Dear Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats Participant:
Welcome to the 26h Annual Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats. This event is produced by the Fells Point Yacht Club, Inc. The Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The parade route will be through the Fells Point and Inner Harbor areas. We will use two groups for forming up; the Inner Harbor Group, and the Fells Point Group. The plan is for two complete passes around the parade route for all boats.
The boats will be judged and prizes awarded. The prizes to be awarded will be for Best in Parade, Best Theme of Christmas, Best Illuminated, Best Large Power Boat, Best Small Power Boat, Best Large Sail Boat and Best Small Sail Boat.
The parade groups will begin forming up shortly after 5:00 p.m., as directed by the Parade Marshall and the assisting Safety Boats. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. in Fells Point and 6:30 in the Inner Harbor.
Any vessel may enter the parade, provided it is properly insured and the skipper adheres to all the rules and regulations of the U.S.C.G., Maryland D.N.R., the Marine Unit of the Baltimore City Police and the Baltimore Fire Department. Participants must fill out the registration form available on this website. This form should be received by e-mail (from this website). The entry fee is $35 per vessel. However, we do ask that each Captain, crew member and guest on each vessel donate a non-plush toy to the Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program. Donated toys will be collected at the post-parade party and awards ceremony. Participating parade guests, captains and individual crew who do not bring a toy to the ceremony at Latin Palace, will be asked for a $10.00 contribution for the Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots Program. Captains will have tickets for crew members. Crew members without tickets will be charged $10.00 plus a toy for Toys -for -Tots.
Attendance at the Skippers' Meeting is mandatory. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Riptide by the Bay Restaurant (see location on this website), in Fells Point. For those who come a distance, there will be free dockage Saturday Night (with electric) for the participants if they leave their lights on at the dock at Harbor East Marina.
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