MIYC August September 2020

Marco Island Yacht Club Anchor Lines

August/September 2020

Volume 20:8 & 9

God Bless America! The Club celebrated Independence Day with a great Barbecue and Buffet. Members and guests were seated inside and out to the Pointe at a careful distance. Staff served the food at intervals. There was a wide variety of foods to satisfy any palate. All items were served in a creative fashion, thanks to Chef Bob and his Staff.

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At the Club! Despite the pandemic and the impending hurricane, the show went on. In fact, it was the most surprising and entertaining Karaoke event ever. Every single Member made their way to the stage and grabbed a mic. I guess you can say it was contagious. Angela and Jon started the night with a rendition of "That's Amore " with the crowd joining in. Then, a surprise performance by Tom Wentworth with his Sinatra sounding vocal of "Come Fly With Me" with the words changed to a MIYC theme. By now, we were off and running. The girls did a medley of "Fun Fun Fun till Her Daddy Takes Her T Bird Away"; "Run Around Sue "and "I will Survive". But, they were quickly responded to with the boys version of "To All the Girls I Loved Before." Jim Rich and Tom Wentworth gave us a sultry version of "Cry Me A River". And, Tom paired with Angela for "Baby It's Cold Outside". Even Chef Bob left the kitchen for the stage and sang two songs. The Members had a blast, the Staff were applauding and everyone agreed that it was a perfect way to recapture a moment of real fun.

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Can you believe that 2020 is more than half over? What a relief. We started our yachting year with a bang, then the virus shut everything down. Eventually the Club reopened at 50%, taking temps at the door, wearing masks and practicing social distancing. And now, along comes Hurricane Season - Yikes. Are we ready for 2021 to come – YES indeed! But first comes Fall Fun. Your Bridge and the Boating Committee continue to stay positive and met (virtually) on August 4 th . The Cruising Schedule has had a few minor tweaks, but the current planned themes will remain in place (check it out on our club website). The November Cruise to Sarasota is in its final stages, and Jim Rich, our Cruise Captain, is making the final restaurant arrangements. We are hoping by October to again start up Boaters Nights, Day Cruises and the fall Sunset Cruise schedule. Then there are the Holiday Parties and the Marco Street and Boat Parades.

OK, now I need for everyone to keep their fingers crossed, say your prayers and hope for a g r ea t Fa l l Season . Please continue to wash your hands and, when out in public, wear a mask and remember social distancing. Hope to see you on the water soon - Ray Rosenberg Commodore FCYC Director, MIYC

Ray Rosenberg Commodore

FCYC MEETING SCHEDULE CLUB DATE Coral Ridge Yacht Club September 11-13, 2020 Sarasota Yacht Club November 13-15, 2020 Key Biscayne Yacht Club January 8-10, 2021 The Florida Yacht Club March 12-14, 2021 Venice Yacht Club May 14-16, 2021 TBA July 9-11, 2021 Bird Key Yacht Club September 10-13, 2021 TBA November, 2021 Smyrna Yacht Club January, 2022 Marco Island Yacht Club May 13-15, 2022

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Chairman’s Report

Dear Members,

‘new look’ for our upstairs areas! As you know, each November we ask the Membership to vote for Member s s t and i ng f or election to the Board as well as to consider changes to t h e B y l a w s . T h e N o m i n a t i n g a n d Governance Committee is gearing up to make sure the

It’s the middle of July, and what a summer it has been! Lots of activities and challenges continue to make life interesting here on Marco Island and at the Club! Of course, we have all been watching news relating to the coronavirus pandemic here in Florida and elsewhere. Here on Marco, it does appear that locals are generally following social distancing and mask protocols. We do, however, still see tourists and younger persons in grocery stores and other establishments that seem to have fewer worries about catching the COVID virus. At the Club we continue to maintain the 50% seating capacity approach we have been using since June. We have spread out the tables and reduced the number of persons who can sit at a table. We are fortunate to be able to use both inside and outside seating to accommodate our membership. We did celebrate our nation’s birthday July 3rd. We hosted about 75 members and guests…about half were inside and half were outside. Our Staff was diligent in helping to maintain social distancing. Chef served up a summer barbeque menu delivered to guests at their tables. Meanwhile, we completed the 8-week period associated with our Paycheck Protection Program Loan . At the conclusion of the program, we qualified for forgiveness for more than 90% of the loan. More importantly, the overwhelming majority of funds associated with the loan was paid out to our employees. The portion of the loan not forgiven will be returned to the government (as soon as they complete the forms for returning the funds!!!) Thank you to Bob DeFeo, Gerry Gorman and Bruce Kraemer for guiding us through the process! Looking forward, we have a few events remaining during the summer , including Trivia and Karaoke. The Member Events Committee has worked hard to modify our normal approach to events to assure we continue to maintain a safe environment! Pam Dorr, our Dining Manager, is starting to get a few inquiries for weddings and other events, and the Staff continues to work on cleaning and disinfecting the Clubhouse frequently. I think the Club continues to be one of the safest places on the island! We are also planning for our Summer Shutdown , which will run from August 30 th thru September 15 th . Staff will be performing a number of routine maintenance and deep cleaning activities. And we will be painting the Harbor Room. When the Club reopens on the 16 th , there will definitely be a

