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Formal Socials and Dinner Dances
ACYC has three major formal events during the yachting season with our season opener the third week in November, traditionally the Commissioning of the Fleet. The Commodore's Ball, usually a Black Tie affair, is held in late January. Near the end of April we celebrate the new Commodore and Bridge of Officers with the Change of the Watch.
Day trips are planned at least once every month where members travel an hour or so along the Intracoastal Waterway to a waterfront restaurant for lunch. There are always prizes, lots of good food and laughs! Members without boats of their own are guests aboard other members' boats or can also travel by car.
There are two long trips and an additional trip in June each year. We have traveled as far North as St. Augustine, as far South as Key West, across the state via Lake Okeechobee to Sanibel and Captiva, and East into the Atlantic to the Bahamas. There are stops along the way, with planned activities every day including "Docktail" parties, brunches, fine dining and events at the venues.
On the first Monday of each month, we hold our Docktail Parties from November through April for members only. These casual, complimentary cocktail parties with hors d'oeuvres are held around the Clubhouse pool and marina facility. We typically have music, sometimes supplied by our very own "Groupers". The members in this group are almost all Yacht Club members who played professionally. These evenings draw large, enthusiastic crowds!
ACYC sponsors several educational seminars throughout the yachting season. These seminars range from bringing in manufacturers to review the latest in navigational technologies to having fishing seminars held by our own panel of Admirals Cove experts.