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Open House Special!

Paul E Wash on Saturday May 16, 2015 06:45PM

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!

Paul E Wash on Thursday May 14, 2015 11:59AM

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!

Paul E Wash on Tuesday March 24, 2015 10:48PM

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

John C. Beery on Saturday March 21, 2015 09:36AM

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 Monday March 16, 2015 10:20PM

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

Jon Deutsch on Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:04PM

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......

Caroline Garrett on Thursday July 3, 2014 09:47AM

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.

FBYC Fourth of July Celebration

Caroline Garrett on Sunday June 8, 2014 07:17PM

 

Something's new for July 4th cookout and social.

Find out what!

FBYC's Newest Event Coming Up!

Caroline Garrett on Tuesday May 6, 2014 01:40PM

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

 FBYC's Newest Event!

Saturday, May 24th

1st Annual Open House Regatta and Pickin' Party

A great regatta to bring a friend or future sailor to the club

Want to know more? Click "Read More"! 

Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!

Jon Deutsch on Wednesday March 12, 2014 10:05AM (1 comment)

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

Jon Deutsch on Tuesday January 21, 2014 09:45PM

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

Mary R. Spencer on Tuesday November 12, 2013 01:03PM

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

 

Eating Oysters at FBYC by Tasty Thursday

Jon Deutsch on Thursday November 7, 2013 12:50PM

THE COMMODORE'S BALL - November 16 2013

Meg Rock on Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:38AM

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

Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday May 8, 2013 02:59PM

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

Mary R. Spencer on Monday April 1, 2013 11:07PM

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 Sunday February 10, 2013 02:18PM

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

Rives Potts presents: A Year in the life of Carina

R. Strother Scott on Tuesday December 18, 2012 04:57PM

A bluewater sailing adventure

Saturday January 12 - Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Richmond
6:00-7:00 Cocktails,  7:00 Presentation

Potts.jpg Join us to hear FBYC member Rives Potts share his adventures sailing Carina around the world last year.  Carina raced in the Annapolis Newport Race, the Transatlantic Race, the Fastnet Race and finally the Sydney Hobart - and Carina did 3 Atlantic crossings in one 12 month period.   Rives Potts is the Rear Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and was a grinder on Dennis Conner’s Freedom in a successful defense of the 1980 America’s Cup. He also sailed with Ted Turner on Tenacious in the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979 that Turner won but 15 racers on other boats died. His sailing resume is as good as it gets. Potts, raised in Richmond,Va., came of age in the sport in the 1970s and sailed on such name-brand boats as Recluta (Walter Hanson), Southern Star (Jim Mullen), Running Tide (Al Van Meter), Nirvana (Marvin Green), Condor (Bob Bell) and Kialoa (Jim Kilroy). Beyond Freedom, he has sailed in four other America’s Cups.

For the last 15 years, Potts campaigned his Carina, a 48 foot sloop design by McCurdy & Rhodes and launched in 1969 for Dick and Richard Nye. On her, Potts won the Bermuda Race in 2010 (St. David’s Lighthouse Division Trophy), the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy (NORT) that same year and the Mosbacher Trophy given to the NYYC Yachtsman of the Year.

JULY 4th COOKOUT

Mary R. Spencer on Monday July 2, 2012 10:56PM

JULY 4th COOKOUT
Social Chair Jon Moody will host an informal 4th of July cookout at the club on the afternoon of the 4th. The cost of admission is a side dish of some sort. The club will provide dogs and drinks plus beer for the racers. If you are interested in attending the cookout, contact Jon at themoody5@msn.com or call his cell at (804) 334-0893.

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm

Mary R. Spencer on Thursday May 10, 2012 11:39AM

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm
Saturday May 26th
 
Race, Cruise or Drive to Urbanna to kick off the summer
with a Great Family Party!
****Reservations required by May 24th, 2012****

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. Best Picnic set up gets dinner for four free!

FBYC will host an awesome family picnic for all members and guests of the club. We plan to have a great picnic dinner, refreshments, music and lots of fun for juniors. This year we will feature Chris Stanley and Sky Run. This band plays a great mix of music that all should enjoy! So mark your calendars now to come out and enjoy this great event with family and friends at Rosegill Farm!
 
5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Cocktails and Refreshments
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Music and fun for juniors
6:00PM: Picnic Dinner on the lawn Catered by White House Catering
(please remember to bring your blankets and chairs)

MENU (Preliminary):
Classic Garden Salad
Peeled and Spiced Jumbo Shrimp
Steamed in Ale and Served with Sweet Vinegar Cocktail Sauce.
Fried Chicken Breast Strips.
Cheeseburger sliders.
Crab Cake Sliders
Summer Pasta Salad
Sweet Vinegar Slaw
Assorted Brownies and Cookies

COST:
Club Members $25
Non-Club Adults $30
Teenagers $10
Children 12 and under $5
Social Pass Only (No Dinner) $10

EASY RESERVATIONS:
Register and pay online at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=1165
or
Mail checks and reservations to:
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Simon
11349 Lady Slipper Lane
Richmond, VA, 23236
 
Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel
See website http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2012/05.26.offshore/ssi.dtml for race details.