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September 2010 Newsletter.indd - The Florida Yacht Club



           FYC NEWSWAVES
    The Florida Yacht Club Monthly Newsletter September 2010 • Founded in 1876 • Vol.CLXIV

        THIS MONTH...
Every Tuesday Night in September, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
             FT. GEORGE CRUISE
Friday, September 3rd – Monday, September 6th
Saturday, September 4th - Monday, September 6th
            9/11 - BAKE DRIVE
        Friday, September 10th, 6:00 pm            Saturday, September 25th, 6:00 pm
        Friday, September 10th, 6:30 pm
 Saturday, September 11th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
                 CAJUN BOIL
         Friday, Saturday 17th, 6:00 pm
       Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00 pm

            ½ PRICE MARTINIS
       Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm
            KID’S CLUB PARTY
        Friday, September 24th, 6:00 pm
       Saturday, September 25th, 6:00 pm

   Coming in October...
 Every Tuesday Night in October, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
        Saturday, October 2nd, 3:30 pm
                                                   USDA Aged Prime Restaurant
        WINTER BEVERAGE SERIES – I                          Reservations Required
         Thursday, October 7th, 6:00 pm
                SUSHI NIGHT
          Friday, October 8th, 6:00 pm
                                                       Welcome New Members!
           PIZZA & COOKIES
                                                       Mr. Steven C. Begley   Ms. Elizabeth C. Demont
        Saturday, October 9th, 11:00 am                 Dr. Mark E. Eaton        Ms. Erin P. Peacock
Flag Officers & Board of Governors
Arnold S. Rogers
Mike Shad
                             Vice Commodore
                                                                               THE COMMODORE
                             House Committee
Thomas A. Bryan              Rear Commodore
                             Building & Grounds
Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr.     Secretary
                             Special Projects (Bylaws)         In 1950 my parents built one of the first homes on     Our Club truly offers a huge variety of great
Dr. R. Stephen Lucie         Treasurer                         Pirate’s Cove, located on Yacht Club Road. From        activities for all of our members: we have boating
                             Special Projects (Docks)
                                                               an early age I have spent time at FYC, first going     activities and docks for both power and sail; our
Members of the Board & Committees                              to the pool with my parents, then by bicycle, then     members have registered 23 sailboats, plus 140
H. Bradford Berg             Power Fleet Captain               starting in 1959 I had a ski boat and spent a lot      power boats under 30 feet and 61 over 30 feet; we
Dennis M. Griffin            Fleet & Sail Captain              of time coming to the Club by boat and hanging         have the best tennis program in Jacksonville, with
Wade M. Hampton              Special Projects (Bylaws)         out at the pool and snack bar with friends, most       over 400 members, spouses and members’ children
C. Randy Mancuso             Membership                        of whose parents were also members of our              participating in team activities; we have a good
Madison B. Shelly            Member Communications             Club. In those days very few members had large         fitness facility with an average of 1400 member
Randle P. Shoemaker          Pool & Fitness                    power “cabin cruisers,” and the Club was much          visits each month; we have a great pool with views
Robert S. Steeg              Food & Beverage                   more focused on sailing activities. I remember we      of the river that is heavily used by families in the
Capt. Matthew W. Tuohy       Tennis                            had large member-dominated sailing regattas on         warm months; we have excellent and actively
Edward B. Cole               Entertainment
                                                               many weekends, with multiple classes of boats,         used bar and dining facilities, with great food and
Staff                                                          with parties and land activities associated with the   values; plus we have some of the best party and
John L. McCranie, Jr.        General Manager                   sailing. I also remember Club power boat races in      banquet spaces in the city. In September we are
Arlette D. Keeley            Controller                        the river in front of the Club, when very few boats    opening our upscale “1876 Grille” steak house
Melissa M. Schlesinger       Membership & Marketing Director   could go 40 MPH, plus we had water ski contests        dining experience, which will offer a special menu
Stephen Bechan               Executive Chef                    among Club members (I was a good skier). We            featuring Aged Prime Angus Beef and seafood with
S. Billy Mayo                Food & Beverage Director          were primarily a sailing Club that also had a pool,    formal service in the redecorated formal dining
Scott P. Wright              Dining Room Manager
                                                               dining facilities, and a few tennis courts.            room every Saturday night.
George L. Lannon             Banquet Operations Director
Bridget S. Markley           Banquet Sales Director            My wife Pat and I are very active boaters. We          But facilities are not what makes a Club or gives it
Jennifer Bechan              Wedding & Events Coordinator      spent 6 weeks on our boat this year in the             its character. The character of a Club comes from
Ryland Weber                 Waterfront & Sail Director        Bahamas with family and friends, and have taken        its members and how they relate to each other.
Louis J. Ballantyne          Tennis Director                   similar long boating trips in most of the past 6       We are a Club with a long history dating back to
Alisa L. Blanchard           Pool & Fitness Director           years. This year our trip included Bimini, Chub        1876, and are rich in traditions. To some degree our
                                                               Cay, the Berry Islands, Andros, the west coast         traditions make it more difficult to change and adapt
Contact Information                                            of Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Atlantis in Nassau,      as our membership changes. If I look at where we
Clubhouse                    (904)   387   - 1653              and the Exumas including Staniel Cay (our              are as a Club today, we are no longer so much a
Fax                          (904)   389   - 9993              favorite) and Georgetown. One very interesting         sailing Club as a multifaceted family Club that offers
Tennis Shop                  (904)   389   - 4281                                                                     multiple activity opportunities. More than anything
                                                               thing about our Bahamas trip this year was that
Fleet & Fitness              (904)   387   - 9683
