The funniest one was an entrant with republicans on one side of the vessel and democrats on the other side of the vessel trying to work together to build a bridge. Uncle Sam was in the middle trying to direct them to no avail. They were all in costume too, which made it even funnier. The bridge was a total wreck as you might imagine. We all howled as it went by. It was a classic and it won in its category.
It was fun to watch the different yacht clubs that participated. We knew many yacht club members from all over northern California. This is what PICYA is all about...uniting the boating world in northern California. As the last boat went by we all prepared to have a sit down lunch. It has been a wonderful day so far and soon we'll know who won in each category and other surprises.
This vessel was the committee boat for the Opening Day on the Bay Boat Parade this past Sunday. The Vice Commodore, Linda Breninger was responsible for this event. To say it's a huge undertaking is putting it mildly. There were 205 passengers not counting the press. We boarded at 9:00am and our exciting day lasted until 4:15pm. Here's some information on the vessel we had the privilege to spend the day enjoying.
The California Hornblower is a historically designed replica of a late 1800's 174' Plumb Bow Classic Yacht. She was built by Moss Point Marine, Inc. located in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1989 for Hornblower Cruises and Events to serve as a Dinner Cruise and Private Charter Yacht.Tomorrow: Part IV
California Hornblower became the flagship yacht of the luxury fleet. The 183 foot yacht, has four decks and her three spacious salons feature full service bars, hardwood dance floors, brass, teak and mahogany appointments. Large windows that surround all the decks provide spectacular views for all guests on-board.
A full galley is on-board where all cuisine is prepared fresh for guests. She is U.S. Coast Guard Inspected as a Small Passenger Vessel, Sub Chapter K and is certified to carry 1,000 persons on inland waters, and 385 persons on Coastwise voyages.