Time Is Running Out for Junior Sailing Program Registration!

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The 420 Class for Junior Week is CLOSED - All other classes and race teams remain open, but spots are filling fast!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and look forward to another great year of FUN!  No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends.  Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team!  We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and ...

Junior Events Registration now available February 2

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Oh no!  We had a glitch! Registration for OptiKids, Junior Week, Race teams and August OptiWeek will be available again February 2.  If you already registered, we have your registration!

Time to register for Junior Sailing

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Registration for Junior Events opens today, February 1
Member preference ends on Tuesday, February 28

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have a sailing activity to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team! We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams. Similar to ...

FBYC Junior Programs for 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!

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Welcome to the 2017 FBYC Junior Programs!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.  

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team! We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams. If interested, email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura at ...

FBYC IN THE NEWS!

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A happy camper at Opti Kids

The summer edition of the Virginia Sportsman, published this week, features both an article about our junior sailing program and an article about club member Jerry Latell, of Ullman Sails of Virginia. The junior article features a full description of our camps and is illustrated with many recent photos of sailing and camp life-including action shots on Fishing Bay and fun at the pool. The article about Jerry highlights his sail loft in Deltaville, and the fact that he is currently making sails for the USCGC Eagle, the Coast Guard sail training barque.

The magazine also has plans for a feature length article about our junior racing program in an upcoming edition. You can ...

2016 Summer Junior Coaches Announced

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce its 2016 professional coaching staff! Once again, we will have world-class coaches with a breadth of experience as both racers and coaches. They have over 40 years of combined coaching experience. Four are returning, with our Head Coach, Tomas ("Tommy") Dietrich, in his third season at FBYC! Three of our coaches grew up in the Junior program. They will be led by Head Coach Tommy, who is himself a National and South American Champion!

SUMMER COACHES

TOMAS DIETRICH - HEAD COACH & OPTIMIST RACE TEAM COACH

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We are extremely excited to welcome Tommy back for his third year at FBYC! In 2016 he will serve as both Head Coach and Opti Race Team Coach.

Tommy ...

Welcome to the 2016 FBYC Junior Programs!

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We are excited about the 2016 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, and sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

And remember, parents and grandparents are always welcome to join in the fun!

Key Junior Dates for 2016 at FBYC: 

February 1

Online registration opens

March 5 – May 29

Spring Race Teams

May 21 – August 28

Private Lessons

May 29

Open House Regatta & Party

June 11, 12, 18 ...

August OptiWeek

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Last Call for August OptiWeek!

There are a few slots still available for our newest junior program, August OptiWeek, to be held August 10th through the 13th. The class is designed for beginners and first year sailors aged six to ten, and will be taught by our Development Team Coaches in the Club’s Optis. For additional information and to sign up, visit: https://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/AugustOptiWeek

Come and join the FUN!

Kids Rule June!

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Junior Week Campers

OPTI KIDS AND JUNIOR WEEK  This year’s Opti Kids and Junior Week smashed all records for numbers and fun! A total of 44 sailors attended Opti Kids and 143 sailors and over 40 full time volunteers and 6 pro coaches attended Junior Week! The weather was perfect. Paul and Julie Ann Wash taught Opti Kids, and every sailor left loving sailing. Doug and Jennifer Bendura then did an amazing job of organizing everything from the class assignments to the tee shirts for Junior Week. There were 13 separate classes this year; 200 kids and their families attended the pool party with the teen band ZigZag, and on Thursday night we hosted 340 at the traditional catered cook ...

JUNIOR WEEK

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JUNIOR WEEK IS UNDERWAY!!!

Junior Week kicked off on Monday, June 22, and was blessed with tempatures in the 90s and great winds!  143 sailors and over 40 volunteers!

 

 

I loved OptiKids - age 5

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I just wanted to tell everyone what a great time I had at Opti-Kids at Fishing Bay the past two weekends. We learned a whole lot about sailing and boats and had great fun playing in the water. We learned that it’s not scary when a boat turns over and it’s really fun to sail. I made many great friends. We had lots of help from our mommies and daddies and Paul and Julie and Claire. They really helped us a lot. The snacks and watermelon were great. I also loved swimming in the pool after sailing. I hope that I can go sailing more in the future.

Emilie Crump - forwarded by her Grandfather

Juniors Kick Off Summer!

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Opti Kids and Race Teams Kick Off Summer!

Opti Kids

Summer is here! This past weekend the FBYC Juniors kicked off their summer with the start of Opti Kids and Race Teams.

