Posts for Junior Activities
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday January 2, 2013 10:43PM
Check out the latest edition of Spinsheet Magazine for an article on FBYC's Junior programs:
Lud H. Kimbrough on Sunday July 15, 2012 02:28PM
Last week, twenty-one area youth participated in the Middlesex Family YMCA’s junior sailing camp hosted by FBYC. Head Coach Eric Bokinsky and YMCA Director Rosabeth Kisman led the program with coaches Nick Baez, Will Bomar, Ben Buhl, Sam Russell, and Conrad Roos managing the mayhem.
Some participants were returning veterans looking to improve their skills, but most of the attendees learned to sail for the first time. This year, two YMCA members who attended FBYC’s Junior Week assisted the YMCA coaches as Counselors in Training. This year the teacher/student ratio was dramatically increased so class could be divided into three sections, according to age. This provided more intensive training and much greater learning accomplishment, as well as improved safety control.
The highlight of the week involved FBYC members Ted Bennett, Karen Soule, and Brad Miller taking the junior sailors on their offshore boats. While enjoying lunch, the children learned the similarities and differences between yachts & the smaller craft being utilized at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
The collaboration between FBYC and the YMCA is a significant FBYC initiative to provide an impactful outreach to promote the sport of sailing to local youth. Conrad Roos, a leading FBYC sailor who volunteered to teach at this year’s camp, discovered FBYC through the YMCA sailing program, and the Roos family has been extremely active at the Club ever since.
Lud Kimbrough spoke briefly to the youth and their parents at their closing ceremony, saying, “Junior Sailors are the future of our sport. The confidence that builds from sailing one’s own boat is a foundation that pays benefits throughout life. We encourage everyone interested in the sport to talk to us about how they can stay involved and improve their skills, and we will continue to reach out and broaden community participation in the sport.”
James Morrison on Friday July 8, 2011 12:11PM
Fishing Bay Yacht Club was proud to participate in the Deltaville Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, July 2nd. Approximately 16 FBYC members turned out to represent our club; the kids had a blast throwing candy to the throngs of spectators lining Chesty Puller's highway. With a Laser focus and traditional 4th of July decorations, the parents and kids all helped to produce a stunning float.
Unknown Unknown on Monday May 16, 2011 02:44PM
NOTICE TO FBYC MEMBERSJUNIOR WEEK
As you know, Junior Week is June 20-24. Powerboats and/or inflatable boats with a small engine are needed for the week. Junior Week coaches and staff will operate the powerboats under my supervision with a daily check in/out procedure. Fuel will be provided by FBYC as required at Fishing Bay Harbor Marina with all charges approved by myself or Dixon Cole. Inflatable boats will be secured on shore every night by me and a few dedicated volunteers.
Note: we can always use help early in the morning and in the afternoon.
Please call or e-mail me if you have a small center console or inflatable that may be used for Junior Week. I will be happy to answer any questions pertaining to the use of your boat. Phone: (804) 776-9395 or Cell: (804) 240-7933. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Howle, III
Lud H. Kimbrough on Tuesday July 13, 2010 06:03PM
The highlight of the week involved FBYC members Ted Bennett, Alex Alvis, and Ric Bauer escorting the junior sailors to the edge of the Chesapeake Bay on their 40-50 foot length yachts. While enjoying lunch, the children learned the similarities and differences between yachts & the smaller craft being utilized at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. FBYC is such a tremendous resource for our young sailors, ranging from eight to fourteen years of age. It is gratifying to see so many local youth take interest in an activity that is prominent in our area. Through the generosity of the FBYC membership and staff, our junior crew had a great time learning how to sail, making new friends, and sharing a memorable and unique experience that will last a lifetime, commented Buzz Lambert, YMCA Director.
Unknown Unknown on Thursday June 17, 2010 09:52AM
Mary R. Spencer on Friday June 11, 2010 05:01PM
PRIVATE SAILING LESSONSCori Radtke, our Opti Development Coach, will offer private sailing lessons this summer.
Coris coaching duties will have her busy for about four hours each day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a series of away Regattas. She will be available during non-coaching and traveling time for Private Sailing Lessons.
