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2017 Seattle Opening Day | Crew Races, Sailboat Race, Grand Opening Day Boat Parade, Log Boom, Cinco de Mayo Weekend

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As always, the Opening Day Parade starts at noon the first Saturday in May with the blast of a cannon and the raising of the Montlake Bridge. Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day has become the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, spring, and the opening of boating season.



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From website:
Seattle Opening Day 2016
May 6, 2017
More info: nwboatinfo.com

Opening Day, the official opening of Seattle’s boating season sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club, includes a celebration of many kinds of water activities. Festivities will include a morning of crew races, a sailboat race, and of course, the Grand Opening Day Boat Parade on Saturday.

As always, the Opening Day Parade starts at noon the first Saturday in May with the blast of a cannon and the raising of the Montlake Bridge. Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day has become the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, spring, and the opening of boating season. Participating yachts will be decorated to illustrate the 2016 theme for Opening Day, “Emerald City Aahs!”

Opening Day in Seattle is a family affair; families decorate their boats for the festivities and parades; spread blankets on the shoreline and spend hours watching and picnicking. Families dream of the boats they someday will own.

Opening Day offers some outstanding photo and story opportunities. You’ll not find anything like it in the U.S. or to our knowledge, in the world. The only thing comparable is an annual parade of commercial vessels in Venice, Italy.

Log Boom Info
The log boom is on the northern boundary of the parade route. Note that additional moorage is available on the south side of the parade route near Foster Island.

The log boom is provided by the Seattle Yacht Club and the University of Washington. You use it at your own risk. Neither the Seattle Yacht Club nor the University of Washington are responsible for any injury or damage claims.

Please use good nautical practices and judgment when maneuvering and mooring. Pay attention to weather conditions, and help your fellow boaters.

This is a volunteer effort. If all goes well, the log boom will be installed the Thursday before Opening Day, and removed the Monday following.

Log boom moorage is “first come, first served” for the north side. Those that donate in advance will be assured a place on the log boom if they arrive before 8am on Saturday. You can show support by making a donation when asked if you haven’t done so already.

You may save a spot for your buddy who is a few minutes behind you, but DO NOT try to reserve multiple spots. Please welcome your neighbors, you will meet some great boaters.

Please respect the clearly marked area on the West (shore) end of the log boom reserved for University of Washington VIPs. No watercraft may cross or be on the parade route while it is closed

The parade route closes at 9:40am and does not reopen until the SYC Marshall Boats announce the parade route has reopended, which will be around 2:30pm.

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The 2015 Windermere Cup brings the some of the best crew team in the world to the Montlake Cut and the University of Washington for a day of racing. The Windermere Cup kicks off opening day of the boating season and other festivities that the Seattle Yacht Club host. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

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University of Washington women cross the line first in the title race during the 2015 Windermere Cup on Saturday, May 2, 2015. They beat the University of Virginia. WINDERMERE CUP - 146811 - 050215

Members of an ambassador crew greet the crowd gathered on one of the log booms before the start of the 2015 Windermere Cup on Saturday, May 2, 2015. WINDERMERE CUP - 146811 - 050215

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