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
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.
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!!
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!!
COST: $10.00 Register by February 1 or $15.00 at the door - Lunch will be provided
SPEAKERS & TOPICS TO INCLUDE:
America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association - Cruising the loop
Jimmick Jr. Fishing Charters' Jim Deibler - Trolling setup
Truth Reels' Wes Seigler - Fishing in the shallows
Colonial Seaport Foundation - Shipping under sail and classroom ship
Smith Point Sea Rescue's Buddy Sylvia - Safety and rescue at sea
Deltaville Boatyard's Garmin Certified & ABYC Technician Eric Valliere - Using your GPS and fish finding equipment
Curtis Stokes and Associates' Curtis Stokes - Buying and selling a boat
RRYC's Vice Commodore Tom Chapman - Sailing and sailboat racing
Seminars hosted by Deltaville Boatyard have always been popular and regularly sell out. This event is being organized by Quentin Haynie, the broker in charge of the Curtis Stokes Deltaville Office. He does a great job here in Deltaville for both buyers and sellers. I've worked on many projects with Eric from DBY and can honestly say, he is the best electronics troubleshooter, engineer, and installer in our area. I also met Wes who owns and operates Truth Reels in the Northern Neck at a community outreach event. His reels are second to none and he does a lot of good work around the area.
Please consider taking a trip over to the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Saturday, February 4th for this seminar.
6:30pm Home of Greg and Kathy Ullmann 5004 Old Millrace Court Glen Allen, VA 23059
$15 members, $20 non-members
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 that, 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 and 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 22, 2017.
This is the final call for registration and head count for the Oyster Roast this coming Saturay (10/29). Please go to the Fishing Bay website to register by the end of the day Thursday (10/27). So far the weather looks PERFECT! We will be offering oysters of all kinds--roasted, steamed, raw and specially baked by our very own Julie Ann Wash! For those who are not oyster eaters, we will also be serving hotdogs and of course all of the delicious dishes brought by our party-goers.
Please contact Geoff and Allene Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which side dish or dessert you plan to bring. We are also looking for volunteers to provide the following help:
1) Two or three people to help with set up in the kitchen.
2) Two to four people to assist in kitchen through out the event with clean up as we go along
3) Four people at registration desk. (Two people for 30 minute shifts)
4) Six to eight people to assist at bar (45 minute shifts: plan is to serve beer from keg, wine and soft drinks at Ric's place next to the pool. Bar will basically be self-serve but want some drinks to be "prepoured" to prevent lines and bottleneck at the begninng of the event.
Get your groove on Saturday night with The Slapnation Band www.slapnationband.com, playing at the Deltaville Ballpark from 6-9PM. Bring a beach chair or blanket as well as your best dance shoes. Adult beverages available. Don't miss the chance to find yourself on the infield of this classic baseball venue for a rollicking good evening. Drive into town and turn left on Ballpark Road or park across the street if lots are full.
Bring your friends, bring your crew. Cocktails by the Bay and a buffet dinner, leading to dancing under the tent to music of the Crain Brothers Band. Can't join us for dinner? You can still kick off your shoes and dance the night away and enjoy the cash bar. All members and their guests are invited to attend! Tickets for dinner must be purchased in advance. Social tickets will be available at the door.
Hi everyone! If you have not registered for the July 4th event, please register now and purchase tickets so we can ensure there is enough food for everyone. We are looking forward to a great day and hope to see everyone there!
Gary Jobson, pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S., will present 2 short films at the Mathews Film Society event this Wednesday 6/15/16 at 7 p.m. in the Mathews High School Auditorium. The films are "The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island" and "Ted Turner's Greatest Race." For more information about Gary, the event, and the films, check out the Mathews Film Society website: http://mathewsfilmsociety.wix.com/film#!specialevents/c24vq Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
What are you doing Memorial Day Weekend? Time's up! Coming to the 3rd Annual Open House Regatta and Memorial Day celebration! Registration is NOW OPEN. This year we are holding the event on Sunday, May 29th. This event is designed for members AND non-members. What better way to introduce your friends to Fishing Bay Yacht Club?
Offshore, Cruising, One Design, Juniors, everyone come out and join the fun! We begin with a fun little distance race. Then we form another circle raft up. Remember last year? Let's double it this year! Shuttle boats will run from the FBYC dock to the raft up for those that want to join the raft up, but can't make the race. After the raft up back ashore - we enjoy a REAL PIG PICKIN! Yes there will be butts - but there will also be 2 whole pigs that will roast all day. Listen to Jackass Flats bluegrass and dance all night. Don't miss one of the biggest events of the year! Register Now!
