Jane P Cutler on Saturday March 8, 2014 08:56AM
LAST CALL FOR VA Boater Card Course on March 22
Lin McCarthy on Monday March 3, 2014 09:35AM
Leukemia Cup to Host Gary Jobson in Richmond on March 16. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off its 2014 Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta season in March with a Richmond appearance by world-class sailor and ESPN commentator, Gary Jobson.Jobson will present his candid behind-the-scenes commentary on the spectacular America’s Cup comeback by Team Oracle over Team New Zealand in the Cup races held last September on San FranciscoBay. As National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regattas and himself a Leukemia survivor, Jobson will also offer some valuable fundraising tips for area sailors planning to participate in the upcoming 16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta in Deltaville in July. The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, on Sunday afternoon, March 16, 3-5 pm. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by emailing Debbie Bridwell, Senior Campaign Manager, at Debbie.Bridwell@lls.org or telephone 804-673-5690.
NUTS & BOLTS RACE COMMITTEE SEMINAR, hosted by Rappahannock River Yacht Club (Irvington, VA) on Saturday, March 22, 0900 – 1500 (9am-3pm). This seminar is ideal for race committee regulars as well as those interested in joining the race committee game. Whether sharpening skills or learning new ones, this is a great way to start your 2014 season. This is a Morning with Murphy (SBRNYCU) Seminar, presented by John McCarthy, US Sailing Regional Race Officer and National Judge. Topics will include: Getting Organized (equipment, personnel, Sailing Instructions, etc.); Starting (lines, flags and signals, recalls); During the Race (courses changes, shortening, abandoning, marks missing, etc.); and Finishing and Scoring. You will learn things you need to know, especially the “nitty gritty” of running races. Costs - $10, includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts. The event is sponsored by Premier Sailing. To register, please contact Tom Linville, Tsailor@aol.com or 804-438-6038. Register now to help host RRYC with planning and certainly no later than the March 15th deadline.
R. Strother Scott on Sunday March 2, 2014 05:54PM
We have some new image features on the website.
- When you use the image upload feature with new News Postings (like this entry)- it automatically rescales images to a "web-friendly" sized image. The 2.6MB picture of Mr Roberts was huge - 3504x2336px - once it is uploaded it is reduced 600px max. Therefore there is no need for the person posting to fiddle with the image size - unless they wish to use the handles to drag the picture even smaller.
- If you go to the Visitor Info link on our website - http://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Photos there are new links under Photos on the left sidebar to our Flickr Sets http://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Photos/FlickrSets and Flickr Photostream http://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Photos/FlickrPhotostream. These web pages allow you to see the FBYC Flickr pictures on our news website without having to deal with the complications of the Flickr Site - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbyc/.
- There is a third link to Media Uploads accessible only to Board members now - that shows all images uploaded as profile pictures or news uploads. It is supposed to have links to the original scale images if they are ever needed. May still be a work in progress.
Douglas S Bendura on Tuesday February 25, 2014 02:27PM
All Families with Junior Sailors:
Our highly popular summer Junior Programs are filling up fast! If you have a junior interested in one of our programs now is the time to sign up!
Beginning March 1st we begin accepting non- members and cannot guarantee space for members!
All the information needed to register can be found here.
Meg Rock on Sunday February 16, 2014 10:11AM
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off its 2014 Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta season in March with a Richmond appearance by world-class sailor and ESPN commentator, Gary Jobson. The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at St. Catherine's School, 6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, on Sunday afternoon, March 16, 3-5 pm. Voluntary donations of any amount will be appreciated to help the LLS defray expenses of the event.
Space is limited and reservations are strongly advised by emailing Debbie Bridwell, LLS Senior Campaign Manager, at Debbie.Bridwell@lls.org or by telephone 804-673-5690. Please don't delay making your reservations if you plan on attending this event as demand is very likely to exceed the number of seats available.
Jon Deutsch on Saturday February 15, 2014 01:31PM (1 comment)
Fishing Bay Yacht Club will be the host of the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October 18-19. For 33 years FBYC has hosted the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship which has served as numerous Mastes Atlantic Coast Championships and once as the Masters US Championship.
Michael Toms on Friday February 14, 2014 08:27AM
Last week Jon Deutsch was in San Diego at the US Sailing One Design Leadership Forum. At the awards ceremony he received US Sailing's 2013 One Design Leadership award for his excelence in Laser Fleet building and regatta organizing.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Last Thursday night at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, US Sailing, along with Leadership Forum attendees recognized the outstanding individual and organizational achievements in training, community and one-design sailing, including the presentation of the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award.
Leadership Award - Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.)
For the past nine years, Deutsch has been the mastermind of the widely popular Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. Deutsch is known for his spectacular photography, energetic regatta reports and phenomenal website. He frequently provides on-water updates while racing via Twitter.
