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The attire of the Florida Commodores Association is acceptable and appropriate for all semi-formal social events in the yachting community. In all cases, an appropriate name tag should be worn. However, in some cases, local custom may suggest modifications. The following depict the uniform standards of the Association.

Each member is permitted to wear a bullion badge representing their chapter. The badge without the added 3 stars should be worn on the left pocket of the blue blazer. Three silver stars may be worn above the bullion over the pocket. However, if the chapter bullion has 3 silver stars embedded then the separate stars are not worn.

Uniform A

Single-breasted Navy blue blazer with white shirt, tie, epaulets and soft shoulder boards, grey trousers, black belt, black shoes and black socks for gentlemen; grey skirts and black shoes for ladies. Name tag should be worn on the right lapel. Sleeve Patch is centered on right sleeve, 4" from bottom of anchor to bottom of sleeve. Lapel Pins Men - One Lapel Pin - worn in button hole Women - One Lapel Pin - worn on left lapel 

Uniform B

Single-breasted Navy blue blazer with white shirt, tie, epaulets and soft shoulder boards, white trousers, white belt, white shoes and white socks for gentlemen; white skirts and white shoes for ladies. Name tag should be worn on the right lapel. Sleeve Patch is centered on right sleeve, 4" from bottom of anchor to bottom of sleeve. Lapel Pins Men - One Lapel Pin - worn in button hole Women - One Lapel Pin - worn on left lapel

Uniform C

White open collar short sleeve shirt, epaulets and soft shoulder boards, white trousers, white web belt with brass buckle, white shoes and white socks for gentlemen; white trousers, white web belt with brass buckle and white shoes for ladies. Name tag should be worn on the right pocket. No Lapel Pins


Sleeve Patches Association Member
Official insignia of the Association include the sleeve patch, the lapel pin, the tie, name tag and shoulder boards.
 

Full FCA Member

FCA Spouse Member

FCA Associate Member
Sleeve patches are worn on the right sleeve of the blazer, centered from left to right and attached as follows: for men, four (4) inches above the cuff between the bottom of the sleeve and the bottom of the embroidered anchor or anchors; for women, four and one-half (4) inches between the bottom of the sleeve and the bottom of the embroidered anchors.


FCA UNIFORM A FORMAL - For Associates and Associate Spouses:

Single breasted navy blue blazer; white collared long sleeve shirt for men; white rounded neck top/shell for ladies; men wear FCA or Yacht Club Tie; Ladies wear FCA Scarf worn under the collar of the blazer. Gray trousers for men; gray trousers or skirt for ladies. Black belt and black shoes and socks for men; black belt and black shoes for women. Name tag should be worn on the right side at pocket height. Blazer emblems are worn on the left pocket. Sleeve patch is centered on the right sleeve 4 inches from the bottom of the anchor to the bottom of the sleeve. One lapel pin may be worn on the left lapel (buttonhole).


FCA UNIFORM B FORMAL - For Associates and Associate Spouses:

Single breasted navy blue blazer; white collared long sleeve shirt for men; white rounded neck top/shell for ladies; men wear FCA or Yacht Club Tie; Ladies wear FCA Scarf worn under the collar of the blazer. White trousers for men; white trousers or skirt for ladies. White web belt and white shoes and socks for men; white web belt and white shoes for women. Name tag should be worn on the right side at pocket height. Blazer emblems are worn on the left pocket. Sleeve patch is centered on the right sleeve 4 inches from the bottom of the anchor to the bottom of the sleeve. One lapel pin may be worn on the left lapel (buttonhole).


FCA UNIFORM C - For Associates and Associate Spouses: 

White open collared short sleeve shirt for men with epaulets and soft yacht club or rank shoulder boards. Ladies wear white open collared ¾ sleeve blouse with FCA scarf worn under the collar and tied in square knot. White trousers for men and white trousers or skirt for ladies. White web belt, white shoes. Name tag should be worn on the right pocket flap for men and right side for women. NO LAPEL PINS are worn on this uniform.

Lapel Pins
The lapel pin for members and associates is a small. metallic representation of the official flag of the association. Members and associates who joined the association prior to July 1, 2009 have the honor of wearing the lapel pin with the words "Charter Member” underneath the pin. Those members who have been awarded the Four-Star Commodore distinction have the honor of wearing the pin presented when they received the award.

 Charter Member
 Member
 Four-Star Commodore
 
Beginning July 1, 2009 the only lapel pin authorized for new members will be the regular lapel pin without the words beneath it. The lapel pin shall be worn on the lapel of the blue blazer through the buttonhole, or if there is no button hole, in the location where the buttonhole is usually found, or as a tie tack.
 
Shoulder Boards
Shoulder boards are also available for Full Members and Associates to be worn on the epaulets of the white shirt of the uniform. Association officers have shoulder boards which denote their position in the Association. Full and Associate members are encouraged to wear standard FCA shoulder boards but are permitted to wear shoulder boards representing their Individual yacht clubs. when available. Associate members are encouraged to wear their yacht club or rank shoulder boards.


Association Ties and Scarfs

The Association Tie is an official symbol of membership In the FCA.