Yacht Club Celebrates Opening Day

The Shelton Yacht Club celebrated Opening Day of Boating on Saturday with the Blessing of the Fleet. Club members gathered on the pier at Oakland Bay Marina for the tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities to ensure a safe and bountiful season.

Bridge Officers (left to right) Commodore Michael Ashford and first mate Cathy, Vice Commodore Mike Callaghan and first mate Judy and Rear Commodore Larry Shotts and first mate Cindy.

This year, Shelton Boy Scout Troop 9112’s Honor Color Guard participated. Seen below marching off the pier and the cannon fires.