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Boat Poker Run, Pickwick Lake, Tennessee
August 15, 2015

1st Carey Downs and Jeremie Floyd Memorial Boat Poker Run
August 15th, 2015
Pickwick Lake Tennessee

All Proceeds Go to Local Charities

A portion of the proceeds from the Poker Run will benefit the children of Carey Downs and Jeremie Floyd.
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blank 06/26/15 10:36AM Lake Tahoe Concours, Readers Videos, Tahoe Yacht Club, Woodie Boats

The Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance


This year’s 43rd annual Concours will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore with the two-day show open to the public on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8.

Concours Judges from throughout the United States will have already begun their work using the Foundation’s own nationally-acclaimed 100 point system and score sheet. Their collective goal: to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity and standard as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Because multiple first, second and third-place awards can be won in each class, each boat is judged on its own merit and only compared to other boats when selecting Perpetual awards.

The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening, Aug. 7, is just one of the social events surrounding the Concours. A gala Opening Night Dinner and Dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom following — all events open to the public. And as a special thank you to Concours Personal and Corporate Sponsors, there are special offerings including a VIP Lounge and parking at the show, and by-invitation-only Sponsor Dinner.

Show Location

Homewood, Lake Tahoe- California
Obexer's Boat Company
Click here for directions
Concours d'Elegance Times:

Friday August 7th
Show - 10am - 4:30pm
Awards Ceremony- 6pm

Saturday August 8th
Show- 9am - 4:30pm
Roar-Off 4pm

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blank 06/18/15 10:28AM Boat Show, Boathouse sale, Events, Maritime Festival, Wooden Boat Festival

Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
August 7-8, 2015

Door County Maritime Museum

In collaboration with the West Side Business Association's Maritime on Madison festival.

Enjoy beautiful classic and wooden boats, Sikaflex wooden boat races, and watch as artists recreate Sturgeon Bay on canvas. Don't miss this action-packed event that will prove to be fun for the entire family!

To register your classic or wooden boat for exhibit at the 25th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, print this pdf Boat Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.

Friday, August 7

9 am - 6 pm..........Boathouse Sale
9 am - 9 pm..........Featuring a New "Sea Dogs" Exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum
1 pm - 6 pm..........Boat Registration
4 pm..........Boat Parade, Sikaflex Challenge construction begins
4 pm - 8 pm..........Boat Raffle Sale, Concessions
5 pm - 9 pm..........Dr. Bombay
6 pm - 8 pm..........Boat Registrant Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 8

8 am - 9 pm..........Paint the Bay (Plein Air) registration
9 am - 1 pm..........Paint the Bay competition
9 am - 6 pm..........Featuring a New "Sea Dogs" Exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum 
..........Special tugboat John Purves tours
..........Classic & Wooden Boat Display
..........Demonstrations (Sail training, Aquacar, Coast Guard 41' boat tours, Dog Agility/Course Training, USCG Auxiliary, Door County Humane Society)
..........Boathouse Sale
..........Hand-crafted Wooden Boat Raffle
..........Children's Activities (tug races and model boat building)
9 am - 3 pm..........Sikaflex Challenge decorating & public voting
11 am - 3 pm..........50/50 Raffle Sales
1 pm - 5 pm..........Paint the Bay (plein Air) exhibition
2 pm..........Start Your Engines
3 pm - 4:30 pm..........Sikaflex Time Trials
5:30 pm..........People's Choice Awards
7 pm - 9:30 pm..........Saturday Evening Pizza Party and Sunset Cruise aboard the Chicago Fireboat, Fred A. Busse. Preregistration and fee required.

Watch as two-person teams creatively build boats from scratch on Saturday and race them on Sunday in the Sikaflex Challenge.  The field is limited to 12 two-person teams.  Again, participants are restricted in the amount of material and tools they can use during construction.  Register your team and join the fun!  Entry is free for both the boat entries and the Sikaflex event.  Print this PDF Sikaflex Challenge Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.

We are looking for new and gently used maritime items or nautical artifacts to be sold at our Boathouse Sale during the Classic & Wood Boat Festival August 7-8.  As you clean your warehouse, storage area, marina, backroom, boat or store, please think of us.  All profits support the preservation and celebration of our rich maritime history!

Sample nautical items for consideration:
Ring buoys  --  Dinghies  --  Canoes  --  Boat cushions  --  Flares  --  GPS  --  Decorative items  --  Maritime books (fiction/nonfiction)  --  Oars & paddles  --  Nautical pictures  --  Door County items & books  --  Diving equipment  --  Fishing equipment  --  Underwater cameras  --  Depth finders  --  Trailers  --  Tote bags  --  Sailing equipment  --  Small sailboats  --  Water toys  -- and MORE!

Please drop off your items at the Maritime Museum prior to July 20.  For questions, call (920)743-5958. 

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blank 06/17/15 10:12AM ACBS, Antique Boat Show, Boat Cruise, Boat Parade, Classic Boat Show, Events

Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show
Madison WI, 7/31-8/1, 2015

10th Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show

Christy's Landing
2952 Waubesa Avenue
Madison, WI 53711
Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show Image

Enjoy beautiful and preserved antique boats of all kinds at the 9th Annual Madison Area Antique and Classic Boat Show.

