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Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!

Jon Deutsch on Wednesday March 12, 2014 10:05AM (1 comment)

FBYC 75th
April 12th, Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!
 
This is our 75th Anniversary!  Help us start the year with style, great fun, true fellowship, and camaraderie.
 
Please, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5 PM with the Blessing of the Fleet. We will have food, refreshment, music and some fun historical elements to harken back to earlier times, in celebration of our 75th anniversary.  
 
If you have recently joined the Club, this is a great time to meet fellow sailors.  Come with your most impressive yachting blazers and bling, or as you are.  Every club member and their guests are not just welcome, but strongly encouraged to come.

Bermuda High Party

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

Registration Here.

Annual Meeting/Commodore's Ball

Mary R. Spencer on Tuesday November 12, 2013 01:03PM

THE COMMODORE’S BALL

 Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
8:30-
11:00 Dessert & Dancing

DINNER, AWARDS, DESSERT & DANCING

Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00

Prices above include one glass of wine - Cash bar

Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00

 New option DESSERT & DANCING

Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music

Members $15 • Non-members $25

Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50

8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar

To Register, Click Here

Questions? Contact Connie Garrett sailconnie@gmail.com

 

Eating Oysters at FBYC by Tasty Thursday

Jon Deutsch on Thursday November 7, 2013 12:50PM

THE COMMODORE'S BALL - November 16 2013

Meg Rock on Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:38AM

THE COMMODORE’S BALL

We’re steppin’ up the fun.

The Annual Awards Party is now the Commodore’s Ball.

 Saturday, November 16, 2013*

Celebrating another great year of sailing and camaraderie

Cocktails • Dinner • Short awards presentation • Dancing to a Motown band

The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
8:30-
11:00 Dessert & Dancing

DINNER, AWARDS, DESSERT & DANCING

Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00

Prices above include one glass of wine. One more if you steal your neighbor’s while they are claiming their trophy.

Cash bar

Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00

 New option DESSERT & DANCING

Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music

Members $15 • Non-members $25

Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50

8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar

To Register, Click Here

Questions? Contact Connie Garrett sailconnie@gmail.com

 * Date change from Sailing Events book

 **Take advantage of your member benefits!  This top-tier event costs over $90 per person but YOUR cost is discounted as a privilege of membership. Don’t miss it!

Rosegill Family Picnic 2013

Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday May 8, 2013 02:59PM

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm

Kickoff the summer in style with an evening at Rosegill!

All club members are invited - come by boat or by car!

When: Saturday, May 25th

IMPORTANT: Log in and register online at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/entry?event_id=1252 by May 17th for a dinner reservation. Social pass can be purchased at the door. Advance notice/ registration is always appreciated!

Where: Rosegill Farm, Urbanna, VA

At the Farm:

Cocktails and refreshments          5:00 - 6:00 pm

Picnic Dinner on the Lawn            6:00 pm

Back by popular demand – shrimp, crab cake sliders, mini-burgers, and more!

Band                                                6:00 – 9:00 pm

CHARLIE, a great North Carolina Motown/ beach music band!

Dinner and social passes available. Check http://www.fbyc.net for pricing.

Thank you for registering online! For questions or problems registering, contact Valerie Hubbard at sail4us@cavtel.net.

See you there!

Opening Day Reminder - Register Now

Mary R. Spencer on Monday April 1, 2013 11:07PM

Opening Day 2013 - New format - no cost!

IMG_1960.JPGFishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce that the Opening Day evening festivities will be no cost to all members who sign up!

When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)

Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL, back by popular demand

Where: FBYC Clubhouse

Cost:

  • $0 – members
  • $30 – non-members
  • $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under

Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes.  Full menu here.  Open bar will be provided.

Welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing!

