Entries in Jackson Yacht Club (3)


The Blessing of the Fleet | Ross Barnett Reservoir | 2012 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Jackson Yacht Club's annual "Blessing of the Fleet" at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in central Mississippi brought out boats of all sorts, including power, sail and paddle boats. Rev. Kyle Seage from St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Jackson bestowed blessing on boats and their crews and celebrity judges Melanie Christopher, Bobby Cleveland and Malcolm White judge decorated boats as they floated by the host sailboat owned by Will and Lisa Manuel.


Blessing of the Fleet at the Ross Barnett Reservoir


Power, sail and paddle boats of all sorts participated in the Jackson Yacht Club's "Blessing of the Fleet" at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The annual event signals the unofficial start of boating season in central Mississippi. The Rev. Kyle Dice Seage of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Jackson bestowed the blessing from aboard Lisa and Will Manuel's sailboat anchored near the Jackson yacht Club. Celebrities, including Melanie Christopher, Malcolm White and Bobby Cleveland, judged decorated boats.  



Jackson Yacht Club Hopes to Make Blessing of the Fleet an Annual Event

Produced by Jim Albritton | Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, President and Chairman of the Board of St. Dominic Health Services, offered blessings to boats and their crews at the Jackson Yacht Club on the Ross Barnett Reservoir on Memorial Day as celebrities judged the decorated boats. The yacht club hopes to make this an annual event.