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Michelle Sailor
(206) 325-1000

 


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Opening Day Boat Parade 2015 RESULTS!

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Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day Boat Parade 2015 "Myths and Monsters" PRESS/WEB VERSION

Boat/Entry Name

Club/Group/Owner

Number

Classic Power 40' & Over "Golden Potlatch Trophy"

Class "D"

1st Place

Django

D1

2nd Place

Astelle

Doug Weeks

D2

3rd Place

FREYA

Classic Yacht Association/Everett Yacht Club

D3

Classic Sail - "Oldtimers Trophy"

Class "E"

1st Place

Red Jacket

Tacoma YC

E3

2nd Place

Contessa

Navy Yacht Club Everett

E2

3rd Place

CIRCE

Naval Academy Sailing Sqd.& SYC

E1

Classic Powerboat Under 40' - "Founders Trophy"

Class "F"

1st Place

Barnacle

Seattle Yacht Club

F1

2nd Place

Thelonius

Classic Yacht Association

F8

3rd Place

Cheng Tze

Northwest Sream Society

F3

Best Antique & Classic Boat - "Antique & Classic Boat Society Trophy"

Winner

Novelty Decorated - "Golden Potlatch Trophy"

Class "G"

1st Place

Solitude

Bob Hays

G7

2nd Place

Silver Lining

QCYC

G5

3rd Place

Sea Keyes

Edmonds Yacht Club

G4

Dressed Sail - Seattle Mariner / Freidlander Trophy"

Class "H"

1st Place

Restless

Navy Yacht Club

H3

2nd Place

Cool Kat

Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma

H1

3rd Place

Naughty By Nature

Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma

H2

Dressed Power - Seattle Mariner / Freidlander Trophy"

Class "I"

1st Place

Charles N. Curtis

Boy Scouts of America /Sea Scouts

I2

2nd Place

Grand Larsony

Womens Interclub

I6

3rd Place

Griffin

Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

I7

Youth Sponsored Decorated - "Tim Berger Memorial Trophy"

Class "N"

1st Place

Tantivy

CYC Seattle

N4

2nd Place

Carey'd Away

SYC Junior

N1

3rd Place

Mallory Todd

KidSail

N2

Sponsored Decorated - "Past Commodore's Trophy"

Class "O"

1st Place

Jen Marie

Tacoma Yacht Club

O1

2nd Place

Murrelet

Olympia Yacht Club

O2

3rd Place

QUERENCIA

MEYDENBAUER BAY YACHT CLUB

O3

Decorated Sail - "Admiralette's Trophy"

Class "P"

1st Place

Medusa (aka Platypus)

Gig Harbor Yacht Club

P3

2nd Place

Narnia

patrick kolanda

P2

3rd Place

SURT

SSYC

P4

Decorated Power - "Lady President's Trophy"

Class "R"

1st Place

Seabass

Best Spirit - "Group Spirit Trophy"

Class "S"

1st Place

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Bill Conconi

S7-S11

2nd Place

Seattle Singles YC

Timothy Hicks

S12-S19

3rd Place

Amphicars

Larry Solheim

S2-S6

Decorated Commercial - "Alaska Airlines Trophy"

Class "T"

No Entries

Working Boats - "Working Boats Trophy"

Class "U"

1st Place

District 4 Masons/ Fremont Tugboat

Thomas Bulson

U1

Wilson Seamanship - "Wilson Seamanship Trophy"

Class "J"

Winner

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Bill Conconi

J1

Best Overall to the Opening Day Theme - "Admiral's Trophy"

Winner

1st Place

Solitude

Bob Hays

 

 



April 27, 2015

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Sailor

(206) 617-9049

odsycpress@gmail.com                                                            www.seattleyachtclub.org
 
Press Opportunities

View the Crew Races and Parade on the Seattle Yacht Club Press Boat

Departing the dock immediately after the 9:00 a.m. commissioning ceremony on the Seattle Yacht Club lawn, head out on a beautiful volunteer yacht with front row seats to the Windermere Cup Crew Races and the 2015 "Myths & Monsters" Boat Parade. Yacht returns to SYC at the end of the parade, around 3:00 p.m.  A day on the Press Boat offers front row (boat) seat photo opportunities as well as information about parade entries. By reservation only. Call (206) 617-9049 or email odsycpress@gmail.com.

 

Parade Director's View

The Seattle Yacht Club boat Portage Bay, provides an excellent viewing platform for the press anchored near the finish line of the crew races and the starting area of the boat parade. ThePortage Bay is the nerve center for the Parade Director, Marshal boats, USCG and Harbor Patrol.  It gives a unique, inside look into how the parade is actually put together and executed.

 

Cruise the Log Boom

On Friday before Opening Day, you and your crew can be escorted on a volunteer yacht to cruise the waterway, through the Montlake Cut, and to the log boom to photograph and film enthusiastic Opening Day spectators. This is a popular cruise for some of our local weather reporters, and spots fill up quickly.  Marshal boats will be available on Opening Day.  By reservation only.  Call (206) 617-9049 or email odsycpress@gmail.com.

