Corsair Yacht Club hosts “Easter at the Island” at Catalina Island’s Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS—Easter is traditionally a time to spend with family, which for boaters means the opportunities to celebrate as they jet through the water. Corsair Yacht Club (CYC) cordially invites boating family and friends to join in for three days of festivities – from April 19 to 21 – over the Easter holiday weekend.

There will be a variety of festive activities planned for children and adults alike. The Easter celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon with appetizers and a no-host wine bar reception at The Harbor Sands Restaurant picnic site. In anticipation for the Easter parade, adults and children can decorate hats and bonnets at Buffalo Park at 10 a.m.; materials will be provided. That afternoon at 3:30 p.m. judges will award prizes to those who have decorated the best hats. In the evening, there will be a ‘bring your own BBQ dinner’ and the famous Corsair punch bowl will offer refreshments. As soon as the sun sets, attendees can gather by the bonfire for the “burning of the socks” event and poetry reading. Saturday night will conclude with music at Buffalo Park stage.

John Glaister, commodore of CYC, says the burning of the socks tradition is newer and provides boaters the opportunity to “create and recite a poem at the Saturday night bonfire that expresses their relief that winter is finally coming to an end and the boating socks will soon be replaced by bare foot sailing.”

Glaister continues, “As the poem is recited the socks are ceremoniously tossed into the fire. It’s a fun evening event that has generated some very witty poetry. Anyone is welcome to write a poem and burn their old sailing socks.”

The following morning, on Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny will greet guests at the Harbor Reef patio at 8 a.m. to start the annual Easter egg hunt. Separate hunts will be held for younger children of preschool age and older children. Those who find the elusive golden eggs will be awarded prizes.

In lieu of a ticket price, attendees are asked to bring two dozen plastic eggs filled with candy or other small Easter treats for the egg hunt.

Corsair Yacht Club is located at Emerald Bar on Catalina Island and is known as “The best little yacht club in the world.” The club is home to a small fleet of 75 boaters from Southern California.

To learn more about this event and to access a full schedule of activities, visit the website at

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