A Rite to Celebrate

The gown and tuxedo-clad gather at The Marco Island Yacht Club’s Harbor Dining Room on Saturday, January 19 for the club’s 11th Annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch.
   Dedicated to the life of yachting, seamanship and navigation, the yacht club hosts events including special cruises that journey to as far as the Bahamas, offering its members treats that are both scenic and social.

The Marco Island Yacht Club - 11th Annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch

   Now it is ready to announce its new officers for 2013 through a naval ritual called the Change of Watch wherein responsibility, authority and accountability are passed on from one person to another yearly. Jim Marr accepts his new Commodore title for 2013 as well as the honor to introduce the new Bridge Officers, Directors and Chairpersons.
   The evening begins with a relaxing cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and then a delightful dinner at 7 p.m. Afterward, outgoing Commodore Stuart Curtis leads the honorable Change of Watch ceremony.
   The rest of the evening gives way to singing and dancing, fabulously celebrating in honor of the yacht’s leaders—both past and new. Not to mention, the two-story clubhouse promises unbeatable views of the Marco River, Jolley Bridge and Marco Island Marina. You won’t want to miss it.


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