Dave Everitt Chairman

process runs smoothly again this year. In November we will be electing voting members to two open Board positions and c o n f i r m i n g t h e B r i d g e ’ s nomination of an incoming Rear Commodore. The November Membership Meeting is also an opportunity to review the Bylaws and to submit recommendations for changes or updates to the membership. The Nominating and Governance Committee will be reviewing the Bylaws for possible updates and recommending any changes to the Board of Directors. You may submit any changes to the Bylaws you would like to recommend to Board S e c r e t a r y V i c k i B r e t t h a u e r a t vickib777@sbcglobal.net. Please submit your recommendations by August 17 th . The current Bylaws are posted on the website. Finally let me thank you, the Members of the Club, for your support and engagement as we have worked hard to manage our way through unusual circumstances this year. I do miss Happy Hour and the camaraderie that is present on Friday evenings. I do miss seeing the Club filled for special events. And I especially miss seeing friends enjoying each other’s company at the Club. I am confident we are taking every opportunity we can to keep our Club a safe venue for our Members. I am also confident we will see a more normal Club atmosphere in the not too distant future. And, I look forward to seeing you again at the Club! Dave Everitt Chairman, Board of Directors Marco Island Yacht Club

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A Boat Story Pictured here are Linda And Alan Sandlins’ two boats. “Wing Song”, a Grand Banks, and “Camelot”, an MJM. The yellow burgees on the bows signify the AGLCA (Americas’ Great Loop Cruisers’ Association) Wing Song is shown on the loop at Collins Inlet off Georgian Bay on the Canadian side, after the Sandlins completed the Trent Severn Waterway from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. They were in their 30’s when they completed the loop from May - Oct, 1986. Camelot is shown on Marco Island. In the photo on the left, Rear Commodore Tom Wentworth presents the AGLCA burgee to the Sandlins.

AutoPay is the Easiest Way! Download the enrollment form and sign up now! Questions? Ask Joan Gorman at: joangorman112@gmail.com MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Reservations - 239-394-0199 - Club Dress

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MIYC Membership

As I sit here in Illinois I long for the Club! I just saw the eblast about the FISH STORIES TONIGHT SHOW…oh, I so want to be there! So, your FY2021 Dues were billed to your account. They are payable by September 30 th . You can pay part of it each month or pay off the total amount on our website with a draw from your bank account or with your credit card.

I’d like to welcome Karen and Kenneth Bostrom (see photo) to our Club as Full Members. They live in the next town over from us here in Illinois so I hope to get to meet them while we are all still up here in Illinois! Also, Ginny and Bob Colangelo who have been using their Board Offer from the Club have decided to re-join the Club as Full Members. They’ve had a lot of fun with all of us this past year as we have with them!

Congratulations to Lori and Tom Wagor who are our newest Equity members upgrading on June 22, 2020! (If you are interested, remember an Equity Share is currently $9,000 going up to $12,000 on November 1, 2020. IT IS A GREAT DEAL so email me if you have any questions!) Member Recruiting Member is still in place so be sure to recommend friends to join our Club. You and your friends will receive $100 gift certificates if your recommended members join the Club and pay joining fees! Also, feel free to recommend our Summer Social Membership to your friends. FYI, joining fees are increasing by $1,000 in all categories so new members joining before September 30, 2020 receive NO SUMMER DUES and SAVE $1,000 off of joining fees!

See you all in the Fall! Vicki Brettheuer

Boaters’ Tax Dollars at Work The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund returns tax money for boating infrastructure improvements that benefit boaters and anglers. A longtime champion of the Fund, BoatUS is working to ensure it continues. Nobody likes taxes and fees, partly because it often feels like your money is going to things you don't know or care about. Wouldn't it be nice if you knew your money was going to something you really wanted, like say, boating and fishing improvements? Good news! When you buy certain marine gear and gasoline, you'll be happy to learn that a portion of the taxes on these products go into the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, and get spent on real improvements for boaters and anglers. How much? How does $1.10 billion a year sound? That's the amount that the fund, combined with state fees and licenses, generates every year.

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Dinner and Summer Trivia were held in the Harbour Room on Thursday, July 23, 2020, with 27 people in attendance. Guests drew table numbers as they entered the Harbour Room and then went to their table to order drinks. Spouses did not sit together which made for a great mixer. Dinner was served while we played Trivia. Chef Bob prepared a set meal that included Watermelon/Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese; Pork Tenderloin; Sweet Potato/Carrot Mash and French Beans; Dessert was Pineapple Pina Colada Cake. There were three Trivia rounds, each with 15 questions from a variety of categories (history, geography, sports, music, etc.) Round 1 - Antibodies Round 2 – Boat Drinkers

Round 3 – Six Masketeers

Grand Prize - Antibodies

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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

