The Fearrington Yacht Club is basically a social club whose purpose is to make friends and have a good time.
The Club was established in the early 1990's when some Fearrington neighbors got together to sail remote controlled motor boats in the pool in the off season. In 1995 the Gals of the group organized the first Chowder Dinner and the club has grown from there.
The club has grown to an average of 150 members per year making it the largest social group in Fearrington Village. It is open to residents of Fearrington Village and Galloway Ridge. No yacht is required but you must enjoy having a good time. The annual dues have remained $10 per person.
While the club no longer sails boats in the pool the Chowder Dinner has remained a staple of our social events. The club now sponsors 2 trips a year, usually within a day's drive of Fearrington, and two parties: The Spring Fling and the Fall Chowder Dinner. Members volunteer to organize these events.
The Club has a Leadership Team of two Co-commodores and a Treasurer.
The Fearrington Yacht Club has two trips a year and two parties. All events are planned by members of the club.
Trips are usually about two days in the middle of the week when rates are lowest and include a variety of activities unique to the location. Trips always include two happy Hours and two dinners. Some sort of boat excursion is also planned After all we are a "yacht club".
The Spring Fling and Fall Chowder Dinner are held in or near Fearrington Village. The annual business meeting is usually incorporated into the Chowder Dinner event.
THE SPRING TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC AND ALEXANDRIA, VA
APRIL 21-23, 2020
The 2019 FALL TRIP CHARLOTTESVILLE, OCTOBER 15-17
This event has been completed. See photos below.
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Charlottesville, Virginia: In October of 2019 39 members of the Yacht Club visited Charlottesville where they visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. There were also two "Happy Hours" two dinners, and a visit two an Aboriginal Museum. The following are some of the pictures from that visit.
1. After a long day of touring, FYC members relax in front of the cozy fireplace in the hotel lobby.
2. Our water Feature this trip was at the Monticello Visitors Center with our boats
Carribbean Cruise: In February of 2018 20 members of the Yacht Club went on a week-long western Caribbean Cruise making port at Key West, two places in Mexico and Grand Cayman. Here is what they saw and did.
FYC members on the cruise included Doug & Barb Ashby, Alex and Maggie Tunstall, Adam & Carol Wade, Gary & Carole Kibler, Warren Ort & Barbara Gilbert, Richard & Janet Esterbrooks, Barb & Don Scheone, Jewel Hoogstool, Nicole Shadday, Tad McArdle.
Ball Court at Chchen Ichen where Mayan teams played a game that was a cross between soccer and basketball. The captain of the WINNING team was sacrificed!.
Planning FYC events is fun. There is always someone on the Leadership team to guide you (Doug Ashby for trips and Maggie Tunstall for parties) and our treasurer, Adelia Evans will take care of the registration and financial end of things. So think of somewhere you would like to go or your ideas for our two parties and VOLUNTEER.
FEARRINGTON YACHT CLUB EVENT REFUND POLICY
The Ycht Club understands that unforeseen events may make it necessary for members to cancel reservations for trips and parties. We make every attempt to make a full refund or as close to a full refund as possible. In making arrangements for trips and parties we are often required to make non-refundable payments in advance for services and or products. If a cancellation is made after the date for which these payments are due, we cannot refund the amount for those particular services or products. Due to the bookkeeping involved in making refunds, any refunds will be calculated and disbursed after the trip or party has taken place. If an entire event is cancelled because of events beyond our control or that of our vendors, we will work with the vendors to recover as much of the payments made as we can and return that to event participants.
To join the Fearrington Yacht club, print and fill out the application form found at the link below. Return it with your $15 per person check to the FYC mailbox located in the mail Kiosk next to the Gathering Place. If you cannot print the form, contact one of the Leadership Team members. (Contact Us tab)
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