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        FYC NewsWaves
    The Florida Yacht Club Monthly Newsletter January 2010 • Founded in 1876 • Vol.CLVI

     THIS MONTH...                         The Board of Governors of The florida YachT cluB
          BAR OPEN ONLY                                 inviTes You To aTTend The
 Friday, January 1st, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
    Sunday, January 3rd, 1600 hours
     FIRESTEED WINE DINNER                 Change of Command
                                               Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
      Friday, January 15th, 6:30 pm
     SHRIMP & BEER FESTIVAL
      Friday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm

      ANNUAL YACHTSMAN’S
        AWARDS DINNER
     Saturday, January 23rd, 7:00 pm                Commodore Willam Alexander McArthur
 PICTIONARY KID’S CLUB PARTY:
   WITH A SPECIAL VISIT FROM
                                                              will be relieved by
       THE BALLOON MAN                                 Commodore Arnold Sabrie Rogers
   Friday, January 29th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

COMING IN FEBRUARY
                                                       The ceremony will begin
VALENTINE’S DAY KID’S CLUB PARTY
                                                            at 1600 hours
   Friday, February 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm                       followed by
   CHÂTEAUBRIAND TABLESIDE
     Friday, February 12th, 6:30 pm
                                                     Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
    VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH
                                                         in the Astor Room.
 Sunday, February 14th, 11:30 – 2:30 pm
                                                     We will be honored to have
       FAMILY FIESTA NIGHT                           you join us. Please RSVP
     Friday, February 19th, 6:30 pm
                                                        (904) 387 - 1653.
 TOUR DE FRANCE WINE DINNER
     Friday, February 26th, 6:30 pm


     Welcome
    New Members                              Celebrate our
                                           100th Commodore!!
         Dr. Steven P. Cuffe
  Mr. Lawrence Preston Mangus, III
        Mr. James P. Schwarz
      THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB IS A MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF YACHT CLUBS
Flag Officers and Board of Governors
Arnold S. Rogers
Mike Shad
                             Commodore
                             Vice Commodore
                                                                          from
                                                                          THE COMMODORE
                             House Committee
                             Finance Committee
Thomas A. Bryan              Rear Commodore
                             Building & Grounds
Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr.     Secretary
                                                         Greetings,                                            at the foot of Market Street downtown. The year 2010
                             Special Projects (Bylaws)
Dr. R. Stephen Lucie         Treasurer                   I am writing this message after my election as        will be our Club’s 134th year, during which time we
                             Finance Committee           Commodore at the Fall Membership Meeting but          have survived and grown through many up and down
                             Special Projects (Docks)    before our formal Change of Command ceremony on economic cycles. The past two years have been
Members of the Board & Committees                        January 3rd, 2010. When Fred Kent was Commodore challenging for our Club, as I expect this year will be
                                                         he did a lot of research on the history of our Club,  as well, but with a strong and dedicated board and
H. Bradford Berg             Power Fleet Captain
Dennis M. (Greg) Griffin     Fleet / Sail Captain        during which he discovered that I would be the 100th staff, plus a solid membership with great camaraderie,
                                                         Commodore of The Florida Yacht Club. At our Fall      I expect to finish 2010 better than we are starting it.
Wade M. Hampton              Special Projects (Bylaws)
Randy Mancuso                Membership                  Meeting Fred read from the November 13th, 1877,       In 2010, we welcome 3 new members to our Board
                             Entertainment               Jacksonville Daily Sun and Press, an excerpt of       of Governors, and say farewell to 3 members who
Madison B. Shelly            Member Communications       which follows:                                        have served your Club well. Trey Martin is departing
Randle Shoemaker             Pool & Fitness
                                                         The Florida Yacht Club and Commodore Astor
                                                                                                               the board after 3 years as the representative of the
Robert S. Steeg              Food & Beverage
                                                          “On yesterday evening a party of gentlemen,
                                                                                                               junior members. Russell Grooms served on the board
Capt. Matthew W. Tuohy       Tennis
Edward B. Cole               Entertainment               comprised of the officers and executive officers
                                                                                                               for 4 years, and did an outstanding job this past year
                                                         of The Florida Yacht Club, was received and
                                                                                                               as Membership Chairman. Due to Russell’s tireless
Staff                                                                                                          efforts, creative ideas and forceful advocacy of our
General Manager              John L. McCranie, Jr.       entertained by the Commodore on board the
                                                         yacht Ambassadress.
                                                                                                               Friends and Family membership drive we were able
Controller                   Arlette Keeley
                                                            The Commodore’s gig was in waiting and at
                                                                                                               to add 88 excellent new members to our Club in 2009.
Membership & Marketing       Melissa Mose
                                                         6:00 pm the party was taken on board. Mayor
                                                                                                               We should all welcome them into our Club “family.”
Executive Chef               Stephen Bechan
Food & Beverage Director     Billy Mayo                  Boyd, of the Board of Trustees, headed the
                                                                                                               Commodore Sandy McArthur is retiring after 7 years
Dining Room Manager          Scott Wright                delegation. On arriving at the yacht, the party was
                                                                                                               service on the board. Sandy has been a pleasure
Events Director              Jennifer Jones McKeon       met by the Commodore. A formal notification of
                                                                                                               to work with: he is smart, funny, street smart and
Waterfront / Sail Director   Ryland Weber                the election of Mr. Astor (William B. Astor, Jr.) was
                                                                                                               understands when to delegate and when to take
Tennis Director              Louis Ballantyne            then read, and, after a few happily spoken words
                                                                                                               charge. We accomplished many things this past
Fitness Director             Alisa Blanchard             by the Commodore accepting the office, the party
                                                                                                               year that could not have been done without Sandy’s
Maintenance Director         Jeth Dela Cruz
                                                         proceeded to the saloon. A general inspection
                                                                                                               capable leadership, and we will miss him.
Clubhouse:                   (904)   387   - 1653        of the magnificent vessel (134 feet) followed,           As new members of our BOG this year we have
Fax:                         (904)   389   - 9993        after which the Commodore inaugurated the first          elected Randy Shoemaker, the first female board
Tennis Shop:                 (904)   389   - 4281        season of The Florida Yacht Club squadron in             member in our 134 year history, Brad Berg and
Fleet Center:                (904)   387   - 9683        true yacht club style. Today the Ambassadress            Edward Cole as the junior member. I look forward
Fitness Center:              (904)   387   - 9683        will fly the colors of The Florida Yacht Club. The       to working with our board, John McCranie and his
                                                         Club pennant from the mainmast is white, with            capable staff and our membership to make our Club
The Profit & Loss Statement and Member
Directory can be viewed online at the member             red border and letter F in blue.”                        fun, prosperous and prestigious.
only link:   www.thefloridayachtclub.org                 Thus began the history of The Florida Yacht Club,        Enjoy your Club,
Pirate's Den Hours
Lunch, Tues. - Sun.           11:30 am - 2:30 pm
                                                         which was officially founded in 1876, when it
                                                         organized to start construction of our first clubhouse   Arnold S. Rogers   Commodore
Limited Menu, Sat.            2:30 - 6:00 pm
Dinner, Tues. - Thurs. & Sat. 6:00 - 9:00 pm



