Upcoming Event Schedule

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Registration for the Open House Regatta and Party ends May 24!

DATE
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11
Fri, Jun 16
Sat, Jun 17
Sat, Jun 17
Sun, Jun 18
Mon, Jun 19
Fri, Jun 23
Sat, Jun 24
Sat, Jun 24
Mon, Jun 26

EVENT
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J/70 Friday Night Series
One Design Spring Series 3
Opti Kids - 2nd weekend
Father’s Day
Junior Week
J/70 Friday Night Series
Junior Regatta
Opti Development Team
YMCA Junior Camp

 

Friday Evenings at Fishing Bay

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Come join fellow members on Friday evenings at Fishing Bay YC this summer!

The club is sponsoring Friday evening gatherings this summer to kick off the weekend from June 2 and running through August 25.  The club will provide snacks and beverage mixers.  The grills will be fired up for anyone who would like to grill dinners.

Get together with other FBYC members and bring a friend to enjoy good fellowship of other sailors and the beautiful settings of our club.

Junior Programs Start on June 10 with Opti Kids!

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We are less than a month away from the start of the 2017 summer Junior programs and we need your help!  We have a score of campers who need Optis for the Opti Kids weekends and Junior Week.

Please contact A.L. Braun (AnnLisa.Braun@bdnreit.com) if you have an Opti to spare and would like to help one of our campers.

The Junior Program volunteers and participants would greatly appreciate any gear donation you could make – we especially need sails.

Thank you for your support!

Junior Program Schedule of Events 2017

Jun 10-Jun 11   Opti Kids (1st weekend)
Jun 17-Jun 18   Opti Kids (2nd weekend) 
Jun 19-Jun 23   Junior Week
Jun 24-Jun 25   Junior Regatta
Jun 26-Jun 30   YMCA Junior Camp
Jul 31-Aug 3   August OptiWeek

Laser Training/Clinic Saturday

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This Saturday the Laser Fleet will be conducting a clinic and training day starting at 10am.  Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms and other fleet members will be there to help anyone move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.

The clinic will be started at 10AM and run for a little over 2 hours. 

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WHAT'S COVERED:

  • boat rigging - How to put a basic boat together, how to do some of the 'new' rigging, must-have rigging versus the nice-to-have stuff.
  • Safety - how to launch a boat from the beach, how to recover, how to tow a laser, how to right a capsized boat, etc.
  • sail trim - How to trim the sails for various conditions
  • weight placement upwind, downwind, etc
  • Techniques through maneuvers, tacking, jibing, etc

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Open House Regatta | Yacht Entries

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As of Monday evening, 14 boats are entered...not naming names...but; missing from year's past...a Snipe, a Petrel, a Sakonnet or three, several Flying Scots and FrontRunners, a laser, a certain large blue boat that just arrived on the middle dock, a certain little blue boat whose skipper attempted to poach crew from a red boat on the middle dock, an S2 7.9 or three, a J anything under 35 feet, a beautiful black boat named 'spirit of the air' in Finnish, a C&C, a Saber, and the club has both a J24 and a Flying Scot that both should really be in this event!  This is a fun race with a great on water raft up and party to follow.  We have a great club with great folks who love to sail beautiful boats...I bet we can start and finish 40 boats this coming Sunday...see you all at the skippers' meeting Sunday Morning and afterward at the raft up.

Relocation of FBYC Patuxent River/Vagabond Pre-Cruise Dinner on 6/3

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Because of the cancellation of the Patuxent River Cruise, the combined Patuxent River Cruise/ Vagabond Cruise dinner scheduled for the main clubhouse on 6/3/17 has been cancelled.

Vagabond Cruise participants will receive notification of a dinner & skippers meeting on 6/3 at the cruise chairman's Mariners Point Condominium in the near future.

