Photo: M/V Safari “Christmas Island” in the Pensacola Yacht Club 2017 lighted boat parade
It was a glowing evening all around as M/V Safari and crew set out in the Pensacola Yacht Club 2017 lighted boat parade; a magical evening indeed. I’ll let the pictures tell the story this time. That is with the exception of the awards banquet that followed the boat parade (because with all the excitement I forgot to take pictures).
We had an outstanding line up of some well deserving winners in both the “best decorated” and “most festive crew” categories. Congratulations to M/V Red Red Wine and M/V Bella who tied for best decorated power boats and to Miss Jody for best decorated sailboat. Safari tied with Reel Appeal in the “most festive crew” category! We’ll take it!
Photo: M/V Bella
Photo: M/V Red Red Wine in the foreground
Photo: Julie seeing Santa’s sleigh off topside Safari!
Photo: Huge Christmas nerds, Cynthia & Julie, overseeing decorating activities aboard Safari
Photo: We were pretty impressed with our eye wear…but who got port & starboard mixed up!
Photo: Rein “dears” Cynthia & Abby
Photo: Magical eyelashes and the fabulous Robbins! How could we not win most festive crew with Grumpy Larry on board!
Photo: 1st place for “best dressed” Claire and our national hockey celebrity Chuck “The Gringo” Grillo, sporting a Stanley Cup ring, coached us to victory and taught us a thing or two about team work!
Photo: The Scrooge needs no introduction!
Photo: Topside Safari getting ready for the parade line up in Pensacola Bay
Photo: M/V Safari crew who made the magic happen (with the exception of the loner in the back)!
Photo: M/V The Beach House with two of my favorites Cole & Kristen
Photo: M/V Safari Captain Bruce kept us safe & sound at sea!
Photo: Boats awaiting the call to line up in Pensacola Bay
Photo: Pensacola Yacht Club 2017 lighted boat parade
Merry Christmas friends! See you in the Blue Ocean.