                                                         Shrimp & Beer Fest
Dinner, Friday                6:00 - 10:00 pm

Formal Dining Room Hours
Friday                       6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday                     6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday                       11:30 am - 2:30 pm                                   Friday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm
Front Office Inquiries                                                                  Pirate’s Den Buffet
Contact the front office to receive statements or                              Adult $21.95, Children (10 & Under) $7.95
NewsWaves by email, to set-up automatic bank
drafting or to inquire about Advertising options.                     Peel & Eat Shrimp             Full Salad Bar
Front Office Hours                                                   Crab Stuffed Shrimp        Roasted New Potatoes
Sunday & Monday
Tuesday - Friday
                             Closed
                             9:00 am - 6:00 pm                     Traditional Fried Shrimp     Green Bean Casserole
Saturday                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm               Blackened Shrimp with Okra Relish    Shrimp Gumbo
 Cuisine
 scene
 Happy New Year!! What a great holiday season it was, thanks to all
 of the wonderful support from the membership. It is our goal at the
                                                                            Valentine’s14th,Day
                                                                             Sunday, February 2010
 Club to make this year better than ever! We start off 2010 with the
 Annual Change of Command and are excited to have Commodore
                                                                                         11:30 am - 2:30 pm
 Arnold Rogers steer the ship. I am also pleased to announce that
 Howard Rossbach of Firesteed Winery will be flying in for our first                            Brunch Buffet:
 ever Wine-maker hosted Wine Dinner on the 15th! We’re also having                      Cheese Blintz with Strawberry Compote,
 some other great social events like the Shrimp and Beer Festival and
                                                                                              Chocolate Chip Pancakes,
 the Yachtsman Dinner. There is plenty to choose from and I hope to
 see you around the Club!                                                                   Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles,
                                                                                               3 Egg Omelets to order,

 Cooking                                                                               Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage Links,
                                                                                          Seared & Smoked Salmon Displays,

 class 6:30 pm
 Jaunary 28th,
                                                                                            Chef ’s Fresh Salad Bar Display
                                                                                    Complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa!
                                                                                             Adults $12, Children(5-10) $8,
 After taking last month off from class, I expect this class to be a full
 and energetic one! Thanks to a few special requests, I have decided
                                                                                               Children (4 & Under) Free
 to showcase Quiché. This food is an underutilized concept because
 not very many people realize that it can be made with many different
 ingredients. Also, it can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Come

                                            The Grapevine:
 on out and see how to make this egg-cellent dish on the 28th!!


                        Chef Stephen Bechan
                                                           Happy Cooking!

                                                         Executive Chef          Why are “Champagne” and “Celebration”
                                                                                        practically synonymous?


                      Dinner
Firesteed Wine Rossbach,
 Guest Speaker Howard
                                                                            No matter if it’s bringing in a New Year, toasting a wedding or a
                                                                            win in the locker room, Champagne is the preferred beverage
                                                                            and the reason lies in the bubbles! They sparkle, they’re lively
                                                                            and they tickle your nose.

