many years of racing and cruising experience to this committee position.

The long term mission of the FBYC Adult Sailing program is the development of sailing skills for members and prospective members, including the increased knowledge of boat handling, seamanship, navigation and safety; the furthering of this purpose by the promotion and encouragement of day sailing, racing and cruising. The Program is meant to continue the development of lifelong sailors who will be a great credit to the Fishing Bay Yacht Club and …

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