Shilshole Marina to celebrate Open Boat Weekend and National Marina Day

This Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, Shilshole Marina will be celebrating Open Boat Weekend and National Marina Day. The event is also a benefit for the Leukemia Cup Regatta, which is happening the following weekend, June 9.

The events happen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. From the flyer:

Sail For a Cure Boat Rides: One hour sailboat rides on Puget Sound every half hour all weekend. 30-45 foot yachts, courtesy of Windworks Sailing Center and Seattle Sailing Club. First come, first served. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, please call Bob Ross at 206.286.1004.

Open Houses: Take a tour of the live-aboard boats at Shilshole Bay Marina and learn about the fun lifestyles of the Washington liveaboard community and visit Corinthian Yacht Club for refreshment and an overview of their junior sailing program.

Swap Meet: Bring your nautical gear to swap or come in search of bargains. Pre-registration is highly recommended for swappers due to space constrains. Donations are collected on-site. $5 late fee may apply for showing up onsite without registration. Public swappers: $10 donation per vehicle Business swappers: $50 donation To register, contact Brianna Rockenstire with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 206. 628.0777 ext. 117 or

Boat Show: Over 50 boats will be on display and open for inspection, including new and used sailboats, trawlers, and yachts. Brokers, sailing club and charter boat representatives will also be on hand from Seattle Yachts, Sail Northwest, Seattle Sailing Club, and Windworks Sailing Center.

Donate and get a dog: Enjoy a hot dog, a bag of chips and a soft drink while you search for bargains at the swap meet or wait for your boat ride. Donations accepted for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Checks: Get your boat checked by the Coast Guard Auxiliary for any safety issues prior to summer boating

Junior Sailing Lesson: Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle will have instructors and Opti sailboats on site for 1 hour intro to sailing lessons for kids from 6 – 14. Introduce your children to the water the right way with professional US Sailing certified instructors. Suggested donation is $5.00. Afterwards stop by the CYC Clubhouse to see what they have to offer. For more information call 206. 789. 1919

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