Deutsch documents events with his omni-present GoPro and other cameras, and promotes through social media and the club site. Sailors arrive home after the event to find a “Thanks for Coming” email from Jon with the results and photos attached.
As with everything he approaches, Deutsch made himself into an expert, both on and off the water. His knowledge and service is in demand all over the Bay. He has served as the Laser District Secretary for the past seven years.
Matthew J. Braun on Sunday February 9, 2014 04:51PM
Memorial Day 2014 - Open House Regatta
During our 75th anniversary year, it is only fitting to open our club to the entire sailing community for a fun, all-hands-on-deck party. This year we are planning a new event which invites all members and guests to come experience our warm hospitality. This event will feature a fun, handicap race around government marks near the Fishing Bay clubhouse, followed by a a raft up and catered picnic-style social with live entertainment. Offshore, cruising, juniors and one-design sailors are encouraged to participate, and introduce someone new to our club and the wonderful access to the the water we provide.
Save the date: May 24, 2014
All boats and members are invited to race (see NOR in SEB)
Adult Sailing Participants will be recognized at the awards ceremony
Catered meal and live entertainment
Fun and activities for all ages
Contact Matt Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org; online registration and event details available at FBYC.net
Jon Deutsch on Monday February 3, 2014 10:31AM
You seen them paddleboard - and now you can see them actually sailing. Check out this new video of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta
Joseph L. Dennison on Saturday February 1, 2014 03:07PM
Perhaps many members are unaware that one of our members has been on an ambitious adventure that includes sailing from San Francisco down the coast of California and Mexico into Central America. Currently Briana Moseley and boyfriend David are in Costa Rica preparing to embark on a voyage to the Galapagos and eventually to Australia aboard Tusitala, a 47-foot wooden sloop designed and built by Briana’s grandfather during the 1950s. Tusitala, as some will remember, was formerly a fixture at FBYC when owned by Briana’s Dad, Jack Moseley.
Now it is possible for anyone to live vicariously through this adventuresome couple by virtue of their internet blog entitled Tusitala Sailing located at tusitalasailing.com. The blog is filled with fascinating narratives of their experiences punctuated by pictures and videos recorded since the beginning of their journey back in late 2012. Once you have landed on the blog to enjoy their travelogue from the beginning of the trip, you may click on the small tab in the lower right corner to subscribe to future blogs delivered automatically to your computer or ipad just by entering your email address. This blog is highly recommended for anyone who has even once fantasized about “sailing off into the sunset” to exotic regions where snow and ice are not even a distant memory.
Mark E. Hayes on Friday January 31, 2014 09:48AM
Meet the 2014 Junior Race Team Coaches! Check out their full bios on the Junior Page.
Gabriel Moran-Head Coach and Laser Race Team (Pictured above.)
Samuel Herrera-Opti Race Team
Tomas Dietrich-Opti Race Team
Austin Powers-Opti Development Team
Douglas S Bendura on Friday January 31, 2014 08:20AM
Summer Program Registration Opens February 1!
All Families with Junior Sailors:
Parents are encouraged to seek guidance from the Junior Division staff in selecting the class that is best suited to their child. FBYC has taken care to develop a program that fills the needs of a wide range of ages and skill levels. It is important that parents work with staff to properly place their children in the most appropriate class to avoid frustration on the part of the child and disruption to the class. If you are uncertain of your child's skill level or have concerns about their progress at any point in the program, please ask for an assessment by our coaches so that adjustments can be made to ensure that your child's introduction to sailing is a positive experience. You should not register your child for a class beyond or below the child's abilities in order for your child to be with a friend or sibling.
Optikids: Half-days on June 7th, 8th and June 14th, 15th (two consecutive weekends). Perfect for our youngest beginning sailors, this program is taught in waist deep water off our beach, and is designed to start our children sailing in a fun, care-free, and secure environment with hands on learning. No yelling and nothing but fun! A parent or guardian is required to assist in the class and get in the water. Ages 5 to approximately 8.
Junior Week: June 16th through June 20th. Junior Week is our longest running event, and is still the centerpiece of our summer program. Sailors may choose from Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Opti Racing, Advanced Opti Racing, Laser, 420, Group sailing in keel boats or assist as a Counselor In Training. Classes will be sub-divided based on experience and age, and will maintain a small teacher to student ratio. Instructors will be made up of a combination of professional national and international coaches, US Sailing instructors, and experienced volunteers. Entertainment will follow every evening after sailing, and will include live music from a teen band, ice-cream, pool parties, a cook-out and a few surprises this year! Ages 6 to 18
Opti and Laser Race Teams: June 7th through August 10th. Fishing Bay Yacht Club's Junior Race Teams have grown into regional and nationally renowned organizations, attracting the best international coaches. Every year since 2007 a Fishing Bay Yacht Club team member has won either the Opti or Laser Radial division of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association High Points. In addition to racing across the Chesapeake Bay, the teams will travel to national regattas. The sailors are very dedicated and serious racers. The teams will practice, travel, or race for extended periods, normally taking one day off per week. The coaches concentrate on individualized instruction centered on advanced racing techniques and preparation for top level competition. Ages 10 to 18
FBYC provides only a limited number of boats for the Beginner, Group, Laser and 420 Classes. FBYC now has an on-line method to either buy, sell, rent or borrow a boat. See Classified Ads.
