Seattle, It’s Opening Day for the Boat Season. The Seattle Yacht Club has been putting on exceptional opening days of boat season for Seattle since even before the official 1920 date. This year promises to be no exception to the memorable events of the day. I am however a bit worried about the weather. So what’s the difference? It is Seattle anyway – we are used to getting four seasons each day lately! I do hear 30% rain tomorrow so bundle up and wear those rubber boots to take in the show!

Seattle Land traveling… Remember to plan your traveling around Seattle with extra time… The Montlake Bridge in particular will be closed for quite some time.

Here is the official 2010 Opening Day schedule from the Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) site:

8:00 a.m. Official Parade Boats start to assemble in Portage Bay
8:45 a.m. U.S. Navy Band Concert, SYC Lawn
8:50 a.m. Commissioning Ceremony, SYC Lawn
9:40 a.m. Parade Course Closed to ALL Boat Traffic
9:50 a.m. Official VIP Boats parade to moorage
10:05 a.m. Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
10:20 a.m. First Crew Race starts
11:30 a.m. Last Crew Race starts
11:45 a.m. All Crew Shells parade back through parade course
12:00 p.m. Official Parade begins
2:30 p.m. End of Official Parade (approximately)
3:00 p.m. Parade Course open to marine traffic (approximately)
3:15 p.m. Montlake Bridge resumes normal operations
4:30 p.m. Army Drill Platoon, SYC Lawn
6:00 p.m. Trophy presentations, SYC Lawn
6:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Lowering of Colors

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