                                                               the upscale places were busy (Harbour Island,          I think we are a family oriented Club. We have a
The Profit & Loss Statement and Member Directory               Atlantis, Staniel Cay), but business everywhere        wide range of fun activities organized by our Club
can be viewed online at the member only link:                  else was very slow. Is there a lesson here for         staff every month targeting different interests and                                    FYC? Another observation of our trip was that the      age groups, and we have very good participation by
                                                               water temperatures were the highest I have ever        many of our members. We are working to expand
Pirate's Den Hours                                             seen, in the 90s, which may be a bad omen for          our reach beyond our immediate neighborhood,
Lunch, Tues. - Sat.          11:30 am - 2:00 pm
                                                               our hurricane season.                                  especially capitalizing on our wonderful new marina
Limited Menu, Tues. - Sat.   2:00 - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                      to seek boaters looking for a great place to come
Brunch, Sunday               11:30 am - 2:00 pm                In 2005 we took our boat from Key West to Maine,       by boat, enjoy our Club activities, and maybe lease
Dinner, Tues. - Thurs.       6:00 - 9:00 pm
                                                               staying at many different yacht clubs on the trip.     a boat slip.
Dinner, Friday               6:00 - 10:00 pm
Dinner, Saturday             6:00 - 9:00 pm                    One of the great advantages of being a member
                                                               of our Club is that we have reciprocal agreements      Of all of the yacht clubs Pat and I have visited, I
Formal Dining Room Hours                                       where we can use many other clubs, both in the         have not been to a more beautiful spot than tied
Friday                       6:00 - 10:00 pm                   Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and with many           up at The Florida Yacht Club looking at downtown
Saturday                     6:00 - 9:00 pm
                                                               other prestigious yacht clubs all along the East       across 4 miles of the St. John’s River, especially as
Sunday                       11:30 am - 2:00 pm
                                                               coast and around the country. The interesting          the sun goes down and the downtown lights come
Front Office Hours                                             thing about visiting all of these different yacht      on. We often spend a weekend at the FYC docks,
Sunday & Monday              Closed                            clubs is that each club has its own character          where we can drink and dine, use the fitness center
Tuesday - Friday             9:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                                               based on the interests of the membership. Of           and pool, play tennis, and just hang out on our
Saturday                     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                                               all the clubs we have visited (with the exception      boat. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Snack Bar Hours                                                of Ocean Reef), The Florida Yacht Club has the         Come join us at your Club.
                                                                                                                                 s at your
Saturday                     11:30 am - 7:00 pm                largest, most attractive facility, with the most
Sunday                       11:30 am - 6:00 pm                diverse set of available activities.
 CUISINE                                                                      The Grapevine:
 Summer is almost gone. It’s been a great one at the Club thanks to all
                                                                                     Organic and Biodynamic Wines
                                                                              There are two classifications of organic wines. First, “organic”
                                                                              wines are produced from certified, organically grown grapes, and
 the support from our membership. This month we are going to finish it        contain no additional sulfites or chemicals in the finished wine.
 off with a bang. After our family fun Labor Day weekend, we are having       Unfortunately, by not using any sulfites to preserve and protect
 a wine dinner on the 10th. The theme will be “Crush,” that means the         the wine, it can easily oxidize and re-ferment in the bottle. This is
 smashing of the grapes after they are picked from the vines. The Crush       extremely challenging to the winemaker and this is why there are
 happens this time of year at all the wineries, come learn more and eat       very few purely organic wines on the market. Second, and much
 well at this special dinner. The other activities around the Club from       more available, are wines produced from “organically grown
 the kitchen will be the Cajun Boil in the Pirate’s Den, Kid’s Club and       grapes.” This means the vineyard from which the grapes come
 the 1876 Grille. The 1876 Grille is a new concept giving the members         from is farmed without the use of synthetic fertilizers and
 an opportunity to have a gourmet steakhouse type dining experience.          conventional pesticides, applying only environmentally friendly
 We will have USDA Aged Prime steaks, trendy appetizers and classic           practices and materials to grow the grapes.
 desserts. This will be reservation only on Saturday nights in the Formal     Biodynamic wines take organics one step further by utilizing
 Dining Room. Join us for the Grand Opening of the 1876 Grille on             and interrelating every aspect of the farm's parts, importing
 Saturday, September 25th and please make your reservations early             nothing from the outside, and circulating energy only from within
 because seating is limited! I would also like to say that I’ve heard lots    the living dynamics of the farm itself. This holistic approach
 of great thing about the new Pirate’s Den Dinner Menu. We used a             considers the life force of the farm as an ecological whole (vines,
 few items from the theme nights such as Pad Thai from Thai night in          soil, insects, flora, fauna and celestial influences such as the
 July. One other item on the menu was inspired by my friends in the           moon and stars), a concept originated by the early 20th-century
 Commodore’s Room, Vichyssoise. I put a twist on this chilled soup and        Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. So, biodynamic wine is not
 added Artichokes. We look forward to another great month at the Club!        only 100% organic, but the grower has gone above and beyond
                                                                              to bring the farming process more closely in tune with nature. For

