Club Worthy Info 


A friendly request and reminder from your First Mate,

Soon we will commence compiling a list of active members for our printed Crew list, which all active members will receive. We want to ensure that everyone’s information is accurate and that you all receive your copy of the crew List.

Kindly log in at  and review your membership information. Please update the information to reflect complete and current employment and contact information (please insure your contact information includes company name & suite number).
If you have not renewed your membership, please take the time to do so now so that you may enjoy the benefits.

Hector v. Ramirez
2019 First Mate

Snapshot of Upcoming Events

March 7, 2019 ~ FLMC Monthly Luncheon @ Embassy Suites , Fort Lauderdale

March 11, 2019 ~ 5th Annual Waterway Soiree, May 11, 2019 - For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities:


Do you know of an event our Members should know about? 

Have you participated in an industry event, been recognized or received an award?

Please email me at [email protected] and tell me about it.

Click on the event for more details
  Past Events  

 February Club Luncheon

Thank you to all who attended our February Club Luncheon with Special Guest John Kretchmer. 

About John

John Kretschmer has been in the breezes, as Joshua Slocum put it, most of his life. A professional sailor and writer, he is an accomplished ocean voyager, having logged more than 300,000 offshore miles. He led a long ago record breaking voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. He has made 26 transatlantic crossings, and numerous long passages in all the world’s oceans.

He has written 7 books and hundreds of articles. His book Sailing a Serious Ocean was an international sailing best seller, and At the Mercy of Sea was chosen as one the best nonfiction books of 2007 (US). Flirting With Mermaids is an enduring favorite among sailors and has just been republished as a Lyons Press, “Maritime Classic.” He has been a contributing editor to Sailing Magazine for 25 years.

John’s latest book, Sailing to the Edge of Time, was just released by Bloomsbury. “This is the book I have been writing my entire life,” he writes, adding, “sometimes it seems like it took that long to finish it.” It's a memoir that mixes sea stories and sailing insights. It’s a deeply personal account of what it means to go to sea, to be at sea and features hard-won lessons about making the most of our lives. The premise is simple, it's all about time, how we spend our time defines our life. Time spent sailing, especially deep ocean sailing, is time well spent. At sea we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land we find an elusive place where time changes shape - days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable.

John’s latest book was available for purchase at our luncheon.

To read more about it, visit:

 2019 Officers & Chair 


A Warm Welcome to Our 2019 Officers & Chair 

Skipper: Jonathan Dunleavy
First Mate: Hector Ramirez
Purser: Tom Nolan
Yeoman: Raúl J. Chacón Jr.
Program chair: Jonathan Hernandez
Bos’n: To Be Filled
Activities chair: Janice D’Ovidio
Seminar Chair: Laura Sherrod
Historian: Eftihios Evan Andronis


About Us
The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is dedicated to the promotion of ethical business practices among the sea-going community as well as the circulation of accurate and useful information to the boating community. 

Our membership includes both professional and leisure boating enthusiasts, as well as industry experts and professionals in many disciplines from around the world.


Join Us

We welcome your interest in the Mariners Club and invite you to become an active member to the benefit of each of us individually and all of us as a community. The easiest way to join is to attend a monthly meeting as a guest of a current member.

Request an application form from an officer, complete it and mail it with your check for $50.00 to the Mariners Club for consideration by the membership committee.

Two sponsors are required. If you want to join and do not know an active member, contact

  Hector Ramirez
[email protected]

Items of Interest

-Please submit your newsletter ideas and items of interest

Send all items to the 2019 Editor, Raúl J. Chacón Jr at [email protected]

A Side Note to All…
For a number of years now, the club has made it a practice to send all communications to our members via email. Recently a number of club members have expressed that they are having problems receiving some or all club emails. If you have any reason to believe that you are not receiving these emails please check the following:

1. Your membership profile

• Log into your membership profile through the club website:
• Check to see that your email and other contact information in your profile is correct.
• Check to see that the it says “Yes” next to “Allow Club Email”

If you are having trouble logging in or don’t recall your log in username or password, please contact the First Mate, Jonathan Dunleavy, for assistance. (Contact information below.)

2. Your email spam filter setting

• Make sure the email address below is on your spam filter’s list of allowed addresses.
• Be sure to add the email address below to your “safe sender” or “white list” with your e-mail provider.
[email protected]
• Make sure the following IP addresses are listed in your email system’s “white list”:

If you have checked the items above and are still having trouble receiving emails, please the First Mate, Arlene Weicher for assistance.

Hector Ramirez
FLMC First Mate

[email protected]

The Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club Proudly Supports:

Boys & Girls Club of Broward County

Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets, Spruance Division
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Marine Industries Cares Foundation

MIASF Waterway Cleanup
MIASF Plywood Regatta
Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale
Shake-A-Leg Miami

Skills USA Program
McFatter Technical College

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association