The 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show and Marine Sports Expo will cruise into the historic Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor for all things boating.
Both inside and outside on the water will be filled with vessels of every size and budget including sleek racers, multihulls, family cruisers and luxury yachts. New this year, dozens of powerboats will be featured in the in-water Motor Yacht Showcase.
This four-day event will feature hundreds of the latest boats, gear, accessories, free seminars, a Paddleboard Expo, radio controlled model yacht sailing, interactive activities for young aspiring boaters and more.
From nautical novices to serious yachtspersons, this is the place for people to immerse themselves in the marine sports lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new techniques and check out the latest in boating products.
Thursday, April 6, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, April 7, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond, Calif. 94804
Countdown is on for 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
Preparations are in full swing for the 2017 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, which will hold its landmark 30th annual event next April. We invite you all to join us.
Scores of vintage vessels are set to descend on the international sailing hub for an extra special edition of what has become a highlight of the global classic sailing calendar.
This unique regatta – hosted by Antigua Yacht Club – will see a diverse range of competitors including the traditional island crafts, classic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls together with the graceful Tall Ships, J Class and Spirit of Tradition yachts.
Together, these boats make a wonderful spectacle powered by the region’s trade winds and spectacular sailing conditions. The slew of races, combined with Antigua’s famous hospitality and sunshine, places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in a class of its own and is a testament to keeping traditions alive – remembering the skills and passion of designers and shipwrights from years gone by.
The regatta evolved from the Caribbean’s longest running sailing event, Antigua Sailing Week, which itself dates back to 1967. Back then, all of the yachts were classics but as the years passed they were slowly outnumbered by modern racing yachts. In 1987, three veteran captains – Uli Pruesse, Tony Fincham and Kenny Coombs – joined forces to create a specialized race for classic boats. With a total of eight entries in the first year, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was born.
Over the years, the event has grown with the help of a faithful and long-standing committee, a host of enthusiastic volunteers and the passion of classic yacht owners and their crew. In 1996 a new class of yachts was allowed to enter for the first time, opening up the regatta to an even wider audience. This Spirit of Tradition Class, first developed in Antigua, has now been adopted by many other classic regattas across the world, giving new yachts, built along the lines of the old, a chance to sail alongside their grand older sisters. In 1999, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta hosted the first race between the J class yachts in 60 years.
One local competitor is Olympian Carlo Falcone who has lived in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua since sailing here with his family from Italy in 1984. Carlo’s son Shannon was a member of Team Oracle, winner of 2013 America’s Cup.
Carlo has taken part in Classics more than 20 times aboard his 24-metre 1936 vintage Fife classic, Mariella which he bought at auction in 1992. The Alfred Milne-designed ketch last competed in 2014, winning Vintage Class A and defeating the Francis Herreshoff-designed 72-foot ketch, Ticonderoga. But in October 2014 Mariella was badly damaged when Hurricane Gonzalo ripped through the Caribbean and she was shipped to Genoa, Italy, for a huge restoration project.
“Antigua is Mariella’s home, as it is for me and my family, so Antigua Classics is a very special regatta,” Carlo said.
He explained that Antigua Classics differs to its Mediterranean counterparts because practically every boat participating is an ocean-going vessel.
“Many boats at Mediterranean regattas are kept in a harbour or yard and brought out for a few months in the summer. In Antigua there is usually much more wind and bigger waves, and the classics just love those conditions,” Carlo added.
The repaired Mariella’s epic adventure continues with Carlo set to sail her back across the Atlantic with his family – just as he did three decades earlier – to once again compete at Classics in 2017.
Century Boat Club 2017 Spring Membership Gathering will be in Russel Springs, Kentucky
April 21 & 22, 2017
Russell Springs, Kentucky
All Century Boat Club members and their guests are invited to the gathering in Russell Springs, Kentucky.
Work session and pizza party on Friday.
Work session, Saturday a.m.
Lunch at Cumberland State Park Resort
Boating on Lake Cumberland.
Bring your boat. Bring your Friends. Boat Rides Available.
RSVP & Details: [email protected]
Michigan Chapter has been invited to bring boats to the MacRay Harbor Marina on June 10th in conjunction with their annual “Celebrate the Lake” event.
