William H. Schwarzschild on Tuesday April 22, 2014 12:07PM
The season starts on Saturday! The current forecast is partly sunny – temperature: 74 degrees – wind: 13 mph! Come celebrate the One-Design opening of Fishing Bay’s 75th year. Don’t forget to register.
Jon Deutsch on Thursday April 17, 2014 10:07PM
Sunday's featured another perfect day of sailing with sunny skies, warm temperatures and steady winds out of the south at 10-18 knots. 3 races were sailed.
Mark E. Hayes on Thursday April 17, 2014 05:29PM
Don’t Miss the Boat!
On-line registration for Junior Division events will close on May 15!
There are only a few remaining spaces available for Opti Kids (June 7,8,14 & 15) and Junior Week (June 16-20); and these programs are expected to fill prior to May 15, so register today!
We also have four slots remaining on the Opti Development Team.
Registration will remain open for Fun Sail, Private Lessons, Commonwealth of Virginia (including Green Fleet Clinic) and Annual One-Design. Come out and join in the fun!
Click on http://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/Overview for a detailed description of all Junior Programs, including the registration process.
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday April 16, 2014 12:48PM
We had a beautiful Opening Day with nice weather, good racing and a fun time had by all. The racing was either a 12nm course or a 8nm course out to the entrance of the Rappahannock River and back.
Paul E Wash on Thursday April 10, 2014 02:41PM
Please be advised there are multiple amendments posted to both Opening Day and the Spring Series. You will find these amendments on the left side navigation of the specific event page under "Event Documents."
R. Strother Scott on Thursday April 10, 2014 12:24PM
US Sailing has selected FBYC member Jon Deutsch as their Hobie Polorized Sailor of the Month for April 2014. Here's what they had to say:
The influence of social media as a common mainstream promotional tool for sports is at an all-time high. Sailors around the world are using social media to capture special moments on the water, from stunning visuals to regatta results. Perhaps, nobody knows the power of social media in the sport of sailing like Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.). Jon received the One-Design Award for Leadership at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame in February.
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 via Twitter while racing.
Deutsch documents events with his omni-present GoPro and other cameras, and promotes through social media channels and the club site. Competing 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.
Jon has social media covered, from blogs to video and everything in between. “I stick to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram,” explained Jon. “I use them each a little differently to share the best kind of content for each service and the different audiences.”
Jon had some helpful advice for those who are starting to use social media to promote their sailing events and activities. “Pick one or two social media outlets and do them really well,” stated Jon. “Starting out trying to update too many, ends up being a waste. See what service your audience is using, connect with them and build before expanding elsewhere. The goal is to connect with your audience.”
Social media has been personally beneficial to Jon in his own sailing. “By sharing what I'm doing on social media, I've been able to meet up with friends, find carpooling opportunities, jump on last minute crew openings and learn about the events and sailing that my friends are doing. The best way we have to grow our sport is for all of us to share what we do.”
Paul E Wash on Tuesday April 8, 2014 03:19PM (1 comment)
Meg Rock on Monday April 7, 2014 09:54PM
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday April 2, 2014 10:47PM
Photos from the Bermuda High Party. Thanks again to Paul and Julie Ann Wash for hosting!
Jon Deutsch on Friday March 28, 2014 12:34PM
This weekend is the final weekend of the J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club. FBYC boats Loonatictu (Noel Clinard) and Nostalgia (Blake/Lud Kimbrough) have been competitng there this winter. Loonatictu is currently in 4th in the Corinthian fleet going into this weekend.
From the J/Newsletter:
Meg Rock on Tuesday March 25, 2014 06:07PM
New Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
We will gather in the main Clubhouse for coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided after clean-up around noon.
On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking. We will also be working on the new storage lockers. Registration can be made by clicking here or you can contact Ken Odell by email at email@example.com or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer.
Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman
James E. Rogers on Tuesday March 25, 2014 09:07AM
Come visit Virginia at Fishing Bay Harbor Marina and tour this historic recreation of the last all-sail vessel used by the Virginia Pilot Association.
Free Public Deck Tours
- Saturday, April 26, 10am - 4pm
- Sunday April 27, 10am - 2pm
Evening Sunset Sail April 26, 6pm - 8pm
Afternoon Sail April 27, 3pm - 5pm
Sail Tickets: $50 per person www.schoonervirginia.org
Virginia Port Visit Schedule at http://www.schoonervirginia.org/schooner-virginia-port-schedule/
Ted Bennett on Sunday March 16, 2014 10:45PM
Welcome all cruisers AND all “Wannabe” cruisers to our opening social event!
There is a cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Sunday April 6, from 6 to 9 PM, at the home of Ted & Myra Bennett – 1787 South Dover Pointe Rd. , Richmond VA 23238. All food with wine, beer and soft drinks provided – All you need to do is register by Tue April 2.
We will be covering the up coming cruising season and enjoying the company of new and established cruising sailors. Call Ted Bennett (804) 516-1144 if you have any questions.
Jon Deutsch on Sunday March 16, 2014 09:21PM
This article on FBYC's programs for kids this summer was featured in the March 2014 edition of Spinsheet Magazine.
Paul E Wash on Wednesday March 12, 2014 09:39PM
Welcome to the 2014 FBYC Offshore Season! With the Spring Equinox just around the corner and Opening Day in a month, it’s high time we sent out information highlighting important...
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday March 12, 2014 10:05AM (1 comment)
Mark E. Hayes on Tuesday March 11, 2014 09:45PM
Nine intrepid juniors braved the icy-37 degree-water to open the 2014 sailing season at Fishing Bay on March 8th and 9th. The team is coached by professional coach David Tunnicliffe, who drilled the team on starts, mark roundings, boat speed and other racing skills. The team will practice or race through May on most week ends. For more information, contact the Parent Coordinator, Bo Bragg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lin McCarthy on Monday March 10, 2014 08:11AM
Registration closes THIS coming Saturday, March 15th. 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.
PHRF WEBSITE UP AND READY – Register to apply/renew rating, check out the NEW Safety Equipment Requirements (adopted by PHRF of the Chesapeake) and more. Go to the PHRF home page, www.phrfchesbay.org and click on the appropriate topic. You can apply for your rating, get info on the “Equipment Compliance Certificate” (you self-certify as in the past, but the category titles are different and so are the requirements), and you can pay at the site. The new Safety Equipment Requirements have been developed by US Sailing and come as a result of recent tragic accidents that occurred within the past year or two. PHRF of the Chesapeake has made some adaptations, including to which categories ( ChesBay, the old 4P, and Near-shore, the old 5P and 6P) which requirements apply. Mike Mullarky, President of PHRF of the Chesapeake, is responsible for the significant progress that has been made at the PHRF site for information, obtaining rating certificates, and for easy payment electronically. Be sure to check out the Early Bird application and the two-year certificate breaks in fees. Git ready to git racin’!
Jane P Cutler on Saturday March 8, 2014 08:56AM
LAST CALL FOR VA Boater Card Course on March 22
LAST CALL FOR VA Boater
Virginia Boater Course
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. Coffee and Danish plus a light lunch will be served. Total cost: $10.00. Contact Gordon and Jane Cutler at email@example.com or call (804) 776-7630 ASAP
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.