Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade ~ 2016

The Palm Coast Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade is back again.  The Parade will continue Palm Coast’s beloved holiday tradition, now in its 31st year.  The parade will start at 6pm on December 17th.

Mayor-Elect Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall for this year’s Boat Parade.  Brightly lit boats will glide down the Intracoastal Waterway to the delight of hundreds of observers watching from the banks celebrating with parties and music.  The Parade will be accompanied by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat U.S., and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Boat captains are invited to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or at theulises@att.net for registration forms.  Registration forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com.

Rain date is set for December 18.  Official notice of the Parade status or whether a rain date will go into effect will be posted on the Palm Coast Yacht Club website on December 17.

Registered boats will gather on Cimmaron Basin at 6 p.m. and head east to the Intracoastal Waterway where the Parade turns south passing Tidelands, Canopy Walk, St. Joe Walkway, Waterfront Park, and Island Estates, before turning at the Grand Haven Gazebo and back to Clubhouse Waterway.  

Boat captains registering for the event are required to attend a special meeting about the parade outlining regulations and procedures.  The meeting will be held at Marina Cove at 10 a.m. on December 17.  Present will be the Flagler County Sherrif’s Office, Tow Boat U.S., and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The Palm Coast Yacht Club offers a wide variety of social activities for boaters and non-boaters alike.  The organization provides opportunities for boating trips, dinners, dock parties, and picnics.  Welcoming new members every month, the Club was established in 1979.


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