Boat Renaming Ceremony

Updated: Apr 17, 2019

Sailor superstition tells us that renaming your boat will bring nothing but bad luck and make your boating experience something that you will want to forget. But when we found "the boat" that would eventually become "our boat", we already had a name that we had picked out to honor our two favorite people: Ellie AKA Silly Goose (Goose) and Bailey AKA Bay Man (Bay). Hence the name, Goose Bay. According to legend, every vessel is recorded by name in the Ledger of the Deep and is known personally to Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea. Because we wanted to change the name of our boat from its previous name (Island Spirit), the first thing we had to do is to purge its name from the Ledger of the Deep and from Poseidon’s memory. We did so by ceremonially purging its name. We then went on to renaming it by appeasing the gods of the sea and the wind by pouring a "generous libation" of champagne into a champagne flute and flinging it to the North, South, East and West as we paid homage and respect to each of the gods. Thanks to everyone that came out to help us celebrate this special day in our lives.

Big thanks to Sign Diego signdiego.com for helping us with this amazing vinyl decal for the boat name. Turned out amazing!

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