More Boat Parade Award Winners Announced

Byline: Nu Yang

More Boat Parade Award Winners Announced

While not all Southern California holiday boat parade award winners had been announced in time to be published in the roundup that appeared in the last issue of The Log Newspaper, the final results are now in — for San Diego County, Huntington Harbour, Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach’s Naples Island.

The winners are:


San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Best of Parade (Star of India Cup): Seafarer

International Award: Scott’s Landing

San Diego Port Tenant Award: Maverick

Best Yacht Club Entry: 1st: Fantasea; 2nd: Wind and Wing

Best Marina Entry: 1st: Charlotte Ann; 2nd: Ten Fold

Best Commercial Power: 1st: Home Steal; 2nd: Port Surveyor

Best Power Boat 46 Feet and Over: 1st: Tireless; 2nd: Parallax

Best Power Boat 33-45 Feet: 1st: Sundance; 2nd: Someday is Now

Best Power Boat Under 32 Feet: 1st: Mary Elsa; 2nd: Second Chance

Best Commercial Sail: 1st: Aquamarine II; 2nd: Liquid Silk

Best Sail Boat 46 Feet and Over: Fidelitas

Best Sail Boat 33-45 Feet: 1st: Seven Seas; 2nd: Liquid Silk

Best Sail Boat 32 Feet and Under: 1st: Green Flash; 2nd: Painkiller

Best Self Powered: 1st: SWC Outrigger; 2nd: LOKALANI


Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Plaques were distributed to all participants.

Oceanside Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Best Power Boat: 1st: Rickdiculous, Rick Windbigler; 2nd: AVTB-I, Daniel Novak; 3rd: All-In, Tim and Diane Hemmer

Best Sail Boat: 1st: Moana, Southard Family; 2nd: Serenidad, Manfred Olson; 3rd: Wilakuk V, Bill and Marybeth Thayer

Best Small Boat Under 19-Feet: Santa’s Workshop, Jennifer Siemer

Best Decorated: Rickdiculous, Rick Windbigler


Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

Sweepstakes: Robin Clark

Best Tribute to Theme: Robert Snell

Most Beautiful: Ron and Joanne Foland

Best Display of Originality: Bruce and Sandie Bechtle

Most Effective Use of Lights: Terri Jo Meyers

Best Tribute to Holiday Season: Burt and Diana Daigrepont

Most Whimsical: Tom and Mary Griley

Most Religious: Bill and Kathy Reese

Best Youth Decorated: Brethren Christian High School/Keith Jorgenson

Best Animation: Hal Gerbert

Best Commercial Entry: Permadock/Paul Gerst

Judges Special Trophy: Calvary Chapel/Pete Valvov

Best Yacht Club: Huntington Harbour Yacht Club/Dean Oliver

Award of Excellence: Robert Ahlke, Brad Willingham and Dale Faubert


Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

Grand Marshal’s: Hydrotherapy, Bruce Honer

Most Patriotic: Ahi Whela, Paul Javier

Judge’s Choice: Warrior II, Los Angeles Yacht Club

Children’s Choice: Big Easy, Robert Marc Bacon

Most Original: Grace, Mike Robinson

Holiday Spirit: 1st: Bad Boyz II, Gary and Tina Schafer; 2nd: Jason Fogle; 3rd: Babalu, Robert Munoz; 4th: Begorah, Bill and Connie Beck; 5th: Sober Pirate, Kimberly Cobos

Theme: 1st: Bout Time, John Picken; 2nd: Hobbit, Rod Cleland; 3rd: Island Waters, Rick Whearty; 4th: El Bella, William Anast; 5th: Havana Express, Luis Medina

Best Animation: 1st: Playmate of the Waves, Mark Fogle; 2nd: Baby Ruth, Bill Ruth

Humorous: 1st: Sea Weed, Joe Adivari; 2nd: Ms Sociable

Commercial: 1st: Avanti, Libby DiBernardo; 2nd: White Knight, Luke Ackerman

Traditional: 1st: A Little Knotty, Shane Cleland; 2nd: Chippewa Spirit, Gentry Newsom; 3rd: Parrothead, Rob Schreurs; 4th: Harrrrr, Jerrod Consoli; 5th: Knee High, Christopher Schafer

Most Entries: Cabrillo Yacht Club


Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade, Long Beach

Large Boat Parade Winners

Grand Prize: Enchantress, Drew Miser

Theme: On Business, David Garges

Lights: Enchantress, Drew Miser

Most Spirit: Sea Guardian, Sgt. James Greenleaf

Small Boat Parade Winners

Grand Prize: Cerritos Bahia Yacht Club, Jeanne Connell

Theme: 5 O’Clock Somewhere, David D’Andrea

Lights: Miracle on 34th Street, Mychi Hoang

Music: Judy Weber

Costumes: Fragile, Doug Wolven

Originality: Gilligan’s Island, John Huntington

Honorable Mention

Most Spirit: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club Juniors

Most Humorous: Zapper, Bryan Aamot

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