The MIYC events are back-in-action. Being mindful of the Covid 19 recommendations, we practiced social distancing and held a successful Independence Day event on July 3. Dining was held in the Harbour Room and on the Pointe. There was even a little dancing outdoors to the tunes of Nevada Smith. Lobster Fest was just as much fun outdoors under the fans with a few tables under air. Our Trivia night brought out a big bunch of competitors vying to win the gold medal. There were three sets of winners representing each round and then the grand prize team. If you haven't come out for Trivia, join us the next time around. It's a great team effort. Ellie and Dave Everitt are the team leaders with help from Deb DeVries. Thanks to the three of them for a stimulating evening. MA Harlacker will host a movie and a discussion group on July 30. Roman Polanski's 'Death and the Maiden ' will be the subject of discussion. What a great way to spend an afternoon. August 1 is our Karaoke Dance party. It's always a blast with Janice Diaz who will keep you dancing and urge you on to sing as a group if singing alone is not your specialty. Look for the pictures of your fellow Members in this issue. The last event of the season is "Hot Time, Summer in the City" with fan favorite Omar Baker. This is sure to be a block- buster as we dance away

summer 2020. The Club will c l o s e f o r t wo we e k s immed i ate l y af ter th i s event. But things will start hopping in October with a piano bar evening, an Oktoberfest celebration and the Welcome Back S i g n a t u r e E v e n t o n November 7. 'Cheers to 20 Years' is the theme in recognition of the Club's Twenty Year Birthday. We will make it

Angela Holt Member Events

a special event you won't want to miss. So, plan to be back on the island that first week of November. From there on, we have scheduled a Country Western Jam Session, dances, luncheons, fashion show, theme parties, a comedian and magician. Look for the eblasts announcing the events and keep your calendar handy. We want to see your smiling faces as we all muddle through the summer and fall of 2020. Angela Holt Chair, Member Events Committee Marco Island Yacht Club 908-303-2139

MIYC on Facebook Don't forget to 'like' our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ yachtingmarco to see what's happening at MIYC. (You do not need to join Facebook to like our page.) If you are a member of Facebook, feel free to "Check-in" when you're attending events and to share our posts with your friends! You can also “tag” the Club when you post events you attend.

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020-21 Season He l l o Summe r ! Note that we have added many events for the Summer!!!

• 1 st Aug Karaoke Dance Party • 5 th Aug Fish Stories (Member Dinner) • 15 th Aug Cooking w/Chef Bob • 29 th Aug Beach Party w/Omar • 30 th Aug through 15 th Sept - Club Closed for Sprucing up!

• 11 th - 13 th Sep FCYC Coral Ridge YC • 16 th Sept CLUB Re-Opens • 18 th White Out Happy Hour “Wear your Whites to our Clean Club!”

OTHER WEEKLY EVENTS • Ladies’ Bridge on Wednesdays • Canasta on Thursdays • Thirsty Thursdays with free bottle of wine with two entrees

• 4 th Boater’s Night • 5 th Twilight Golf • 6 th Evening Colors – Wear your patriotic clothing in honor of Veteran’s Day • 7 th Welcome Back Party! Cheers to 20 Years! • 9 th Day Cruise Everglades City Marina • 11 th Couple’s Bridge • 13 th -15 th FCYC Sarasota YC • 12 th -16 th Ext Cruise-Marina Jack, Sarasota YC, Venice YC • 15 th Grande Brunch • 17 th Annual Meeting & Dinner • 18 th Sunset Cruise • 19 th Fishing Club • 21 st C&W Jam Session Benefiting Toys for Tots • 26 th Thanksgiving Dinner • 28 th Family Holiday Picnic • 30 th Deck the Halls

• Thursday PRIME RIB • Happy Hour Fridays

• 2 nd Boater’s Night • 3 rd Twilight Golf • 4 th Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest • 5 th Member Holiday Party & Toys for Tots • 9 th Couple’s Bridge • 11 th Evening Colors & Ship’s Store Fashion Show • 12 th Marco Island Street Parade

• 1 st Day Cruise Hamilton Harbor • 7 th Boater’s Night • 8 th Twilight Golf • 9 th Oktoberfest HH & entrees (Oktoberfest entrees throughout the weekend) • 14 th Couple’s Bridge • 15 th Fishing Club • 16 th Evening Colors • 21 st Wine & Dine • 24 th Piano Bar Sing-a-long with Mike Nardi • 28 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th - Nov 1 st Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

• 13 th Grande Brunch • 16 th Sunset Cruise • 17 th Fishing Club

• 19 th Christmas Boat Parade • 19 th Staycation Dock Party • 24 th Christmas Eve Dinner • 31 st New Year’s Eve Dinner • 31 st New Year’s Eve Party

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Getting to Know You ò Our Wonderful Staff Carlota Sanchez - Our Accountant

Our Accountant Carlotta Sanchez was born and raised in Ibarra, Ecuador, north of the Capital city of Quito. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Science as well as a Certificate in Sales and Human Resources. Florida is where she calls home now with her husband Ben Sanchez. They have two children – Jhair, age 27, who lives in Naples, and Camila, age 23, also in Naples,