(Contact Caroline Garrett for questions - cgarrett17@gmail.com)

Bermuda High Party

Mary R. Spencer on Sunday February 10, 2013 02:18PM

Bermuda High Party at Home of Carl and Diane Simon
February 16 at 7:00 pm

bermudahigh.jpg The end of winter is just around the corner. Don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party and enjoy libations and yummy treats to eat! Cruiser or racer, or just warm weather enjoyer! Sure it is cold out but is anyone else craving drinks with little umbrellas and a day in the sun with wind in our sails? We may not be able to feel the sand between our toes but we can start counting down the days to warmer weather! Come plot and plan your summer on the water. Friends and guests are welcome.

When: February 16, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Home of Carl and Diane Simon
15407 Houndmaster Terrace
Midlothian, VA 23112
Directions

Cost: $15 Members $20 Non-Members

Register at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/entry?event_id=1287

Rives Potts presents: A Year in the life of Carina

R. Strother Scott on Tuesday December 18, 2012 04:57PM

A bluewater sailing adventure

Saturday January 12 - Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Richmond
6:00-7:00 Cocktails,  7:00 Presentation

Potts.jpg Join us to hear FBYC member Rives Potts share his adventures sailing Carina around the world last year.  Carina raced in the Annapolis Newport Race, the Transatlantic Race, the Fastnet Race and finally the Sydney Hobart - and Carina did 3 Atlantic crossings in one 12 month period.   Rives Potts is the Rear Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and was a grinder on Dennis Conner’s Freedom in a successful defense of the 1980 America’s Cup. He also sailed with Ted Turner on Tenacious in the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979 that Turner won but 15 racers on other boats died. His sailing resume is as good as it gets. Potts, raised in Richmond,Va., came of age in the sport in the 1970s and sailed on such name-brand boats as Recluta (Walter Hanson), Southern Star (Jim Mullen), Running Tide (Al Van Meter), Nirvana (Marvin Green), Condor (Bob Bell) and Kialoa (Jim Kilroy). Beyond Freedom, he has sailed in four other America’s Cups.

For the last 15 years, Potts campaigned his Carina, a 48 foot sloop design by McCurdy & Rhodes and launched in 1969 for Dick and Richard Nye. On her, Potts won the Bermuda Race in 2010 (St. David’s Lighthouse Division Trophy), the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy (NORT) that same year and the Mosbacher Trophy given to the NYYC Yachtsman of the Year.

JULY 4th COOKOUT

Mary R. Spencer on Monday July 2, 2012 10:56PM

JULY 4th COOKOUT
Social Chair Jon Moody will host an informal 4th of July cookout at the club on the afternoon of the 4th. The cost of admission is a side dish of some sort. The club will provide dogs and drinks plus beer for the racers. If you are interested in attending the cookout, contact Jon at themoody5@msn.com or call his cell at (804) 334-0893.

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm

Mary R. Spencer on Thursday May 10, 2012 11:39AM

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm
Saturday May 26th
 
Race, Cruise or Drive to Urbanna to kick off the summer
with a Great Family Party!
****Reservations required by May 24th, 2012****

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. Best Picnic set up gets dinner for four free!

FBYC will host an awesome family picnic for all members and guests of the club. We plan to have a great picnic dinner, refreshments, music and lots of fun for juniors. This year we will feature Chris Stanley and Sky Run. This band plays a great mix of music that all should enjoy! So mark your calendars now to come out and enjoy this great event with family and friends at Rosegill Farm!
 
5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Cocktails and Refreshments
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Music and fun for juniors
6:00PM: Picnic Dinner on the lawn Catered by White House Catering
(please remember to bring your blankets and chairs)

MENU (Preliminary):
Classic Garden Salad
Peeled and Spiced Jumbo Shrimp
Steamed in Ale and Served with Sweet Vinegar Cocktail Sauce.
Fried Chicken Breast Strips.
Cheeseburger sliders.
Crab Cake Sliders
Summer Pasta Salad
Sweet Vinegar Slaw
Assorted Brownies and Cookies

COST:
Club Members $25
Non-Club Adults $30
Teenagers $10
Children 12 and under $5
Social Pass Only (No Dinner) $10

EASY RESERVATIONS:
Register and pay online at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1165
or
Mail checks and reservations to:
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Simon
11349 Lady Slipper Lane
Richmond, VA, 23236
 
Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel
See website http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2012/05.26.offshore/ssi.dtml for race details.

