FBYC Hosts USSailing Race Seminar

Jim Raper on

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.

USSailing One Day Race Management Seminar January 21st

Jim Raper on

Clubhouse News

There are still a few spots left for the seminar.  It is an all day class, taught upstairs in the main clubhouse, that enables your certification as a club race officer, if that's your goal.  Certainly, it exposes you to all that the Race Committee delivers on race day, whether you are a competitor or member of the race committee.

The course is open for registration until Sunday, January 15th.  Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and all course materials are provided with your entry fee.

Follow this link to register - http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/race-officer-seminar-calendar/   or call Jim Raper at 804.307.3212 if you have questions.

Beginners Race Committee Training

Jim Raper on

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.  

Opening Day 2015

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Opening Day is less than two weeks away! I hope everyone has found time to start getting boats ready for the season. Let's kick off the season right with racing, a blessing, food, and entertainment. Come out and join the fun. Can't wait to see you there!

Official event information is here - check back for updates.

Online registration is easy and you can do it here - remember to buy your meals!

Also, don't forget to sign up to volunteer - let paul.wash@webnext.net know if you are interested.

Opening Day Schedule

9 AM: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting

11 AM: First warning for offshore fleet

5 PM: Onshore activities begin, bar open

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Looking For A Few Good Gardeners!

Ed O'Connor on

Clubhouse News

The Grounds Committee is looking for a few volunteers to form an ad hoc committee to evaluate and improve the beauty of our campus.

This committee will identify old flower bed locations, identify new locations, provide recommendations for new shrubbery, provide design recommendations for various unimproved spaces, etc.

We have a modest budget to work with and willing hands to acquire, move and plant products.

If you’re interested and can provide time and expertise, let’s meet at noon on saturday, march 28th at the main clubhouse to walk and inspect our campus, develop plans and set this effort in motion.

Contact Ed O’Connor at: ed.oconnor@verizon.net  or 804-338-1142

Fall Project Day - December 6th!

Ken Odell on

Club News

It’s that time again. Join us for our annual “Fall Project Day.” We will gather in main Clubhouse for coffee and morning refreshments from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Lunch from Dano’s pizza will be served around noon at the Main Clubhouse for everyone.

On the agenda will be fall leaf pick-up and grounds winterization. Simply show up on Saturday and sign in or contact me at odellken@aol.com or 804.241.6080 for additional details or special assignments and/or register online.  

See you on December 6th.

Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman

Stingray Point Regatta - A View from the Bar

Len Guenther on

Club News

A terrific Social Committee, a squared away Race Committee, and Mother Nature all conspired last weekend to provide racers with an epic Stingray Point Regatta. As is often the case at FBYC, the volunteers made all the difference. This weekend Kelly Lambert and Lucy Norton made an enormous difference. From skipper packages to late night drink ticket sales, and from breakfast treats to rum-spiked ice cream, they were on point. I hope our heroic Social Chairman, Matt Lambert, buys these ladies dinner this week – ‘cause they made him look good.

How did I see this all from the bar? Easy, the skippers and crews from Corryvrecken, Nanuq, Mad Hatter, Airspeed, Afterthought, Cheeky Monkey, E.L.E., Nostalgia, and Juggernaut ...

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