May 1, 2013
For Immediate Release
Mike Giari, Executive Director
Port of Redwood City
South Bay Opening Day of Sailing at the Port of Redwood City Set for May 18
The 75th annual South Bay Opening Day of the sailing season is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at the Port of Redwood City. This year’s theme is “75 Years of Making Waves on the South Bay.”
The Opening Day decorated boat parade and blessing of the fleet is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can best be seen from the observation deck at the Port of Redwood City. Spectators can vote for their favorite decorated boat to determine which one receive the coveted “Spectators Choice Award.” Bands will provide music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., reports the Sequoia Yacht Club, one of the hosts.
Grand Marshall this year is from the Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Karl Schultz.
Exhibits in the Sequoia Yacht Club parking lot area will include booths by the Marine Science Institute, police and fire departments, West Marine/Leukemia Foundation, Dock-walkers, Power Squadron, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Water activities also include the Coast Guard cutter, rowing club and kayaking demonstrations, and the Sea and Mariner Scouts.
The Sequoia Yacht Club is offering a breakfast menu of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit juice from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $5 per person and a lunch menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, or veggie burgers starting at noon for $10 per person. Menus include non-alcoholic beverage.
The Yacht Club also will host the decorated boat parade awards presentation at 1 p.m.
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