 COOKING                                                                      instance, biodynamic wine growers may make their own compost
                                                                              and/or watch the stars and planets to time what they do. To see

 class 16th, 6:30 pm
                                                                              some excellent examples, go to
                                                                              The Wine Club meets for a tasting class the third Tuesday of
                                                                              each month. Make a reservation to try it out by calling the FYC
 This month is when the season starts to change and has that end of           office (904) 387-1653. If you have questions, send me an e-mail
 the summer feel. An item that came to my mind for this cooking class         at
 which is still in good season, is tomatoes. I have four tomato plants that
 have done well this year and I am always trying to think of something               Discover the Wines of Argentina
 new and different to do with them. I hope you will come out on the 16th              Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00pm!
 and see what tricks I have come up with for the juicy tomato!
                                                                                                Wine Basics Class
                                                           Happy Cooking!
                                                                                        Tuesday, October 12th, 6:00 pm
                          Chef Stephen Bechan
                                        Executive Chef
                                                                              In the Wine Club we help members become confident and
                                                                              comfortable in tasting and discussing wines with anyone. This

        9/11 - BAKE DRIVE
                                                                              gives them the ability to choose wines that are both “what you
                                                                              like to drink” and that are a good bang for your buck! It all
                                                                              begins with learning the basics of wine and how to taste it. In
LOCAL FIRE & RESCUE DONATIONS                                                 this class we will cover:
           Friday, September 10th, 6:00 pm                                    Fundamentals of Wine:
                  Pirate’s Den & Patio                                        ·       What it is and how it’s made
                                                                              ·       Wine categories, colors, tastes and sensory evaluation
                                                                              ·       How wines are named and labeled
                                                                              ·       Major grape varieties and where they are grown
                                                                              ·       Old World vs. New World and the influence of wood & aging
                                                                              How to taste and evaluate wine:
                                                                              ·       Appearance
                                                                              ·       Aroma and Bouquet
                                                                              ·       Taste and Texture
                                                                              ·       Aftertaste
       We are looking for volunteers to MAKE and SELL brownies,               ·       Overall Evaluation
      cupcakes, cakes and baked goods. FYC would like to donate               Join us for our “Basics Class” class by calling the front office to
ALL proceeds to our local Fire & Rescue Department to commemorate             RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!
9/11. If you would like to be involved and volunteer your baking services
  or time, please give us a call, the more the merrier so bring a friend!                                   Steve Shewbrooks    Wine Club Chairman
                                                                                  New Dock Rates

                                                                                 Wet Storage for “A Dock”
                                                                                 50% off the standard rate of $7.50/ft (which is $3.75/ft) with a six
                                                                                 month contract. Standard rate after 6 months will apply. Promotion
                                                                                 ends when 50% of “A Dock” is full.
                                                                                 Dry Storage