Prior to working at the MI Yacht Club, Carlotta was the Administrative Assistant, and the Assistant to the Dining Room Manager at Bear’s Paw Country Club in Naples. At our Club she has also been employed as our Finance Manager and Systems Administrator. Some of the nicknames that Carlotta has acquired are Pollito (chick), Tita, Jaque, and Mama Bear. She also still speaks her native Spanish. The skills Carlotta brings to the job are attention to detail, her organization, and ability to manage time properly, completing tasks as efficiently as possible. Carlotta describes a typical day this way: “Most of my days are busy, but enjoyable. I come to work and say hello to everybody. After, I will take some time to respond to any emails or phone calls. Then I dive into my tasks for what I have planned to work on for that specific day. Throughout my day I will take time to answer any questions or concerns that the employees and/or members might have.” When not at the Yacht Club, Carlotta likes to go to the gym, and also to watch movies with her family and fur babies. Another favorite is to sit on the balcony of the house with her husband and watch the sunset. After seeing the movie Blended, she would love to visit her dream location of Africa. “I also love to visit my home country and see my family and go to Mexico to see my husband’s hometown and all of the beautiful places.” “And go on a vacation with all of my immediate family to visit my mom.” Her favorite music is Latin music like salsa and Ranchero music (the traditional music of Mexico), as well as reggae, soul, and jazz. Favorite movie – The Heat (Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy). Guilty pleasures? “Desserts, especially chocolate!” And on her Bucket List: • Become a Grandmother and spend time with the grandchildren

• Meet The Rock and John Cena • Buy a really tall monster truck • Go to a UFC Match (to watch) • Travel with the family

Carlotta cares about many issues and causes, including deforestation, the detachment of humans from our core values and humanity, the increase of violence, homeless children, and animal and child abuse. Her personal motto is: “Live my best life without causing harm to others.”

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Food Pantry Needs Donations The need is greater than ever due to Covid 19

MIYC has been supporting the Food Pantry for years with a dropoff basket in our lobby for canned goods and other supplies. The Club is closed now, but with schools and businesses shut down, the need is greater than ever. Below is information about safely dropping off food items at their collection area. Or even simpler, please make a financial donation at the following link: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Thank you

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Autopay is Fast, Easy, Convenient! Here's How to Enroll!

There's no easier way to handle monthly bills than with Automatic Payment, and we're happy to introduce this time-saving convenience at MIYC! Members can sign up now for Automatic Payment, and have it in effect for their MIYC statements sent in July. When you enroll a U.S. bank account or a credit card in our secure Automatic Payment system, the MIYC statement you receive around the 4th of every month will automatically be paid between the 10 th and the 17 th . Your bank account or credit card information will be encrypted and stored in a secure system so there is no need for you to enter any data or take action. If you disagree with your bill you can request a credit either before or after your account is charged. Enrolling is as Easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Click and print this FORM and complete your preferred payment method and account number 2. Sign the form and scan it or shoot a digital photo on your phone 3. Email your signed enrollment form to: accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Or you can pick up a form at the Club, fill it out and provide it to Carlota, and you'll be good to go! New encryption and security updates have been installed at the Club to ensure your protection. Questions? Contact Joan Gorman at: joangorman112@gmail.com

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Sailing Day It was another gorgeous Marco Island morning when Henry Stanley boarded Jill & Scott Kiley’s sailboat, Ananda. They were headed to Naples for the Tequila Race Weekend. The racing is casual, fun and designed to keep people out sailing while respecting social distancing. Henry has lots of sailing experience, so he agreed to come along for the ride. Henry said of his sunrise photo - “Despite Covid-19, the sun still rises over the Yacht Club!” Scott & Jill said of Henry - Henry is a master of the sea. He has a great command of a sailing vessel coupled with an ability to teach. Thanks Henry for sharing your knowledge!

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MIYC Member Event Join Your Friends for Fishing Stories August 5 th 6pm Cocktails 7pm Dinner

See Next Page for Details! Menu 1 st Course Grilled Vegetable Wrap on Lemon Drizzled Greens with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis 2 nd Course – Entrée Pan seared Rosemary Citrus Chicken served over Smashed Cauliflower Risotto and draped with Avocado Plum Tomato Salsa Dessert Apple Pie Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce $30++ Reservations - 239-394-0199

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Gentle Members, Boaters’ Night, with all its ceremony, has gone on summer hiatus for August and September. For two long months, no more smart-looking Bridge officers resplendent in white uniforms making their exciting reports, no more riveting programs featuring illustrious speakers. What in the world could we do to fill the void? Past Commodore M.A. Harlacker has the answer! She’s organized a completely revamped and redone Fish Stories Night on August 5 th that will get you hooked! You’ve heard of the hugely popular TV reality show, “The Deadliest Catch”? Well, there’s no shortage of reality here at MIYC. We’ll going to put on our own TV-ready program for Fish Stories Night, called, “ The LIVLIEST Catch ”!

Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore

Hosted by yours truly, and with the able, sonorous and humorous JIM RICH as my sidekick, we will interview special guests about their adventures in boating and/or fishing (and perhaps a few other subjects as well), in the same manner (we wish) as Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon used to do back in the day when TV was really real. Of course, with Social Distancing in effect, we’ll have to have a somewhat longer sofa than Johnny used to have, or maybe just a row of chairs 6 feet apart. In any case, to paraphrase Ed McMahon, “Heeeeeeeeer’s our list of guests….!” : DWYN Von BEREGHY ALAN SANDLIN


Now, this is a list of fine Members whom we all know and love. You wouldn’t imagine that there is anything the least bit fishy about any of them, but we will all find out the truth on August 5th…. There will also by a MYSTERY GUEST whose identity must remain a closely-guarded secret, and it will be the task of the other guests to ferret out who he/she really is… One thing that didn’t get cancelled for August is the fabulous menu by culinary superstar, Chef Bob! He promises to deliver a menu that is truly fit for this star(fish)-studded occasion. Don’t miss the fun as we enjoy a gourmet dinner, as we bring our distinguished guests before you to spin their salty tales, and as we try to figure out just what is up with that MYSTERY GUEST ! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 5 th , for the first ever MIYC reality night, “ The Liveliest Catch ”! (If anyone has a 40-foot sofa we can borrow, please let me know….) Yours Fishing for an Audience, Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore

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* SHIPùS STORE NEWS * Shop Safe * Convenient front desk pick-up * New mailing option LOGO MASKS HAVE ARRIVED! $20 EACH LESS DISCOUNT WASHABLE - HAND SEWN LOCALLY LADIES- Medium Size - Assorted Colors Plus Navy & Black MEN'S - Large Size in Navy & Black


REMEMBER.... YOU CAN ORDER VIA EMAIL sandywallen@icloud.com Or use the MIYC website: https://marcoislandyachtclub.net/Member-Central/Ship_s_Store.aspx with pick-up at front desk OR SHIPPED with Click N Ship SAFE, CAREFREE SHOPPING WITH YOUR DISCOUNT (ALL BUT CLEARANCE) ALL PROCEEDS GO TO MIYC WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! We Thank you for your Support of the MIYC Ship's Store Sandy, Mary, Ellie, Michele, Henry, Diana and the Member Volunteers

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Canasta! Join Us for Canasta every Thursday 9:30am All levels of experience welcome. Want to learn? Join us! Beginners welcome Contact Kimberly Porter - k.korbporter58@gmail.com for additional information about joining this fun loving group.

Attention! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club. Chef Bob and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation and give a time you would prefer to sit down, please do so at that time. Otherwise, the kitchen Staff cannot keep up with the influx of diners.

Noon Bridge

If you are like me, you remember learning to play bridge in college and then there was the “social” bridge at night or on a lucky day when you could get time off from your busy schedule. Then came an even busier time in my life with work, so many kid’s activities, and bridge went by the wayside. Well, it is time to get back in the swing of it. If you play bridge, have ever played bridge, or even want to learn how to play bridge, MIYC is the place to do it. We have a very lively group of “social” bridge players. New Members are most welcome! There is no pressure to remember everything about the game and there are willing teachers to help you remember and learn. We play every Wednesday at noon if there are at least four of us available to play. Chef Bob serves us an amazing “surprise” lunch before we begin play. Call or e-mail me at: 239-389-0825 diana.winterhalter@gmail.com

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Safety & Training

Vessel Safety Checks - * Stay tuned for Resumption of this Program * A reminder, again, for all Members, especially those new to the Club this season, is that it is Board policy that all vessels participating in MIYC sanctioned on-the-water events must display a Vessel Safety Check sticker. Inspections are provided free of charge by either the US Coast Guard Auxiliary or America’s Boating Club. Plan to get your 2020 sticker by contacting one of the local Inspectors: Paul Soden 914-450-8066 paul.Soden@thompsonhine.com Rudi Landwaard 239-389-4444 rlandwaard@aol.com

John Saloto 703-864-5528 Dan Marinelli 239-900-0299 Trevor Haworth Safety and Training Officer (612) 805-3595 trevorhaworth3572@gmail.com

The USCG Aux has some specialty courses for those unfamiliar with the Marco environment: Boaters’ Local Knowledge and Boaters’ Local Knowledge – Backwater Edition

Click for more course schedules and to register - http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-09-05&category=specialty-courses

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How to Build A Hurricane Kit After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets or seniors. Basic Disaster Supplies Kit To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag. A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation) • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food) • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

• Flashlight • First aid kit • Extra batteries • Whistle (to signal for help) • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air) • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place) • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation) • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities) • Manual can opener (for food) • Local maps

• Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery • Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF) Additional Emergency Supplies Since Spring of 2020, the CDC has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu. Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs: • Cloth face coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces • Prescription medications • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives • Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream • Pet food and extra water for your pet • Cash or traveler's checks • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved

electronically or in a waterproof, portable container • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes • Fire extinguisher • Matches in a waterproof container • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils • Paper and pencil • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

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How to Build A Hurricane Kit Maintaining Your Kit After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed: • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place. • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers. • Replace expired items as needed. • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change. Kit Storage Locations

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars. • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept. • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case. • Car : In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car. Last Updated: 04/27/20

A GREAT TIME TO BRUSH UP ON YOUR SKILLS Whether you are still on the Island and lucky to be able to sneak out on your boat (maintaining social distancing of course!) or cooped-up Up North, there’s lots of free stuff on the web that can keep us all up to snuff with our boating skills. Captain Jim Marr kindly forwarded this link to a host of tips and training material on the Sea Tow site : https://www.seatow.com/BlogList/international/tag/Captains%20Classroom/1

