It was a long, process full of ups and downs. But as she took shape, there was never a doubt that Lady Van was going to be a beauty.
A Reception was held to celebrate the Re-Christening of Lady Van on Monday, June 21 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Following a blessing from Honorary Chaplain Nick Parker, with the immortal words, “I bless this vessel and all of those who will sail in her”, Commodore Sarah Howard broke a champagne bottle on the nose toe Lady Van (actually on a sacrifical board) to official re-christen the Lady Van and welcome her to the Royal Van fleet. in the water preparations can now begin for her to defend the Alexandra Cup.
A special guest on had for the ceremony was Jean Black, daughter of Jack Cribb, the famous skipper of Lady Van who won the Lipton Cup for Vancouver in 1929.