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Lighted Boats Continue to Dazzle the Bay

The Lighted Boat Parades continue! This weekend, actually tonight, the St. Francis YC’s Decorated Boat Parade in San Francisco will travel between Crissy Field and the Marina Green. Will you participate in or watch the parade?

To get you fired up, here are some photos from last weekend’s Lighted Yacht Parade in Alameda, which was organized by the Alameda and Oakland yacht clubs. Forty-five yachts decked their rigs with lights, costumes and giant Santas.

… and jellyfish.

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Terry Gaige from Alameda won the ‘Grand Prize’ with his jellyfish-themed Otter.
© 2021 Fred Fago

First place in the Sailboat category was Carson Hobart from Oakland aboard Joint Venture.

Carson’s boat carried so many lights that the camera didn’t know what to make of it!
© 2021 Fred Fago

Second place was awarded to Kwame Copeland from Alameda aboard Espresso (pictured below).

Lights formed the shape of traditional square-rig sails.
© 2021 Fred Fago
Third prize was won by Kyle Siler out of Grand Marina.
© 2021 Fred Fago

Following are a few more of our favorite photos from the parade.

Mark Pavusko from Isleton aboard Best Day Ever.
© 2021 Fred Fago
Is Peter there too? Eli Myrick and his crew aboard Shastin carried a little pixie dust for luck.
© 2021 Fred Fago
Keven Karrick’s Future Quest made a great landing point for Santa and his reindeer.
© 2021 Fred Fago

We hope you enjoy tonight’s parade and any other Christmas lights you happen to visit. Pier 39 in San Francisco is featuring a tree-lighting ceremony every half hour between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Pier’s 60-foot-tall white fir tree will be lit up to the accompaniment of synchronized holiday music.

Whatever you do, and whatever you see, have fun. Happy Holidays!

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