Lake Union, Montlake Cut and Lake Washington
The Seattle Yacht Club sponsors Opening Day to mark the offical start of boating season. There are a number of events during the week-long festivities, culminating in the Windermere Cup Crew Races and Opening Day's Boat Parade on the first Saturday in May.
Windermere Cup Crew Racing Teams (Z05A0010)
Opening Day includes world class men's and women's crew racing, drawing several hundred rowers.
Opening Day Boat Parade (Z05A0011)
The Opening Day Boat Parade features everything from big, fancy yachts to families with ordinary motor boats. A number of boats are decorated, keeping with the spirit of an annual parade theme.
Opening Day Boat Parade "Marching" Band (Z05A0012)
What's a parade without a marching band? It may be hard to march on water, but this Opening Day band came up with a suitable alternative.
Dragon Boats at Opening Day (Z05A0013)
A local dragon boat club is among the Opening Day participants.
More About Opening Day
Many spectators line the shores of the Montlake Cut, a channel that connects Lake Union to Lake Washington. A number of spectators watch from their own boats, moored to log boom that extends out into Lake Washington. Log boom moorage generally requires a donation that must be paid in advance.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Downtown Views, Seattle, Washington
- Bruce And Brandon Lee Graves, Seattle, Washington
- The Itinerant Sculpture, Seattle, Washington