Tag Archives: Yacht Club

Blessing of the Fleet Promises Smooth Sailing

Captain Chris Crossan manned the Fire Rescue boat with Firefighters Munier
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By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com The Blessing of the Fleet is a time-honored tradition whose origins can be traced back hundreds of years. It first began in the coastal areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and is rooted in Catholicism. Today, many ports across the United States, and all over the world, take part in the blessing ceremony in order to ensure ... Read More »

Change of Watch – Marco Island Yacht Club

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Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) held its 14th Annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch Saturday, January 23, 2016. Fine yacht clubs throughout the world mark this transition of leadership with pomp and circumstance. This year’s gala event was consistent with that tradition. The Change of Watch ceremony saw outgoing Commodore Dick Irwin have his burgee lowered and ... Read More »

Vets Honored with Day at Tigertail Beach

Tigertail is a myriad of  adventures all in one place. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Submitted Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF), in partnership with Tigertail Beach Paddleboard and Kayaks will host a morning out on the water for Veterans of all ages, offering camaraderie and a safe, fun environment to interact with civilians. Everyone will be meeting on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Tigertail beach on Marco Island, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Freedom Waters Foundation’s ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Peggy Reiss, Commander

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Letter to the Editor Naples Daily News, MI Eagle, Sun Times, Coastal Breeze One of the most wonderful things about living in our island paradise is the tremendous level of community involvement here on Marco Island. That was truly on display at the recent WEAR IT! event sponsored by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron. I am deeply appreciative ... Read More »

Marco Bay Yacht Club

Rear Commodore Bob 
Boland (left) and Commodore Al Saunders. SUBMITTED photo

Submitted The Change of Watch ceremony is held to swear in newly elected officers and trustees and relieve the previous year’s group of command. The 2015 officers for the Marco Bay Yacht Club include Commodore Al Saunders, Vice Commodore Vern Graham and Rear Commodore Bob Boland. Originally organized in 1968 by the Marco Island Development Corporation, the Marco Bay Yacht ... Read More »

Sailing Away on Marco Island

Some of the participants in the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Fall Regatta ply the waters behind the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa. PHOTOS BY DON MANELY

By Don Manley Emily Wertman received a surprise when she decided to stroll the sands alongside the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa before checking out on a recent Sunday morning. The Aventura resident was greeted by the sights and sounds of a colorful aquatic competition, the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Fall Regatta, held Nov. 15-16. ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club Annual Fall Regatta

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff This weekend — Nov. 15-16 — Marco Island residents will be treated to a colorful sight in the Gulf directly off the Marco Island beaches thanks to the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Fall Regatta. Up to two dozen sailboats, along with their skippers and crews from South Florida, will converge on Marco Island to ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club Installs New 2014 Bridge (Officers)

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Saturday, January 25th, the Marco Island Yacht Club held its most prestigious annual event, the Change of Watch and Commodores Ball. New officers were installed at the formal and festive event that was held in the beautiful Harbor Dining Room. The time honored installation ceremony, Change of Watch, is a solemn naval tradition in ... Read More »

Marco Bay Yacht Club Ceremonies

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Bay Yacht Club held its 40th Annual Change of Watch on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hideaway Beach Club. The Outgoing Commodore, Marcia Orsolini, introduced guests of honor, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95, Civil Air Patrol, and Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron. After thanking the club for her year, she passed the ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club

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Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club will hold its Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch this Saturday, Jan. 25. It is an event the entire island anticipates every year. The yacht club is the first thing visitors and residents see as they come onto the island over the Jolley Bridge. Regular flag ceremonies and the cannon’s roar draw crowds of ... Read More »

Safety first for the Marco Island Sailing Regatta

Flotilla 95 coxswains kept boaters and racers safe during the recent MIYC Regatta. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Submitted The USCG Auxiliary has many responsibilities including boating education, vessel safety checks, environmental protection, but one of the most important is promoting boating safety. So when the Marco Island Yacht Club asked the USCG Auxiliary to conduct a safety patrol for their annual sailing regatta in front of Residence Beach, Flotilla 95 was happy to be of service. The ... Read More »

Presentation and Blessing of the Fleet 2013

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Eleven years after the first event, the Marco Island Yacht Club Fleet is still sailing on to an ever growing event. One hundred and sixty sailors and observers descended on the Marco Island Yacht Club, Saturday February 23, 2013. This annual event is greatly anticipated by the community and the entire Yacht Club membership as the fleet presents itself to ... Read More »

REMEMBERING HELEN: Building the Marco Community

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By Craig Woodward  CWoodward@wpl-legal.com  On Wednesday, November 14, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a church which first opened 46 years earlier in November of 1966, many old timers came together to celebrate the life of a Modern Marco pioneer – Helen Tateo. She and her husband, Vince, moved to Marco Island in August of 1966, just a little over a ... Read More »

Big Flag Commentary

Due to media deadlines, this will be the final commentary before the Big Flag Ceremony, to be held on Memorial Day, May 28th at 3 PM sharp. The site will be at the newly installed flag pole, located on the 2nd median on the Marco Island side of the Jolly Bridge.   Some updates and tips for spectators….. • Parking ... Read More »