Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
On Saturday, May 18, the Glen Cove Yacht Club celebrated its 53rd Commissioning of the Fleet. The event took place under cloudy skies at the Glen Cove Yacht Club house at 3 p.m.
Commodore Neil Gallagher gathered the GCYC Board and attending members with their families and opened the ceremony by calling upon Rev. Michael Ralph to deliver the convocation and blessing of the fleet. Commodore Gallagher then recognized local dignitaries such as Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and Assemblyman Charles Lavine. Each made remarks recognizing the new season and observing the wonderful and special opportunity we share in the sport of sailing on the waters of Long Island Sound.
The colors were raised, the shot was fired, and a party followed the ceremony, where members and their families enjoyed food and drink and celebrated the onset of another summer of boating.