Sock Burning Etiquette:
Traditions give life meaning. Childhood Easter egg hunts. Hanging Christmas lights on the house. Champagne toasts for special occasions. Some are widely recognized, while others are regional such as the upcoming rite of spring tradition that our friends at SpinSheet share in their March magazine…
Welcome to one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most endearing yet really weird traditions, the Sock Burning Festival! It’s where we all get together, get barefoot, and burn stuff. It’s to celebrate the spring, I swear. This is what you need to know.
First of all, remember that you’re going to be exposing your feet in public months before you’re actu…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sock Burning Etiquette, Editor
Keeping Keels Attached in the Future:
Stan Honey, chairman of the Oceanic and Offshore Committee at World Sailing, is excited. Too many boats are losing their keels, and he is eager to share some of the progress being made to reverse this trend. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck met with Stan for an update, with additional comments added by Dr. Jason Smithwick, Head of Technical & Offshore at World Sailing.
What are some of the initiatives about how we’re going to keep keels attached?
Stan: The first initiative which has now been approved and budgeted by World Sailing is to have a report writing committee that gets launched to write a report summarizing what happened …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Keeping Keels Attached in the Future, Editor