  Annual Snipe RegattaFYC’s Upcoming Cruises...
    Congratulations to skipper Greg Griffin and crew Jordan Gourash              50% off the standard rate of $100 per month (that’s only $50!) for a
    and Ryanne Gallagher for their win at the 2010 Thistle Great Lakes           NEW 6 month contract. The promotion ends when dry storage is full.
    Championship! The event was held in La Salle, Michigan at the
    North Cape Yacht Club on July 10th and 11th. Three races were
    sailed and the 60 boat fleet boasted excellent competition including
                                                                                Labor Day is the perfect time to bring the boat out to the Club and
    a past America’s Cup Winner and several other National Champions            enjoy the new docks and festivities! Also, there will be a group of FYC P
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                                                                                members traveling up to Fort George for the weekend and others just
    national competitor, Greg placed second at the 2010 Thistle Nationals,      for the day. Please Join In!
    also held at North Cape Yacht Club, on July 24th through the 30th.
    Accompanying him was FYC Crew member Dave DeCamp and Jordan                 As we move into the fall, we look forward to the Blue Angels Air Show
    Gourash. The Florida Yacht Club’s Fleet Committee and I would like          being held over the river and NAS Jax on October 23rd and 24th. This
    to extend our sincerest congratulations to Greg Griffin and crew Dave       Club event is a great opportunity to come out to the Club, drop anchor
    DeCamp, Jordan Gourash, and Ryanne Gallagher for their inspiring            and join other members on the river near the base to watch the Air
    performance and representation of The Florida Yacht Club.                   Show. More details will follow in regards to boxed lunches! This will be
                                                                                a lot of fun and very cool to watch!
    I am also very pleased to reflect upon the recent FYC Junior Sailing
    trip to Daytona Beach where Johnny Fewell, Reedy Monahan, and               Here comes Thanksgiving again! Enjoy the day with your family at the
    Bobby Guild competed in a local regatta hosted by the Halifax Junior        Club or at your home but either way, the Club has a great buffet so
    Sailing group. Congratulations go to the three sailors as they placed       bring them over! Then cruise with us to the Fernandina City docks
    1st, 4th, and 5th, respectively. We are proud and privileged to see such    either Thursday after the buffet or on Friday morning. Last year was
    a variety of people and skill levels here at FYC as these are sure signs    our first year at the Fernandina Harbor Marina and it was a HUGE hit
    of a healthy program and Yacht Club.                                        so book your room or boat slip early. Please call the Dockmaster
                                                                                at (904) 491-2090 to make your slip reservations. They are FIRST
    In September, the FYC Junior Fall Sailing kicks off! Please keep your       COME, FIRST SERVE and THEY BOOK QUICKLY so make your
    eyes peeled on the FYC’s website Fleet Page for dates and times. If         reservations early! Also if you’re traveling by car and looking for a
    you or someone you know plans to sail this fall, please email me at         hotel, there is a Hampton Inn located across the street from the Marina Sailing classes will be held on both        and there are tons of Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from. There
    Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Along with being able to attend            are a lot of activities in Fernandina during this weekend. On Saturday
    these classes, Junior sailors will have the opportunity to participate      night, the boaters lounge at the City Docks is booked for our Potluck
    in a Saturday Sailing Series running the length of the September and        Dinner at 7:00 pm. Sunday morning will start with the “boaters on the
    October months. Parents and sailors interested in attending a regatta       floaters” breakfast (so please bring something to share) and departure
    this fall should contact me soon in regards to what dates they are          will follow. We look forward to seeing you there!
                                      Hope you have an enjoyable September!                                                          Herbst
                                                                                                                              Scott Cruise Captain
                                            Ryland Weber  Waterfront Director

     Great Lakes Championship ~ FYC Won!
                                                                                 FLORIDA COUNCIL OF YACHT CLUBS
                                                                                        2011 TROPICAL PASSAGE CRUISE
          Photos from July 10th & 11th                                                  ABOARD THE CRYSTAL SYMPHONY
                                                                                              February 23rd - March 6th, 2011
                                                                                                Miami to Caldera, Costa Rica
                                                                                  Ports of Call: Miami - St. Barts - St. Martin - Costa Rica
                                                                                  For Reservations Call 800-323-7448 or 941-377-0017
                                                                                  Visit the website at
                                                                                  for more information.