President & Owner of Firesteed Cellars,                                     There are many types of sparkling wine, but only wines produced
                                                                            in the small region of Champagne (located just north of Paris,
  is flying in from Oregon just for us!                                     France) may legally use the name. Champagne making has a
                                                                            very rich history. The Caves (cellars) in Champagne where the
       Friday, January 15th, 6:30 pm                                        wine is aged were cut by the Romans as quarries. The English
                                                                            were the first to bottle the wine and discover that it is bubbly
               House Cured Scottish Salmon                                  when opened. Dom Pérignon isn’t just the name of expensive
         Stone Crab and Mango Relish, Mustard Aioli                         Champagne, its the name of a Benedictine monk (1638 - 1715).
                      and Cilantro Oil                                      This monk made important contributions to the production and
                   Oregon, Pinot Gris 2007                                  quality of Champagne wine. In an era when the region's wines
                Seared Pheasant Breast                                      were predominantly still and red, he found ways of increasing
      Mushroom Bread Pudding and Spinach Napoleon,                          the bubbles, making stronger bottles and securing the cork. In
           Acorn Squash and Fresh Plum Butter                               the early years of the 19th century, the widow Clicquot (“Veuve
            Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir 2005                              Clicquot” is named for her) made an excellent contribution:
                                                                            she collected the sediment on the cork by the process of
                  Roasted Manhattan Filet                                   “remuage” (slowly rotating the bottles while they are inverted)
          Rib “eye only” Cut Beef, Veal Sweetbread,                         and then disgorged it, leaving clear, sparkling wine in the bottle!
       Golden Potato Silk and Truffle Mushroom Sauce                        Bottles are topped up, recorked and “voila,” there is wonderful
                     Cayalla RTW 2004                                       Champagne for all our grand occasions. The process is complex
                  Blackberry Panna Cotta                                    and we are the lucky ones who benefit.
        Winter Berry Compote and Almond Florentine                                                                             Happy New Year,
                     Citation Oregon Brut
                     $65 ++ per person
                                                                                                          Steve Shewbrooks
                                                                                                                 Wine Club Chairman
                                                                                 Announcing New Boat Storage Rates!!!
Fleetnews                                                                       It is with great anticipation and excitement that the Fleet Committee
                                                                                introduces promotional rates for the opening of A - Dock and the start of
                                                                                2010. The rates are available to members who have not had a boat in
                                                                                storage any time within the last 6 months.
King’s Day Regatta Recap                                                          • New Dry Storage for Smaller Boats – $50.00 per month (50% off $100)
The Fleet 55 season came to an end in an exciting fashion with the                   for the 1st three months with a 1-year contract.
2009 King’s Day Regatta. Twenty boats from as far away as New Jersey
                                                                                  • New Wet Storage – Free for the 1st three months ($7.50 per ft after)
participated in this year’s event. The regatta opened with a great party
                                                                                     with a 1-year contract on A - Dock. This offer is valid to the first 15
on Friday night at the annual King’s Day Oyster Roast. A couple hundred
                                                                                     members to rent a slip.
members, racers and their guests had a great time putting away oysters,
chowder and beer on a beautiful (and warm) November evening!
Saturday’s racing was a little less eventful, with light and fluky winds        FYC Fernandina Cruise
starting out the day. Principal race officer Rick Preston did a great job       The 2009 Cruise to Fernandina Harbor Marina began bright and early on
getting the first race started. However, the wind gods failed to cooperate      Friday the 29th of November. Several boats shoved off at the crack of dawn
and the day’s racing was eventually abandoned due to lack of wind.              while others traveled together throughout the day. The day started off chilly,
                                                                                but blue skies yielded to a beautiful day on the water. As the boats trickled
Sunday started out looking almost as dismal, but a light sea breeze             into the marina, FYC members, with cocktails and stories began to fill the
eventually developed and the fleet was off to the races. The six knot           docks. Eleven boats made the trip, with approximately thirty members
breeze and stiff current led to an interesting competition. Dave Noble’s        and their guests. Most of the crowd scattered on Friday evening to enjoy
team from Melbourne Yacht Club kept it clean and pulled out a victory, as       a dinner and the nightlife offered in the village of Fernandina. Saturday
Roger Dougal (Columbia Sailing Club) and Jim Farmer (Augusta Sail Club)         was a day of breakfast on the docks, shopping, biking and of course,
rounded out the top 3. Local favorites Peter Bream, Tim Monahan, Greg           more cocktails. The evening gathering took place in and around the new
Griffin, and Dan Borrer all took Z flag (20%) penalties for over early starts   boaters’ lounge at the Fernandina Marina. The food was outstanding, as
in race 2 or 3, which knocked them out of contention for the top spots.         Mike Treece made his famous Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, and the other
Regatta Chairman, Downing Nightingale, did a great job putting this year’s      members set up a potluck style buffet. The Cruise was a great kick-off to
event together. Thanks also goes to the Race Committee volunteers and           the holidays, as we were able to enjoy the nearby Christmas carolers, the
the Staff for putting on another amazing event at FYC.                          lighting of the Christmas tree and most importantly, the fellowship of FYC.