Enjoy and stay safe, Trevor Haworth MIYC Safety & Training Officer

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FCYC Reciprocals

FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - East Coast - June 1, 2020




Info as of DOCKAGE




No No

No No

Open-Members Open-Members

Coral Reef YC Coconut Grove Coral Ridge YC Ft. Lauderdale

(305) 858-1733 (954) 566-7886


No No-soon


Open Fathers Day

Eau Gallie YC

Indian Harbour Bea (321) 773-2600

Yes - Call





Yes - Call Yes-50% Tiki-Pool area<6

Halifax River YC Daytona



(386) 255-7459


No No

No No No


No No No


Harbour Ridge YC Palm City Key Biscayne YC Key Biscayne Lake Beresford YC DeLand Lauderdale YC Ft. Lauderdale

(772) 336-3000 (305) 361-9171 (386) 734-3854 (954) 524-5500 (305) 743-6739 (561) 395-2100


No No


Yes - Call

Open-Members Open-Members







Marathon YC



Royal Palm Y&CC Boca Raton

No No

25-50% 25-50%

No No

Open-Members Open-Members


Tiki-Pool Area- E. River Deck


Smyrna YC

New Smyrna Beac (386) 427-4040


No Yes-25% No No 25%-50% Yes

TBD-next brd mtg Open-Members

The Florida YC Jacksonville The Moorings Y&CC Vero Beach Vero Beach YC Vero Beach

(904) 387-1653 (772) 231-1004 (772) 231-2211


No No

Open-Members Open-Members



50% No


FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - West Coast - June 1, 2020 Info as of COMPLETE RECIPROCITY DINING DOCKAGE



MAIN PATIO Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Yes Yes

Yes Yes


Bird Key YC Bradenton YC

Sarasota Palmetto

(941) 953-4455 (941) 722-5936 (239) 472-4133 (727) 446-9162


Re-opened 5/5 Re-open 10/1


No No

No No

Captiva YC

Captiva Island


No No

Open-Members only

Carlouel Beach & YC Clearwater Charlotte Harbor YC Port Charlotte


(941) 629-5131 5-15 Yes when open

Yes when open Open-Late May

FCYC Reciprocity ‐ East Coast Clubs (2020‐06‐01)

Open-Members Open-Members

Clearwater YC Clearwater Beach (727) 447-6000 5-15


No No


Davis Island YC Tampa

(813) 251-1158 (850) 243-7102 (941) 639-1369 (239) 394-0199 (239) 774-0424 (239) 262-6648 (239) 566-1606


Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

50% 50% Limited Open

Fort Walton YC Ft. Walton Beach


w/reopening guidelines

Isles YC

Punta Gorda

Yes Yes

Members and FCYC cruisers


Marco Island YC Marco Island Naples Sailing & YC Naples



Opened May 6, Wed-Sun


No No



Members only

Limited dock accommodations

Naples YC



Yes Limited Limited Limited Open

Pelican Isle YC Naples



Limited Open-Members

Pensacola YC Sarasota YC

Pensacola Sarasota

(850) 432-7006 5-15


No No



(941 365-4191 (850) 769-2453 (239) 466-2007 (727) 822-3873 (813) 831-1611 (727) 934-2136 (941) 924-1201 (941) 488-7708


Limited Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

FCYC members welcome!

St. Andrews Bay YC Panama City St. Charles YC Ft. Myers St. Petersburg YC St. Petersburg


Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes

Please come visit!





No No No


Tampa Y&CC




Open-Members & guests only

Tarpon Springs YC Tarpon Springs




The Field Club





Open to FCYC as of 6/1/2020

Venice YC



FCYC Reciprocity ‐ West Coast Clubs (2020‐06‐01) (2)

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Cruising with the MIYC

We all know that water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support. With many of our usual activities limited these days our Extended Cruises give us much needed activities to focus on. Kenneth Grahame wrote in The Wind in the Willows, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Luckily for us that spirit is alive and well at the MIYC. We can still boat safely and can hopefully leave Covid ashore! Do

you know a boater who would be a good fit for the MIYC? Let’s energize our programs and engage our boating passions for all of us for years to come. We may have all come on different ships but we are in the same boat now ♥ Jim Rich has done an amazing job of organizing our trip in Nov. up the West Coast with 34 members on board. Click or call for more info! (239 248 4166) Planning ahead for the Extended Cruises is always a challenge however in this unprecedented situation we need to have everyone on deck a lot earlier. The options for travel have diminished with the exception of boating and time on the water is both safe and an opportunity to explore. The availability of slips, particularly during the season, is always an issue so make your reservations now so you don't miss the fun! Jim Rich is coordinating a cruise up the West Coast to Sarasota in November. Hopefully you responded! These are different times and planning our Extended Cruises involves more preparation than usual in order to have the options we have had in the past. With the number of boaters on the water, slips are at a premium even during the non season. To be able to accommodate cruisers we need to make our slip reservations well ahead of time. Reservations for convenient hotels and restaurants are also an adventure. Hotels have limited their room capacity so as to be able to effectively sanitize rooms. Many restaurants if they are operational are operating at 50% capacity. You can help by letting us know that you are on board for a planned trip as early as possible and keeping us informed as to any changes in your plans. See you on the water! Becoming a Cruise Captain is a great way to get to know everyone! All Full Members are invited to join the fun and put new life and laughter into your time on the water! If you have not cruised in this area before you will be able to learn from experienced cruisers and have a relaxing trip. We are on our way to a fun and exciting boating season! Check out the Cruise Schedule and get your reservations made now! Questions or to Sign up: Pete and Peggy Frazier frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