There will be Boating Education Displays, Kids’ Day Events and a Boat Yard Sale.
That evening there will be a Concert Under the Stars. MacRay has set aside a number of slips for us during the day that can accommodate anything from a runabout to a cruiser. Bring a boat or just come to hang out and enjoy the day.
Contact Alan Brenner (Vice Commodore): [email protected]
June 10th 2017 18th Annual vintage lapstrake boat show, Wolfeboro, NH , sponsored by the New England Lyman Group. 9AM-3PM. Pre event cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee and elsewhere on Thursday and Friday before the Saturday Show. More information soon at http://newenglandlymangroup.org/
1st Annual Boatbuilding Challenge @ HRMM as featured attraction during Hudson River Day
The first annual Hudson River Boatbuilding Challenge, happening as a featured attraction during HRMM’s annual “Hudson River Day – Get Out on the Water!” event on SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017, will bring crowds of interested enthusiasts and spectators to Ulster County, Kingston and the Rondout.
There will be a total of 10 two-person teams participating in this “woodworking and boat-lovers competition” – during which the teams will build their own boat from pre-cut materials within a limited 4 hours and then float the finished boat on the Rondout Creek!!
Who will beat the world’s champion who is traveling to Kingston to defend his title as the world’s fastest boatbuilder!! Let’s show him the Kingston community spirit!!
Looking forward to June 24 and to seeing you there!
The New England Village Boat Auction is in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Boats, vintage boating memorabilia, vintage cars, vintage car memorabilia and maritime antiques will be auctioned at the NH Boat Museum starting at 10 am.
Preview items on Fri., July 14, 12 noon-5 pm and Sat., July 15, 8 am – 10 am.
Donations and consignments welcome with a deadline of July 7th for consideration with no exceptions. Net proceeds benefit the Museum. To learn more and see the auction items, visit our web at nhbm.org closer to the auction date.
Visit historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee in the only tour of its kind!
Thurs. Aug. 10th 9 am – 4 pm. (RAIN DATE: Friday 8/11) Tour will depart from Meredith Bay this year!
Three ways to take the tour:
- on water in a vintage wooden boat,
- by land in your own car,
- or by land in an antique automobile.
On-water and antique car tickets sell out fast! Two tour launch times for boats and antique cars: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm.
Ticket prices: Members – Land Tour $36, Antique Car Tour $67.50, & Water Tour $135; Not-yet-members – Land Tour $40, Antique Car Tour $75, Water Tour $150.
The New Hampshire Boat Museum sponsors the Alton Bay Boat Show. Sat. Aug. 12- 14th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
This informal, non-judged vintage boat show is held at the Alton Bay town docks as part of the Alton Old Home Day. No advance registration necessary. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Call the Museum with questions.
Holland Museum Vintage Boat Show
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Location: Holland, Michigan
Contact: Holland Museum, 616-796-3329
The New Hampshire Boat Museum sponsors the Vintage Race Boat Regatta.
Join us on the Wolfeboro Town Docks on Fri. and Sat. from 9 am – 4 pm. for our premiere event of the season. Approximately 60 vintage boats representing several classes including small outboards, Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey Skiffs, and Gold Cup racing boats will run group heats on a one-mile oval-shaped course throughout the day.
Visit nhbm.org for the schedule of daytime and evening events, to sign up to watch the heats from the Winni-Belle, or to take your own ride in a vintage race boat! The Regatta is free. Evening events, race boat rides & the Winni-Belle cruises are ticketed.
The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival will celebrate 28 years on the banks of the beautiful Tchefuncte River on October 14th and 15th.
Presented by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, this premier family event attracts over one hundred classic boats, hundreds of spectator boats, and wooden boat and music enthusiasts for this two-day celebration.
Come enjoy the great food, live music, activities in the Children’s Village, Arts and Crafts, Classic Car Cruise-In, and don’t miss the Quick’n Dirty Boat Building Contest on Sunday!
Price of festival admission also gives you free admission to the museum. Contact us at (985)845-9200 or www.lpbmm.org.