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The Florida Commodores Association serves as a greatly needed link among Florida yacht clubs.  It provides for the exchange of information among clubs on a statewide basis.  It also provides a much needed social link and conduit for interaction among past, current and future commodores of yacht clubs in the State of Florida. 

Its educational program is designed to improve the quality of leadership in yacht clubs by providing instruction in the proper functioning of clubs and the customs and courtesies of yachting. 

It also engages in charitable programs through its FCA Foundation and programs such as WAVE.

Coming Up...
                                                                           Check out the upcoming events below.

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Yacht Club Leadership Seminar



Pelican Yacht Club

October 7 - 8th, 2022

Click here for registration and information.

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Fall General Membership Meeting

& Change of Watch


November 4-5th, 2022

Pensacola Yacht Club

Pensacola, Florida

Click here for information on this event.

Pensacola Yacht Club and Navy Yacht Club, Pensacola held a "Day on the Bay" WAVE event on August 27, 2022. Click here to read an overview of the event.








Pelican Yacht Club WAVE Appreciation Day

July 9th, 2022








Click here to read a summary of the day's events.

Slideshow
WAVE at Pelican YC

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Halifax River Yacht Club presented with

FCA Foundation Grant Money

FCA Rear Commodore & FCA Foundation President Peter Tyson

 

 

P/C David Willbur (Pelican Yacht Club) and his wife Alice and P/C Peter Tyson (Pelican Yacht Club) Chairman of the FCAF and his wife Jeanne visited Halifax Yacht Club in Daytona Beach to present P/C and Sailing Program Director Chris Brown with a check for $500 for their Youth Sailing Program.  P/C Brown told us that they ran 300 students through their program last summer and expected as many or more this this coming season.  He mentioned one incident where a thunderstorm came through and several boats were capsized.  The “kids” didn’t panic although several were in the water.  He was impressed with the leadership skills shown in getting the boats righted and everyone was safe with no injuries.

 

After the presentation, we were invited to stay for lunch and enjoyed a very nice time with Chris and his wife Julie and enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by the Club’s Chef.  Halifax Yacht Club is a lovely facility and a great view looking out at their marina and the Halifax River.


Ft. Walton Yacht Club Receives FCA Foundation Grant Money

Photo & article by CeCe Stodt


P/C Tom Reynolds, FCAF Treasurer & P/C Ray Dewrell, Commodore of the Florida Commodores Association (FCA), presented a grant to Commodore Bob Fisher of Fort Walton Yacht Club. The grant for $500 was from the FCA Foundation for youth sailing.


The Florida Commodores Association Foundation (FCAF) Committee decided to increase their grants this year and going forward from $250 to $500 per yacht club.  

Grants are used to help with registration fees and other costs associated with getting started in a sailing program with yacht clubs here in Florida.  Grants are not used for equipment, gear, or boats.


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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.


Click on the image below to read the3rd quarter 2022 issue of The Florida Commodores Journal.

               
Pensacola Yacht Club's FCA

Holds Sundowner Ceremony
& Dinner
 

See Photos... 

 

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Ft. Walton Yacht Club celebrates Memorial Day with a Sundowner Ceremony. Click here to read about their celebration and to see photos of the ceremony.



Fort Walton Burgee

FCA Presentation



2021 Four-Star Recipient

Susan McKinnon

Pensacola Yacht Club


Click here to go to the Four-Star Recipient page.


FCA Presentation




FCA Commodore Ray Dewrell presents Mt. Dora Yacht Club Commodore Jeffery Begin with a Certificate of Appreciation for hosting the FCA Winter General Membership Meeting.



Click here to see a pictorial summary of the weekend.