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MIYC Cruising Schedule ù20 & ú21 MIYC Cruises When at the Club Happy Hour, talk to all those who have participated in our Extended and Day Cruises. You know who they are . . . from the pictures in Anchorlines of Members with smiles, having a Great Time. Participate and you will be rewarded with new close friends, smiles and a Great Time! Reservations and Questions Pete & Peggy Frazier: frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain

September 11-13, 2020 FCYC Coral Ridge YC October 1, 2020

Day Cruise – Hamilton Harbor

November 9, 2020

Day Cruise – Everglades Isle Marina

Extended Cruise- Venice YC/Marina Jack/Sarasota YC

Nov. 11-16, 2020

November 13-15, 2020

FCYC Sarasota YC

Dec. 19, 2020

Dock Party/Christmas Parade

January 8-10, 2021

FCYC Key Biscayne YC

January 12-14, 2021

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

January 14, 2021

Day Cruise - Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

February 6, 2021

Blessing of the Fleet

Circumnavigation: Hawks Cay/Miami/Stuart/Clewiston/Legacy

February 15-20, 2021

March 1, 2021

Day Cruise – Island Gypsy

March 12-14, 2021 March 15-19, 2021

FCYC The Florida YC

Pink Shell, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

April 5, 2021 April 8, 2021

Day Cruise – Naples YC

Scavenger Hunt

April 10-17, 2021

BVI – Charter Fleet

May 1, 2021

Bahamas or Florida West Coast Cruise

September 2, 2021

AMA French Cruise Aug.30-Sept. 12 Barcelona-Paris

Updated: 27 May 2020

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Safety Tips How-To: Selecting Visual Distress Signals

Most boaters will eventually face a situation where assistance is needed. In this West Advisor, we discuss different options for visual distress signals used to call for help and how many you’re required to carry on your boat. Read Article

Flares & Visual Distress Signals Shop Now

Marco Island Yacht Club

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Introducing the state-of-the-art MIYC Riverside Marina Wet Slip Membership

Because market demand for boats over 65 feet has grown substantially over the past 10 years, the inventory of available slips large enough to accommodate them in Naples and south to Marco Island is tight. In addition, and for the same 10-year period, Southwest Florida accounts for a 10% growth in boats 40 to 65 feet. The MIYC Riverside Marina will provide 27 new slips, ranging from 50 to 124 feet. All slips are designed to be a minimum of 24 feet wide.

Wet Slip Memberships Do you know someone who wants to buy a bigger boat, but they don’t know where to keep it? Tell them about our new state-of-the-art Marina! They’ll get a top-of-the-line boat slip and Full Membership in the Club, too! The sales team is ready to answer any questions! Membership sales team: Captain Geoff Fahringer: 239-253-4091 Lee Dorison: 561-756-7375 Ken Gandy: 239-877-3777 Web: www.marcoislandyachtclub.net MIYC Phone: 239-394-0199

Some slips will have lifts, all slips will have water, electricity, pump-out facilities, lighting and security cameras. A full-time Dockmaster will be on hand for any needed assistance, and each Wet Slip Membership includes member- ship as a Full Member in the Yacht Club. Construction is slated to begin in 2020, to be completed in early 2021. Because slips are in high demand, now is the time to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind, turn- key, pre- construction investment opportunity.

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- Power Required - Your Name - Your Phone Number For those of you cruising to Sarasota by boat and were planning to leave a day early, the Venice Yacht Club will probably not be an option for a stopover on November 11th. There are currently 2 of our boats that have reservations there, and the dock master has indicated that he can make no more commitments until the last minute. This is obviously not an option to be gambled on. However, in contacting the Crows's Nest Marina just inside the channel, the dock master said they love yacht clubs and would be happy to accommodate us. To simplify contacts, he just requested that I be the main contact and forward any required information as I receive it. Currently we have 3 boats with reservations there. For those of you planning to join us, please email the following information to me ASAP: - Boat Name - LOA - Beam - Draft Marco Island Yacht Club Full Member Boaters and Land Cruisers November 12-16, 2020‰ Sarasota Cruise Update #1 Hi Everyone, I know you just received an email regarding our November cruise to Sarasota, but in an ever changing world, so is my information. I therefore offer the latest as of today: I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to expedite your information to me if you are at all contemplating this stopover in Venice. You can always cancel, but once this marina gets booked up, you may be forced to make the trip from Marco to Sarasota in one day. Regarding the question of hotel availability for those of you who are either driving or are passengers on someone's boat, please contact the following properties to make reservations on your own. (However, I still need your information EX. names, phone numbers and email contact if participating in this trip) Venice: "Inn at the Beach" 855-680-3239 Sarasota: "The Weston" 941-953-1234 "Hyatt Regency" 941-953-1234 "Art Ovation" 941-316-0808 "Hotel Indigo" 941-487-3800 "Embassy Suites 941-256-0190 Hope this information is helpful. As usual, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. Best Wishes, Jim Rich, Cruise Captain 239-248-4166

