Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date Event
Sat, Apr 22
Sun, Apr 23
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
Opening Day (Registration closes April 18)
Offshore Spring Series 1
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

The Opening Day Regatta & Party is THIS SATURDAY!


Wednesday, April 19 is the last day to register.  Registration is now open for all Spring Series races as well.

 

 

YAMs Hosting "Kentucky Derby Picnic" | May 6th on Stove Point

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Break out your pastels, seersucker and picnic baskets cause it's racetime in Kentucky...and Deltaville!  Festivities to include Juleps and Pimms cocktails, southern sweet tea, as well as snacks and lawn games for the whole family. This is sure to be a blast!

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Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date Event
Tue, Apr 11
Sat, Apr 15
Sat, Apr 22
Sun, Apr 23
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
Crew Training-3rd Session (Registration is closed)
One Design Training Day
Opening Day (Registration closes April 18)
Offshore Spring Series 1
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 
YAM Derby Day Picnic
Offshore Spring Series 3 
Captains Choice Cruise
Offshore Spring Series 4 
One Design Spring Series 2

 

Spring is well underway and Summer is right around the corner!

Thanks to The Galloway's for hosting the Welcome Cruiser's Party on Satruday at the Main Clubhouse!

Sign Up NOW for Opening Day!

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WHEN: Saturday, April 22 – Registration for the party closes on April 18

COST: 

  • $25.00 – Adult members (Includes dinner & 1 complimentary drink)
  • $30.00 – Adult guests (Includes dinner & 1 complimentary drink)
  • $15.00 – Teens (Age 12-17)
  • $5.00 – Children (Ages 12 and Under)

CONTACT:

SCHEDULE:

  • 09:00 – Captain’s Meeting
  • 11:00 – Start of Opening Day Regatta
  • 15:30 – Membership meeting in Main Clubhouse
  • 17:00 – Bar opens at Ric’s Place
  • 17:30 – Blessing of the Fleet
  • 18:00 – Dinner service begins
  • 18:30 – Alex Crain Band begins the music

Changes to Piankatank River Aids to Navigation

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Please be advised of the following Piankatank River marker changes made over the winter:

  • Light #5 (aka "FBYC A" – Light changing to Quick Flashing
  • Light #7 – Relocated
  • Light #8 – Relocated
  • Buoy #8A – Removed
  • Light #10 – Relocated
  • Daybeacon 10A – Removed

The USCG is also proposing to discontinue the use of Light #6 (aka "FBYC B").  If interested, you are encouraged to submit potential navigational safety impacts of this proposal BEFORE April 17 – please reference project 05-17-037(D).  You may send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or provide feedback using the USCG Fifth District Waterway online data sheet found here:

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf

The chart below denotes the FBYC sailing mark desigations.

(Chart is for general information only, not for navigation.)

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date Event Notes
Sat, Apr 8
Sun, Apr 9
Tue, Apr 11
Sat, Apr 15
Sat, Apr 22
Sun, Apr 23
Fri, Apr 28
Sat, Apr 29
Sat, Apr 29
Sun, Apr 30
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 6
Sat, May 13
Welcome Cruisers Party
Offshore Training Day
Crew Training - 3rd Session
One Design Training Day
Opening Day
Spring Series 1
Mathews Yacht Club Cruise
Crew Training On-Water Session at FBYC
One Design Opening Day & Spring Series 1
Offshore Spring Series 2
Crew Training On-Water Session at FBYC
YAM Derby Day Picnic
Offhosre Spring Series 3
Registration is open
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It’s good to meet returning members & see boats filling the docks!

Thanks to Helen Walker & all who came to Spring Clean-Up Day - We had a great turn out & the grounds look great!

Thanks to The Ullmann's for opening their home to the Club for the Bermuda High Party!

 

Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

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This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
 
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
 
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  The Opening Day course is a random leg course which will use the CR Course RATING (random leg) value.  Since this is both a PHRF change, and an FBYC event registration change, we wanted to give you a heads up on the entry requirements.
 
See you on April 22nd.

