Poulsbo Yacht Club
United States of America

2018 Lighted Ships Parade

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This year marks the 49th Anniversary of the Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Ships Parade.  Please consider decorating your boat and being a part of this wonderful event that has become a holiday tradition within our community. 

 If you would like to participate please Email Bill Whiteley at: bill3@whiteley.us to sign up!  We continue to emphasize safety, so please sign up early so we can get you the “BOAT LIGHTING AND COURSE SAFETY HANDOUT.”

In the past, we have split the route into two nights, and included Port Madison.  However we started a new tradition last year and reorganized the event into a single evening.

The route will be: 

Starting at the PYC Marina at 5:00 pm, we will proceed directly to downtown Poulsbo. Then we head south, following the west side of Liberty Bay, to Keyport at about 5:50pm.  Next we cross to Manzanita Bay, then up the west side of Bainbridge Island through Agate Pass to the Suquamish dock at about 7:40 pm.  We return back down the west side of Agate Pass to Point Bolin, then north to Lemolo and the east side of Liberty Bay, ending at the Liberty Bay Marina at approximately 9:15 pm.  

After the parade, when we return to the PYC Marina, we will gather at the Clubhouse to present the awards, have some mulled wine, and share the leftover snacks from our boats. 

As usual, there are several people that we need to recognize that are key to the success of this event:

Santa Claus will be played by Larry Harper and the Voice of Santa will be Randy Linamen.  The Santa Boat will be The O’Morchoe’s Majestic Lady, and leading the way as the Rudolph boat will be the Brooke’s Overexposure. 

If you know of anyone who wants a greeting from Santa, ask them to email Santa at santa@poulsboyc.org  Feel free to contact Bill Whiteley at 360-440-8082 if you have any questions.