On February 4, 2012, one of yachting’s time-honoured events, the 38th annual Presentation of the Fleet, was celebrated by the island’s oldest boating group, Marco Bay Yacht Club. This tradition began centuries ago in the Mediterranean area to ensure a safe and bountiful season. The blessing is traditionally performed early in the boating season following the Change of Watch, when the old Bridge is replaced with the new. New Members are welcome to join Marco Bay Yacht Club. For more information contact Sharon Burns at 239-642-5641.