Laser Training Day

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Lasers

FBYC's Laser Fleet introduced a number of new and returning sailors to the Laser.  The clinic covered basic boat setup, some basic manuvers and on the water instruction.  Mike Toms and Jon Deutsch led the effort.

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Laser Training/Clinic Saturday

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

This Saturday the Laser Fleet will be conducting a clinic and training day starting at 10am.  Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms and other fleet members will be there to help anyone move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.

The clinic will be started at 10AM and run for a little over 2 hours. 

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WHAT'S COVERED:

  • boat rigging - How to put a basic boat together, how to do some of the 'new' rigging, must-have rigging versus the nice-to-have stuff.
  • Safety - how to launch a boat from the beach, how to recover, how to tow a laser, how to ...

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

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Offshore Racing

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 28 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 4 6:30pm
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FBYC Hosts USSailing Race Seminar

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Club News

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.

Laser Training Day on Saturday

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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This Saturday the Laser fleet is hosting a training day. This is a day of training and practice in Lasers, open to experienced or inexperienced Laser sailors. Sailors wanting to try this kind of boat are welcome as well. Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms, and other experienced fleet members will be around to lead a day of learning and practice.  More details and how to register on the club website.

While the Kids are Away…Adults Can Learn and Have Some Fun

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Club News

Calling all Junior parents--or grandparents for that matter! 

Junior Week is great fun for our kids, but can involve a lot of "down time" for the adults.  This year, we’re offering all adults the opportunity to increase their sailing skills with some custom-tailored sessions held right at the club.  (We especially hope our female sailors will attend to increase their confidence out on the water.)

Two instructors from the Annapolis Seamanship School will be running these workshops.  One especially unique opportunity is the "Hands-on Diesel Mechanics" session with a portable diesel engine.  You’ll be able to see, hear and touch a diesel in action—and learn how to do some basic trouble shooting.   There's ...

Beginners Race Committee Training

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Club News

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.  

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 22 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 5 6:30pm
  • Classroom ...

Safety at Sea at Newport News Mariner's Museum

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Club News

The Mariners Museum in Newport News is once again sponsoring a Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, Feb 21, 2015. Come for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields! The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to safety sail the Chesapeake Bay.  Seminar topics include: Emergency Communications; Damage Control; Crew Overboard & Emergencies; The A I S System; Medical Care & Prevention; Bay Weather; Life Raft Demo & Inflation.  You’ll also earn a Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification from US Sailing!  SPACE IS LIMITED!  Please register early to ensure availability. This seminar is open to all cruising and ...

FBYC J70 Clinic on Sunday, August 24th

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Offshore Racing

Team Nostalgia and FBYC's Invitational Cup team will be hosting a J70 clinic at Fishing Bay on Sunday, August 24th.  We are also pleased to announce that Chris Larson, 1997 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, will be our head coach.

This will be a tremendous opportunity to gain knowledge, hone your team's skills, and elevate your program for rest of the year...What better way to get tuned up before Stingray Point Regatta, Worlds and/or the J70 Chesapeake Champs!

Tentative Sunday schedule will be as follows:

  • 0830-0900   Boat Talk
  • 0930-1200   On the Water Drills
  • 1215-1315   Lunch/Debrief
  • 1330-1630   Informal Regatta
  • 1730-1830   Debrief Onshore

This is intended to be an open invite event ...

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