Fellow Woody Boater Ron Stevenson sent us this Live-ish report from the 2013 Opening Day Celebrations hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club today – A tradition in the Seattle area going back to 1920. And our friends at the Pacific Northwest Chapter ACBS are front and center representing the antique & classic boating hobby. Nice work everyone! – Texx
2013 Opening Day Celebration
by Ron Stevenson
Here in Seattle we have a very unusual sunny, warm day, in the seventies! First time this warm since last October…
A great way to celebrate Opening Day hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club, a tradition since 1920. The parade started at noon, approximately 250 boats parade through, with thousands lining the waterfront and tied up/anchored out for the spectacle.
This years theme was “Hawaiian Magic” and of course each participant or group enacts their version of the theme. Does the sign above say it all?
So it stands to reason that our Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society would enter as we have each year for many years. This year we had 14 boats.
And for many years we have won an award as we hope we will this year by decorating our woodys. This year it is with hand made leis. Our theme is “Woody Boaters Make Better Leis”
A great (sunny) day for the 2013 Opening Day Celebration in Seattle!
Best Regards – Ron Stevenson