Fleet Week – Most Patriotic – “Osprey” 

On behalf of our board of Directors, the Fleet Week Committee and Staff, we thank you all  for participating in the Fleet Week Veterans Day Boat Parade to honor and thank those who serve and those who have served our great country.  Our panel of judges had an extremely difficult task in deciding this year’s winner because so many of the boats were extremely well decorated . However, we are delighted to announce the winners as follows:

Coast Guard Theme:         “Helena”       Victor McKnight
Navy Theme                     “Sun Baby”   Bill Houlihan
USMC Theme                   “Endurance”  Sandy Purdon, (2nd year in a row)
Army/Air Force                  “Daily Havin” David Canada (we combined two services since we did not see any boats that matched this effort for either the Army or Air Force theme)

Most Patriotic                    “Osprey”       Michael Philbrook

We are having the trophies engraved and will contact the boat owners to arrange for individual presentations.

In case you missed any of the media coverage, the Boat parade made the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune this morning. There was also an excellent article in the Times of San Diego which can be found at this link https://timesofsandiego.com/military/2021/11/11/flag-waving-on-san-diego-bay-fleet-week-boat-parade-on-veterans-day/

If you are interested in seeing the video of the entire parade it can be found at https://www.youtube.com/  search for Fleet Week San Diego.

Larry Blumberg
Executive Director

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