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OP Boat Club continues its plans for Festival of Boats

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Boat Club is looking ahead to summer days and is continuing with its plans to revive the annual boat parade.  
Now named, “The Festival of Boats,” the boat parade was a signature summer event for many years in Ocean Pines and is scheduled this year for July 26.
The activities, which will include both water and shore festivities, will be centered in the south Ocean Pines waters with the thought of alternating north and south in future years. The southern waters are a bit more confining than the north, but the planned route has been surveyed, and appears doable.  
The plan is for all decorated participating boats to assemble in the Pintail Park Canal prior to the start of the parade. The boats will be sequenced into the charted route and will eventually pass by the judge’s station located at the end of the Grand Canal close to Ocean Parkway.  
At the conclusion of the parade, all interested parties will gather at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club deck for the announcement of the winning boats and trophy presentations. Plans are being formulated for additional festivities during and following the presentations.
The event is open to all Ocean Pines businesses, members of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Pines organizations and individual Ocean Pines boat owners.  
There are many areas where volunteers are needed, and the Ocean Pines Boat club is actively seeking assistance from its members and the Ocean Pines community.   
For additional information, contact either Steven Stein at 410-641-8930,, or Fred Heinlen at  410-208-3165 or