10th Annual – Blessing of the Fleet, June 17th (Father’s Day)

by / Tuesday, 15 May 2018 / Published in Club, Entertainment, Membership

The Milford Yacht Club proudly presents the 10th annual Blessing of the Fleet, a traditional celebration of the opening season for all boaters and lovers of the water! The practice of blessing a 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.  Our local clergy will extend a blessing to all boaters and fishermen in Milford Harbor.

For more information, call the office @ 203.783.0060 or email office@milfordyachtclub.com



2:00  | Milford Concert Band

3:00  | Three Ships Bells signals call to gathering
Opening Remarks & Hoisting of the Blessing Burgee

  • Commodore, Ken Herbert
  • Fleet Captain, Bob Farnum
  • Event Chair, PC, Doug Jones
  • National Anthem  Milford Concert Band
  • Celebratory Remarks
  • Blessing, Clergy
  • The Mariners’ Hymn  Milford Concert Band
  • Announcement to Mariners  MYC Fleet Captain
  • Stars & Stripes Forever Milford Concert Band

3:45 | Boat owners return to their vessels and proceed to queue

4:00 – 8:00 | Father’s Day Celebration continues with entertainment on the deck

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