Cost is $30.00 per hour.
How do I sign up?
· Sign Up beginning June 12th
· Contact Cori: email Cradthesailor@gmail.com or cell phone (804) 586-6414
John Buhl on Sunday October 18, 2009 06:31PM
FBYC in conjunction with Deltaville Boatyard, Deltaville Marina, Deltaville Maritime Museum, The Harbor House and Jackson Creek Condo association will host USODA Nationals July 17-25th. USODA notified FBYC Friday October 16th that their application and proposal has been accepted. With help from key members from the Deltaville Community FBYC submitted a detailed proposal that has been enthusiastically accepted by the community, the FBYC Board, USODA, and over 60 volunteers!
Unknown Unknown on Monday July 13, 2009 05:51PM
Through the guidance, direction, and support of Dan Gillispie, Corrie Radtke, Dixon Cole, and Lud Kimbrough, our budding sailors acquired the fundamental skill sets of sailing and bolstered a confidence for navigating through the waters. Our participants have gained a better understanding of how caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, the YMCAs core values, are interrelated in all of our actions.
Unknown Unknown on Monday July 13, 2009 05:49PM
R. Strother Scott on Friday July 3, 2009 10:19PM
R. Strother Scott on Thursday June 25, 2009 10:24AM
It looks like we can link to them on our web site. I prefer our Flickr site - if you want to upload pics there, then ask me for the password. They all get assembled and a good permanent record is kept. Plus it aautomatically generates html code that allows me to show a smaller sized pic on these pages. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbyc/sets . In the case of Picasa, I only see how to show a big picture - which looks pretty good!
But we are happy to get them ever how you chose! Thank you.
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday April 22, 2008 03:33PM
From now on, registration is available on a space available basis, and finally, all registration will be closed on May 15.
Many thanks to those who have signed up by the deadline. It certainly eases the planning for these events. As on today, we have 100 children signed up for Junior Week - a record number for this early in the spring.
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday June 27, 2007 03:58PM
Although Junior Week is already behind us, its no time to stop sailing. Summer is just getting into full swing and we have lots more to do and choose from. The extended race team has already attended our own Junior Regatta and Virginia State Junior Championship, held on June 23rd as well as the Maryland State Champs as well on June 26th. Both events saw several FBYC sailors ranked in the top finishers. From, here, parents and grandparents will want to take note of the weekly Learn2Sail classes from now till early August. These classes provide beginner and intermediate sailors an opportunity to build their sailing skills and have some fun on the water. While the first class is already full and underway, a second class is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, 4th of July and continue through the following Sunday. Don't miss out! Contact FBYC Junior Division Commander at email@example.com or 804-363-5553. See you on the water!
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday June 13, 2007 09:48AM
This coming Sunday (June 17th) we'll host our annual "Meet the Coaches Day" from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. This is a free event for all juniors that would like a chance to meet FBYC's four fabulous coaches that will be running our instructional programs this summer. This program takes place on and off the water so bring your boat or grab a club boat and join us!
For all of you parents of racing juniors, please remember to join us for an extended race team planning session at the main clubhouse at 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. This will be an opportunity to meet each other and help us plan upcoming practice and travel events.
Once Junior Week is underway Monday morning, we will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about our continuing summer programs including Extended Race Team and Learn2Sail, which will begin shortly after the end of Junior Week. We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Monday to help us kick off Junior Week and a summer filled with great sailing and friends!
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday May 23, 2007 11:46AM
Please contact the owners if you are interested. In due course, we will try to get a Classified page going on the web site.
1 White Optimist Dinghy for Sale
Please Contact: Cindy Keene
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office - 804.787.6849
home - 804.285.2622
1 Optimist Dinghy for Sale
Jeannie and Ken Alcott
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Melanie H. Crittenden
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R. Strother Scott on Wednesday August 16, 2006 05:58PM
Lud H. Kimbrough on Wednesday June 21, 2006 07:58PM
What race this year put more boats on the starting line than any other so far? How about the Parents' Races during Junior Week, June 20?