                  Dr. Michael D. Pentaleri                                                                                             Herbst
                                                                                                                          Scott A.Cruise Captain
                                                                                                                            Fernandina
                                                       J-24 Fleet 55 Captain

Annual Yachtsman’s Awards Dinner                                                Race Officer Training & Certification Program
The great tradition of recognizing those who have excelled in the various
                                                                                One Day Race Management Seminar & Test
aspects of Fleet activities will take place on January 23rd! Cocktails will                    Saturday, January 9th, 2010
be served at 1830 hours while dinner will be served at 1930 hours. There        Do you enjoy being on the water in a team environment? If you do, there is
will be lots of photos shown from the past year and great stories will be       still time to get involved in FYC’s Race Management Team. All you need is
shared. Awards will be presented for fishing, yachting, cruising, and of        the desire to learn and $25.
course, the Yachtsman of the Year award will be given as well. Don’t miss       The Florida Yacht Club and the US Sailing Association are sponsoring a US
the great camaraderie, food and libation shared by all. Call the office to      Sailing Basic Race Management Seminar to be held on Saturday, January
reserve your table or for more information.                                     9th, 2010 in the Astor Room of The Florida Yacht Club. The seminar is
                                                                                designed for people who have some Race Committee experience though
                                                                                newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend. The seminar will begin
                                                                                at 0800 hours and end at 1700 hours. Continental breakfast, lunch, coffee/
                                                                                snack breaks and all course materials except the Racing Rules of Sailing
                                                                                2009 - 2012 book are included in the base fee of $25 for Florida Yacht Club
                                                                                Members. The base fee for non-members is $60. Non-US Sailing Members
                                                                                wishing to take the certification test must pay an additional $30. The test is
                                                                                free to US Sailing Members. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved
                                                                                with one of the great traditions of volunteerism and camaraderie that The
                                                                                Florida Yacht Club is founded upon.
                                                                                The principal instructor will be Carole Bardes. Carole has been a US Sailing
                                                                                National Race Officer and Principal Race Officer of the Thistle Midwinter
                                                                                East Championship for the past several years. Carole also serves on the
                                                                                Race Management and Race Officer Training Committees of the US Sailing
                                                                                Association. For further information or to sign up, contact Ryland Weber at
                                                                                (904) 387-9683 or rweber@thefloridayachtclub.org.

                                                                                                                              Greg Griffin
                                                                                                                                            Fleet Captain
Tennis news
My Point
Happy New Year to all!
As we reflect back on 2009 I think we all will find that to some degree
it was a challenging year. Now that we have moved on to 2010 we
should realize that we may not have everything that we want, but
what we want, may not be what we really need. What we really need
is family, good friends and a healthy lifestyle! This is where our great
Club comes in and in particular the tennis program! It’s awesome
to see all of our tennis players during a challenging year out on the
courts with their teammates, buddies and coaches, having a blast,
getting great exercise and loving life! In 2010 we’re going to the next
                                                                            FYC Junior Winter & Spring Schedule
                                                                            Begins: January 5th, 2010
level, it’s going to be a great year!
                                                                            Sign up your child for the fastest growing sport in the country…Tennis!
Thank you to everyone who came out in December to our Annual
Adult Banquet and celebrate 2009. Congratulations to all of our award       Our after school program begins January 5th, 2010 and accepts
winners and thank you again to all of our great Captains that have          all ages (from 4 - 18 year olds) and levels. We are excited about
worked so hard in keeping our teams together and successful!                launching a new program called Quick Start Tennis that is endorsed by
                                                                            the USTA. Quick Start teaches children (10 and under) with modified
Congratulations to two of our juniors for reaching the pinnacle of junior
                                                                            equipment, nets, rackets, balls and courts to best fit the age and size
tennis. McKenzie Barco and Andrej Majkic qualified for the Orange
                                                                            of each child. These techniques helps the child to achieve faster skill
Bowl International Championships that were held in December. The
                                                                            development and fall in love with the sport!
Orange Bowl is held down in Miami Florida and features some of the
world’s best juniors. McKenzie qualified for the girls 12 and under and     Schedule:
Andrej for the boys 14 and under. Good luck to these two promising          Quick Start Level 3 – (Ages 4 - 6 year olds)
future stars!                                                               Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Congratulations to the 2009 Tennis Awards Winners!                          Quick Start Level 2 – (Ages 7 - 8 year olds)
                                                                            Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 pm
The Family of the Year – The Thompsons
                                                                            Quick Start Level 1 – (Ages 9 - 10 year olds)
The Most Dedicated – Aron Stefanides & Julie Shapiro
                                                                            Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 pm
The Most Improved – Don DeLeo & Carol Chaffin
                                                                            *Grand Prix Intermediate Level – (Ages 7 – 14)
The Coaches Award – David Plyler & Sheila Thompson                          Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 pm
The Player of the Year – Russ Brockman & Mary Hendrix                       *Junior Training Tournament Level – (Ages 8 – 18)
The New Comer of the Year – Jason Richards & Leslie Gilliland               Tuesday - Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Stewart B. Steeg Spirit Award – Steve Shewbrooks                            * Children will be divided according to age and skill level.