Upcoming Event Schedule

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Date Event Notes
Wed, Mar 29 A Night with Sally Barkow Special reception for Juniors participants beforehand
Tue, Apr 4   Crew Training - 2nd Session   
Sat, Apr 8  Welcome Cruisers Party Registration is open for the party & for all 2017 cruises
Sun, Apr 9  Offshore Training Day Registration is open
Sat, Apr 11 Crew Training - 3rd Session   
Sat, Apr 15   One Design Training Day Registration is open
Sat, Apr 22  Opening Day Registration is open
Sun, Apr 23 Offshore Spring Series 1 Registration is open

Winter Program Reminder!

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FBYC has two great Winter Program events scheduled in the next week!

First, shake the cold weather blues at the Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 25 at the Ullmann home!  Sign up here: new.fbyc.net/events/1669/register/contact

 

Second, on Wednesday, March 29 at Orchard House School in Richmond we will be hosting a Night with Sally Barkow - Magenta Project Network Member, Olympian, & 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.  Sign up here: new.fbyc.net/events/1716/register/contact

Contact Kathy Ullmann (804-869-0200 / kullmann@geiger.com) if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at both of these AWESOME events!

Please Join us for the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off Dinner!

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WHEN: Tuesday, April 25th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Richmond, Virginia

COST:  Complimentary!

CONTACT: Kathleen Petroziello at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We will be sharing new & exciting initiatives for the 2017 season, LLS mission updates & fundraising ideas.  Registration ends April 18!

Time Is Running Out for Junior Sailing Program Registration!

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The 420 Class for Junior Week is CLOSED - All other classes and race teams remain open, but spots are filling fast!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and look forward to another great year of FUN!  No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends.  Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team!  We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams.  Similar to our other race teams, 420 Race Team sailors will need to provide their own boats.  Please email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura (doug.bendura@gmail.com) if you are interested.  We will again offer a beginner 420 class during Junior Week (club boats provided), which is separate from the 420 Race Team.  Please email A.L. Braun (AnnLisa.Braun@bdnreit.com) if you are interested in volunteering or if your teenager is interested in being a counselor-in-training that week.

Follow the link below to our registration site and reserve your spot now!

https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2017/show?showjunior=true 

New Jackson Creek Survey done 2/8/17 just published

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Just in time for sailing season, The Corps of Engineers has done another survey of Jackson Creek Entrance and published it today.   Previous was 9/1/16 this latest  done just last month on 2/8/17. Looks like the channel is more uniformly wide and 8 or more deep.  These last two surveys are color coded and lots easier to read and compare.  All recent surveys and condition reports are available with the link. 

New survey information has been added to ESDS.

Survey Number: JK_01_JCK_20170208_CS
Channel: Jackson Creek
Project: Jackson Creek
Surveying Start Date: 2/8/2017
Surveying End Date: 2/8/2017
You can view this data by visiting the ESDS website at http://gis.nao.usace.army.mil/ESDS/SurveysIndex.aspx?channelId=63.

Tom  Roberts

Welcome Cruisers Party Registration Is Open!

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WHEN: Saturday, April 8th at 5:00 PM  (Registration deadline is April 1)

WHERE: FBYC

CONTACT: John Galloway

John and Mary Galloway, Nancy Powell, and Chris Lindbloom are pleased to host the Welcome Cruisers Party on April 8.  We will start the 2017 cruising season at the FBYC clubhouse and will provide beer, wine, & heavy hors d’oeuvres.  New members interested in getting involved in FBYC cruising are welcome!  We will have the opportunity to renew our friendships, share past sailing stories, and talk about the upcoming cruising schedule. For further details, contact John Galloway. The registration deadline is April 1 so please register early at https://new.fbyc.net/events/1664/register/contact/

Improvements for mobile browsing on new website

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At long last, we have a new header on the top of https://new.fbyc.net that is colorful and responds to mobile devices.   Both of our websites https://www.fbyc.net and https://new.fbyc.net will continue to look the same on a computer, but when you visit the new site on a mobile device, you will see a different look.