                                                                                          FYC was represented at the
                                                                                             Kingfish Tournament!
                                                                                         George Lannon, our Banquet Director,
                                                                                            took 2nd place in his division.
                                                                                          Congratulations George, Way to Go!
                     Courtesy of Nate Parsons Photography
My Point
Did we hit a time warp?! Is Summer Camp season really over already?!
We must have had even more fun than I realized! With nine weeks of
Junior Camps and two weeks of Ladies’ Camps from June thru August, it
was extremely gratifying for the professional staff to see the improvement
in everyone’s games! We watched some of our Juniors improve drastically
as they literally moved up two or three levels and in a very short time!
Our 4 - 10 year old “Quick Start” Juniors are rallying, our “Grand Prix”
kids are shining in their circuit, and our Junior Training Kids’ State and
National Rankings are climbing rapidly! We had two more of our top Junior
Players receive scholarships to play college tennis: Congratulations UNF
student Melinda Doak and FIT student Eddie Shelton!
And of course, we can’t forget to congratulate our 13 year old prodigy,
McKenzie Barco, for having an amazing summer, both within her Section
and Nationally! Good job!                                                             McKenzie Barco
Now it’s time to shift some of our focus back to our adult league tennis.
Good luck to all of our teams that are kicking off their season this month.       FYC Upcoming Superstar
Thanks goes to all of our great captains for their help in getting their        McKenzie Barco, FYC’s 13 year old prodigy, is making her name
teams organized and ready to represent the FYC!                                 well known on the USTA Junior Circuit both at the state as well as
Thank you to the great Jhun Tayco for all of the hard work he has put in        the National stage! Mckenzie had a stellar summer which included:
maintaining the courts. Jhun has been maintaining the courts the best that      6th place at the State closed in the girls U-14 in Daytona in June,
he can, without spreading too much material during the hurricane season.        Champion of the Tallahassee State Designated in the U-14 in July,
Once we are past this season, at the beginning of October no less, he will      Played #2 for Team Florida in the National Team Competition in
be doing some major resurfacing once again.                                     the U-14 (the team won Nationals), 2009 year end ranking in girls
                                                    See you on the courts!      U-12 was #15 in Florida and #71 in the US, 2010 current ranking
                                   Louis Ballantyne
                                            Director of Tennis
                                                                                in her first year of the U-14 is #21 in Florida and #244 in the US.
                                                                                McKenzie is currently sponsored by Bablot. Will she be the 2015
                                                                                US Open Champion?
FYC Pros Shine in City Championships:
Congratulations to FYC’s top players who competed in the Jacksonville           Congratulations to our great champion! We will keep you posted
City Championships July 29th thru August 1st:                                   on her progress.
Men’s Open Singles Champion - Frank Vermeer
Men’s Open Doubles Champions - Louis Ballantyne & Alex Henderson
Women’s Open Singles Finalist - Cary MacRae
Women’s Open Doubles Semi-finals - Susan Kirby & Cary MacRae

FYC 2010 Doubles Club Championships!
September 29th - October 1st, Finals on October 8th
Men’s 9.0(A), 8.0(B), 7.0(C1), 6.0(C2) Ladies’ 8.0(A), 7.0(B), 6.0(C), 5.5(D)
Matches will be 2 out of 3 sets. Tournament draw with 1st round consolation.
Divisions with 4 teams or less will play a Round Robin.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, September 29th thru Friday, October 1st matches begin
at 6:45 pm. On Friday, October 8th at 6:00 pm is the Players Party/Pro
Exhibition. Finals begin at 6:45 pm!
Cost: $60 per team
       Includes beer, Gatorade, the Players’ Party and Awards
Entry Deadline: September 25th, 2010
             SEPTEMBER 2010
                                                SPECIAL EVENTS                                                                               A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
                                                                                                                                  PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE AT (904) 387-1

