Commodore Eva Aylward and the Board of Directors invite you to join them for the 2021 Sailpast!
Saturday, July 24 • Registration is Required
One of the Kelowna Yacht Club’s longstanding traditions is Sailpast, whereby the Commodore is honoured by the Members of the Club. This tradition allows the fleet to be inspected by the Commodore and is accomplished by the fleet passing in front of the Commodore’s Flagship; giving and receiving a salute from the Commodore. Every year, the practice and history of Sailpast is performed by thousands of yacht club’s around the world.
Did you know? If not able to attend the Sailpast, tradition dictates that regrets are to be sent to the Commodore. This can be done via registration here.
If attending, registration is required and we kindly ask that you register for all who will be attending with you as well.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
08:15 – 09:15 AM · Breakfast & Package Pick Up on Commodore’s Dock for Sailpast Attendees
09:15 AM · Flag Raising
09:20 AM · Board Procession & Ceremony on Commodore’s Dock
09:45 AM · Proceed onto the Water
10:00 AM · Sailpast Commences
Breakfast · In the effort to ensure we adhere to all PHO guidelines, our team will be on the Commodore’s Dock ready to serve coffee & breakfast sandwiches in a safe manner to members who will be participating in Sailpast. Registration is required.
Ceremony · The Ceremony will take place in two parts. The Board of Directors and visiting dignitaries will proceed to the flag pole at 9:15 for the flag-raising. They will then be ushered in traditional form by bagpiper to the Commodore’s Dock, where the official ceremony will take place. We invite members to join us on the Commodore’s Dock to participate in the ceremony.
Sailpast · The tradition of the Club’s fleet passing in front of the Commodore’s flagship will take place following the official ceremony. Vessels will then head out onto the water and follow their designated fleet captain to begin the Sailpast.
Reception · As we are unable to host indoor gatherings at this time, we will not be able to host the traditional indoor reception that follows Sailpast. Those who will be taking part in the event will receive a reception-style package as they proceed to their boat for you to enjoy on the water following the Sailpast. Registration is required.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services at [email protected] or (250)762-3310 ext. 200.