Evening Colors Ceremony
This ceremony will be conducted at the Ceremonial Mast, located between the pool and spa. Evening Colors is based on naval tradition of lowering the colors (ensign and jack) at the end of the day. The British Navy conducted this ceremony as early as 1797, and the practice was adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1870. A similar ceremony, called Retreat, dates to the Crusades and the American Army began using it after the Revolutionary War. An early version has been traced to a New York yacht club in the early 1900’s.
The purpose of an evening colors ceremony is to both signal the end of the day and to pay respect to and honor to the flag of the United States of America and the brave men and women that protect our freedom. The "Evening Colors Ceremony" reminds the participants and members of the sacrifices that have been, and continue to be, made for our country and the values it represents. It is a simple yet effective ceremony that is designed to inspire.
- October 17, 2018 at 6:15pm
- November 14, 2018 at 5:30pm
- January 16, 2019 at 5:50pm
- February 20, 2019 at 6:15pm
- March 20, 2019 at 6:15pm
- April 17, 2019 at 6:15pm
IOBG Christens Thies and Connie Pickenpack's New Boat, Serenity
The International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG) is an organization made up of Yacht Club Past Commodores. Our own P/C Peter Franck is currently serving as the IOBG District 8 President. Here at PIYC, the IOBG Chapter conducts a number of special events including the Fleet Review, Fleet Blessing, Memorial for Deceased Members, Evening Colors Ceremonies, yachting education programs and Christenings for Members' new vessels.
On Saturday, October 1st, Members of our IOBG Chapter conducted a christening ceremony for Thies and Connie Pickenpack's new boat, Serenity. Please click here to see photos from the christening ceremony. If you are interested in having the Pelican Isle Yacht Club IOBG Chapter conduct a christening for your new vessel, please contact P/C Bill Pittman at email@example.com or P/C Peter Franck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to see photos from this special occasion.
PIYC Immediate Past Commodore Tom Lachner was inducted into the International Order of the Blue Gavel on Friday, April 22nd 2016.