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#1 MarkTwainWhite

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 12:04 AM

Be sure to put this Saturday, December 12 on your calendar. At 10AM  the 29 region Blake Passage area will host first annual Blake Passage Christmas Lights Boat Parade.

 

The residents of Blake Passage are working on getting their homes, docks and boats decorated to welcome all of us to join them for this special holiday event which will become an annual tradition. Get your boats decorated for this special night time parade as we celebrate the holidays with our festively lit boats and cruise from Skagway (the heart of the Blake Passage regions) down to the Hollywood sim where DJ Benny the Boozehound will rock the Bowl with music to listen to while lined up to get under the mistletoe.

 

Please decorate your boats responsibly avoiding adding any Grinch inspired lag to the event. No Mega Yachts please. Sailboats will proceed under power with sails down. This is a cold evening event based in general sims. We ask that our topless cruising friends bundle up on this one special night and dress for the season.

 

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 01:42 AM

Topless is more an Australian Christmas. I don't want any of my extremities getting frostbite...

 

For this cruise silk underwear, sorel boots and fair isle sweaters.



#3 MarkTwainWhite

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 04:11 AM

Topless is more an Australian Christmas. I don't want any of my extremities getting frostbite...

 

For this cruise silk underwear, sorel boots and fair isle sweaters.

 

Sounds like a good solution to me. However let me point out one minor thing about your post.

 

Although the Boat Parade will in many ways have similarities with a cruise, it is not a cruise. The goal will be to the degree possible have all boats stay in line during the parade. Think of it a a line of floats going down a major street rather than a mass movement of tacking and motoring boats all proceeding at will. 

 

It may or may not succeed as designed but hopefully those in the parade will enjoy the change of pace that will cause them to exercise some skills that are slightly different than the cruising challenge.

 

In the instructions on Saturday we will encourage boat captains to maintain spacing and single line sailing as best they can but if they find they are in a mix of boats then each skipper's task will be to merge back into a single line, all skippers making room for each other to reorganize.  Perhaps a new fun skill set to develop?


Edited by MarkTwainWhite, 08 December 2015 - 04:18 AM.

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#4 Luna Azulejo

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 06:59 AM

Any suggestions for where to find boat decorations for those of us who don't know how to make our own?

 

Cheers!



#5 ReiZeplin

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:50 AM

Topless is more an Australian Christmas. I don't want any of my extremities getting frostbite...

 

For this cruise silk underwear, sorel boots and fair isle sweaters.

 

Ummm I wouldn't in a million years spend Christmas topless around my family. :P


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#6 Aethelwine

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

I would look here look under celebrations\holidays\Christmas on marketplace:

 

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#7 ZZBottom

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 11:55 AM

Ok, i got it, ill not be naked:)



#8 Lance.Corrimal

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:25 PM

so how is this supposed to work... you motor along instead of sailing, and you'll wear all kind of christmas lights on your avatar (or link them to your boat)?



#9 ZZBottom

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:35 PM

I remember doing this one.

I think it will be mroe like a parade then a cruise that is normally a sort of free for all race.

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#10 Maiti Yenni

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 04:44 PM

@ Lance - Thats what I'm making of it yes.

 

@ ZZ - Cool pics, like usual. First i saw those!


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#11 Lance.Corrimal

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:51 PM

guess with loonettas you don't have to wear any lights...



#12 MarkTwainWhite

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:23 AM

The inspiration for The Blake Passage Christmas Lights Boat Parade is the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade which will be holding it's 107th annual parade later this month.

 

To get a feel for this event here is a video from the 106th annual edition. There is some great footage all through the video but if you want to get a quick nutshell view of the parade just fast forward to the 5:30 mark.

 

https://youtu.be/t-cW4T1ubco

 

 

Back when I had my boat in Newport Bay my slip was the third one on the  starboard side as you entered from the sea. Each year we would sit on the stern and watch this great parade make it's turn at the harbor entrance and held back into the harbor. 

 

More info later this week.


Edited by MarkTwainWhite, 09 December 2015 - 03:37 AM.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 12:06 PM

My boat is ready!  :D


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#14 Aethelwine

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:22 PM

The Parade was great fun.. Great to see so many people taking part!


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#15 Maiti Yenni

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:33 AM

the amount of people and boats participating was just plan great. I'm processing pics and i know others re processing film , have a look in the next day or so.

 

Also a warm thanks to Benny and Runa, great fun you two!!!


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 01:16 AM

What I was VERY impressed with was the number of folks who took a lot of time decorating their boats and people who were just happy to have fun!  It was an awesome time.  I took film... when I wasn't crashing... and will process as soon as I can.  Benny always has the best music ever ... thanks!!



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:10 AM

Hoooo, Miss it:(



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:19 PM

The link to the video is below. I can't figure out how to embed it! If Maiti could do that it would be great. I'd love to see people post pictures of their boats. There were great boats!

 

 


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#19 Maiti Yenni

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:52 PM

Ask and you shall receive!!


It was really a fun time.

 

Well done Nber!!


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#20 MarkTwainWhite

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 02:37 AM

Great job Nber. Thanks.


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