2014-12-04 / Around Town

Smooth Sailing for Boat Parade



Enthusiastic crowds lined the waterfront the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 15th annual Illuminated Boat Parade, enjoying the spectacle of nearly 30 lighted boats bedecked in their holiday best. The annual event was begun 15 years ago by then-harbormaster Jake Farrell and is now organized by the city, Discover Newport, and the Newport Yacht Club. Winners in this year’s competition were Power Recreational: Sea Sea Rider; Power Commercial: Sally Forth; Sail Recreational: September Song; Sail Commercial: Providence; Fishing: Cirque; Team Spirit: Imagine; and Best Decorated Dock: Newport Yacht Club. Enthusiastic crowds lined the waterfront the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 15th annual Illuminated Boat Parade, enjoying the spectacle of nearly 30 lighted boats bedecked in their holiday best. The annual event was begun 15 years ago by then-harbormaster Jake Farrell and is now organized by the city, Discover Newport, and the Newport Yacht Club. Winners in this year’s competition were Power Recreational: Sea Sea Rider; Power Commercial: Sally Forth; Sail Recreational: September Song; Sail Commercial: Providence; Fishing: Cirque; Team Spirit: Imagine; and Best Decorated Dock: Newport Yacht Club.

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