                                                  See you on the courts!    FYC is very proud of our Junior Tennis Program which has earned
                               Louis Ballantyne                             over 30 Collegiate Tennis Scholarships at 20+ Universities! Ask Louis
                                                                            for more information and maybe your child can be next?
                                                         Tennis Director
                                                                            For more information, call the Tennis Pro Shop (904) 389 - 4281.

            FYC Tennis Upcoming Events:
   January 13th             Play Tennis FYC (Free Adult Clinic)
   January 21st             Tennis Committee Meeting
   January 23rd             Tennis/Golf vs Eagle Landing
   January 29th - 31st      Ladies’ Road Trip San Destin
   February 4th             LTA Board Meeting
   February 10th - 12th     Mixed Doubles Club Championships
   February 19th            Mixed Doubles Club Championships
                            Finals/Players Party
   February 20th            Junior Grand Prix Tournament
                        JANUARY 2010                    SpeCial eveNtS

THIS MONTH...                                                                     COMING IN FEBRUARY…
BAR OPEN ONLY                                                                     VALENTINE’S DAY KID’S CLUB PARTY
Friday, January 1st, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm                                           Friday, February 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Pirate’s Den Bar is open and will be serving beverages and                    Astor Room, Reservations Only
complimentary hors d’ oeuvres.                                                    Children (ages 5 – 10), $15.95
                                                                                  We’ll be having the time of our lives decorating Valentine’s Day cookies for
CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY                                                        Mom and Dad. Of course the kids will be in charge of quality control, but that
Sunday, January 3rd, 1600 hours                                                   just means more icing and sprinkles! We’ll also be watching our favorite newly
Terrazzo Lawn, Ceremony, No Cost                                                  released kids friendly movies in between all the fun. Arts and Crafts will follow
Astor Room, Cocktail Reception, No Cost                                           the cookie creations along with a dinner prepared by Chef!
Reservations Preferred
The Board of Governors of The Florida Yacht Club invites you to attend            CHÂTEAUBRIAND TABLESIDE
the Change of Command Ceremony on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.                      Friday, February 12th, 6:30 pm
Commodore William A. McArthur will be relieved by our 100th Commodore,            Formal Dining Room, Reservations Only
Arnold S. Rogers. The ceremony will begin at 1600 hours, followed by cocktails    $38 + per couple
and hors d’oeuvres in the Astor Room. We will be honored to have you join us.     Châteaubriand Tableside has become one of our most popular events. It is
                                                                                  a 12 – 14 oz center-cut filet that is sliced, split and served tableside by our
FIRESTEED WINE DINNER                                                             Chef. It is also accompanied by Château Potatoes and a Seasonal Vegetable
WITH GUEST SPEAKER HOWARD ROSSBACH                                                Bouquetiere.
Friday, January 15th, 6:30 pm
Astor Room, Reservations Only, $65++                                              VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH
Howard Rossbach is the President and Owner of Firesteed Cellars, and he           Sunday, February 14th, 11:30 – 2:30 pm
will be discussing first hand what is involved in owning and producing wines      Pirate’s Den, No Reservations
around the country. For nearly ten years, people have been calling Firesteed      Formal Dining Room, Reservations Only
a "virtual winery" because of their unprecedented approach to an ancient          Adults $12, Children (ages 5 - 10) $8, Children (4 & Under) Free
agricultural business. From the onset, they have been committed to making         Even though Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, you can still celebrate with
premium quality wines at prices people can truly afford. Come out to Club this    your loved ones here at the Club. Chef has added a few favorites to our
Friday night to taste, experience and discuss Firesteed Wines!                    Sunday Brunch menu to make it sparkle! Also enjoy a complimentary glass of
                                                                                  Champagne or Mimosa to celebrate this lovely day!
SHRIMP & BEER FESTIVAL
Friday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm                                                     FAMILY FIESTA NIGHT
Pirate’s Den Buffet, No Reservations                                              Friday, February 19th, 6:30 pm
Adults $21.95, Children (10 & Under) $7.95                                        Pirate’s Den Buffet, No Reservations
Even in the Winter, we still love our two favorite ingredients…beer…and           Adults $14.95, Children (10 & Under) $7.95
shrimp! The Pirate’s Den will offer a delicious buffet with a large variety of    Bienvenidos a la Fiesta! Welcome to the party! Who needs to take a trip to
Shrimp Specials to choose from. We’ll also provide a nice selection of beer to    Mexico when you can indulge in your favorite Mexican dishes right here at the
balance the different tastes and styles of the shrimp. Come out and enjoy!        Yacht Club? Come out and enjoy some of your favorite cuisine with your family
                                                                                  and friends all in the comfort of the Pirate’s Den. Also be on the look out for
ANNUAL YACHTSMAN’S AWARDS DINNER                                                  2-for-1 Margaritas tonight!
Saturday, January 23rd, 7:00 pm
Astor Room, Cocktail Reception                                                    TOUR DE FRANCE WINE DINNER
Ballroom, Dinner & Awards, Reservations Only                                      Friday, February 26th, 6:30 pm
Adults $29.50, Children (10 & Under) $10.50                                       Astor Room, Reservations Only, $65++
Mark your calendar. The Annual Yachtsman’s of the Year Awards Banquet is          Forget about traveling 3,600 kilometers for one glass of wine! We’ll take you
scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd, with cocktails at 7:00 pm, dinner at        to the best part of each region and you won’t have to pedal an inch! Join us
8:00 pm and awards to follow. Awards will be presented for fishing, yachting,     in our culinary journey to Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire and Rhone. This month’s
cruising, and Yachtsman of the Year!                                              Wine Dinner tops any mountain!

