2017 Lighted Yacht Parade Entries 

“A Winter Wonderland”

Entrant Boat Division Marina Organization Description
Robert Benoit Anomaly Sail Grand Marina Harbor Cultural awareness group Winter’s wonderous snowflakes falling from the Arctic followed by a mirage of a tropical  Christmas Island.
Gina vega cynsational lady Power alameda marina N/A Cynsational lady, last minute entry. survivor of three groundings is not ready for retirement. Brought back to life to strut her stuff. This is her first appearance at this parade and wishes to return every year, just as long as she stays on the water… Cynsational lady wishes everyone a wonderful and blessed holiday season.
Scott and Liz Harrison Power None None Our entry is dedicated not only to the men and women in blue; but to all the First Responders.  A great big Thank You and Merry Christmas goes out to all the Police, Fire, and Volunteers who were so busy this past year.
Robert Nelson Sunrise Power MVYH Gate 11 Gate 11 Yacht Club Gate 11 Yacht Club:  The home of the  then best Sunday, adult, co-ed mixed 15 feet and under dinghy races on the Estuary.
Jessica Frank   Power N/A N/A The Frank Family’s Inaugural Entry.  Merry Christmas Alameda!
Charles Reynolds Magick Express Sail Ballena Bay N/A Magick Express ia a DYNAMIQUE 62 cutter rigged sloop, available for charter in the San Francisco Bay. Magick Expresses parade entry is a family affair this year so be sure and wave to the kids
Ken Shupe Sea Fox Sail Ballena Isle Marina Sea Scouts and the Island Yacht Club The Island Yacht Club and their Sea Scouts Present a Charlie Brown Christmas: Salty Peanuts!
Ashley Prest Tugs Of Fun Power Grand Marina Grand Marina This little boat is Tugs of fun!
Helen Keohane The Barge Other Jack London Aquatic Center East Bay Rowing Club The Barge is the training boat for members to learn to row.
We have a masters program for adults and sponsor Oakland Tech High School rowing program
Dee Furley XOXO Sail Fortman Ballena Bay YC Merry Christmas from Dee and Mark and everyone at Ballena Bay Yacht Club.
Chris Anderson Off Course Power Grand Marina Encinal Yacht Club Captain Ray Corral
Carol Beaver Pops (and the Snow Paddlers) Other Stone Boat Yard Alameda DragonFlyers Our dragon boat “Winter Wonderland” is decorated with more than 1,000 twinkle lights simulating snow and a snowman steering the boat filled with a drummer and 20 paddling snow-people. The dragon head and tail light the way and bring special sparkle and spirit to the water wonderland.

ADF is one of the Bay Area’s most active and organized dragon boat racing teams with a diverse membership of 75 paddlers. We paddled in the winter, spring, summer and fall. To experience ADF fun, fitness and friendship sign up for an introductory paddle on our website at www.meetup.com/alamedadragonflyers.

Tom Marlow Ketch22 Sail Oakland Oakland Yacht Club Ahoy mates,  Here comes Ketch 22 a 39 foot Freedom Ketch  skippered by Tom Marlow with his wife Naty Marlow & crew They are the defending champions of last years Lighted Yacht Parade. Give them a huge round of applause while they cruise through their winter wonderland on deck.
John Henry Fleur de Mer Sail OYC OYC Santa’s Sloop filled with lean teens on the scene hailing Head-Royce sailing team, Berkeley Ballet, and the North Pole.
Darya Light Onyx Sail Marina Village None Wishing peace and love for all, across the Wonderland
Richard Wang Maureen Power Grand Marina Encinal 13’ Boston Whaler “Maureen”
Walt Dobrowski Aubrey K Power JLS NA The theme will be Christmas in Paradise. We will have a 6ft tall lighted Pelican on the bow of our boat. People will be in Hawaiian shirts, Etc.
Chris Robbins Harbor Emperor Power SF Bay Ferry SF Bay Ferry/Blue & Gold Fleet Please let me know if you need any further Information
Lloyd Ritchey Breakout Sail South Beach Bay View Boat Club A delightful display of human nature in a winter wonderland.
Mary Buckman Shantung Sail Oyster Cove Bay View Boat Club Ship bells ring
Are you listening?
On the the boat,
Snow is glistening.
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight
Lynne Lathbury Rinker 33 Power Grand Marina AYC Alameda Elks Lodge wishes you a Merry Christmas
Ken Wu Oakland Renegades Other Jack London Aquatic Center Oakland Renegades Dragon Boat Club Oakland Renegades Dragon Boat Club
Bryan Blair Missus Puff Power none none 1988 Four Winns Horizon 180, with the Blair family aboard.  Merry Christmas to all!
Steve Sorensen Jaws Other Public Boat Ramps of Alameda Alameda Kayak Club Representing the solo self powered category, Jaws! Building on it’s last two years 2017 Jaws shows unlimited imagination on a limited craft. Merry Christmas!
Mike & Gloria Costs Eagle Sail Na NA Celebrating Christmas
Bryan & Carri Maas Uno Maas Power Marina Village BYC Uno Maas