Upcoming Event Schedule

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DATE
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20
Sun, May 21
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11
Fri, Jun 16
Sat, Jun 17
Sat, Jun 17
Mon, Jun 19
Fri, Jun 23
Sat, Jun 24
Sat, Jun 24
Mon, Jun 26

EVENT
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J/70 Friday Night Series
One Design Spring Series 3
Opti Kids - 2nd weekend
Junior Week
J/70 Friday Night Series
Junior Regatta
Opti Development Team
YMCA Junior Camp

 

Please note - the Patuxent River NAS Cruise scheduled for June 4 through 9 has been cancelled.

Memorial Day Weekend is less than TWO WEEKS away!

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Friday evening, May 26

YAM cookout (Young Adult Members - under 40)

Now in its fifth consecutive year, this is an annual favorite to welcome the Memorial Day weekend. 

Sign up for the YAM Cookout on Facebook here!

 

Saturday, May 27

Family "One Design" Regatta - new event for 2017!

One Design regatta (Flying Scots, Front Runners, Portsmouth fleet)

Grab a family member to sail!

Don't have a boat and want to sail? ....contact Caroline Garrett, OD Div Cmdr, to get hooked up with a boat kindly lent from the FBYC Flying Scot and Front Runner community.

Sign Up for the Family One Design Regatta here!

 

* MAIN EVENT *

Sunday, May 28
Open House Regatta, Sunflower Raft Up & Pig Pickin' Dinner and Party

Always an AWESOME day both on and off the water.  After a staggered start distance race open to all sailing vessels of any size, all boats assemble in a sunflower formation in Fishing Bay, effectively creating a big swimming hole in the center...after which everyone disbands to head ashore for a good old fashioned pig pickin' with bar and band.

Schedule of Events:
0900: 
Skippers' Meeting
1100: First warning signal for racers 
1200 - 1600: Sunflower raft up 
1300: Racing boats finishing, spectators watch from pier 
1700 - 1830: Onshore Happy Hour 
1830: Pig Pickin' and dinner by DAVID's WHITE HOUSE!
1800 - 2200: Live Entertainment by JACKASS FLATS!

Sign up now to reserve your dinner tickets!  Deadline for purchase: Tuesday, May 23 - ONE WEEK AWAY! 

Sailing vessels may attend only the raft-up if desired.  Please be sure to indicate this in your registration so we know you are coming.

Click here for event details or to sign up for the Open House Regatta!

Upcoming Event Schedule

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DATE
Sat, May 13
Sun, May 14
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20
Sun, May 21
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11
Fri, Jun 16
Sat, Jun 17
Sat, Jun 17
Mon, Jun 19
EVENT
Offshore Spring Series 3
Mother's Day
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta
J/70 Friday Night Series
One Design Spring Series 3
Opti Kids - 2nd weekend
Junior Week

 

Please note - the Patuxent River NAS Cruise scheduled for June 4 through 9 has been cancelled.

NEW regatta on Memorial Day Weekend!

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Grab a family member and come out for the inaugural One Design Family Regatta!

 Sign up here

When?   Saturday May 27th (of Memorial Day weekend)

What?   Flying Scots, Front Runners, or any type of small boat for a Portsmouth start – all small sailboats (20ft or less) are welcome! Any fleet will have a separate start if at least 3 boats of a kind.

What if I don't have a boat?   If you are an able skipper or interested crew, we are working to connect you with someone willing to loan out their boat. Contact Caroline Garrett for more information.

Can I win something?   Prizes for most unique skipper/ crew combo and youngest sailor on board!

Who's in charge?   Blake Kimbrough and the YAM contingent (Young Adult Members) will be heading up R/C.  Joe Nelson is putting together a great social for all ages.

Family, you say?   The skipper/ crew combination must be family members.  This is a fun, casual regatta.  They can be of any age and relationship, such as, but not limited to, wife-husband, father-son, mother-daughter, grandparent-grandchild, siblings, cousins, etc.  Juniors are welcome and encouraged! 

See you on the water!

"Always Dreaming" Wins the Kentucky Derby while YAMs Host Inaugural Picnic at FBYC

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The YAMs had an epic inaugural derby day picnic this past Saturday, entertaining 35+ attendees of all ages ranging from 1 to 50+ years of age. Sporting dapper pastels and big dazzling hats, the YAMs began assembling at 1pm in the club’s upstairs for a roaring day of good friends, classy tunes and some good ‘ol fashioned horse races. 