PICTIONARY KID’S CLUB PARTY:                                                      FROSTBITE CRUISE
WITH A SPECIAL VISIT FROM THE BALLOON MAN                                         Friday, February 26th – Sunday, February 28th
Friday, January 29th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm                                              Ira’s Farm on Black Creek
Astor Room, Reservations Only                                                     The Florida Yacht Club’s Frostbite Cruise is scheduled for the weekend of
Children (ages 5 – 10), $15.95                                                    February 26th at Ira’s Farm on Black Creek. Join us by boat or car for the
Hey Kids! Ready for some fun on your Holiday break?! Everyone will take           Saturday night dinner. As usual, the Club will provide salad, baked potatoes,
turns guessing and drawing pictures in a kid’s pictionary-style game!! The team   and a large grill for your own entrée. We suggest that you bring something
that wins will take home a certificate to show Mom and Dad, and every child       extra to contribute to Sunday breakfast, because that is one of the highlights of
will get to take home a special creation from the Balloon Man! Chef will serve    the weekend! Call the front office for directions and more information.
a tasty kid’s dinner and we’ll watch our favorite movies in between all of the
fun! Parents call to RSVP and enjoy your date night downstairs!

                        A 48 hour cAncellAtion policy is in effect for All club functions.
             pleAse cAll the front office At (904) 387-1653 for reservAtions for All feAtured events.
                                           JANUARY 2010
                                                              F YC                Ca l e N da r
                          Sunday            Monday              Tuesday             Wednesday             Thursday               Friday             Saturday



                                      Save the date!
                                                                                                                               Fried Shrimp          Prime Rib
                                                                                                                                                     happy hour
                                                                                                                             BAR OPeN ONLY          2:00 - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                            11:00 Am - 5:00 Pm        appetizer
                                                                                                                                                  & Drink SpecialS
                                            Tour de France Wine Dinner
                                            Friday, February 26th, 6:30 pm                                                        Roger Woods playing Piano
                                     1
                                           Astor Room, $65++ RSVP Only!
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                        Sunday Brunch       Club Closed          Southern           Fried or Baked         Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp          Prime Rib
                      11:30 AM – 2:30 PM                       Comfort Food             Chicken                                                      happy hour
                        ChANGe OF                                                                        memBeRShIP                                 2:00 - 6:00 pm
                         COmmAND                                                                          COmmITTee
                                                                                                                                                      appetizer
Tear at perforation




                        CeRemONY                                                                         6:00 - 6:30 Pm
                        1600 hOURS                                                                                                                & Drink SpecialS



                                                                                                                                 Roger Woods playing Piano
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                        Sunday Brunch                                                                      Pasta Bar
                                            Club Closed          Southern           Fried or Baked                             Fried Shrimp          Prime Rib
                      11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
                                                               Comfort Food             Chicken                                FIReSTeeD             happy hour
                                                                 FLeeT                                                        WINe DINNeR
                                                               COmmITTee
                                                                                                                                                    2:00 - 6:00 pm
                                                                                  FOOD & BeveRAGe                                6:30 Pm
                                                                6:00 Pm             COmmITTee                                                         appetizer
                                                                                      6:00 Pm                                                     & Drink SpecialS
                                                              POOL & FITNeSS
                                                                COmmITTee
                                                                  6:00 Pm          PLAY TeNNIS FYC
                                                                                  (FRee ADULT CLINIC)
                                                                FINANCe                                                           Roger Woods playing Piano
                                                              COmmITTee
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                        Sunday Brunch       Club Closed          Southern           Fried or Baked         Pasta Bar           Fried Shrimp          Prime Rib
                      11:30 AM – 2:30 PM                       Comfort Food             Chicken
                                                                                                            TeNNIS           ShRImP & BeeR           ANNUAL
                                                                WINe CLUB                                 COmmITTee            FeSTIvAL            YAChTSmAN’S
                                                                 6:00 Pm                                   6:00 Pm              6:30 Pm           AWARDS DINNeR
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                        Sunday Brunch                                                                      Pasta Bar                                 Prime Rib
                      11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    Club Closed          Southern           Fried or Baked                             Fried Shrimp
                                                               Comfort Food             Chicken           BOARD OF                                   happy hour
                                                                                                                            PICTIONARY KID’S
                                                                                                         GOveRNORS             CLUB PARTY           2:00 - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                           6:00 Pm            6:00 - 9:00 Pm          appetizer
                                    24                                                                                                            & Drink SpecialS
                        Sunday Brunch                                                                      CheF’S
                      11:30 AM – 2:30 PM                                                                COOKING CLASS
                                                                                                           6:30 Pm
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                                               This MonTh in fiTness:
  Facials & Services
                                               LOSE BIG RESULTS for Fall 2009
                                               Group lost a total of:
The Florida Yacht Club                            •    67.9 lbs
    Massage Therapy Room                          •    43% body fat
      Tuesdays & Thursdays                        •    69.5 inches
     Esthetician Gina Bradley                  Congratulations again to all of our participants!
        (904) 334 - 3516

