Please join us for SJIYC’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade on Sunday, May 6, starting at 2:15 PM. Entrants will gather near Shipyard Cove and parade their vessels in front of Spring Street Landing and past the Dignitary Boat and the Judges’ Review Boat to compete for prizes in one of four categories: Theme, Traditional/Nautical, Classic Wooden Boat, Human Powered and Commercial. There is no charge for registration and participation in the parade.
Boats are judged on the following criteria:
Boat Handling—Maintains smooth, constant, approximate 3-4 knot speed and approximate 100-foot spacing behind boat ahead.
are judged on their creative interpretation of “A Community Afloat;”
are judged on their proper display of traditional signal flags;
Classic Wooden Boats
are judged on their distinctive or restored condition; and the
are judged on display of their “gear.”
Human Powered Craft
are judged on their presentation and craft handling
Crew—Crew will be judged on their costumes, uniforms, attire, theme-related antics, and precision of salutes.
Let’s see what fun boaters will conjure up this year!
The Parade Awards Ceremony will be held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club at 4:30 PM. Boat parade participants, skippers and crews, are invited to stay for a Lasagna Dinner ($15/person) after the awards ceremony, beginning at 5:30 PM (Boat Registration and Dinner reservation forms are below).