Boating

Marco Bay Yacht Club Introduces New Members


Marco Bay Yacht Club formally introduced new members.

America’s Boating Club Change of Watch


America’s Boating Club – Marco Island installed its 2019-20 officers, board and committees at a Change of Watch Ceremony held at the Marco Island Yacht Club on February 13, 2019. This is the Fortieth Change of Watch transition in the organization’s history and the first since the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron re-branded in 2018 as America’s Boating Club […]

MIYC Holds Commodore’s Ball


The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) recently held its annual gala event, the Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball. New officers of the Bridge, a nautical term for center of operations, were installed at the formal Change of Watch Ceremony, which was held outdoors in the Courtyard and included a Colors Ceremony, transfer of command ceremony and concluded with the […]

Marco Cruise Club Change of Watch  


The Marco Cruise Club celebrated its 42nd annual Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The Marco Cruise Club (MCC) has been part of island life since the late 1970s, shortly after the Deltona development days that set most of the island’s infrastructure. Members enjoyed sunset cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the veranda overlooking the […]

Marco Island Fun Lunch Run


The Fort Myers Offshore Club kicked off a its New Year’s celebration events with its annual Marco Island Fun Lunch Run. More than 50 exciting high performance “go-fast” boats participated in the run, which goes from Sanibel Island Bridge to CJ’s on the Bay at the Esplanade in Marco Island.  The event is held as a fundraiser for the club’s […]

Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres with the Boating Club


You are invited to a festive evening of Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres and fun on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 PM at San Marco Catholic Church Parish Hall on San Marco Road hosted by America’s Boating Club-Marco Island, also known as the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron. “If you love water activities and want to have […]

Boating Skill Development Courses Offered


America’s Boating Club – Marco Island, also known as the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron, offers a number of courses at its Learning Center located at 1114 North Collier Boulevard, Marco Island. “America’s Boating Course helps boaters learn skills to become successful and safe boaters,” according to Tom Ryan, the Boating Club’s Education Officer. “It also satisfies the Florida […]

Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron Adopts “America’s Boating Club” Name

The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) formally approved doing business as “America’s Boating Club – Marco Island.” This identity change was approved by the MISPS governing board and ratified tonight by the organization’s members at its 2018 annual meeting. “Marco Island Boaters of all kinds are invited to join our organization,” said Club Commander Gene Burson. “This new […]

Boater’s Local Knowledge Courses Offered


“There are two types of boaters on Marco Island – those who have run aground and those that will!” The waters around Marco Island are constantly changing. If you are either new to boating or new to Marco Island, then the Boater’s Local Knowledge (Marco Island Area) and the Boater’s Local Knowledge – Backwater Edition (10,000 Islands) classes are for […]

Boating Skills and Seamanship Course Offered


Local Coast Guard Auxiliary group, Flotilla 95, is offering a fall session of Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S), a “boating around Marco Island 101” course. Beginning on October 8th, the four-week, eight-session course will meet Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Flotilla Station at Caxambas Park.  Sadly, 67 people lost their lives in Florida boating accidents […]


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