Awlgrip Captains Golf Invitational
Saturday, October 21
Jacaranda Country Club
Hit the links at the 13th annual Awlgrip Captains Golf Invitational. Up to 144 golfers can join title sponsor Awlgrip, platinum sponsors Northrop & Johnson and Dockwalk, and sponsors Alliance Marine, Aqua Promotions, AvMar International, Interlux, ISS GMT, Lauderdale Marine Center, Marshall Islands Registry, MHG Insurance Services, Telemar, and YachtSign out on the green for a day of fun and games. As always, lunch and dinner will be provided, an early warm-up is welcome, and a captain’s license is required…golf skills optional. www.captainsgolfinvitational.com.
National Marine Suppliers’ Yacht Bikers’ Poker Run
Saturday, October 21: All Day
National Marine Suppliers
Get ready to ride at National Marine Suppliers’ annual Yacht Bikers’ Poker Run. Rev up your engines for more than 250 miles to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Register at nationalmarine.com.
ISS Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast
Tuesday, October 31: 8 to 10 a.m.
Don’t miss out on good food and good knowledge at the International Superyacht Society’s annual membership meeting and breakfast, held at B Ocean, ISS’s gold Fort Lauderdale hospitality sponsor. The topic of the morning, “Social Media Marketing: Turning Likes Into Leads” will highlight how yachting companies can mine the data behind their followers on social media to generate strong sales leads. A three-person panel will cover everything from target tools to using page and ad insights.
ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala
Wednesday, November 1: 6:30 p.m.
Broward Center for Performing Arts
The International Superyacht Society continues with tradition with the 27th anniversary of the Design & Leadership Gala at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a reception and hors d’oeuvres in the Peck Courtyard, awards ceremony at 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater, and after party and buffet style dinner on the Wendt Terraces overlooking the river. Dress is black-tie optional. Tickets for members are $375, and $475 for non-members. Members can call or e-mail Vanessa Stuart at +1 954 525 6625 or firstname.lastname@example.org for their specific discount.
Marine Research Hub
Thursday, November 2: 9–10:30 a.m.
MIASF Hospitality Lounge
Get an update on the current marine research by Florida’s universities, while enjoying a continental breakfast. This event is invitation only. If interested, contact Kelly@miasf.org.
SeaKeepers Founder’s Dinner
Thursday, November 2
The annual SeaKeepers’ Founder’s Dinner will honor and recognize the SeaKeepers DISCOVERY yacht fleet. The event will be held at a private residence in Fort Lauderdale and requires formal cocktail attire. To RSVP or get more info, contact Gill Rodrigues at Gill@seakeepers.org or 305-299-0765.
Aqualuxe Top Notch Tabletop
Friday, November 3
Stews, it’s time to shake up your design skills. Aqualuxe will be hosting Top Notch Tabletop for its fourth annual FLIBS challenge. Yachts will compete in five categories: Luxe Interior, Chic Outdoors, Stylish Menu Design, Best Beverage Presentation, and Tip of the Day. Winners will be announced the same afternoon by a select panel of judges. Register at www.TopNotchTabletop.com or email email@example.com.
Liquid Yacht Wear Table Top Competition
Friday, November 3
Grab the cigars, rum, and pineapples — Liquid Yacht Wear’s fourth annual FLIBS Table Top Competition is themed Havana Nights. Get ready to create one sultry, sizzling table to whisk the judges off their feet. Deadline for entry is Friday, October 27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain and Crew Luncheon
Saturday, November 4: 12–2:30 p.m.
MIASF Hospitality Lounge
Stay updated by a discussion panel with USCG and CBP on all things visas, cruising licenses, and the new marine foreign trade zone. Must be current crew to attend, and an invitation is required. Email Nicole@miasf.org.
Yacht Chandlers’ Crew Appreciation Party
Saturday, November 4: 8 to 12 p.m.
Yacht Chandlers is switching it up for the 10th anniversary of their annual crew appreciation party, Hurricane Aid Party. No longer at Passion Night Club at Hard Rock Casino the weekend before the show, it’ll be held at Sway Nightclub in downtown Fort Lauderdale the weekend of the show. All donations will go toward hurricane relief efforts. Invitation only.
Sunday, November 5: 2:30 p.m.
M/Y Usher at Pier 66
The International Superyacht Society is switching things up this year with its annual YachtInfo Seminars, hosting one main seminar on board M/Y Usher. The topic? “A Two Way Street: Owner/Captain Communications.” Get the scoop on how to best communicate with your owner.
The Dockwalk Paddle 'n' Party
November 11: 2:30 p.m.–12 a.m.
Calling all watersports loving crew — a new event is hitting Fort Lauderdale’s waterways this year as Dockwalk will host the first edition of the Dockwalk Paddle ‘n’ Party. Start prepping now — some heated paddleboard races will take place, from individual paddle races to paddle relay, as well as other water-based activities. Put your paddle skills to the test to win a Mistral 11'5" Adventure Inflatable SUP from Nautical Ventures! Not up for the competition? There will be a spectator area for you to cheer on your fellow crew members as well as a festival-like area with food, beverages, music, and more to enjoy. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m., and the competition kicks off at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners shortly after the races end at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., our annual Dockwalk party will begin. The theme? Baywatch! With its new, extended hours, the party will continue until midnight, complete with music, food, and entertainment. Join us and sponsors Nautical Ventures, Quarterdeck, Roscioli, Liquid Yacht Wear, Cellars, Concord Marine Electronics, and Whole Foods for a fun time. Don’t miss out! Register now