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2016 Seattle Area 
Sailboat Racing Calendar
Northwest Salmon Derby Series 
2016 Schedule
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  • Bell Street Classic                         Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle        June 17th - 19th


  • Tollycraft​ Rendezvous          Roche Harbor                               June 22nd - 27th



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  • Viking Fest                                     Poulsbo Marina                                May 20th - 22nd​


  • Maritime Gig Festival                 Gig Harbor                                      June 4th - 5th 


  • Riviera Rendezvous​               Roche Harbor                                June 10th - 11th




Opening Day of Boating 2016

Opening Day, the official  
opening of Seattle's boating
season sponsored by the
Seattle Yacht Club, includes
a celebration of many kinds
of water activities. Festivities
will include a morning of crew
races, a sailboat race, and of
course, the Grand Opening Day Boat Parade on Saturday.  

As always, the Opening Day Parade starts at noon the first Saturday in May with the blast of a cannon and the raising of the Montlake Bridge. Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day has become the nation's largest regional celebration of water, spring, and the opening of boating season. Participating yachts will be decorated to illustrate the 2016 theme for Opening Day, "A Great Escape". ​
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