American Legion Yacht Club Presents: The Annual July 4 Old Glory Boat Parade
The American Legion Yacht Club in Newport Beach is once again setting sail around Newport Harbor for their annual Old Glory Boat Parade on Tuesday, July 4 at 1:00PM.
The theme this year is “Founding Fathers” and entrants are encouraged to decorate their boats to celebrate this theme.
Leading the parade will be the ALYC club boat Valor with our Grand Marshal Newport Beach Chief of Police Joe Cartwright, followed by VIP boats that will be filled with active duty servicemembers and veterans. We are pleased to recognize Chief Cartwright for his service to the community and his service to our county. Cartwright started his career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1999 but would leave three years later for Newport Beach in 2002. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 and he currently is chairman on the board of directors for the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation.
The parade will begin at 1:00pm off the east end of Lido Island and follow a course throughout the harbor between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:30pm, offering everyone a chance to enjoy the parade.
All boaters are invited to decorate their vessels and participate in the parade. Registration is free and available online through the American Legion Yacht Club website (www.alyc.com) where a map of the parade route, approximate viewing times, and more information is also available. Participants will compete for class awards such as Best Decorated, Finest Costumes, Most Creative, and the Commodore’s Award, with class winners to be announced at an Awards Banquet on Sunday, July 16 at 5:30 pm.