The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association, in conjunction with the Port of Seattle, will once again sponsor the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous as part of the Seattle Waterfront Classic Weekend, at Pier 66 on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Over 40 classic wooden vessels, many of them built prior to World War II, will welcome visitors throughout Father’s Day weekend. This event represents the largest gathering of classic yachts on the West Coast. The yachts will be joined by dozens of classic automobiles that will be on display on the pier. Admission to all show sites is complimentary.
The Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous will again highlight a Marquee Class of yachts, featuring Richardson Boats this year. On Friday June 14, the classic yachts will participate in a Sail-In Parade along the waterfront prior to their arrival at Bell Harbor at 4 p.m. An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 p.m.
The public is invited to the Bell Harbor Marina docks to view the classics on Saturday the 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday the 16th (Father’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of the boats will be available for boarding, and guests are asked to wear soft-soled shoes. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite yacht. The winning boat’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque on display at Bell Harbor.