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CB Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, November 30, 2024, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Potomac River, Marker #2, just off of the Colonial Beach Point
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Phil Bolin
Club Sponsored Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Boat order numbers will be passed out at the Captain's Meeting. We will also provide a list of the boats' order to help all boaters get in the correct order. This is mandatory for judging and announcing at the town pier! The announcer will also ask the next boat coming to the pier for the boat's name. Please be ready on Channel 72 to answer. Please stay 3-4 boat lengths from the boat ahead of you in the parade, allowing time for judging and announcing.
Registration cancellations will be accepted
No Fee

Join the Parade … every boater welcome … No entry fee … Cash prizes …

Six Prize Awards: Plaque and $100 Cash for Best Decorated boat in
each of three classes; 1) Powerboat 35’ and more, 2) Powerboat  <35’,
and 3) Sailboat
.  The last three prizes include a plaque and $100 cash for
Best Use of Lights, Most Original, and Judges Choice across the entire fleet of boats!

Schedule of Events:
Noon Captain's Meeting (mandatory) to discuss details of evening event @ Dockside Dining Room.  Lunch
                         available for purchase.
4:30 PM Judges boat anchors across from Town Pier
5:00 PM All participating boats assemble at staging area near buoy 2 at 5:00 PM.  Sunset is 4:40 PM.
5:30 PM Lead boat leaves staging area near buoy 2 for town pier at 5 kts.  Comms on Channel 72 VHF.
Follow route shown in picture below.   1st boat to arrive at town pier at 5:45 PM.  Continue to
approximately 12th street, then reverse course and end parade. 
Boat parade viewing along route and announcement of boats while they pass town pier. 
7:00-9:00 After party at Dockside.  Winners announced at 7:30 with cash prizes handed out.  Plaques 
delivered in 2 weeks.  

Route for Parade: 
Parade Route

We also need residents and businesses to become Sponsors to help with cash awards.  Donate just $20 to become sponsor to help cover the planned cash prizes.  Mail your donation to CYC Boat Prize Fund at PO Boxd 359, Colonial Beach, VA 22443, or email for pick up of donation.