Best in Parade: Shady Lady, owned by Steve and Mary Levine
First Place under 30 feet: Lil Mudshark, owned by Tom Schaffer
First Place Sailboat: Tradewinds owned by Brian James
CLEARWATER - The Island Estates Yacht Club held the 30th Annual Memorial Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 11 honoring the memory of Tom Soukup.
This lighted water parade is an annual tradition viewed by thousands of people in Clearwater and surrounding communities who line the Intracoastal Waterway to see this colorful spectacle. Hundreds of homes on Island Estates host backyard parties to witness the boats navigate close-up. Fifty-one boats registered to participate but brisk winds and chilly temperatures reduced the participants to 30 hardy boaters.
The Best in Parade went to "Shady Lady" owned by Captain Steve and Mary Levine of Indian Rocks Beach. Other winners:
The Island Estates Yacht Club wishes to thank all parade participants and the many generous business sponsors for making this event a fun and festive family affair.
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