Maybe it was the Kool-Aid, maybe the relentless recruiting by Jon Deutsch and Alain Vincey, but I'd lay odds on plain old jealousy. Who wants to sit around checking email when the kids are having all that fun? Whatever it was, parents racing was one of the most fun evenings I've spent on or off a sailboat.
No less than 20 boats sailed eight or so races using rabbit starts in light and shifty conditions about a hundred yards off the FBYC pier. In the first race or two no one really knew how to aggressively go after a good start with this crazy rabbit stuff, but holy smokes was it nuts when we figured it out. Two general recalls took place after sailboat racing was abandoned in favor of rabbit hunting. Ouch!
I think Alain Vincey and JC Swenson probably did best early in the series, and then John Hubbard got legs and got a first or two, but the best finish of all - by far - was Austin Powers' first place after a day of exhausting training in the Junior Racing program. His dad, Eric, and I were so far behind we didn't even know until someone told us. Wait a minute, who let Austin into the Parents' Racing, is nothing sacred?
I said there were eight or so races because we didn't keep score, and it really didn't matter. It was a fabulous time, and I can't wait to do it again. Many thanks to Jon and Alain for organizing this great event.
Veronica C. Waters on Monday June 19, 2006 09:43PM (2 comments)
Anyone driving along Fishing Bay on the past 2 weekends might have slowed down to watch the fleet of Optimists, each sailed by a pair of tiny sailors, snaking its way across the water. Those intrepid salts (age 4-9) were this years crop of Opti Kids, and they really came a long way in their 4 days of sailing.
Starting with the basics of bow and stern, the kids (a morning group and an afternoon group) rapidly progressed to tacking and gybing, and even were introduced to some of the rules concerning right-of-way. By the end of the second Sunday, they could rig their own boats, sail around a set of marks, and even make their way towards buried treasure (even with pirates attacking). Ask any one of them about the experience and he or she is apt to start with, I had fun!
Can we ask for more from a weekend or two of sailing?
George W. Burke on Friday April 7, 2006 10:58PM
David Hazlehurst on Monday August 29, 2005 04:10PM
R. Noel Clinard on Tuesday August 23, 2005 02:00PM
Numerous swim breaks were held in nettle infested waters, but the Juniors shrugged off the stings. In the last race, "Pooper Scooper," they sailed to the beach, filed a poop bag with sand and sailed back to the committee boat to discover that the Canine PRO had become the inimitable "OptiMan" who then swam in the pool with the Juniors before a delectable meal of Hot Dogs and Ice Cream. Afterwards, Dog Bowl Trophies filled with suckers were awarded to all.
See all the pictures here.
Kelly G. O'Toole on Friday April 15, 2005 05:11PM
We have a great opportunity to bring the Schooner Virginia to FBYC, and to provide a sailing camp upon it for 10 children ages 14-17 and 2 adult chaperones. I have contacted Captain Glover and he has given us the dates of July 10th until July 16th. This is a first come first served bases. The rate will be $650.00 per person this is a discounted rate of $200.00 if we can fill the spaces. This is a unique adventure for the children as well as the adults, they will be working along side a crew of 12 sailing the hand built 122 foot long recreation tall ship, everyone will have and equal and important role in operating the vessel. They will tackle the daily tasks required to safely sail the 154 ton schooner. Each person will have his or her own bunk in the vessels common bunk area, linen blankets towels and three meals a day are supplied. Please contact Kelly O’Toole at Kelly.email@example.com , Home phone 804-282-5653 or cell 804-334-8765, visit the web site for the schooner at www.schoonervirginia.org
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday April 13, 2005 02:30PM
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Wednesday March 30, 2005 10:51AM
This course leads to certification as a US Sailing Level I dinghy instructor, and provides the instructor with personal liability insurance, as well as instruction information. Our instructor has promised to make this course very oriented to Optimist sailing, so attendees will learn proper rigging, and Optimist sail control, topics that are not covered when the course material must be more general.
The instructor has a two-week work commitment in Charlottesville, and so is able to make this very special opportunity available. Normally US Sailing classes are given over a four day time span, which means taking between two and four days off from work.