           Teen Facial 50
     Promotes early skin care regimen
                                               Next LOSE BIG 9-week series
                                               Begins on Monday, January 11th and ends on Friday, March 12th!
   preventative & maintenance for acne.
                                               Registration Dates for series:
         Specialty Facial 55                   Monday, December 28th, 2009 – Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
For all skin types - relaxing, hydrating and   Registration forms are available for pick up in the Fitness Center.
           nourishing to the skin.
                                               Pretesting Dates: Wednesday, January 6th at 1:30 pm or 5:30 pm
        Anti-aging Facial 65                   Thursday, January 7th at 1:30 pm or 5:30 pm
     Restores elasticity & suppleness,
                                               Please RSVP for your pretesting with Alisa at (904) 874-0619 or
        revitalizes, firms and lifts.
                                               alisab@flexxifitness.com. Various days and times are available.
    Deep Cleansing Facial 65
  Deep pore cleanse and hydration for
           congested skin.                     Why Group Training?
                                               It’s affordable.
         Rosacea Relief 65                     You’ll stay motivated.
 Hydrates, smoothes and calms redness.         You’ll play tennis better.
      Glycolic AHA Peel 65                     You’ll get the results that you want by losing weight, body fat and inches!
 Clarifies complexion, reduces scars, fine     Group Exercise Class Schedule for 2010
       lines & hyper - pigmentation.           Mondays in the Astor Room:
   Lactic Acid & Green Tea 65                  9:00 am – Yoga
 Smoothes & hydrates for sensitive skin,       5:30 pm – Yoga
excellent for hyper - pigmentation, improves   6:30 pm – Yoga
           elasticity and collagen.            Join our “River Queens” for Chair Aerobics on Monday and Wednesday at 10:15 am!
              Waxing 10                        You’ll improve your flexibility, strength and core! Most of all, you’ll have fun!!
           Brow or Lip/Chin.
                                                                                                           Alisa Blanchard
                                                                                                                    Fitness Director
     Make-up Application 25+
            Eyelashes 15
                                               MassaGe news
                                               NeeD TO ReLIeve The hOILDAY STReSS???
                        Gina Bradley
                                               During and after the holiday season, you deserve a rest, so take care of yourself with a
                          Licensed             massage! Enjoy an hour massage in a peaceful and relaxing setting, to help you unwind from
                                               the holiday stress. We offer a variety of massage styles such as, Swedish, Sports and Hot
                       Cosmetologist &         Stone. Whatever your current health is, we can determine which style of massage is best for
                       Facial Specialist       you. Many times it’s not just one style, but an assortment of different styles, that help your
                                               muscles reach its full potential. The below pricing is based on the time spent with each member,
                        Call to make           rather than the style, it is less costly to you and more beneficial for your muscles!
                        Appointments           • All massages are $65.00 per hour or $35.00 per half hour
                      (904) 334 – 3516         • Package Rates: (5) One hour massages for $275.00 ($50.00 savings)
                                               Call Karolyn Cantin at (904) 228 - 8127 to schedule an appointment today!
Just for Kids...
         PiCTionARY kiD’s CLub PARTY:
         WiTh A sPeCiAL VisiT FRoM The bALLoon MAn
         FridaY, JaNuarY 29th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
         Hey Kids! Ready for some fun on your Holiday break?! Everyone will take turns guessing and drawing pictures in a kid’s pictionary-style game!! The
         team that wins will take home a certificate to show Mom and Dad, and every child will get to take home a special creation from the Balloon Man! Chef
         will serve a tasty kid’s dinner and we’ll watch our favorite movies in between all of the fun! Parents call to RSVP and enjoy your date night downstairs!