THIS MONTH...                                                                    9/11 - BAKE DRIVE
                                                                                 LOCAL FIRE & RESCUE DONATIONS
TWO FOR TUESDAYS DINNER SPECIALS                                                 Friday, September 10th, 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday Night in September, 6:00 – 9:00 pm                                 Pirate’s Den & Patio
Pirate’s Den                                                                     We are looking for volunteers to MAKE and SELL brownies, cupcakes, cakes
Two-for-one dinner entrées will continue for the month of September! The         and baked goods. FYC would like to donate ALL proceeds to our local Fire &
Culinary staff is infusing tasty meals with a great value. The Pirate’s Den is   Rescue Department to commemorate 9/11. If you would like to be involved
the place to be on Tuesday nights, come one, come all!                           and volunteer your baking services or time, please give us a call, the more the
                                                                                 merrier so bring a friend!
FT. GEORGE CRUISE                                                                CHEF’S KIDS COOKING CLASS: AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Friday, September 3rd – Monday, September 6th                                    Saturday, September 11th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us as we cruise down to Ft. George for a weekend of relaxing,               Formal Dining Room, $15.95
swimming and boating. Call the front office for directions and to RSVP!          Lunch Included, Ages 6 & Up, Max of 40 Children
                                                                                 For the 1st time EVER, Chef Stephen will be teaching a kid’s cooking class!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND                                                                Join the Chef as he teaches the class how to make healthy and tasty after
All Labor Day events are at no cost to the membership, with the exception of     school snacks! We can remember the days of getting home from a hard day
the Lunch Buffet. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to all of the game winners!    of school and grabbing a bite to eat (usually a bag of chips). But this Saturday,
                                                                                 Chef Stephen will help the children to be more independent and to learn some
Saturday, September 4th, All Day                                                 easy and safe cooking techniques.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm              Dunk House
11:00 am - 6:00 pm              Waterslide & Bounce House
2:00 pm                         Complimentary Freeze Pops
                                                                                 CAJUN BOIL
                                                                                 Friday, Saturday 17th, 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 5th, All Day                                                   Pirate’s Den, Adults $19.95,
10:00 am – 6:00 pm              Dunk House                                       Children (5-11) $7.95, 4 & Under Free
11:00 am - 6:00 pm              Waterslide & Bounce House                        This Friday night the Culinary Staff is taking us on a road trip to New Orleans.
1:00 pm                         Kids & Adults Face Painting                      Come hungry and feast on Cajun delights such as Shrimp Gumbo, Steamed
4:00 – 6:00 pm                  Drink Specials on the Pool Deck                  Mussels with Creole Mustard Cream, Crawfish Etouffee, Blackened Catch with
                                                                                 Okra Relish, Bronzed Chicken with Jambalaya Style Rice, Andouille Sausage
Monday, September 6th, All Day                                                   Cornbread and Caesar Salad!
10:00 am – 6:00 pm              Dunk House
11:00 am - 3:00 pm              Snack Bar Open for Drinks & Snacks
11:00 am - 6:00 pm              Waterslide & Bounce House                        WINE CLUB: ARGENTINA
11:00 am - 3:00 pm              BBQ Buffet on the River Porch                    Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00 pm
  Adults $10.95, Kids (5-11) $7.95, 4 & Under Eat Free                           Ballroom, $15 Drop-in Class
                                                                                 Reservations are required to attend
1:00 pm                         Cornhole Competition
                                                                                 Join us in the Ballroom as we discuss the wines of Argentina! Informative
2:00 pm                         Kids Coin Dive                                   lecture and tastings will be included in the class. If you would like to know more
3:00 pm                         Adult Beer Can Dive                              about the benefits of becoming a Wine Club Member email Steve Shewbrooks
3:00 – 6:00 pm                  Live Entertainment with Brock Adams              at
3:00 – 8:00 pm                  Snack Bar Open for Full Service
Tuesday, September 7th Club Closed for Maintenance                               FULL MOON MARTINI MADNESS
                                                                                 ½ PRICE MARTINIS
CRUSH WINE DINNER                                                                Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm
Friday, September 10th, 6:30 pm                                                  Pirate’s Den Bar
Astor Room, $65 ++                                                               Join us as Wendy West shakes up some tasty Martinis for our Full Moon
Reservations are required to attend                                              Martini Madness party. All House Martinis are ½ price!

Hors D’ oeuvres                                                                  “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” KID’S CLUB PARTY
Erath, Pinot Gris, 2008                                                          Friday, September 24th, 6:00 pm
The King Sushi Rolls                                                             Ballroom, Children $15.95
King Salmon Lox, Sriracha Yellowfin Tuna, Salmon Caviar                          Wear your dancing shoes to this Rocking Kid’s Club Party! Aaron Frier, our
King Crab and Yuzu Salad, Crisp Wonton Cup and Avocado Mousse                    Professional Dance Choreographer, will be teaching us all of the hip moves
Markham, Sauvignon Blanc, 2008                                                   that we’ve seen on TV! Parents can enjoy a night out in the Pirate’s Den, while
                                                                                 the children are dancing their hearts away in the Ballroom. A kid’s friendly
Pepper Seared Pork Tenderloin                                                    dinner, movie and arts and crafts will follow the fun.
Roasted Portabella Ravioli, Olive Oil Poached Tomato,
Garlic Cream and Spinach Coulis                                                  1876 GRILLE ~ GRAND OPENING
Chateau Ste Michelle, “Indian Wells” Merlot, 2007                                Saturday, September 25th, 6:00 pm
                                                                                 Reservations Required
Boneless Beef Short Rib                                                          The 1876 Grille is FYC’s newest amenity for our members. The Grille features
Lobster and Celery Root Mash, Cream Corn Ragout,                                 USDA Aged Prime Certified Angus Beef with prices that are 30 - 40% less than
Crispy Shiitake and Cabernet Gastrique                                           the national chain’s prime beef steakhouse. We are open every Saturday night
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, “Artemis” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006                     from 6:00 – 9:00 pm by reservations only. Dress code is Yacht Club casual:
Dark Chocolate Spoonbread Martini                                                collared shirt for men, no shorts, no open-toe shoes for men and dress denim
Macerated Raspberry, Blackberry Syrup and Kirschwasser Whipped Cream             is accepted. Our standard formal dining room will be in effect on Friday nights
Col Solare, 2005                                                                 when the 1876 Grille is not open. Please check the 1876 Grille’s menu on
                                                                                 page 10 of this month’s NewsWaves!
                                SEPTEMBER 2010

