Opening Day Sailing Victory

The University of Washington Naval ROTC's sailing Team performed brilliantly at this year's Opening Day Parade, put on by the Seattle Yacht Club to officially recognize the beginning of the sailing season in the Seattle area. The day's events include Opening Ceremonies on the SYC Lawn, crew races down the Montlake cut and then a parade of power and sailing yachts through the cut to Lake Washington. The boats looked great and the team looked even better, winning 1st and 2nd Place! The crew had a great time mingling with boaters and sailors from around the state and even internationally.

The team competed in the Dress Sail portion of the parade and were judged on the following categories: ships' company at attention, proper use of nautical flags, consistent attire of crew, overall appearance and proper Captain's salute to the reviewing party.

The UWNROTC sailing team has been competing at Opening Day in one form or another for over a decade and the team's wins include Best Classic Sail, First Place in the Wilson Cup, and multiple Best Dressed Sails.