Opening Day - Blessing of the Fleet

Mary R. Spencer on Tuesday April 10, 2012 07:37PM

2012 Opening Day and
Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday, April 14th

Reservations required by April 11th, 2012

Racers, Cruisers, and Juniors - everyone is invited and encouraged to Bless the Fleet and enjoy this incredible event. Make plans to attend!
 
Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm
 
Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 to 8:00 pm:
Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
Beef Brisket
Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and Dessert
Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
Classic Garden Salad
French Fries and Chips
Refreshments include: Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine
 
Back by popular demand from previous Opening Day parties are Rusty Spiedel and Tom Goodrich of “SGGL.”  Everyone will enjoy this band!
 
COST:
Club Members $25
Non-Club Adults $30
Children 12 and under $5
 
EASY RESERVATIONS:
Register and pay online at http://www.fbyc.net or,
Mail checks and reservations to
Dr. & Mrs. James F. Londrey
202 Hillwood Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23226

Family Picnic at Rosegill - Sat May 26, 2011

Jonathan T Moody on Wednesday March 21, 2012 01:15PM

IMG_5563.JPGCruisers, racers, power boaters, juniors and pool fanatics,  bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. FBYC will host an awesome family picnic for all members and guests of the club.  We plan to have a great picnic dinner, refreshments, music and lots of fun for juniors. This year we will feature Chris Stanley and Sky Run.  This band plays a great mix of music that all should enjoy! So mark your calendars now to come out and enjoy this great event with family and friends at Rosegill Farm!

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Cocktails and Refreshments
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Music and fun for juniors
6:00PM: Picnic Dinner on the lawn Catered by White House Catering (please remember to bring your blankets and chairs)

Menu (Preliminary)

Classic Garden Salad
Peeled and Spiced Jumbo Shrimp
Steamed in Ale and Served with Sweet Vinegar Cocktail Sauce.
Fried Chicken Breast Strips.
Cheeseburger sliders.
Crab Cake Sliders
Summer Pasta Salad
Sweet Vinegar Slaw
Assorted Brownies and Cookies

COST:

Club Members $25
Non-Club Adults $30
Teenagers $10
Children 12 and under $5
Social Pass Only (No Dinner) $10

Best Picnic set up gets dinner for four free!

****Reservations required by May 24th, 2012****

EASY RESERVATIONS: Register and pay online at  http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1165 or, Mail checks and reservations to:

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Simon
11349 Lady Slipper Lane
Richmond, VA, 23236

2012 Opening Day and Blassing of the Fleet

James F. Londrey on Wednesday March 14, 2012 08:47AM

Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible event. Saturday April 14.

Make Plans to attend!

  • Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
  • Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

  • Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
  • Beef Brisket
  • Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and desert
  • Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
  • Classic Garden Salad
  • French Fries and Chips
  • Refreshments include: soft drinks, Beer and Wine

Back by popular demand from previous Opening Day parties are Rusty Spiedel and Tom Goodrich of “SGGL.”  Everyone will enjoy this band!

COST:

  • Club Members $25
  • Non-Club Adults $30
  • Children 12 and under $5

****Reservations required by April 11th, 2012****

EASY RESERVATIONS:

Register and pay online at  http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1155 or, Mail checks and reservations to

Dr. & Mrs. James F. Londrey
202 Hillwood Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23226

Bermuda High Party/Note Burning

Mary R. Spencer on Thursday February 16, 2012 05:17PM




9 days until the Best Party of the Winter!
Winter is almost over.
Come join us and celebrate!


Don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses
and bring your socks to burn along with the club Note.


BERMUDA HIGH PARTY

Come party and Burn the Note
February 25, 2012
7:00 pm

Home of Virginia Barnes
13630 Robious Road
Cost: $15 Members $20 Non-Members

Don’t miss the party! Register Today!


