The Florida Yacht Club presented with FCA Foundation Youth Sailing Grant Money
Photo and article by Mary Kennedy
FCA Immediate Past Commodore Jack Kennedy presented a $500.00 FCA Foundation check to The Florida Yacht Club (FYC) Waterfront Director, Jodi Weinbecker, and FYC Commodore Tim Monahan to assist in their youth sailing program. The program is managed by Waterfront Director (WD), Jodi Weinbecker and Jr. Sailing Program Director, Dustin Domer, who was not present at the time. Having been in service for over 20 years, the sailing program was revitalized in 2013 and provides training to over 400 students throughout the year. All levels of instruction are provided with a few having graduated into the college level.
After the presentation, FYC Commodore Monahan invited Immediate P/C Kennedy and his wife, Mary to join him and WD Jodi Weinbecker for lunch. We dined on the club's outside patio that has a scenic 180-degree view of the bay, marina, pool, and Jacksonville. We were also introduced to the Club Manager, Carol Edell, who welcomed us to the club and invited us to look around before we left.
After finishing our delicious lunch, we were guided on a tour of the yacht club and the Sailing Center by WD Weinbecker. The yacht club is a beautiful facility with tennis courts, croquet courts, bocce ball courts, and a separate Sailing Center building with marina.