YAM VMFA Happy Hour

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The Young Adult Member group had a great happy hour meeting up at the VMFA to catch up and talk sailing this spring!

Open House Registration Open!

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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!

Reception for the FBYC Exhibit at the Deltaville Maritime Museum Saturday, May 28, 6 – 8 pm

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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.

Opening Day Volunteers

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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!
To sign up for a shift, please visit Sign Up Genius (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044cacac238-2016).
Any questions? Let me know...
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.

Time to Register for the Bermuda High Party

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

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!


Commodore's Ball Reminder

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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.

Paul and Julie Ann

YAMs Enjoy Perfect Sunday Brunch Outing to Matthews Yacht Club

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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.


Young Adults' Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club | June 28th

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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 


Deltaville 5K & Kids Fun Run July 4th

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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.

Open House Special!

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For a limited time only! The Open House Adult Dinner registration package is now $22 for members and $30 for non-members! This is an incredible deal! With this package you get racing, raft up, appetizers, pig pickin', BBQ pork and chicken, sides, and dessert! Plus you get music all night! Get your tickets NOW before it's too late!

Open House Dinner Registration Closes Soon!

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Attention all members! Saturday, May 23rd is our 2nd Annual Open House Regatta and Memorial Day Celebration. And we need you to make this a success!
This year we have modified the format slightly with a shorter FUN race and a longer FUN raft-up. Racing starts at 11 AM, the raft up starts at 12 PM with shuttles running between the club and the sunflower. All in Fishing Bay! We encourage everyone to join the race and the raft up - bring your friends even if they do not sail! The race starts at 11 AM, the raft-up at 12 PM, and the happy hour at 5 ashore. There will be 2 pigs on the smoker, fun activities, and Jackass Flats will play into the night. This is going to be a truly awesome event and fun filled day!
There really is "Something for Everyone" Memorial Day weekend at FBYC - so please plan on attending!
Register here to join the fun! - the dinner registration deadline is NEXT Tuesday, May 19th
By the way we also need volunteers to pull this off (including bartenders and onshore coordinators)! Want to sign up for a volunteer shift click here.
Need more info? Trouble registering? Let us know and we'll get you squared away.
Paul and Julie Ann

Bermuda High - Register by March 26th!

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Bermuda High Party

Saturday, March 28
Home of Paul and Julie Ann Wash
4106 Park Avenue
Richmond, Va 23221

$15 members, $20 non-members

Time to don your Bermuda shorts, blaxers,knee socks and sundresses and come party!
Bring your socks for the traditional sock burning! (please try to find a cotton pair. Last year we couldn't get ANY to catch fire!)

We are going to shake off those winter blues and warm up for the impending spring! Enjoy some of our favorite Carribean cocktails, and Latin and Carribean food that will be enough to make you Samba, Salsa - and whatever they do in Bermuda!

Back by popular demand are

handmade tortillas hot off the griddle all night, filled with
skirt steak with Chimichurri sauce and lime sour cream
Pulled chicken with mango and red onion and lime sour cream
Dark and Stormy shrimp
Asparagus with preserved lemon
Carribean inspired vegetables and fruit
Dips, Salsas, Rum Cake, desserts and more!


Rules Top The List Of Importance In Our Racing

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I noticed this Saturday morning that the sign-up list for Rob Overton's Winter Program on Rules (Wed. eve, March 25) is woefully lacking in participation.  This post is to encourage everyone who has yet to sign-up to do so.

Anyone who thinks they have complete command of the rules is simply wrong.  I've been a student of the rules for 35 years and I find myself continually amazed at what I don't know.  A seminar, such as what is planned for Wednesday from one of our sport's leading experts, is a wonderful opportunity to increase your knowledge of this perplexing subject.  I hope to see everyone there.


Bermuda High Party

Paul Wash on

Saturday, March 28 6:30pm
Home of Paul and Julie Ann Wash
4106 Park Avenue Richmond, Va 23221

$15 members, $20 non-members

Time to don your Bermuda shorts, blaxers, knee socks and sundresses and come party! Bring your socks for the traditional sock burning! (please try to find a cotton pair.  Last year we couldn't get ANY to catch fire!)

We are going to shake off those winter blues and warm up for the impending spring!  Enjoy some of our favorite Island cocktails, and since one can't live on fish and chips alone, Latin and Carribean food!

Back by popular demand are

  • handmade tortillas hot off the griddle all night, filled with
    • skirt steak with Chimichurri sauce and lime sour cream 
    • Pulled chicken with mango and red onion and lime sour cream
    • Dark and Stormy shrimp
  • Asparagus with preserved lemon
  • Island inspired vegetables and fruit
  • Dips, Salsas, Rum Cake, desserts and more!

Register by March 25th!

2015 Crew Training Program

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20140408-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 24 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 31 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 14 6:30pm
  • Practice: Saturday, April 18 10am
  • Practice: Sunday, May 3 10am

20140408-003Space is limited the class is expected to fill up - so please register early.  And if you've got a friend, coworker, crewmate, etc who you think would enjoy the class, please encourage them to sign up.

Question and registation visit the Crew Training Website.  Or watch this video.


Hurricane, Schmurricane......

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The FBYC 4th of July Cookout is on - RAIN or SHINE

**We will be serving HURRICANE cocktails until the rain stops**
First come, first served, they won't last long and neither should the hurricane!

July 4 Cookout

Friday, July 4th

Cookout 3pm-6pm
Band 4pm-7pm

Come dry out in the clubhouse for a juicy burger, hot dog, and your favorite picnic food.

Register here to pay online. Deadline extended to 5pm today.

No decisions have been made yet about any changes to the racing other than adding another course, but keep an eye on the website for any notices.

Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!

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FBYC 75th
April 12th, Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!
This is our 75th Anniversary!  Help us start the year with style, great fun, true fellowship, and camaraderie.
Please, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5 PM with the Blessing of the Fleet. We will have food, refreshment, music and some fun historical elements to harken back to earlier times, in celebration of our 75th anniversary.  
If you have recently joined the Club, this is a great time to meet fellow sailors.  Come with your most impressive yachting blazers and bling, or as you are.  Every club member and their guests are not just welcome, but strongly encouraged to come.


Bermuda High Party

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The end of winter is just around the corner...

Time to don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party!

Saturday March 22, 6:00 p.m.

Julie Ann and Paul Wash's home
4106 Park Avenue
Richmond, Va 23221

$15 members, $20 non-members

Registration Here.