                         Sunday              Monday                Tuesday            Wednesday           Thursday               Friday              Saturday

                      CRUSH WINE DINNER                                                Fried or Baked
                                                                                                           Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp         Three Course
                                                                                                                                                    Dinner Deals
                       FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 6:30 PM                                                                       FORT GEORGE            Labor Day
                        Don’t miss the unique event that features                                                               CRUISE              Weekend
                      an outstanding menu that Chef Stephen has
                         created for those who love complex and
                      original dishes! Call the front office to make
                       your reservations today at (904) 387-1653,
                        because this event is sure to sell out fast.
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                        Sunday Brunch                              Club Closed        Fried or Baked       Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp
                      11:30 AM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                            Three Course
                                                                                          Chicken                                                   Dinner Deals
                             Labor Day                                               FOOD & BEVERAGE
                                                                                                                            9/11 BAKE DRIVE
                                                                                                                                 6:00 PM             CHEF’S KIDS

Tear at perforation

                                                                                       COMMITTEE                                                   COOKING CLASS
                                                                                                                                 CRUSH             AFTER SCHOOL
                                                                                         6:00 PM                              WINE DINNER
                                                                                                                                        R              SNACKS
                                                                                     PLAY TENNIS FYC                            6:30 PM           11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                       FORT GEORGE
                          CRUISE                                                         6:30 PM                              INTRA-CLUB
                                                                                                                            MIXED DOUBLES

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                        Sunday Brunch
                                             Club Closed        TWO FOR TUESDAYS       Fried or Baked      Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp
                      11:30 AM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                            Three Course
                                                                                           Chicken          TENNIS                                  Dinner Deals
                                                                     FLEET                                COMMITTEE
                                                                   COMMITTEE                               6:30 PM            CAJUN BOIL
                                                                    6:00 PM                                                     6:00 PM
                                                                    FINANCE                             COOKING CLASS
                                                                   COMMITTEE                              TOMATOES
                                                                     6:00 PM                                6:30 PM

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                        Sunday Brunch        Club Closed        TWO FOR TUESDAYS       Fried or Baked      Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp         Three Course
                      11:30 AM – 2:00 PM                                                   Chicken                                                  Dinner Deals
                                                                                                           BOARD OF      SO YOU THINK
                                                                   WINE CLUB                              GOVERNORS    YOU CAN DANCE?     1876 GRILLE
                                                                   ARGENTINA                                6:00 PM    KIDS’ CLUB PARTY GRAND OPENING
                                                                     6:00 PM                                                6:00 PM         6:00 PM
                                                                 POOL & FITNESS                           FULL MOON    HIT FOR THE CURE
                                                                  COMMITTEE                             MARTINI MADNESS TENNIS EVENT
                                                                    6:00 PM                                 6:00 PM

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                        Sunday Brunch                           TWO FOR TUESDAYS
                      11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
                                             Club Closed                               Fried or Baked
                                                                                                           Pasta Bar         Time to book your
                                                                                                                              Holiday Party!!!
                                                                                     Doubles Club Championships
                                                                                                                              Don’t get left out in the cold!
                                                                                                                          Now’s the time to book your holiday
                                                                                                                          party because we are filling up fast!
                                                                                                                             Please call Bridget Markley at
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   The Florida Yacht Club
    Tennis Calendar 2010
              (CLINIC, PLAY W/ PROS, BEER)




                                                                          FITNESS NEWS:
                                                                                      Group Fitness Classes
                                                                          Monday                      8:15 am            FLEXX IT
                                                                          Monday                      9:00 am            Yoga
                                                                          Monday                      10:15 am           River Queens Chair Aerobics
                                                                          Monday                      5:30 pm            Yoga
                                                                          Tuesday/Thursday            9:45 am            Aqua Aerobics

                                                                          Group Exercise Classes Fees:
                                                                          River Queens, Aqua & Chair Aerobics are $40.00 per month
                                                                          or $10.00 per class.
                    CHARLIE BERG                                          Yoga Classes are $40.00 per month or $10.00 per class.
               ASSISTANT DOCKMASTER                                       FLEXX IT Classes are $30.00 per month or $10.00 per class.

