Winter Program Reminder!

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Social Events

FBYC has two great Winter Program events scheduled in the next week!

First, shake the cold weather blues at the Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 25 at the Ullmann home!  Sign up here:


Second, on Wednesday, March 29 at Orchard House School in Richmond we will be hosting a Night with Sally Barkow - Magenta Project Network Member, Olympian, & 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.  Sign up here:

Contact Kathy Ullmann (804-869-0200 / if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at both of these AWESOME events!

Registration for “A Night with Sally Barkow – Sailing at the Highest Level” Is Now Open!

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Social Events

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 500 North Allen Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23220  (Orchard House School)

COST:  $12 per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Few sporting events inspire us as much as the Olympics, and few international sailing events thrill as much as the Volvo Ocean Race.  On March 29th, you will have an opportunity to hear from a sailor that has competed in both – carrying two-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year after her name. Her racing accomplishments both onshore and offshore make her a force to be reckoned ...

Registration for the Bermuda High Party is Open!

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Social Events

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: 5004 Old Millrace Court; Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 (Home of Greg & Kathy Ullmann)

COST:  $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Festivals and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ come to mind on the Spring Equinox, but one tradition within the FBYC community brings a little foot freedom….The Burning of the Socks!  Did you know -  according to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the act of sock burning began as a tradition in the town of Annapolis, MD, in the mid-1980s?  It is ...

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.

Photos from the Blue Water Cruising Winter Program

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Cruising News


67 people were in attendance at the Blue Water Cruising Event held at the Omni Hotel in Richmond on March 30th.  Experienced off-shore sailers, Rob and Andi Overton gave a well documented account of their trials and tribulations of their 15 years at sea. They offered helpful tips and antidotes of their adventures around the world upon their 50ft yacht, the Akka.  It was an informative and entertaining presentation enjoyed by all.

Please let Greg and Kathy Ullmann if you have any suggestions for future speaker presentations!

Thank you to all who attended and participated in this event!



Blue Water Cruising Winter Program Wednesday Night

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Cruising News

It is not too late to join us for the Blue Water Cruising Speaker Program.  Due to the overwhelming response, we have moved to a larger room at the Omni so no one misses out. Please feel free to show and if you had trouble registering or just hadn't had a chance you are more than welcome to register at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

Winter Program: "BLUE WATER CRUISING" via Your own Boat or a Chartered Boat

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Come hear from Rob and Andi Overton, seasoned experts in offshore sailing, on how to prepare oneself to go offshore cruising.  You will learn what kind of boat is appropriate, what equipment is needed, and what it costs to cruise.  This will be a two-part discussion on sailing, equipping, and provisioning your own boat, as well as what is entailed in chartering a boat. So, whether you have never cruised, cruised once or twice, or you are an experienced cruiser, there is still much to be gained from Rob and Andi’s knowledge and experience.  We hope to see you there!


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