Boat parade at Ocean PinesThe fourth annual...


Boat parade at Ocean Pines

The fourth annual Ocean Pines Boat Parade will be held Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. with a boat rendezvous on the St. Martin River near the entrance to the Country Club canal. The parade starts in the Teal Bay area and moves through the canals off the St. Martin, ending near the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club.

Boat owners and guests are invited to participate. There is no fee, and captains may bring their own "crews," or passengers will be provided. Captains are encouraged to choose a theme and decorate their boats accordingly. Winners will be announced at a dinner following the parade at the Ocean Pines Country Club. Captains who want to sign up should call Tom Shea at

641-6491. For dinner reservations, call Bob Habicht at 641-8127.

Volleyball tourney starts Saturday

The Eastern Volleyball Association's Pro Beach East volleyball championships will be held Saturday and Sunday at the nets near Talbot Street. The first serve is at 9:30 a.m. each day.

Twenty two-man pro teams, including top players from Canada and the Soviet Union, are expected to compete for $30,000 in prize money. Top seeds are Californians Rick Arce and Chris Hannemann, although locals often root for brothers Frank and Richmond Hall, who come from Bethany Beach, Del. There will be some bleacher seating, but since more than 5,000 spectators are expected, it's best to arrive early and bring your own lawn chair.

The Pro Volley and Beach Center at 109 Baltimore Ave. will host a "Meet the Players" session Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday night's off-court action then moves to Harpoon Hanna's, Route 54 and the bay, where a players' party and the finals of the Molson Golden Girl bikini contest will be held. For more information, call the Eastern Volleyball Association at 289-1279.

The Maryland State Surfing and Bodyboarding Championships will be held Friday through Sunday at the south jetty near the inlet. The competition runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Spectators are welcome.

This is one of a summerlong series of competitions sponsored by the Eastern Surfing Association. In addition to vying for prizes and the title of state champion, contestants can earn points toward the overall ESA championship. The entry fee for contestants is $25.

For more information, call Ray Ricketts at 289-5113.

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