Yacht Club announces winners of boat parade

The Yacht Club’s iconic Green Dragon leads the parade. Photo provided by Sarah Kooiman.

Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Yacht Club, the 38th Annual Parade of Lights featured an array of colorfully lit and decorated boats cruising the waterways on Saturday evening.

Led by the Yacht Club’s iconic fire-breathing dragon, boats paraded through the East Bay and around the main lake, bringing holiday cheer to those viewing the parade from waterfront homes and beaches.

Photo provided by the Canyon Lake Yacht Club.

The Yacht Club steamed the event live on their Facebook page to provide a safe viewing experience for residents who wanted to watch the parade from their homes. The club’s official video with aerial and land-based coverage of all the entries will be available for viewing next week.

The Yacht Club will be presenting awards for the best-decorated boats. The boats were judged by a group of volunteers, led by Karen Bevans.

The winners are as follows:

  • Commodore’s Award: Brian and Diann Oltman (Choo Choo Train)
  • Most Elaborate: Rob Mora and Lainie Cooney (Gingerbread House)
  • Most Innovative: Howard Hellman (Rudy’s Rocket)
  • Best Club Boat: Dave and Jennifer Dain, Yacht Club (Rudolph and His Friend Frosty)
  • Best Showmanship: Greg and Karin Cassidy (Big Blue Shark)
  • Best Neighborhood: Mike and Kim Duffy, Lucky Cove (Lucky Cove Winners)
  • Most Patriotic: Martilla Family (Patriotic Santa)
  • Best Design: Mike Kerber (Bright Lights)
  • Most Outstanding: Yegsigian Family (Santa Sleigh)
  • Best Party Boat: Jay Fitzpatrick (Mexican Christmas)
  • Most Beautiful Boat: Bonelli Family (Red and White Lights)

“Other winning boat owners will be notified by December 19,” said Yacht Club Vice Commodore Ron Wilbur.

Photo provided by the Canyon Lake Yacht Club.
Photo provided by Lisa Berry.
Photo provided by Susan Wynsma.
Photo provided by Sarah Kooiman.
Photo provided by Cristal Davis.
Photo provided by Susan Wynsma.

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