Hello Corinthians and Friends,

Here we are in the heart of winter in Florida. Although it’s been a little chilly on some days this January, considering the alternative, it’s not bad. Rather than contemplating such things I’ve chosen to focus on the coming months during which the fun and frolic on the water and off will continue for us at Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club.

We round out this first month of the year with our annual Italian Night on the 23rd. Real Italian, from the hearts and minds of real Italians (well most of them) and what a night we enjoyed. Gourmet treats on a chilly night that provided comfort for the hearty, even here in Paradise.

Next weekend our Fleet Captain and Mate will lead us on a short cruise to the new Ft. Pierce City Marina. He was only able to put together 22 boats for this one and three are still on the wait list for slips. No worries crews, Jack will provide! Docktails Friday and Saturday night including a group dinner later on Saturday night. I can’t wait for February and March!

Speaking of February, how about Mardi Gras Madness to start the month. Next our Membership Chair and crew will host a Friday Open House to see if there are still any fun-loving people out there who don’t belong to SCYC. If so, we’re as close as your phone.

A Nautical Tradition in Stuart takes place every February. That would be the annual Blessing of the Fleet when more than 10 yachting organizations gather on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River with official representatives of each faith on a committee boat who bless each boat as they pass by. Non-boaters in SCYC are always welcome on Club boats so that no one is left out of the fun. This event is then followed by another very “Yachty” affair; our annual Change of Watch that takes place on the last Saturday of February. The new Officers and Board of Directors are formally presented to the Membership during a ceremony where each is presented the flag attendant to his or her Club position. The ceremony is then followed by dinner and dancing.

Whew, how to keep up! We start March with a member wedding and reception that is sure to be a great affair. That’s followed by a 9 day cruise to St. Augustine led by our Vice Commodore and Mate with exciting intermediate stops on the way and the return. Many of our non-boaters are sure to meet us in this historic city and spend a weekend in local B and Bs.

The Fleet will return in plenty of time to enjoy Hot Havana Nights in a “way it was” atmosphere. Hope you can all join us in the frivolity.