2018 Holiday Party

Mark Sanders welcoming the party goers

Thank you to Bob Wilson and Ken Parker for recording the sights and sounds of this year’s wonderful Holiday Party and Boat Decorating Competition.

The link to Bob’s photos can be found here and the link to Ken’s video is here.

Special Categories

  • Most Participatory Dock Challenge Cup – 2018 Winners – B-Dock
  • Most creative handcrafted decoration
    • On Adamo, B-Dock – Karen Gitter’s mom for the most beautiful Santa Wreath – Prize Sanders Chocolate Box
  • Wishing we were somewhere warmer for the holidays (also known as the “Using Summer Decorations in a Winter Scene Fail”
    • On Agave, B-Dock – Shannon Amerman and Tod Klinger for unusual use of inflatable Palm Tree and Flamingo – Prize freshly picked Artichokes from the Sander’s ranch

Best Decorated Boat – Top 5

  • 5th Place – On Tuva, F-Dock – The Atencios – best use of Candy Canes
  • 4th Place – On Serenity, C-Dock – The Smegsruds – the sights AND sounds of Christmas
  • 3rd Place – On Private Reserve, C-Dock – The Estradas – most effort in decorating (aka the “Can be seen from space” award)
  • 2nd Place – On Firebird, E-Dock – The Cranes – the most colorful decoration


The 2018 Best Decorated Boat Winner – On Hall Aboard, E-Dock – The Halls – for The Holidays Incarnate, trees, music, lights, stockings

Congratulations to ALL the winners. Thank you to our judging team of Doug Furman and Arvid Hoppas.

About the author

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, release management, DevOps, Agile, ITIL, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web, mobile, wearable and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 40 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development and Deployment vendor Serena Software. In the past decade he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. He was born and educated in the UK and lives and works in the Bay Area, California.

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