         VALenTine’s DAY kiD’s CLub PARTY:
         FridaY, FebruarY 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
         We’ll be having the time of our lives decorating Valentine’s Day cookies for Mom and Dad. Of course the kids will be in charge of quality control, but
         that just means more icing and sprinkles! We’ll also be watching our favorite newly released kids friendly movies in between all the fun. Arts and Crafts
         will follow the cookie creations along with a dinner prepared by Chef.
                                                                                                                                       Photos by Trista Nightingale

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            MeMbeRshiP news
Reciprocity & Cross Charging
Did you know that The Florida Yacht Club has reciprocity with 99% of the Clubs listed below and we have cross charging privileges with the other 1%.
Reciprocity means you can travel to the Club and use its facilities like your own, and all of your charges will be billed to your Florida Yacht Club account. Cross
charging requires one of the visiting Club’s members to be present in order to use the facility. If you are traveling this year and you would like to visit any of the
Clubs listed below, please stop by the front office for a new membership card and a letter of introduction.
Abbey Yacht Club                 Columbia Yacht Club                 Harbour Ridge Yacht Club      Moorings Club/Vero Beach                South Carolina Yacht Club
American Legion Yacht Club       Coral Reef Yacht Club               Hawaii Yacht Club             Naples Sailing & Yacht Club             South Haven Yacht Club
American Yacht Club              Coral Ridge Yacht Club              Houston Yacht Club            Naples Yacht Club                       South Shore Yacht Club
Annapolis Yacht Club             Corinthian Yacht Club               Huron Yacht Club              New Orleans Yacht Club                  South Shore Yacht Club
Atwood Yacht Club                Corinthian Yacht Club               Hyannis Yacht Club            Norfolk Yacht & Country Club            South Shore Yacht Club
Avalon Yacht Club                Coronado Yacht Club                 Indian Creek Yacht            Oscoda Yacht Club                       Southern Yacht Club
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club      Cottage Park Yacht Club             Indian Harbor Yacht Club      Peninsula Yacht Club                    St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club
Baltimore Yacht Club             Davis Island Yacht Club             Isles Yacht Club              Pensacola Country Club                  St. Charles Yacht Club
Bayview Yacht Club               Deerwood Club                       Jackson Yacht Club            Pensacola Yacht Club                    St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Bird Key Yacht Club              Detroit Yacht Club                  Key Biscayne Yacht Club       Port Washington Yacht Club              Stamford Yacht Club
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club       Duxbury Yacht Club                  Key West Yacht Club           Portage Country Club                    Tampa Yacht & Country Club
Bradenton Yacht Club             Eastern Yacht Club                  Lake Beresford Yacht Club     Raritan Yacht Club                      Tarpon Springs Yacht Club
Cambridge Yacht Club             Eastport Yacht Club                 Lake Michigan Yacht Club      Richmond County Yacht Club              The Field Club
Camden Yacht Club                Eau Gallie Yacht Club               Lakeland Yacht Club           Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club         The Golden Gate Yacht Club
Captiva Island Yacht Club        Edgartown Yacht Club                Lakewood Yacht Club           Royal Palm Yacht Club                   Timuquana Country Club
Carlouel Yacht Club              Erie Yacht Club                     Lauderdale Yacht Club         San Diego Yacht Club                    University Yacht Club
Champaign Country Club           Fairhope Yacht Club                 Lewes Yacht Club              San Jose Country Club                   Valdosta Yacht Club
Charleston Yacht Club            Ford Yacht Club                     Long Beach Yacht Club         Sarasota Yacht Club                     Venice Yacht Club
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club      Fort Collins Country Club           Louisville Boat Club          Savannah Yacht Club                     Vero Beach Yacht Club
Chatham Club                     Fort Walton Yacht Club              Marathon Yacht Club           Sawgrass Country Club
Chicago Yacht Club               Fort Worth Boat Club                Marco Island Yacht Club       Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club
Clearwater Yacht Club            Gainesville Golf & Country Club     Memphis Country Club          Selva Marina Country Club
Club Continental                 Halifax River Yacht Club            Milwaukee Yacht Club          Sheboygan Yacht Club
The Country Club of Colorado     Hampton Yacht Club                  Mobile Yacht Club             Smyrna Yacht Club
Thanksgiving 2009
        MeMbeRshiP bulletin board
     Childcare as unique                                      Crabtree Plumbing, Inc.                   Tis the Season...
       as a snowflake.                                                      Announces               Is YOUR Smile Ready?
            We fit your schedule.                                   Complete Repair Service
            Open days, evenings and weekends for
                                                                                                                                              One Hour
            school breaks, holiday shopping, parties...
                                                                     Free Estimates
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                                                               *   Re-piping
                                                               *   Slab Leaks
                                                               *   Water Heater Installation
                                                               *   Water Heater Service
                                                               *   Water Leaks
                                                               *   Sewer Hook Up
                                                                                                           Cleaning & X-rays
                                                                                                        ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
                                                                                                            Smile Makeovers
Gift Certificates                                                        (904) 384-4604                  Invisalign - clear braces
Private Parties
Preschool Education
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                                                                   Mike Denard, Service Manager                                  “Call me for a
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                                                                                                     904.387.3333
                                                                                                   2301 Park Street, Jacksonville
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                                                                      Wine Glasses
                                                                      Available Today!
                                                                      4 pack for $45.00
                                                                      or $12.50 each.
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      Dry Pirate              Offshore Fishing Adventures
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