The Rescue of Valiant and crew

Strother Scott on

Cruising News

Todays Richmond Paper had a first page article http://www.richmond.com/life/bill-lohmann/lohmann-after-rescue-at-sea-in-iceland-richmond-man-is/article_50d36b1d-5eaa-5c2e-b11d-ddc5854235ed.html about the rescue of Wes Jones and the crew of Valiant off Iceland.  

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“All we can speculate is that one of those rogue waves crashed down us,” Piersol said as he sat and sipped coffee. “It broke on top of the boat and completely smashed the boat down into the water. Blew out the portholes on the low side. Took everything. It was a violent smashing. Wasn’t like a gentle, oh-my-gosh-we’re-rolling-over. It was, wham!

“Next thing you know, you’re rolling over and upside-down and water’s pouring over you. It took the boat over on its side and ...

July 4th Cookout and Race Roundup

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

With the weather near perfect, 231 members and guests attended the FBYC July 4th event this year with 28 boats racing.   In the race's debut of J/70's they were no match Mark/Melissa Stevens in the incumbent Front Runners fending off the newcomers and taking the Hick's Trophy.  Matt/A.L. Braun took 2nd and Len Guenther was 3rd.

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The racing started in the Piankatank off Stove Point and followed a course out the Piankatank near the entrance of Jackson creek and then back up the Piankatank finishing just in front of the club house.  It featured, upwind, downwind and everything in between testing the various makes of boat all under 24' waterline and ...

YAMs Enjoy Perfect Sunday Brunch Outing to Matthews Yacht Club

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

This past Sunday the Young Adult Members (YAMs) gathered for a wonderful Sunday cruise to brunch at Matthews Yacht Club. Departing Jackson Creek at 0900 aboard past Commodore Lud Kimbrough’s Grady White ‘Daddy-O’.  While underway, the group of 11 shared stories, made new friends, and soaked in the gorgeous sunny day while enjoying mimosas courtesy of Jon Deutsch.

Upon arrival into Hudgins Creek, the group was greeted with open arms and welcoming hospitality of MYC’s incredible staff. Between the servers’ southern charm and extensive menu of delicious brunch items at very reasonable prices, we simply couldn’t have asked for more. This club sure does know how to cook and treat its guests!

After their hearty meals the intrepid crew of ...

USODA Photos Now Available

Maria Powell on

Junior Activities

Congratulations to all USODA competitors!! Photos from the New England Opti Championship in Portland, Maine were taken by FBYC member Maria Powell.  Visit Maria Burton Photography to purchase prints from all 4 days of the regatta! 

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