Volunteer instructors during Junior Week will want to attend this course, as will teenagers 16 or older who would like to become certified as Sailing Instructors.
For detailed information, phone Ruthanna Jenkins at 434-975-6347 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday September 2, 2004 12:39PM
The Junior Divison Staff has put a lot of effort into making this a memorable event. Please plan to attend. This will give you something to do while the old dogs sail in their One Design Race and lick their wounds from the Stingray Point Regatta.
The Junior Program conducted the first of two Dog Days Series Sunday, August 22. We had excellent participation on the first day with numerous Optis and three 420s. A highlight of the day was the appearance of an unidentified canine Race Committee. The Committee Chair was so furry and ferocious that he has been sentenced to two weeks in the pound cage. Only with your support is he likely to get out on Monday.
R. Noel Clinard on Tuesday August 24, 2004 11:26AM
We had excellent participation on the first day with numerous Optis and three 420s. A highlight of the day was the appearance of an unidentified canine Race Committee. A few highlights of the day are shown in the Pictures .
All Juniors should plan to attend the second race of the series, on Monday, September 6 with more surprises in store.
R. Strother Scott on Thursday July 15, 2004 05:48PM (1 comment)
The coaches were - left to right in the picture under Read More were Rebecca Walker, Robby Walker, Jere Dennison, Jessica Shearin, David Hazlehurst and not pictured, Andrew Wilton and Justin Wilton.
Unknown Unknown on Sunday May 30, 2004 05:23PM
2004 Junior Program Begins June 12 And Culminates With USODA ACCs In October
Junior Division Commander
The 2004 Jr. Program enrollment is complete, with splendid participation. We commence with 30 OptiKids and 29 Race Team Members on June 12. OptiKids also reconvenes on June 13, 19 and 20, and Race Team meets again on June 20. Junior Week follows with 81 additional participants from June 21-25, giving us a total of 140 Juniors in the program.
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday April 8, 2004 04:21PM
Registration by mail is now open until May 1. (but don't wait that long if you want a space).
The Registration form can be found at the 2004 Junior Registration form link. Registration forms and instructions can also be obtained by email request to Noel Clinard at email@example.com. Please note that all registrations by mail are subject to the 15% surcharge stated at the back of the form so that total tuition will be as follows:
Junior Week $230
Race Team Extended $400 (Race Team Extended can be prorated at $40 per day, if you know now that you'll miss some of the 5 sessions outside Junior Week - there cannot be refunds later for absentees due to difficulty of administration). For example, if the Junior attended Junior Week, plus two days of Race Team Extended, the cost will be $230 for Junior Week and $40 per day for two days, for a total of $310.
Please return the Registration Form with a check in the approriate amount to Noel Clinard's business address found in the remittance section of the form. Please be advised that requests for mail registration at the original amount cannot be accepted.
R. Noel Clinard on Monday March 22, 2004 11:22AM
From Noel Clinard, Jr. Division Cdr.
Soon, the 2004 Junior Program will begin. Building on last year, which saw the introduction of the 420 fleet and Race Team curriculum, there will be many new and exciting opportunities for FBYC Juniors. To make the most of those opportunities, there will be a significant change in the process for registration and the distribution of information and forms. We hope this change will help FBYC families better understand the FBYC Junior Program. For additional details about the exciting Junior events scheduled for 2004, see the March Log or go to the web site www.fbyc.net/Juniors.
The Junior events need planning, preparation and participation. To accomplish these three Ps there will be an information and registration meeting for Junior Parents (no juniors please) at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, in the Dining Hall of Hunton & Williams, 20th Floor, Riverfront Plaza, East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street. At this meeting, the Junior Division leadership will give an informative presentation guaranteed to demystify participation in junior sailing in FBYC, CBYRA, USODA, and the rest of that alphabet soup. During the meeting, you will register for Junior Week/Opti-Kids or Junior Race Team extended curriculum. This meeting will be the key to a successful Junior program in 2004. Please be sure to attend.
To facilitate discussions, please bring your 2004 Sailing Events Books, which were recently distributed, to the Registration Meetings
Neil R. Alley on Thursday July 10, 2003 09:39AM
....and this story is not over... Meg and Tyler were flown to New York on Thursday to be interviewed for the TODAY show....possibly to air on Friday, 11th or Monday, 14th...