FBYC will sponsor a celebration on the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend at the Deltaville Maritime Museum (DMM) to inaugurate the recently installed permanent exhibit at the Museum honoring our Club’s proud history in the community since 1939.The reception will include beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres to delight the palate. The event - https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2016/05.28.social/ssi.dtml is open to all members upon reservation.
FBYC will use this event to express its gratitude to the DMM for the prominence it has given our Club in their new exhibition hall. Cost to attend is $15/adult with juniors admitted free. $10 of each admission ticket will be donated to the Deltaville Maritime Museum which has partnered with us in the past to stage important sailing events, such as the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regattas and the 2010 Optimist Nationals.
A highlight of our exhibit is a fully rigged wooden Optimist on display that was built in 1981-82 by the North Carolina Maritime Museum and used until 2005 in their junior program in Beaufort, NC. They named her Wave Walker. Donated to the DMM by FBYC junior members, Luke & Logan Hayes, their parents, Mark & Michelle, bought her in 2005 when she was retired from the North Carolina Maritime Museum program, and after being re-built, both boys sailed her at FBYC.
As an extra attraction to our members, on the same evening the Museum is hosting Grovin’ in the Park, one of its popular series of musical performances which everyone should enjoy.
Did you know that there are two ways to kick off the sailing season? The first, of course, is to go sailing! The second (but not by much) is to sign up for an Opening Day volunteer shift. We need help with guest check-in, bar shifts, and clean up crew.
Are you new to the club or just want to meet more people? Sign up for a shift and mingle all night. What better way to get people to come to you? Want to build the intimidation factor with a friendly show of force? Then get your sailing team together with their team gear and work a shift or two - show everyone that you mean business this year!
PS: If you have NOT already signed up for Opening Day (either for racing, social, or both) then please do. We have a great menu and it will be a great party. But...we will have to close registration soon - so don't miss out.
6:30pm Home of Greg and Kathy Ullmann 5004 Old Millrace Court Glen Allen, VA 23059
$15 members, $20 non-members
There are only 10 days left until the annual Bermuda High Party! So, if you are planning on attending, please be sure to register as soon as possible so we can make sure to plan accordingly!
We will build a bon fire and burn our (cotton) socks as well as socialize with friends and meet new ones, while enjoying good food, drinks and music. So, dig out your shorts, sundresses, blazers and 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!
Everyone has seen the emails and announcements, but if you haven't...This Saturday is our Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball. Dinner tickets are available for a limited time so register quickly. If you are unable to come for dinner, then pick up Dessert and Dancing tickets - there are multiple options available for everyone. Check out the event page for more information.
For anybody with Children (12 and under) the menu will consist of Chicken Tenders. Teens and Aduls will be served Lobster Risotto & Prime Filet Mignon. If you have special dietary restrictions, you must contact Paul or Julie Ann to make prior arrangements. We will be selling bar tickets for the CASH BAR at the event, so please come prepared.
Still need to fulfill your volunteer requirements for 2015? This is another event where you can help! Visit our Commodore's Ball Volunteer Sign Up page and choose one of the remaining slots.
On Sunday morning the Young Adult Members (YAMs) gathered for a wonderful Sunday cruise to brunch at Matthews Yacht Club. Upon arrival into Hudgins Creek, the group was greeted with open arms and welcoming hospitality of MYC’s incredible staff. After their hearty meals the intrepid crew of YAMs set sail for Fishing Bay, where they spectated the exciting final races of the Junior Olympic regatta. This was one of several open group events organized and led by the YAM group, and this brunch outing is sure to be a new tradition.
On June 28th the Young Adult Members' (YAM) group will be getting together for Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club. All YAMs are invited to join the group 'by land, or by sea.'
If by Sea: 37°27.8' N / 76°18.6' W
If by Land: Matthews Yacht Club, Yacht Club Rd, Hudgins, VA 23076
Weather permitting, several will set sail as a cruise in company to rendez-vous in Hudgins Creek, where they'll enjoy some delicious cooking from MYC's kitchen on that Sunday morning. Reservations will be made for 10:30am and, in order to ensure ample seating, any YAMs interested in joining the fun are strongly encouraged to RSVP via this link: http://evite.me/596VzYJ2cX
Get a run in before the FBYC Long-Distance race and party. Or volunteer to help with this annual early morning event, with proceeds benefitting the renovation fund for the Deltaville Ballpark. Kid’s Fun Run starts at 0800 (75 volunteers are needed to shepherd the kids), 5K starts at 0830. See www.DVLRACE.COM for details. Be sure to join in this great community event and visit the classic ballpark.