Register at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1219

Bermuda High Party (And Note Burning)

Diane M Simon on Wednesday December 28, 2011 11:30AM

Palolem Beach FireThe end of winter is just around the corner.  Don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and bring your socks to burn along with the clubhouse note.

When: February 25, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Home of Virginia "Bunny" Barnes
13630 Robious Road
Directions

Cost: $15 Members $20 Non-Members

Register at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1219

Photo by govmilliken

Winter Program - Unlocking the Racecourse

Diane M Simon on Friday December 9, 2011 12:09PM

UNLOCKING THE RACECOURSE

Join Us For This Exclusive Look At Buoy Racing

Ullman Sails presents a new seminar that gives you an inside look into how sailing’s top competitors tackle the racecourse. With insight from some of our most decorated sailors, “Unlocking the Racecourse” will walk you through each stage of a typical race day and cover key strategies used by the pros to sail and win consistently. Our panel of experts will cover all types of racing and positions, whether you sail a dinghy, sportboats, handicap or one design.

When: February 15, 2012
Cocktails 5:30-6:30 pm Program 6:30 pm
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Richmond Airport Map link
From the West: Take I-64 East to Exit 197A, Richmond International Airport. Follow Airport Drive into the main airport entrance. Continue on Airport Drive and take a right on Eubank Road. Hotel will be directly in front of you.
Cost: $30 Adults $20 Juniors (Includes light hors d’ouvres, coffee, tea soft drinks, cash bar)
Presented by: FBYC and Ullman Sails
Registration: http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1158

3 Hour Program including Q&A with the Panelists

  • DAVE ULLMAN – 4-Time World Champion & 1996 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • GREG KOSKI – 10-Time National Champion & 2009 J/22 North American Champion
  • ERIK SHAMPAIN – 2008 Etchells World Champion & 2010 Pacific Cup Winner
  • CHUCK SKEWES – 3-Time North American Champion and 2009 Rolex Big Boat Series Winner

Gary Jobson Presents Sailing: Speed and Passion

Diane M Simon on Thursday December 1, 2011 01:03PM

When:  January 10, 2012
Cocktails 5:30-6:30 pm

Program 6:30 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Richmond
501 East Broad St. - the former Miller & Rhodes building

Cost:  $15 Members       $20 Non Members
(Includes light hors d’ouvres, coffee, tea soft drinks, cash bar)

Optional Book:  "Gary Jobson An American Sailing Story" $26.95
Program and book would make a great Christmas gift for the sailor on your list!

Gary will be autographing books at the event.

Presented by:  FBYCWinter Programs.  Event Website

Register online at:  http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1156

Program:  Gary Jobson Presents- Sailing: Speed and Passion

  • America’s Cup 1851-2013
  • Preview 2012 Olympics
  • Ocean Racing
    • Annapolis to Newport
    • Newport to Bermuda Race
    • TransAtlantic Race
    • Stamford Vineyard Race
    • College Sailing
    • 12 Meter Racing  Past, Present and Future
    • New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
    • Ultimate Sailing

Annual Meeting On-line Registration issues

Jonathan T Moody on Friday November 4, 2011 05:16PM

We have been having trouble with online registration - and finally - sort of - have it working again. 

  • Some people have been able to register for CCV and pay this afternoon. 
  • Others have registered - selected dinners to buy - but they don't show up on the Payment Page- and they get an error when they pay - because they are paying for nothing. 
  • Please register if you plan on coming.  If necessary - just don't add the dinners to buy - but please put a note in the Comment Box that you will be paying for X number of dinners at the door.
  • If all else fails - simply email Jon Moody that you want a reservation.

Reminder of the Oyster Roast Saturday the 29th

David B. Clark on Thursday October 27, 2011 09:36AM

Just a reminder about the Oyster Roast this Saturday which will begin after the Offshore Closing Day Regatta. Bring a share dish and your oyster knife.

See you there!