Blessing of the Fleet, 2016

by / Saturday, 13 June 2015 / Published in Club, Sailing

The Milford Yacht Club proudly presents the 8th annual Blessing of the Fleet, a traditional celebration of the opening season for all boaters and lovers of the water!!

The Blessing of the Fleet is a centuries-old tradition originating in southern European, predominantly Catholic, fishing communities. A blessing from the local priest was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.

In 2009, the Milford Yacht Club restored the tradition for our local fishing and sailing community with an interfaith ceremony. We are pleased this year to welcome our esteemed clergy, Mayor Blake, the Milford Concert Band and to extend a blessing to all boaters and fishermen in Milford Harbor.

Schedule of Events:

1500 hrs – Milford Concert Band

1530 hrs – Ceremony begins

1600 hrs – Fleet Captain dismisses skippers to their vessels to line up for the procession, landed participants enjoy the concert band

1700 hrs – Procession ends, celebrants return to club


More information to be posted and will be emailed to the membership.