The Annual Newport Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet will be held Friday, November 29, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
Prizes will be given for best sailboat, best powerboat, most team spirit, best decorated fishing boat and more. An awards reception will be held immediately after the race.
Boats will rendezvous in the Goat Island Causeway area at 6:00 for a prompt 6:15 start. The parade will begin traveling east (clockwise around Newport Harbor) leaving Newport Yacht Club to port where the judges will be located. Boats will proceed towards downtown Newport leaving waterfront docks to port. The route will continue towards Kings Park and lighted bell “3”. Boats will finish the last leg of the circle headed North back towards the Goat Island Causeway area.
Participating vessels may continue around the harbor and also are invited to temporarily dock at Newport Yacht Club for the awards ceremony and party. In the event of severe weather, call (401-845-5815). Also tune to VHF 14 for announcements.
To register, or for more information contact Sara Schroeder via email at sschroeder@CityofNewport.com
Here is the registration form for the Boat Parade.