Just ask the more than 70 members of the Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC), along with several reciprocal visiting club members, who attended the club’s 11th annual Dog Days Party, Friday, July 27, with a summer-themed menu of honey almond salmon and boneless cowboy style rib-eye steaks, complemented by refreshing sorbet and fresh berriesfor dessert reports MIYC membership director Lisa Luft.
Originally conceived by Ken Pagach in 2001 as a substitute for the popular annual summer Day Cruise, Dog Days takes its name from Sirius, the “dog star” in the constellation Canis Major of Large Dog — the brightest star in the night sky. Dog Days commemorates the sultry part of the summer when the dog star rises at the same timeas the sun and is the longest-running social event at the prestigious yacht club on Marco island.
Founded in 2001, the Marco island Yacht Club, is located at the junction of the Marco River andthe Yacht Basin, at 1400 North Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, Florida,. The elegant Old-Florida style, two story clubhouse, offers panoramic views of the Marco River, Jolly Bridge and Marco Island Marina.
To discuss membership opportunities, hosting a special event and arrange your personal tour, call Lisa Luft, membership director at (239) 392-0199 or visit marcoislandyachtclub.net.