View Full Version : Seattle Tugboat races tomorrow!

05-07-2010, 10:04 PM
If you're in the area and haven't been, you should really go out and watch. Even better from a boat. I had a buddy some years ago with an old tug, and we entered the race. It was pretty amazing - noisy, smelly, and some of the biggest wakes I've ever seen. A bunch of the boats went across the water to Winslow for the night and had a party I don't remember very well :o I do remember we stopped in the middle of the crossing and we all jumped in and swam (briefly).


Saturday, May 8: Family Fun Day
Fire Boat Display Noon
Tugboat Ballet 12:10 p.m.
Abandon Ship Demonstration 12:20 p.m.
Coast Guard Rescue 12:50 p.m.
WorkBoat magazine Workboat Parade 1:15 p.m.
Class C Limited Tug Race 2:00 p.m.
Class B Harbor Tug race 2:30 p.m.
Fireboat Firefighting Demonstration 2:45 p.m.
Class A Unlimited Race 3:00 p.m.

Ian McColgin
05-07-2010, 10:36 PM
One of my favorite events. Be sure to take your own pics and link us to some of the sites that display this wonderful event.

05-07-2010, 11:05 PM
I'm still deciding if I'm gonna go.:( I really should be working on the #%@#*&% boat if I'm going to get it in the water this month.

Should be a beautiful, sunny day though after a month of cold and rain. And it's only 3 hours. I'll be home in plenty of time to get some work done! Yeah!!! :D

05-09-2010, 12:05 PM
It was a perfect day. The sun was out and the clouds stayed over the Olympics where they belong.

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The Adventuress sailed back and forth all day, looking fine:
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Everyone had fun...
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05-09-2010, 12:23 PM