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Guide to Opening Day of Boating in Seattle

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The Seattle Yacht Club is pleased to host the 92nd Opening Day of Boating Season and parade of boats on Saturday, May 5. Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season has become the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, boats and springtime.

The boat parade, from 12:00pm – 2:30pm along the Montlake Cut, will include over 250 boat entries in 23 different classes including many decorated to the theme “Porthole to Paradise”. Viewing is available along Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut.

The University of Washington will be rowing against the Argentina National Team, Gonzaga University, the University of Virginia and Oregon State University for the 26th annual Windermere Cup races starting at 10:20am. Viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut, or by boats anchored to a log boom in Lake Washington. For $10/person, (payable at the gate) you can receive a continental breakfast, grandstand seating, and a fenced viewing area for the races.

Afterward, fans are invited to join the regatta champions for an awards ceremony and presentation of the Windermere Cup Trophy at the Conibear Shellhouse.

The Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 9:40am to 3:00pm on May 5 during the crew races and parade.

For more information on the Seattle Yacht Club, or Opening Day, check out http://www.seattleyachtclub.org.

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