April 24, 2013
RSVP Request for Press Opportunities
View the Crew Races and Parade on the SYC Press Boat, Saturday, May 4
Departing the dock immediately after the 0900 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 2013 "Hawaiian Magic" Boat Parade. Yacht returns to SYC at the end of the parade, approximately 0400. A day on the Press Boat offers front row (boat) seat photo opportunities as well as information about parade entries. We can get you out or back to shore via our Marshall boats if unable to stay for the entire event. By reservation only.
Parade Director's View
The Seattle Yacht Club boat, "Portage Bay", provides an excellent viewing platform for the press, as it will be anchored near the finish line of the crew races and the starting area of the boat parade. The Portage 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
You and your crew can be escorted on a volunteer yacht to cruise Portage Bay, 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. By reservation only.
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 non-members, including press, must 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 club to get on one of their schedules. A joint press conference with Washington Huskies Athletics, Windermere Real Estate, and the Trio is held on Wednesday, May 1st, before Opening Day.
Broadcast or Tape from an SYC Boat
Member volunteers and their boats are often available for interviews and broadcast/taping locations. The Seattle Yacht Club is private property and all non-members, including press, must be escorted on the property at all times.
Photographs or Taping in the SYC Clubhouse
The Seattle Yacht Club is private property and all non-members, including press, must be escorted on the property at all times. Generally press photographs or taping is not permitted inside the club. With advance notice, however, and depending on the time, special arrangements may be made.
Feature a Parade Class in Your Publication
Parade entrants are generally eager to talk about their parade entries in the Opening Day boat parade. Some past 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 the club at 206.325.1000 or SYC Press at 206-909-5139.