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Blessing of the Fleet
Sunday, March 3, 2024

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March 11, 2023 - Blessing of the Fleet
Pictured are: Gordon (Buzz) Barton, Officiant Sheri Smith and Phyllis Barton.

In conjunction with the Spring #3 race on Sunday, March 3rd, we will hold our annual Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony for all boats.

  • JOIN US for breakfast biscuits at the Skipper's meeting (11:00 in Pig Tales Parking Lot at Aqualand). We will tailgate the breakfast and give instructions for the BFSC Spring #3 race, and the Blessing of the Fleet for both racers and cruisers. Please RSVP for yourself (and others) so we can order enough biscuits!

  • DECORATE YOUR BOATS with burgees and flags if you wish. The plan is to locate a pontoon boat at “X” mark to give the blessing with a customary shot of water.

2023 Retrospective 

We had a wonderful day on Saturday for the Blessing of the Fleet and Spring Race #1. Sheri and Hugh Smith joined us as officiants for the Blessing of the Fleet, with Sheri doing the blessings and Hugh manning the super-soaker.  Many thanks to them for making the day really memorable! 


Also, along on Favored End were Scott and Angela Williams who kindly volunteered photography and videography for the event.  Look for their pictures of your boat on the Barefoot site!  Many thanks to Scott and Angela for the photos! 


A special thanks to Gordon (Buzz) Barton and his wife who took out their pontoon boat and helped ferry the officiants, photographers, and RC crew back and forth to “X” mark, so that we would not have too many folks onboard “Favored End” at once. 


Also, thanks to the RC members, including Tedd Meinersmann who ran the race, and Jack Schoer, who made a special appearance to skipper “Favored End” for the day.



Laura Clarke, Social Captain

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