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

 

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.

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.

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.

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

 

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!

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

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.

 

 

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!

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
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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!

 

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

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

Tom Roberts on

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

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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Murphy Rules (2017-2020) Seminar At RRYC

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WHEN: Saturday, March 4 – Registration begins at 8:15 AM

WHERE: Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington, Virginia

COST:  $20 / person

CONTACT: Tom Chapman at RRYC

TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

  • Tacking in the Zone
  • Hailing at an Obstruction
  • Room to Pass an Obstruction
  • New Code “U” Starting Flag
  • Definition of “Support Person” (including parents)
  • And more

Presented by John McCarthy, this seminar for skippers and crew is designed to maximize understanding of the rules by removing needless complexity and using “real life” scenarios that happen every day on the race course.  Remember to bring your new Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020) – a limited number will be available for purchase.

Maintenance & Repair Project Update

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Jackson creek dredging is complete & the markers have been placed! Here are the final soundings:

 

 

Around the Club, the East slip bulkhead has been backfilled and work as begun on the floors in Fannie’s House.  Please avoid going inside until February 25.

 

Save The Dates!

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NOTICE TO:  All FBYC Members

FBYC has many social activities planned for 2017 and there are five major ones you should be sure to mark on your calendar:
- Saturday, April 22   Opening Day Party
- Sunday, May 28th   Open House Party
- Sunday, July 2nd   Family Cookout
- Saturday, November 4th  Oyster Roast
- Saturday, November 18th  Commodores Ball*
(*Please note, the Commodores Ball originally scheduled for November 11th has been moved to November 18th.  The Offshore Winter Series race that was to be originally held on December 18th has been moved to November 11th.  The FBYC Events Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.)

Stay tuned for schedule updates and additions to the social calendar!

PROJECTS ON THE WATER ARE UNDERWAY

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Piling replacement on our Middle Dock and the bulkhead wailer repairs are complete!  An inspection of the crane has also been completed.  Backfilling the bulkhead is the list.  Here is the crew replacing the pilings:

 

Dredging of the Jackson Creek channel is also underway!  Here is a crew working on the infamous “dog leg” of the channel:

Stay tuned for more progress updates on these projects!