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Opening Day of Boating Season

  • May 4, 2014 · 10:00 AM

This Sunday is opening day of boating season. I will going and doing photography for one of the clubs, so I will not be meeting up with anybody. If you have never been to Opening Day, it is awesome and a great for taking pick nick. The Regatta and Parade goes through the Cut that connects Lake Washington and Lake Union, which goes right under the Montlake Bridge.

There will be a regatta and then a parade of old boats. May of the NW Colleges, and Universities, and Ivy League school were be competing, along with some of the NW prestigious private clubs (Lake Washington Rowing Club, Powcalk, Lake Union Crew, Rose City Rowers, and more). The Seattle Yacht Clubs web page is the best place to find out information about the big day. Although may of their events are for member only, they have the schedule of the race and parade.

May 3, 2014 Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day Parade
8:00 a.m. Vessels begin to gather in Portage Bay
9:40 a.m. SE Portage Bay and Parade route (Montlake Cut) closed
10:10 a.m. Dragon Boat race (East to West)
10:20 a.m. First crew race (East to West)
11:30 a.m. Last crew race
11:45 a.m. Crew shells transit West to East
12:00 p.m. Montlake Bridge raises/firing of noon cannon
12:00 p.m. Opening Day Parade begins
2:45 p.m. Last parade vessel enters Montlake Cut
3:30 p.m. Vessels permitted to transit East to West
4:00 p.m. Vessels permitted to transit West to East
6:00 p.m. Award and Trophy presentation at SYC

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