Unknown Unknown on Monday June 23, 2003 07:57PM
Drenching downpours, threatening lightning, and cloudy skies didn't dampen this year's Junior Week program for over 100 juniors. The program ended with heartfelt cheers led by David Hazelhurst, hugs, and even some blown kisses as Juniors and Staff wrapped up another successful Junior Week. But as David Hazelhurst says, "it's not over yet." Click the Calender icon to see the Junior Sailing/Coaching Calendar for the rest of the summer or download the PDF file for a hard copy .
The 2003 Group photo is posted on this site in 3 formats and can be downloaded for member's use by clicking on the following links: (1)the original full-sized digital photo (2 MB) ,(2) a high-resolution file (2 MB) sized for an 8x10 print, and (3) a medium resolution (445KB) file sized for an 8x10 print. Also, Guy Crittenden, who took some outstanding pictures, as well as others will be posting more photgraphs in the next few days; so watch this site for additional pictures of our future racers and cruisers.
David Hazlehurst on Saturday June 21, 2003 12:42AM
You name it, it's happened since the first weekend of Opti Kids, already documented on the web for those who can't wait for the next Log. And on the first weekend, our first Team Sailing event with all seven 420's in the water. Another first! A repeat the following weekend, with a second session of Opti Kids and Team Sailing, and a get together for the Junior Week staff--their last night before the most important people arrived, their customers.
Not exactly the best conditions for the first three days, primarily a little too much rain. But this did not faze any of the participants. And unless you have lived through a Junior Week, it will be hard to imagine the variety of activities that are offered morning, noon, and night. Not to mention the planning required to make everything run like clockwork, while rolling with every punch that comes your way. This applied not only to the Junior Division Committee Chairs, but also to the parents and grandparents who deliver their children every day, and those who provide the power and sailboats that are so essential for a successful program.But it's not over yet...Click Read More... for more on sailing opportunities this summer.
David Hazlehurst on Monday June 9, 2003 07:16AM
And on Sunday the die hard Junior racing team members were out in force using all of our 420 fleet for the first time. Onshore, thanks to the untiring efforts of the Junior Lt. Commander there were drinks, snacks and an ice cream social to fill hungry young tums. A great start to another year of Junior training, with another opporunity to meet Melanie Clore, our head coach, Sean Fisher, her assistant and Dan Herlihy, the 420 coach.
Conditions were inevitably wet, but this in no way fazed the Opti kids and their parents who spent hours in the water. No way were they going to follow the lead of their adult counterparts, rig their boats and decide they'd rather go home than sail. Abslutely no way. And for a second consecutive week sitting around the fireplace rather than on the sceened porch was the favorite gathering place. And for the adults who stayed over Saturday nght there was a crab picking dinner, icing on the cake so to speak.
Even if you are not directly involved in Junior week, if you are at the club during that time, please come over to the Fishing Bay side of the club, and see perpetual motion exemplifed. More Pictures are available here.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday February 26, 2003 11:22AM
If your parents have a hard time understanding plain English, we also offer versions of the Junior Web Pages for them. Have fun!
Unknown Unknown on Sunday February 2, 2003 09:34PM
Ruthanna Jenkins and the Junior Program Staff put on an entertaining and informative program Sunday, February 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Scott home on St. Andrews Lane for a strong turnout. Juniors and their parents met this year's Club Volunteer StaffMelanie Crittenden-Race Chairperson, Kelly O'Toole-Social Chairperson, and Noel Clinard- Information Officer.
David Hazlehurst on Tuesday July 23, 2002 09:58AM
R. Strother Scott on Thursday June 27, 2002 10:30PM
Alain Vincey on Friday March 15, 2002 01:09AM
Unknown Unknown on Wednesday August 8, 2001 02:29PM
Stuart R Burnett on Wednesday June 27, 2001 06:11PM
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday June 19, 2001 04:36PM
R. Noel Clinard on Tuesday February 6, 2001 01:51PM