Opening Day on the Bay is an annual celebration of the maritime community on the San Francisco Bay. In 2021, Island Yacht Club was proud to present Amanda, our Opening Day flagship.
IYC is a repeat PICYA Decorated Boat category champion -- and our 2021 entry - a Catalina 36 donning an 80ft grass skirt and two giant coconuts - was dressed to impress.
At the helm was Island Yacht Club's Cruise Chair, Eric Korbas, joined by IYC members and friends. The luau theme reflected the warm days and relaxed vibe of Alameda Island life, as well as being a nod to our place in the Pacific. Amanda was also a participant in the PICYA Pacific-Rim Unity Parade and is a proud symbol of the "Little Club that Can" - Island Yacht Club.
While a decorated boat category winner will not be announced until next month, we would like to say a huge thank you to owners Eric, Maribel & Daisy, as well as the IYC volunteers who decorated and crewed Amanda. Looking good, rain or shine!