Jump on your boat and sail past your Commodore to offer a salute! Gather at the club for wine and cheese immediately following. You can then look forward to a Happy Hour and Pig Roast at the end of your boating day!
Commodore's Sail Past -
2:30pm: Captain’s Meeting
3:00pm: Sail Past
4:00pm: Wine & Cheese
6:30pm: Pig Roast Dinner
Tentative Menu: Roast pig & chicken, potatoes, salads/vegetables, baked beans, buns and deserts
Cost: $20 per member, $25 for guests
Note: Single members allowed to bring one guest at member rate.
RSVP REQUIRED BY JUNE 8 - pay at the door.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: email Sonya
Setup/Cleaning on Friday, June 14
Cleanup on Sunday, June 16
History of the Sail Past:
The sail past tradition began at the first Yacht Club that was formed at Cowes in England nearly 200 years ago. The membership at Cowes was primarily aristocratic and many were familiar with naval practice and tradition. Cowes Yacht Club subsequently changed its name to the Royal Yacht Squadron and certain social graces were added to the traditional naval practices.
The actual “review of the fleet” is steeped in more than 600 years of Royal Navy tradition and history and was introduced in Yacht clubs as a continuation of the naval habit of having Admirals (and/or Royalty) review the fleet on special occasions.
Protocol demanded that a flagship be anchored with the Admiral and staff on the quarterdeck to receive and return the salute. Vessels sailed past, dipping their colors in salute, and with their captain also saluting with the ship’s company standing at attention. The Vice Admiral would lead the fleet passing in review and the final vessel in the line would carry the Rear Admiral.
This has been an on going tradition of our Yacht Club since its conception, come out and enjoy this event, meet new members, and maybe see some old friends.