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.

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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 

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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!

Paul E Wash on

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
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 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 E 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.

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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.

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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.

Annual Meeting/Commodore's Ball

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THE COMMODORE’S BALL

 Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
8:30-
11:00 Dessert & Dancing

DINNER, AWARDS, DESSERT & DANCING

Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00

Prices above include one glass of wine - Cash bar

Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00

 New option DESSERT & DANCING

Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music

Members $15 • Non-members $25

Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50

8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar

To Register, Click Here

Questions? Contact Connie Garrett sailconnie@gmail.com

 

THE COMMODORE'S BALL - November 16 2013

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THE COMMODORE’S BALL

We’re steppin’ up the fun.

The Annual Awards Party is now the Commodore’s Ball.

 Saturday, November 16, 2013*

Celebrating another great year of sailing and camaraderie

Cocktails • Dinner • Short awards presentation • Dancing to a Motown band

The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
8:30-
11:00 Dessert & Dancing

DINNER, AWARDS, DESSERT & DANCING

Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00

Prices above include one glass of wine. One more if you steal your neighbor’s while they are claiming their trophy.

Cash bar

Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00

 New option DESSERT & DANCING

Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music

Members $15 • Non-members $25

Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50

8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar

To Register, Click Here

Questions? Contact Connie Garrett sailconnie@gmail.com

 * Date change from Sailing Events book

 **Take advantage of your member benefits!  This top-tier event costs over $90 per person but YOUR cost is discounted as a privilege of membership. Don’t miss it!

Rosegill Family Picnic 2013

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Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm

Kickoff the summer in style with an evening at Rosegill!

All club members are invited - come by boat or by car!

When: Saturday, May 25th

IMPORTANT: Log in and register online at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/entry?event_id=1252 by May 17th for a dinner reservation. Social pass can be purchased at the door. Advance notice/ registration is always appreciated!

Where: Rosegill Farm, Urbanna, VA

At the Farm:

Cocktails and refreshments          5:00 - 6:00 pm

Picnic Dinner on the Lawn            6:00 pm

Back by popular demand – shrimp, crab cake sliders, mini-burgers, and more!

Band                                                6:00 – 9:00 pm

CHARLIE, a great North Carolina Motown/ beach music band!

Dinner and social passes available. Check http://www.fbyc.net for pricing.

Thank you for registering online! For questions or problems registering, contact Valerie Hubbard at sail4us@cavtel.net.

See you there!

Opening Day Reminder - Register Now

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Opening Day 2013 - New format - no cost!

IMG_1960.JPGFishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce that the Opening Day evening festivities will be no cost to all members who sign up!

When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)

Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL, back by popular demand

Where: FBYC Clubhouse

Cost:

  • $0 – members
  • $30 – non-members
  • $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under

Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes.  Full menu here.  Open bar will be provided.

Welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing!

(Contact Caroline Garrett for questions - cgarrett17@gmail.com)

Bermuda High Party

Mary R. Spencer on

Bermuda High Party at Home of Carl and Diane Simon
February 16 at 7:00 pm

bermudahigh.jpg The end of winter is just around the corner. Don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party and enjoy libations and yummy treats to eat! Cruiser or racer, or just warm weather enjoyer! Sure it is cold out but is anyone else craving drinks with little umbrellas and a day in the sun with wind in our sails? We may not be able to feel the sand between our toes but we can start counting down the days to warmer weather! Come plot and plan your summer on the water. Friends and guests are welcome.

When: February 16, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Home of Carl and Diane Simon
15407 Houndmaster Terrace
Midlothian, VA 23112
Directions

Cost: $15 Members $20 Non-Members

Register at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/entry?event_id=1287