Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, Florida 34145, United States
The Marco Island Model Yacht Club, begun by George Domenech in 2002, is registered with the American Model Yachting Association as Club #137. Our "claim to fame" is hosting the longest running RC Laser regatta in the country. The first Marco Island RC Laser MidWinter Championship was held in 2004.
Top photo: R to L: Dave Branning, Race Director; Barr Batzer, Gold Fleet Champion; Jim Kaighin, 2nd; Bill Bentz, 3rd; Larry Lefczik, 4th; Scott Rice, 5th; Rocky Cale, Regatta Chairman
Lower photo: L to R: Dave Branning, Race Director; Henry DeWolf, Silver Fleet Champion; Myles Loesel 2nd; Bob Tallman 3rd; Rocky Cale, Regatta Chairman
One of the prized awards at the Midwinter Championship is the SAIL LIKE 53 award presented in memory of past AMYA president, and long-time Midwinter RD Dave Brawner, for outstanding sportsmanship. This year's winner was Jim Kaighin from the Abacos, Bahamas. Jim has competed at the Midwinters for 18 of its 19 years, winning 10 times. He is the epitome of the Corinthian spirit of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct both on, and off, the race course. Congratulations Jim!!