BIG THANKS to our event hosts/organizers Maria & Miles Kimbrough and Katie & Arch Durham. They did a phenomenal job orchestrating a well-planned day providing a great menu and fun for all ages.We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks again to the club’s General Manager, Brian Ankrom… Brian dove right in to proactively help get us setup in the venue, ensure we had everything needed, and even donated his own computer to provide music for the day!

 

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Rain or Shine; The YAM Kentucky Derby Day Picnic is a GO!!!

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Don't let the forecast deter your excitement about this Saturday's picnic, because rain or shine - this Kentucky Derby race day event will go on.

Stay tuned for event notices during the hours leading up to our event. Should inclement weather present itself we have a rain contingency plan all set for relocating our venue to the upstairs of FBYC's main clubhouse. Perfect spot to spectate the race, watch a storm roll by, and enjoy the very best company in town over a tasty julep!

That's just a backup plan though so, until Saturday, keep your fingers crossed for sunny skies!

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Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date           Event
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 13
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20
Sun, May 21
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Fri, Jun 9
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sat, Jun 10
Sun, Jun 11

Crew Training-Water Session 2 (Registration is closed)
YAM Derby Day Picnic
Offshore Spring Series 3
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
J/70 Friday Night Series
J/70 Spring Regatta
Moonlight Regatta
Opti Kids
Laser Spring Regatta

Please note - the Patuxent River NAS Cruise scheduled for June 4 through 9 has been cancelled.

The Club's Flying Scot received a good workout on Saturday!  We are going to rename the boat and need your help!  The member with the best suggestion will win a prize.  The winner will be announced during Memorial Day - Open House weekend.  Submit your suggestion to Brian (gm@fbyc.net) by May 22.

 

Crew Training water sessions started over the weekend. Thanks to Jon Deutsch for another successful class!

The Cruisers traveled to MYC for a shakedown cruise and to celebrate opening weekend with the neighboring club. Thanks to the Koedel's for getting everyone there and back safely

 

Austin Powers

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Austin sailing for Christopher Newport University

This week our own Austin Powers was named the 2017 Robert Purrington Award recipient for the Mid-Atlantic Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association. Austin is a senior at Christopher Newport University, and sailed all four of his years at the school on the varsity sailing team. He served as co-captain for three of those years. The award is given to “recognize a graduating senior from the conference who has made outstanding contributions to college sailing”. Here is the link to the full press release: http://cnusports.com/news/2017/5/1/sailing-cnu-senior-austin-powers-captures-robert-purrington-award-from-maisa-conference.aspx

 

 

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Derby Day Picnic is this Saturday!

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Come one, come all...one of the south's most coveted and cherished traditions is about to be celebrated right on Stove Point!

Festivities begin at 1:00pm Saturday tnd the fun won't stop until 4:00pm.  We'll be serving race day Juleps and Pimms cocktails, southern sweet tea, snacks and lawn games for the whole family, including a table for the youngin's to make their own derby hats!

Hosted at the Branch's family home just a short walk from FBYC, this will be a wonderful excuse to break out your pastels, pack that classy picnic basket with a few tasty treats, and bring the kids for a fun-filled day in the sun!

Special prize to be awarded to the most authentically "Kentucky Derby dressed" family...click "Sign Up" to register for yourself, family and guests here: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2017/05.06.social/ssi.dtml 

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Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date           Event
Fri, Apr 28
Sat, Apr 29
Sat, Apr 29
Sun, Apr 30
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 13
Fri, May 19
Sat, May 20
Sun, May 21
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, Jun 3
Sun, Jun 4
Sun, Jun 4

Mathews Yacht Club Cruise
Crew Training-Water Session 1 (Registration is closed)
One Design Opening Day/Spring Series 1
Offshore Spring Series 2
Crew Training-Water Session 2 (Registration is closed)
YAM Derby Day Picnic
Offshore Spring Series 3
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4
One Design Spring Series 2
YAM Cookout
Family Regatta
Laser Training Day
Open House Regatta and Party
Vagabond Around-the-Bay Cruise
Ocean Cruising Club Southern Bay Cruise
Patuxent River NAS Cruise

Registration for all Spring Series races is open!