The link below will take you to our program overview page which has info on the registration process for each program.
I look forward to seeing you on the water this summer
Jon Deutsch on Thursday January 30, 2014 08:27PM
A few snow photos from recent days by Dixon Cole.
Matthew J. Braun on Wednesday January 29, 2014 07:00PM
Embark on a Lifetime of Sailing Enjoyment...
This year Fishing Bay Yacht Club will offer superior sailing instruction that will allow participants get started on the right course. Whether you're traveling abroad, or just down to the club, this program help get someone you know started. All of us know someone who has said "I would love to learn to sail" now they can at FBYC. We are proud to offer a US Sailing Keelboat Certification class through Premier Sailing and US Sailing. As the national governing association for sailing US Sailing only accredit only the top schools in the country. US Sailing has been serving sailors since 1897, and has certified more than 44,000 members. The mission is to create a safe, fun and successful beginning to a lifetime of sailing for each participant. Classes will start April 26, 2014, so help some one you know come join the fun. There will be two sessions of two weekends each. Session Dates are:
- Session 1: April 26-27 & May 3-4
- Session II, May 10-11 & May 17-18
The US Sailing Keelboat Certification System offers:
- US Sailing instructional materials to help you gain competency and confidence in your sailing skills.
- US Sailing Certification as proof of your achievement and your passport to chartering boats locally or worldwide.
- US Sailing offers membership that makes you part of the official national governing body of sailing and a community of thousands of fellow sailors.
- US Sailing Certification provides professional attention to your safety and learning
Jon Deutsch on Saturday January 25, 2014 10:08AM
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday January 21, 2014 09:45PM
The end of winter is just around the corner...
Time to don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party!
Saturday March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Julie Ann and Paul Wash's home
4106 Park Avenue
Richmond, Va 23221
$15 members, $20 non-members
R. Strother Scott on Monday January 20, 2014 06:41AM
When you post a new News Entry, you will notice that the thee rows of Icons above the window where you type have morphed into one row of menus with down arrows and two rows of icons. This layout is thought to be more advanced, modern, and cleaner. In the bottom row of icons there is a new Image Upload Icon (the green arrow) for adding an image to your posting without dealing with either Flickr or some other image URL. If you click that icon, you will be asked to Browse your hard drive to select the image to post.
Once you put the image in the window, it will likely be huge, and I have noticed you can drag the corners to make it smaller - or click on the image to select it, then use the icon just to the left of the Image Upload icon to adjust the size. Pick a number like 500px and check Constrain Proportions, and you will find the size is more suitable.
I believe this new icon will cure the biggest problem users have in posting news on the website.
Meg Rock on Sunday January 12, 2014 11:05AM
There are three special seminars coming to the southern Bay area this coming Spring.
These seminars will be of interest to your members who are involved in, or want to become involved in, race committee duties, protest hearings and rules interpretations, and/or who sail the Bay in a cruising fashion (Near Shore Safety at Sea).
Meg Rock on Friday January 10, 2014 02:26PM
SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2014 @ HAMPTON YACHT CLUB REMINDER!
You may go ON LINE to enter and/or pay your entry fee and you can get additional regatta info at www.yachtscoring.com . Also, the preliminary NOR is posted already for racers’ convenience. If you prefer to use a PAPER ENTRY FORM for SBRW 2014, go to www.yachtscoring.com, click on Additional Event Documents, print the form, fill it in, and mail it to the address shown. If you have any difficulties entering, please DO CONTACT Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225 or email email@example.com At SBRW the racers are the top priority.
George Sadler on Sunday January 5, 2014 03:54PM
Notice to FBYC Boat Operators
Event: Virginia Boater Card Course
Location: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Main Clubhouse, Second Floor
Time: 8:30 am until completion of examination
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Registration: www.fbyc.net or click here.
This year’s course will again be held at the clubhouse and will be conducted by Flotilla 66 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. As of July 31st of 2014, the Commonwealth of Virginia will mandate that in order to operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10 HP or greater, all operators 45 years of age and younger will be required to have taken and passed this course, or similar boating safety training. Registration will be limited to 50 people, so sign up early. Coffee and Danish plus a light lunch will be served. Total cost: $10.00. Contact Gordon and Jane Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 776-7630.