On Saturday and Sunday, Julie Ann and Paul Wash, along with coaches Claire Lennarz and Austin Powers, welcomed 44 juniors and their parents to Opti Kids and their first FBYC junior sailing experience! Opti Kids is for our youngest sailors, aged 5 to 8, and is one of our most important programs. By the end of the first day the new sailors were steering the Club’s Optis around marks under sail and learning “tiller-towards-trouble”. It was hot, so it was a perfect weekend to practice capsize drills. Everyone-but ...

Junior Olympics!

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 FBYC JUNIOR OLYMPICS IS NOW OPEN!

The JOs will be held on June 27 & 28, immediately following Junior Week; and are a perfect cap to Junior Week!

Follow this link for all the details and to register: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2015/06.27.junior/ssi.dtml

The Junior Olympics are sponsored by the US Olympic Committee and US Sailing, and are intended to develop the talents of future Olympians. We will host all junior classes at this regatta, including the 420, Laser Radial and Full, and Opti Red, White and Blue. All of our 2015 Race Teams will compete, and will be joined by teams from New Jersey, New York and North Carolina ...

Junior Sailing Opportunities

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OPTI KIDS AND JUNIOR WEEK ARE FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

But there are many exciting FBYC programs that will keep your junior on the water and sailing all season, no matter their experience:

Private Lessons: Available all summer by appointment. We will design a curriculum to fit your sailor, from beginner to advanced, on Optis, Lasers or 420s. Private Lessons are a great follow-up to Opti Kids and Junior Week; and are a great option for kids who missed these programs.

August OptiWeek: August 10th-13th. Open to beginners and taught by our coaching staff.

Fun Sail: July 11th. The name says it all! Join us for a day of playing on the water and pizza by the pool. The ...

New Beginner Opti Class!

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HOW COULD WE SAY NO TO A BEGINNING SAILOR?
Both classes of Opti Kids and all three classes of Beginner Opti during Junior Week are at full capacity and closed to additional registration; but we couldn’t bring ourselves to just say NO and disappoint all those kids we've had to turn away! FBYC has opened an additional Beginner Opti session to be held August 10th through 13th, and will be called August OptiWeek.

Space is limited.

Visit our website for all the details and to register: https://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/AugustOptiWeek

Note: Other Junior Week classes remain open at this time, but are expected to reach capacity shortly. Only Beginner Opti will be offered during August OptiWeek.

Member Preference Ending

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DON’T GET SQUEEZED OUT! REGISTER NOW FOR OPTI KIDS, JUNIOR WEEK AND RACE TEAMS!

The Member Preference Period for Junior Registration ends February 28. Some classes and teams are nearing full capacity, and we are anticipating closing registration for these events shortly after February 28.

Members should register today at: https://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/Admin/Registration

Welcome New Junior Families!

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Exciting news: 60 juniors joined FBYC with their families in 2014!  Most of these juniors have never attended any of our camps or learn to sail programs, and many of their parents have questions about our various programs, race teams, classes and organization; and most important, how to choose the most appropriate events for their sailor.  

We very loosely divide the programs into two overlapping sections:  educational and racing.  We are especially proud of our educational programs, which will be covered in this newsletter.  Opti Kids and Junior Week form the foundation of the Junior Division.  All but 7 of the 46 racers on the 2014 Race Teams started sailing as campers during either Opti Kids or Junior Week.  Both programs ...

Welcome to the 2015 FBYC Junior Division!

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Welcome to the 2015 FBYC Junior Division!

We are excited about the 2015 Junior Sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club!  We are looking forward to another great year of Fun.  No matter your sailor's age, experience and sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends.  Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more!  And remember-parents and grandparents are always welcome to join in the fun!  

 

Here are some important ANNOUNCEMENTS and DATES:

 

FBYC Hosting the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympics!

U.S. Sailing and the CBYRA Junior Division have awarded FBYC the 2015 USA ...

Godspeed

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On November 9th the Godspeed moored overnight in Fishing Bay.  The ship is a replica of the original Godspeed, which  brought settlers to Jamestown in 1607.  She is normally berthed at Jamestown Settlement.  Maybe we can get her back for Junior Week!

Juniors and their families RULE June

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Juniors and their families RULE June with record numbers, perfect sailing, tons of ice cream and FUN!

Opti Kids

Paul and Julie Ann Wash, assisted by ODT Coach Austin Powers and 40 parents and grandparents, finished the second week end of Opti Kids on June 14 & 15 with a cook out for 100 and an exciting sail to the far beach in Fishing Bay.  All 34 kids looked like old pros by the end of the class, thanks to the calm and patient teaching of Paul, Julie Ann and Austin.  Not a tear was shed, and all are promising to come back for more sailing at FBYC!  Perhaps just as importantly, the parents and grandparents ...

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