Parade of Boats

Elliot Simenson, 3, sits at Centennial Lakes Park to watch the Edina Model Yacht Club’s Parade of Boats event June 13. The event featured a variety of boats, including tugboats, sailboats and military boats. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

After its absence last year due to the pandemic, the Edina Model Yacht Club’s annual feature event, the Parade of Boats, returned this year in full sail.

Parade of Boats

Adults and kids gathered at Centennial Lakes Park to observe radio-controlled boats racing around the pond. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

This year’s 29th-annual Parade of Boats, which took place at Centennial Lakes Park on June 13, featured a wide variety of types of radio-controlled model boats – tugboats, sail boats and even Chris-Craft-runabout boats with figurine water skiers in tow.

Parade of Boats

Ben Peterson, 1, inspects “The Minion” boat, which was created by Bill Uhl and Tom Moen. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

A model boat dubbed “Popeye,” built by Bob Glass in 2001, features a “party barge” on the main deck. When out on the water, it plays music and squirts water at onlookers. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

A “Wave Chopper” jet skis across the Centennial Lakes pond. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

William Peterson, 3, inspects the Sheriff Rescue boat, owned by Richard Stratton.

Parade of Boats

Radio-controlled boats on display at the Edina Model Yacht Club's Parade of Boats event June 13. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

Radio-controlled boats on display at the Edina Model Yacht Club's Parade of Boats event June 13. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

Radio-controlled boats on display at the Edina Model Yacht Club's Parade of Boats event June 13. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

Parade of Boats

Radio-controlled boats on display at the Edina Model Yacht Club's Parade of Boats event June 13. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson)

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