                                                                          Guest Fees:
                                                                          A member may bring a guest to group exercise classes for a fee of
facial News:                                                              $15.00 per class. The member must be in attendance with the guest.
Facial of the Month:
Back to School Special                                                    ZUMBA class is coming once a month!
Teen Facial - $35 (Regularly Priced $50)                                  Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 pm
Facial consists of deep cleansing,                                        $5.00 per person, FYC Ballroom
exfoliating, moisturizing and massage.                                    Zumba is an energizing fitness class that combines Latin Rhythms and
A skin analysis will be done along with                                   easy-to-follow moves. It is becoming a very popular class at the Yacht Club,
a skincare regimen recommendation.                                        so call all your friends and meet us in the Ballroom on September 30th!
Did you know?
FYC offers Wedding Hair & Make-up Services.
I provide an on-site service for the Bride and Bridal Party.
                                                                          LOSE BIG FALL 2010:
Professional Make-up Line used.                                           REGISTRATION DATES: August 23rd - September 10th
Hair Styling ranges from $55 - $100.                                                         p
                                                                          CHALLENGE DATES: September 20th - November 12th
Make-up is $55.
                                                                          LOSE BIG INCLUDES:
Call me for more information or to book an appointment today!
                                                                             •   8 weeks of training
                                        Gina Bradley,                        •
                                                                                 (2) one hour group trainings each week
                                                                                 4 participants per group
                                   Cosmetologist and Facial Specialist,
                                                       (904)334-3516         •   Monitoring of weekly diet log
                                                                             •   Weekly weigh-ins
                                                                             •   Pre and Post Measurements to include:
Massage News:                                                                         - Body Fat %
                                                                                      - Measurements (Circumferences)
This month I am featuring our Quick Fix Massage, it is my                             - Body Weight
“Back to School” Special for the month of September!                                  - Goal Setting
The QUICK FIX MASSAGE                                                                 - Fitness Testing
Massage Therapy Room                                                                         • Strength Testing
30 minutes for $30.00                                                                        • Endurance Testing
                                                                                             • Flexibility Testing
Relieves stress, loosens muscles                                                      - Free YOGA classes
and gives you your sanity back.
Who could resist!                                                         COST: $275.00
                                                                          Option of two monthly payments of $137.50
Call me to schedule your
appointment or to get more information.                                   Lose BIG registration and information is available at the Fitness Facility.
                                                                          Call me for more information or to book your appointment.
                      Karolyn Cantin, LMT
                                          Licensed Massage Therapist
                                                      (904) 228-8127
                                                                                                                    Alisa Blanchard Pool & Fitness Director
                                                                                                                                           (904) 874-0619
     Escargot Tart                        Tomato Mozzarella Salad
     Shrimp Cocktail                      Chef’s Chopped Salad
                                          Mediterranean Salad

USDA Prime Filet Mignon 5 oz, 8 oz   Bacon Wrapped Free Range Chicken
USDA Prime New York Strip 14 oz      Scottish Salmon
USDA Prime Ribeye           14 oz    Maine Lobster Tail
USDA Prime T-Bone           16 oz    Salmon Caesar Salad
                                     Fresh Market Catch

    Loaded Baked Potato                   Béarnaise
    Boursin Cheese Mashed                 Mushroom Demi Glaze
    Parmesan Risotto                      Beurre Blanc
    Sherry Mushrooms
    Creamed Spinach
                                          Créme Brulee
    Jumbo Asparagus                       Cheesecake
                                          Key Lime Pie
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                                                           Registered Representative
                                                           (904)645-9936 Ext. 120
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        Mom’s Day Out                                                                                                     (904) 514-2820                
        Open days, evenings and weekends.
                                            2 – 12 years old
               Art, games,
               stories, play,
              friends... fun!
                                                   Run errands, doctor
                                                 appointment, lunch with
                                                 friends.… maybe a date
                                                    night this weekend...

        Morning preschool program.
        Fun parties also available.                                                                                                  End of Summer Special!

        Come for a tour!   In Historic Ortega/Avondale
        In Jacksonville          4274 Herschel St.     904.387.8602
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