gallery Yankee Clipper & Seattle Sea Scouts at Opening Day

Awesome day on the water in Seattle! Job well done.

Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper - Seattle, WA

20150502_130528 Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper Lining Up for the Opening Day Parade

Opening Day of the boating season is something that Seattle has been doing for more than a century. And the Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper has been there for a good portion of the opening days since the Seattle Yacht Club first started parading through the cut at Montlake in 1920. Our Chartered Organization Rep and Skipper Emeritus John Kelly says his first Opening Day was 1937 when he took a varnished International 14 down the parade route. And attention Adam K; John won the race that followed. So, you’ve got some big shoes to fill on the racing circuit.

But I digress.

Opening Day in Seattle can be cold, windy, rainy….and a bit of a confusing mess. Saturday, May 2, was none of those things. It was, in a word, awesome. It was sunny and clear, with…

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