MobilWebsiteThe top of the page will have a blue bar, with a burgee on the left, and a “hamburger” icon on the right. Click on the icon and it opens the navigation menu- seen in second image.

You will likely see the header when you register for an event on your phone or tablet. I want you to be aware of the change so you won’t be surprised. The design is similar to what you see on the IOS App, so it gives some consistency to our brand.

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First Young Adult Members Social of 2017 to be held at Quirk Hotel!

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WHEN: Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Quirk Hotel - 201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

CONTACT: Jay Collier – 804-928-4804

While the cooler air may have you thinking that sailing season is out of reach, the truth is that it’s right around the corner. The FBYC Young Members are kicking of 2017 with a get together at Quirk Hotel in Richmond on Thursday, March 9th at 6pm.  Come enjoy some time with fellow YAMs and share your excitement for the upcoming season. Jay Collier will be leading this event and can be reached at 804.928.4804 should you have any questions.

 

 

First Trip to Laser Masters Week

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There aren’t many things to look forward to in getting old – but Laser Masters sailing is definitely one of them.  This was my first time sailing Florida Laser Masters week having just qualified a few months ago.  The week consists of 3 events – Florida Masters in West Palm, Masters Midweek Madness in Sarasota and Masters Midwinters in Tampa.  For over a decade now I’ve been running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and so I was familiar with masters sailing in general.  I’ve also traveled to numerous ILCA-NA events from ACC to Nationals to North Americans and was eager to try out Masters week.  Unfortunately, my schedule would collude to only allow me to attend the first 2 of the 3 events.

 

The first event this year was in West Palm Beach at Palm Beach Sailing club which is nestled in a residential neighborhood with some marine industry nearby.  The clubhouse has a few rooms and a bar that opens out to an expansive pavilion deck.  Between there and the water was room for rows and rows of boats to rig and be stored.

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Registration for “A Night with Sally Barkow – Sailing at the Highest Level” Is Now Open!

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WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 500 North Allen Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23220  (Orchard House School)

COST:  $12 per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Few sporting events inspire us as much as the Olympics, and few international sailing events thrill as much as the Volvo Ocean Race.  On March 29th, you will have an opportunity to hear from a sailor that has competed in both – carrying two-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year after her name. Her racing accomplishments both onshore and offshore make her a force to be reckoned with on the course.  She will be sharing with us the adventure & excitement these events bring.

Sailing is one of the unique sports where men and women compete together on a level playing field.  Sally Barkow, of Team SCA  2014-2015 & the Magenta Project, was part of a very successful all female team, winning a leg of the around the world race, as well as in port races.  Hear about the race, with ever changing conditions and challenges in the race & in the boat.  Afterwards, Sally delve a little bit more into strategy itself.

You won't want to miss this chance to see one of the best match racers and sailors in the country & to hear about one of the most exciting sailboat races in the world!!  Buy your tickets today before they sell out!!

To learn more about Sally & the Magenta Project, visit http://themagentaproject.org

Registration for the Bermuda High Party is Open!

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WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: 5004 Old Millrace Court; Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 (Home of Greg & Kathy Ullmann)

COST:  $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Festivals and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ come to mind on the Spring Equinox, but one tradition within the FBYC community brings a little foot freedom….The Burning of the Socks!  Did you know -  according to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the act of sock burning began as a tradition in the town of Annapolis, MD, in the mid-1980s?  It is celebrated in conjunction with the spring equinox, when day and night are equal length everywhere on Earth.  In the boating community, it is frowned upon to wear socks and shoes between the spring and fall equinox. 

We will build a bonfire and burn our (cotton) socks, socialize with friends new and old, and meet new ones, and enjoy good food, drinks, and music.  So, dig out your shorts, sundresses, blazers, & flip- flops from the back of your closet and come party with your fellow FBYC comrades at the much-anticipated Bermuda High Party.  We are going to shake off those winter blues and warm up for the impending spring! We hope to see you there!!

Please register online by Wednesday, March 21th.