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Stability By Fleet Surgeon - David Randall

We had previously regaled the MIYC readership with the tale of our cruise eastward around the Keys to Dania Beach where our Naiad stabilizers awaited. Paradox II has a gyroscopic stabilizing system called a Sea Gyro that offered, well, suboptimal roll control. The Admiral had voiced her extreme displeasure on a prior cruise that encountered two to three - foot seas on the beam. We remain pleased with Paradox since she seems to be built like the proverbial brick outhouse. But she can really roll, just like other round bottomed hulls such as Nordhavns and Kady Krogens. We sought to address that and thought we would share a sketch of our journey to figure how the best means to accomplish this. A plethora of books awaits the boater who wants to learn about cruising, whether coastal or off – shore. Titles include The Roller Trawler Yacht Book, Voyaging Under Power, Coastal Cruising Under Power, and Seven Miles An Hour. Unsurprisingly, each has its own take on the best and most economical options to keep the deck level and martinis unspilled. We thought a review of these varying options might be of interest to the salty readership of Dock Lines. Stabilizing Sails

Nordhavn 47 with stabilizing sail

Diesel Duck – sail for propulsion also

The Roller Trawler tells the story of the Diesel Duck (above right) which is a semi – custom, economical long – distance trawler. The author favors the simplicity of a stabilizing sail. Wind from the side produces a modest heal and dampens rolling from seas on the beam. Some vessels supplement their propulsion with sails, particularly when running with the breeze. These have the disadvantages of requiring the extra gear of a mast and rigging and add to the air draft of the vessel, sometimes a problem with bridge clearance. They demand trimming and need a component of crosswind for effectiveness. Anti-Roll Tanks

The trawler above has an anti – roll tank mounted above the pilot house (yellow arrow) with the tank’s internal detail depicted to the right. Water inside drains to the lower side of the tank when the boat rolls one way. As the vessel rocks to the opposite direction, the internal baffles slow water movement to keep weight on the soon – to – be higher side, blunting motion. It has disadvantages of requiring a good mounting location plus weight well above the waterline.

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Seeking Stability Bilge Keels

Some boats incorporate additional fins off to either side of centerline. These create lateral resistance to dampen roll. Some bilge keels have enough strength that the vessel can rest on them in harbors that go dry with extreme tide swings. Paravanes

Many people have encountered these scary contraptions hanging off the fishing vessel Andrea Gail in the movie The Perfect Storm. Sturdy outriggers on each side, secured fore and aft as well on the mast, suspend these below the surface of the water. They resist upward motion and dampen roll. Most are stored in brackets on the transom when not in use. They also serve to stabilize vessels at anchor. The, “flopper – stopper,” (below)is a lighter version of this used strictly at anchor similarly has an outrigger to suspend it. Their deployment can be hazardous – particularly with heavy seas.

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Seeking Stability Gyroscopic stabilization

The new kids on the block are gyroscopic stabilizers. Several MIYC boats have the Sea Keeper . This popular device works at rest and while underway and avoids any appendages that add drag, increase draft, or could snag on the bottom. It has a gyroscope (center illustration) that is really, really heavy and spins really, really fast. The unit uses hydraulic pistons that move the gyroscope to counteract roll. Paradox II has an Australian – made gizmo called a Sea Gyro . No, neither we nor anyone else had ever heard of the thing. The above, right photo shows the basic steel drum that rotates (hand at left shows scale). It lacks the active function of the hydraulic actuators but apparently moves some in response to boat motion. The manufacturer rep advised that their design uses off – the – shelf components for simplicity and the ability to replace components with common motors, belts, and the like. Both require electricity and generator use, have a fair amount of weight, and require space where they can be bolted to vessel stringers. The Sea Keeper has a reputation for dramatic control of roll and improved comfort. Our device is, well, better than nothing.

Fin Stabilizers

Various manufacturers produce these although Naiad may be the best – recognized brand. A pair of fins extends from the hull on either side. Most have hydraulic actuation while others use compressed air or electric motors. Some hydraulic units have a power – take – off connected to an engine while others run the pump off the generator. These offer very reliable roll control. Faster vessels with more water flow permit smaller fins; Paradox II’s 7 – knot cruise speed called for nine – square feet each. They add drag (particularly while negating roll) and can offer something for crab pots to snag on or a shallow bottom to contact. The Naiad units have a couple thoughtful features. They move to a neutral position when out of forward gear. A big blast of reverse thrust can catch the back of the fin, slam it all the way to its stops, and cause damage. Some other manufacturers require the skipper to remember to center the stabilizers before using astern propulsion. A GPS tracks speed and brings them to neutral below three knots to avoid fighting with them during docking and close – quarter maneuvering. The verdict? To borrow from Tony the Tiger, they’re greaaaaaaat! They even offer some roll resistance at anchor, functioning like bilge keels.

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