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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!