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Sailpast - a TBYC Tradtion
A THUNDERBIRD YACHT CLUB TRADITION
Sail Past dates back to the very beginnings of Naval traditions and is a ceremony of inspecting a fleet of ships and showing respect to the Commander in charge.
Throughout history, this ceremony has included Royalty, Heads of State, and Admirals all inspecting fleets or entire Navies. Every year, the practice and history of Sailpast is performed by thousands of yacht clubs around the world.
In conjunction with Sailpast is the ancient tradition of the blessing of the boats which calls upon divine providence to safeguard the boats and crews from the dangers of the seas and to ensure safe return to home port.
Typically, Thunderbird Yacht Club celebrates this ancient tradition at Ekins in the spring of each year, with a weekend that combines the formality of a traditional Sailpast with a relaxing weekend cruise spent with friends.
Click here for 2023 Sail Past dates and schedules.
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