One Design Season Kicks Off This Week End

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Hello,

 

Saturday kicks off the One Design race season with the Spring Series Race 1. We’ve Set Fire to the Rain so the forecast calls for sunny skies and winds in the low teens, perfect for racing. We won’t be Rollin in the Deep like the off-shore folks; instead, we will be in Fishing Bay like we normally do with Brad Squires as PRO. And, remembering last year, we all look forward to RuthAnna Jenkins Turning Tables in the kitchen as Social Chair.

 

Rumor Has It that two weeks ago several boats in the fleet got an early start to the season when a training day was held at the club. We extend many thanks to Rob Whittemore and John Wake who coached the group giving away all, well, almost all, of their secrets. Meanwhile, Sharon Wake put together a fantastic array of snacks for after training discussions.

 

Don’t You Remember what it’s like to have a full line of boats on the starting line. Wouldn’t it be great to see that again this week end. Yes, we’re looking for Someone Like You to come out and race this Saturday. Who knows maybe you will be the One and Only who goes out and Takes it All.

 

Sweetest Devotion,

 

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New to Sailing? Learning is as easy as 1-2-3

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1. Visit our website, click on “Get Sailing/Adult Sailing” and sign-up for a day of sailing lessons on either Saturday, May 6; Saturday, June 3; or Sunday, July 16. You’ll learn basic sailing principles and how to rig a Flying Scot or J24.

2. Once you’ve taken a class, you now qualify as a skipper and can reserve a boat any day of the week. Go cruising or race. It’s up to you.

3. There is NO COST for any of these classes. For a one season charge of $100 per family, you can sail either boat whenever they are available—and reserve one in advance twice a month.

But let’s say you already know how to sail, have a Virginia boating license and just want to give either of these boats a spin. For you it’s equally simple. We are now taking daylong reservations for both boats on-line. Again, go to “Adult Sailing” on the website and reserve a boat. Use your credit card to pay the $100 for unlimited seasonal use and you’re good to go.

Both boats will be in the water ready for you to hop on board. Whether you need to learn to sail, want to race or would like to try out a different type of boat, these boats are yours. Sign up and cast off today!

Clouds & Rain Couldn’t Stop Another Great Opening Weekend!

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Opening Day 2017 started with the annual flag raising ceremony & captain’s meeting for the first race of the year. Tirteen boats participated in five division races in this year’s Opening Day Regatta.  Joe Roos & the Flag Officers met with new members in the Clubhouse shortly after racing finished for the day. Please take a minute to welcome these new members!
- Judy Miller
- Rich & Jean Rhame
- JD, Kaitlyn, & Aiden Blackwell
- Craig, Mary, Finn, & Henry Ciszewski

Cocktail hour began in Ric’s Place & the Blessing of the Fleet started shortly after. A great crowd packed into the Clubhouse for Doug Anderson’s annual officiation. The cannon’s blast delighted one of the Club’s new members & startled resident ospreys.  Dinner catered by David Napier’s White House & music by the Alex Crain Band topped off the evening. The dark & stormy weather made the Clubhouse cozy with everyone inside. Appropriately, Dark & Stormys were the hot item of the night!

FBYC finished Opening Weekend with first series of Offshore Spring Series races took place on Sunday, April 23rd with eight boats in four division races!
- View the Opening Day Regatta results here
View the Offshore Spring Series 1 race results here
Congratulations to the race winners!

Special thanks to:
- Geoff & Allene Cahill for an awesome start to the season
- Doug Anderson for Blessing the Fleet
- Allan Heyward & the Opening Day Regatta committee
- Mike Chesser & the Offshore Spring Series 1 race committee
- Henry Ciszewski for test firing the cannon