 

Broadcast or Tape from the SYC Docks, Lawn or Parking Lot

Decorated boats from visiting yacht clubs make the Seattle Yacht Club a picturesque backdrop for taping or broadcasting information about Opening Day and the crew races. The Seattle Yacht Club is private property and all press must register in advance at the Front Desk of the Club and be escorted on the property at all times.

 

Interview the Admiral, Vice Admiral or Admiralette

This year's Trio of Opening Day officers is available for press conferences, TV, print and radio interviews.  Please contact the Press Chair Michelle Sailor at (206) 617-9049.  The Trio will be in attendance at the press conference with Windermere Foundation and Washington Huskies Athletics Department typically held on the Wednesday before Opening Day.

 

Broadcast or Tape from an SYC Boat

Press Committee members can arrange member volunteers and their boats to be available for interviews and broadcast/taping locations.  The Seattle Yacht Club is private property and all press must register in advance at the Front Desk of the Club and be escorted on the property at all times.  Contact the SYC Press Committee at odsycpress@gmail.com.

 

Photographs or Taping in the SYC Clubhouse

The Seattle Yacht Club is private property and all press must registers in advance at the Front Desk of the Club and be escorted on the property at all times.  Press photographs or taping is not permitted inside the Club, however, with advance notice, and depending on the time, special arrangements may be made.  Contact SYC Press Committee at 206-617-9049.

 

Feature a Parade Class in Your Publication

Parade entrants are generally eager to talk about their parade entries in the Opening Day Boat Parade.  In the past, many successful features have been done on entries with historical significance, unusual designs or interesting ownership histories.

 

Parking at the Seattle Yacht Club

As you can imagine, parking at the Seattle Yacht Club and on neighboring streets can be quite difficult during Opening Day activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To ensure you get the press parking priority you deserve in exchange for covering our event, contact SYC Press Committee at 206-617-9049 or Seattle Yacht Club at 206-325-1000


April 27, 2015



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Sailor
(206) 617-9049

odsycpress@gmail.com

www.seattleyachtclub.org

 

Seattle Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the United States Army’s premier attack and utility helicopters - the AH-64E Apache “Guardian” and UH-60M Black Hawk will conduct an aerial flyover in this year’s Opening Day Parade on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at noon over the Montake Cut to Union Bay.

Joint Base Lewis McChord’s 16th Combat Aviation Brigade will conduct the flyover as part of a combined aerial demonstration. This will be an opportunity for spectators to catch a glimpse of some of the U.S. Army's most advanced aircraft. The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, commanded by Colonel Paul Mele, completed combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in November 2014. There will also be a practice flyover on Wednesday, April 29 at 12:15pm.

CONTACT: Questions regarding the flyover can be directed to I Corps Public Affairs, Major Mary Ricks, at mary.a.ricks.mil@mail.mil; cell 253-254-1772, or CPT Jesse Paulsboe, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, at jesse.a.paulsboe.mil@mail.mil; office 253-477-4327.


 

  

March 17, 2015
   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Contact:  Michelle Sailor
 (206) 617-9049
 odsycpress@gmail.com
 www.seattleyachtclub.org

2015 Opening Day Theme is “Myths and Monsters!”

 Seattle Yacht Club has chosen “Myths and Monsters” for the theme of the 2015 Opening Day Boating Festivities on May 2, 2015. The Seattle community will see boats in full dress, as well as decorated boats in myths and monsters regalia as they parade through the Montlake Cut.

 This 95th annual, world-renowned boating event is under the leadership of Admiral Ted Shultz, Admiralette Sally Cole, and Vice Admiral Tom Wingard.  “Myths & Monsters is a broad theme that appeals to a diverse group.  We hope to see creative and inventive decorations that illustrate legends and marine life – slimy, scaly, gnarly sea creatures.  This is not your Grandmother’s Opening Day theme,” quipped the Trio.

 Seattle’s Opening Day is produced by countless volunteers and is open for participation to the entire Salish Sea community. The festivities begin with a celebration of our racing traditions with rowing competitions from local, regional and international athletes. The Windermere Cup - the highlight of the rowing competition – pits national/ international crews against the University of Washington men’s and women’s crew.

 The celebration culminates with decorated vessels of all shapes and sizes – dinghies, aqua cars, wooden boats, sailboats, powerboats and yachts – decorated to the “Myths and Monsters” theme. Boaters and landlubbers alike cheer on the crew races and watch the dressed and decorated vessels that parade through the Cut.

 Seattle’s Opening Day history goes back to 1913 in Elliott Bay. The celebration moved to the Montlake Cut in 1920 when Seattle Yacht Club moved their facilities to Portage Bay. Founded in 1892, Seattle Yacht Club has been instrumental in establishing boating traditions and hosting celebrations leading up to the legacy of what Opening Day is today.

 



 

 

 


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