Bremerton Yacht Club

STORM WATCH 2008: Saturday's Lighted Boat Parade "still on" (as of Sat Noon) !
(Stay tuned to this Website -- unless WebGuy loses power)


Photo: Bob Wheeler

New Routes:
  • Friday: Phinney Bay, Port Washington Narrows & Sinclair Inlet
  • Saturday: Phinney Bay & all of Dyes Inlet (both clockwise)
  • Parade Starts and Finishes: Bremerton Yacht Club

Photo: Sylvia Wilson

Send your Messages to Santa by Email! (Click!)

Posted: 18 October 2008

Lighted Boats 2008

Friday, December 19
Saturday, December 20

Friday, December 19th

Ruby Point Start Time          	 18:10 (6:10 p.m.)
Phinney Bay                      18:15
Yacht Club Time Check            18:29
Lions Field        		 18:43
Warren Ave. Bridge  	 	 18:50
Manette Bridge  		 19:00
Point Herron Light  		 19:05
Cheney Dock/ Illahee Fence 	 19:30
Return                  	 19:44
Point Herron Light    	 	 19:56
Bremerton Marina   		 20:02
Manette Bridge        		 20:06
Warren Ave. Bridge 		 20:15
Port Washington Marina 	 	 20:20
Ruby Point              	 20:30

STORM WATCH 2008: Saturday's Lighted Boat Parade "still on" (as of Sat Noon) !
(Stay tuned to this Website -- unless WebGuy loses power)
Saturday, December 20th

Ruby Point Start Time          	 18:10 (6:10 p.m.)
Phinney Bay                      18:15
Yacht Club Time Check 		 18:19
Rocky Point             	 18:29
Marine Drive                     18:39
Channel Entry  (Oyster Bay) 	 18:50
Oyster Bay (20 min "hang time")  18:59
Leave Oyster Bay        	 19:21
Channel Exit              	 19:30
Gravel Dock             	 19:43
Jackson Park            	 19:49
Erlands Pt.                	 20:06
Chico                 		 20:18
Silverdale Park       		 20:44
Windy Pt.              		 21:02
Fairview               		 21:05
Tracyton               		 21:18
BYC  End             		 21:30
Please note:
  1. Residents along the shoreline of Phinney Bay will see the lighted ships on both Friday & Saturday nights, and can have messages from Santa delivered on both nights shortly after 6 p.m.

  2. Deviations from scheduled times may occur due to currents, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Red Route: Friday, 19 December, 2008
Yellow Route: Saturday, 20 December, 2008

Press Release

BYC wishes you all a joyous holiday season
and thanks you all for your participation and support.

Past Thank-You Notes:

Subject: lighted boat parade 
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:54:11 +0000 

Thank you all very much for the lighted boat parade!! We all enjoyed it 
very much and it was much larger than i expected it would be. 

The boats were nicely decorated and it was obvious you went to a lot of 
hard work to put the show on. 

Thanks again from all of us at the 400, 

R. S.

To: Subject: Lighted Boat Parade- Thank-you Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 22:19:03 +0000 Thank-you for a beautiful lighted boat parade Saturday night! Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. We certainly don't know how you manage it but you announced the Santa message exactly in front of our home. It couldn't have been more perfect! The little ones were so excited! Thank-you for all your work in making our Christmas special. Sincerely, B.& B. H. Chico Way

Subject: Thanks for the Parade!
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 03:07:14 +0000

Dear Santa and the other BYC lighted boat parade captains and elves,
I just moved to Manette this summer, right on the shore. I can't tell you how thrilling it was to be surprised by your fabulous parade. It brought out the child in me. I just loved it!
Thank you so much for spreading such wonderful cheer. I look forward to it next year.
Merry Christmas,
E.B. (Shore Dr.)

Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:02 PM

BYC, thanks for the wonderful lighted boat parade. We loved it. We just moved to Chico Way this summer so this is the first time we've seen the parade. My family really enjoyed all of the lights. We were the folks with the boathouse with lights and a large star. Next year I'll invite more friends and family to cheer you on.
> Happy Holidays to you all,

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Thanks for boat parade

To the Editor:
We just returned from watching the Bremerton Yacht Club's Christmas Parade of boats.
What a wonderful gesture by all who took part. It was enjoyed by a large crowd at the Silverdale Waterfront Park and many from along the way who rushed to Silverdale to see any they missed.
Thank you, Bremerton Yacht Club; we hope to enjoy you again next year.
Del and Linda G. and family
[Source: Sun, 10 Dec 2002]

Photos: Jil Hauge (Chico, 2004)

Web Links: (Some of these links may be broken or require signing in)

Photo: Harry Davis

The WebTeam would appreciate receiving
your best one or two, clear & sharp digital photos
of this year's BYC Lighted Ships:
Send (with name & location of photographer) to:
Bremerton Yacht Club.
Please ask for forwarding your picture(s) to the WebTeam and keep size of individual photo files "moderate" (1000 KB max)
and the total size of any Email shipment at about 3MB max. Thanks.

Updated: December 2008 (gk)
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