The Astoria Regatta invites boaters to participate in the 2002 Astoria Regatta Twilight Boat Parade, sponsored by Englund Marine. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Port of Astoria and proceeds upriver along the Astoria waterfront, led by Astoria fireboat, the Harry S. Steinbock, followed by the MV Shamrock carrying the Regatta royalty.

All vessels are welcome to participate and decorations are encouraged. Applications are available at Tiki Charters, Englund Marine, or the Port of Astoria and Warrenton Marina offices.

Trophies will be awarded for Best of Power, Best of Sail, Best of Classic, Best of Commercial and Co-Captains' Choice. Pier 11, the Red Lion, Cannery Cafe, Ambrosia and Baked Alaska restaurants will donate dinner to winning vessels. Awards will be presented by the Regatta Crew at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Astoria West Mooring Basin.

Capt. Paul Jackson will be on hand at the reviewing area on the 17th Street pier to talk about each vessel as it passes in review. For information, call Karen Van Cleave at 791-7805.

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