PBYC Jr. Sailing

PBYCNJ article about Junior Sailing Sock Burning and S'mores night

In celebration of the first day of the Junior Sailing season, we will be having a Sock Burning & S'mores Night on June 26th!

The Sock Burning is a maritime tradition of celebrating the Spring Equinox and the start of boating season. The tradition began with Capt. Bob Turner (who managed the Annapolis Yacht Yard at the time) in the 1978, removed his winter socks with the arrival of spring, burned them and invited his fellow colleagues to do the same. It was a symbolic gesture of "out with the winter, in with spring" (and besides, socks don't really go with boat shoes).

Since then, the tradition has grown into a social event for many yacht clubs.

The PBYC Junior Sailing program will be celebrating the start of the sailing season with our own Sock Burning & S'mores Night on Monday, June 26th from 7 PM - 8:30 PM.

In order for this event to be a success, we need our Junior Sailing families to contribute items for this event. Click on this link or scan the QR code below to see what items are available to contribute.

QR code for the 2023 PBYC Junior Sailing Sock Burning & S'mores night signup

We would like to thank the Lill family is hosting this year's Sock Burning and S'mores Party!

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