Attention Boaters!

Save the Date

Accept the Challenge!


Please join us in the Port Orchard Guest Marina for our 38th Annual Decorated Boat Contest

Christmas Lane 2012

Hosted by

 Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club &

Port of Bremerton – Port Orchard Marina

As a part of Port Orchard’s annual Festival of Chimes & Lights

Free Moorage for all Decorated Boats:

Friday, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st


Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club


 Port of Bremerton – Port Orchard Marina

invite ALL BOATERS to participate in

The 38th Annual Christmas Lane – Decorated Boat Contest

A part of Port Orchard’s Annual Festival of Chimes & Lights

Free Moorage November 30th and December 1st for all Decorated Boats*

No reservations required


Friday Evening ~ Join us on the Party Dock for

a light snack and a Hot Buttered Rum to warm

you up and get you in the spirit!

Saturday ~ Get that boat decked out! Show your

Style!  Show your Spirit!

Saturday Afternoon (3:00 pm) ~ Join us on the

Party Dock for a light lunch of sandwiches, chips

and soda before the public voting begins


Saturday Evening ~ Voting begins at 6:00 pm

and the docks are flooded with people checking

out each and every boat.  The little ones just LOVE deciding which one they will vote for!  Could it

be yours?!?  Voting ends at 8:00 pm.

Saturday Night (8:30) ~ Join us again on the

Party Dock as SIYC hosts a Soup Buffett and

Awards Ceremony!

Awards will be given for categories such as:

Peoples Choice                                                                       Who Came The Greatest Distance?

Most Creative                                                                        Best attended Yacht Club               

Could these be YOU?!?!

Please visit or follow the event on Facebook for updates and contact information.

*Free moorage for both nights is provided by the Port Orchard Marina for all boats decorated and present for the public voting portion of this event but does not include power hookup.


Decorated Boat Weekend - Dec. 3, 4 & 5 2011

The Decorated Boat Contest is part of the Port Orchard Chimes and Lights festival. 


 The lighting of the boats warm the atmosphere and the Christmas Spirit.  The voting is exciting for every boat owner.  We got a chance to get into the Christmas Spirit. Have a Ho HO hO Holiday Good time. 

The Decorated Boat Display- CANDY CANE LANE – was held Saturday, December 3rd, at the Port Orchard Marina. Boats that are planed to attend needed to make a reservation (moorage is free to those boats that are decorated but there will be a nominal charge for electricity. Marina Telephone number is 360-876-5535.

Volunteers are needed to help welcome each of the yachts as they arrive and register those participating with their decorated boat. Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club is the Host for this event and will be providing a Saturday evening meal for all the participants (Boaters) and their invited guests. This year, tickets were handed out with the registration of each yacht and their “crew”. The tickets will need to be presented  by each person joining the food line.


Last years soup bar was such a success-it has been decided to repeat that meal. So we filled up our crock-pots with our best hearty soup recipe and joined the fun. 4-6pm to avoid crowded condition. 

Judy Griffiths  

Sunday – December 4th, the last SIYC General meeting for 2011 was held-  This included the swearing in of 2012 SIYC officers.

Port Orchard’s  schedule of events December 3rd:

Jingle Bell Run

Tree Lighting in the Marine Park

Lighted Boat Display

Tractor Rides

Choir Singing

Holiday Pet Parade



Slideshow of last years competition 2010 by Nostalgic Memories by Lea

You can view at You Tube









  1. Greeting and helping to register boats
  2. Setting up party shed
  3. People for ½ hour shifts at the “vote casting table” at the entrance to the guest dock and “vote receiving table” at the party shed.
  4. Help tallying the votes
  5. Help distribute the participation certificates on Sunday morning.



 Photos, (click on for larger image)

Photography by Nostalgic Memories by Lea