3 SEAFAIR NOTES: Miss HomeStreet hydro’s West Seattle return; Parade of Ships, Blue Angels next week

The major Seafair events are about to begin – and we have West Seattle notes on 3 of them:

MISS HOMESTREET IN WEST SEATTLE: On its way to the Tri-Cities races this weekend and the Seafair races next weekend, the Miss HomeStreet hydroplane was parked outside HomeStreet Bank-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) tonight. Above are Sharon, Bob, and Joyce from HomeStreet, and Bryan from the Miss HomeStreet crew. The hydro also was in last Saturday’s West Seattle Grand Parade.

SPEAKING OF PARADES … The Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships sails past West Seattle’s Elliott Bay shoreline on its way downtown, and that’s happening next Tuesday (August 1st). The ships are due downtown around 1 pm, which means they should be passing West Seattle around noon. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet but it will include a U.S. Navy destroyer as well as U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships; the participant ships then will be open for tours later in the week.

(August 2019 photo by Monica Zaborac)

BLUE ANGELS: The U.S. Navy’s demonstration team is back for the Seafair airshow this year, and they’re scheduled to arrive at Boeing Field around 1:30 pm Wednesday (August 2nd). We’re checking on whether one of the non-performing jets is scheduled to be here earlier in the week as is usually the case. The full Seafair airshow lineup and schedule for next Friday-Sunday (August 4-6) is here; the Blue Angels usually go up for practice flights on Thursday too.

6 Replies to "3 SEAFAIR NOTES: Miss HomeStreet hydro's West Seattle return; Parade of Ships, Blue Angels next week"

  • PSPS July 27, 2023 (11:12 pm)

    I guess this is Seattle doing its best to deal with the climate catastrophe.

  • John July 27, 2023 (11:32 pm)

    Really unfortunate to see that an aircraft carrier isn’t on the list for ships It’s really been a little bit of a letdown the past couple years without one

    • Ex-Westwood Resident July 28, 2023 (3:23 pm)

      There is not a pier in Seattle certified to moor a nuclear-powered carrier anymore, and since there no more non-nuclear Aircraft Carriers in the Navy, we don’t get one.

      Terminal 5 or 18 is where they used to moor, iirc.

      I remember when I was stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln, we always hoped that we would moor in Seattle for Seafair, if we weren’t on deployment or underway for work-ups.

  • Me again July 28, 2023 (8:21 am)

    Love love the blue angels! Thrilling can’t wait. 

  • Scarlett July 28, 2023 (7:25 pm)

    A taste of where your money is going. The U.S. spends more on the military than China, Russia, India, France, Germany, S. Korea, Japan, Ukaine, and the UK combined.  If it were returned to taxpayers, it would average $6K per person.  

    • Rhonda July 29, 2023 (10:52 pm)

      Money WELL spent so we aren’t subjects of China or Russia (Google what Russia is doing to Ukraine).

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