On Friday watch the boat parade from The Edgewater pier and a boat cruise to University of Wisconsin – Madison campus (cruising on three lakes - passing by picturesque State Capital).

On Saturday join the Clean Lakes Alliance at Christy’s Landing on Lake Waubesa to watch the beautiful boats from this great location and vote for best boat.

Visit the Antique and Classic Boat Society website for more information.

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blank 06/15/15 12:14PM Events, Great Lakes Grand Prix, Offshore Powerboat Racing

7th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix returns to Michigan City LaPorte
July 31-August 2, 2015

Great Lakes Grand Prix Logo

The Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix will be held JULY 30 – AUG. 2, 2015 at Washington Park Beach, Michigan City, IN.

The Great Lakes Grand Prix is part of the Super Boat International offshore powerboat racing schedule and will feature many of the world's fastest and most powerful offshore power boats speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at speeds nearing 150 miles per hour. Throughout this exciting 3-day event, walk through the park and chat with racers, team members and boat owners while getting up close and personal with these mammoth watercraft which will also appear in the boat parade, block party and Taste of Michigan City.

This year they are bringing the race closer to you with the new Official Race App with live streaming and up-to-date action direct to your mobile device.

Offshoe Powerboat Racing

Great Lakes Grand Prix 2015.
Schedule of Events
Tentative 2015 Schedule

Thursday, July 30, 2015
7pm - VIP/Meet the racers party - TBA

Friday, July 31, 2015
9am-10pm - Dry Pit/Race Village open to public
9am-5pm - Registration & Inspection
11am-11pm - Vendors & Beer Garden open
4-10pm - Taste of Michigan City, Downtown, MC
5-8pm - Michigan City Harbor Fest

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015
8am - EVP Great Lakes Beach Championships
8:30am - Mandatory Drivers Meeting
8am-5pm - Fueling - Southern Race Fuels
9am-5pm - Dry Pits open to public
9am-5pm - Vintage Car Show by Four A’s Car Club
9am-11pm - Vendors & Beer Garden open
10am-5pm - Registration & Inspection
Noon-5pm - Testing & Launching
Noon-10pm Taste of Michigan City, Downtown, MC
6:30pm - Boat Parade & Block Party, Downtown, MC

Sunday, August 2, 2015
7:30-8:30am - Physicals
8am-Noon - Fueling
8am - 4pm - Launching
8:30am - Mandatory Drivers Meeting
9am- Dry Pits/Race Village open to the public
9am-5pm - Vendors & Beer Garden open
10am - FAA Meeting
10am-5pm - VIP Tented Seating
10:30am-Noon - VIP Brunch, catered by Spa Special Events Center
10:45am - Opening Ceremonies
10:45am Boats to Mill Area for 1st Race
11am Start of 1st Race
12:45pm - Boats to Mill Area for 2nd Race
1pm - Start of 2nd Race
6pm - Awards Banquest at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
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Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival
Lakeside, Ohio - July 19, 2015

Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival

by Lakeside Chautauqua 
(Lakeside, Ohio, United States)

236 Walnut Avenue ,
Lakeside ,
OH 43440 , USA

The 2015 Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival will take place from 12-5 p.m. Sunday, July 19 in Lakeside, Ohio. 

Lakeside is located halfway between Cleveland and Toledo on the Lake Erie shore. 

This annual boat show and art festival features more than 50 wooden boats from across the region, as well as plein air artists and one-of-a-kind paintings, live entertainment, children’s painting and a wet paint sale. 

For more information about Lakeside or this annual event, visit

To enter your wooden boat, contact Mame Drackett at 419-798-2050. Registration is free. 

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blank 06/08/15 09:25AM Boat Show, Classic Boat Show, Custom Boat Show, Readers Pics

Lake Superior Classic & Custom Boat Show 2015

Image from 2014 Lake Superior Classic & Custom Boat Show

Barker's Island Marina   
250 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880

The 17th Annual Lake Superior Classic & Custom Boat Show will be held on Saturday July 18, 2015 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM at Barker's Island Marina in Superior, Wisconsin.

The show features both wooden and fiberglass vintage boats of all kinds - pulling boats, power boats, sailing boats, canoes, and kayaks.

The public is invited to vote for "Best Of" in four boat classes as well as a "Peoples Choice" award for best in show.

★ Best Sailboat ★
★ Best Paddle/Oar boat ★
★ Best Inboard I/O Powered boat ★
★ Best Outboard Powered Boat ★

A "Skippers Choice" award will be awarded as well for best in show as voted on by entrants only.

Old Time Fiddle and Banjo Music by Four Mile Portage.

Barker's Island Marina, Superior, Wisconsin

Saturday, 18 July, 2015
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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blank 06/05/15 02:36PM ACBS, Boat Show, Events, Finger Lakes Boat Show

Finger Lakes Classic Boat Show

ACBS FLC Boat Show

FLC Boat Show
Link to 2015 Boat Show Invitation

37th Annual Finger Lakes Chapter
Antique and Classic Boat Show Weekend
Skaneateles, N. Y.
July 24 – 26, 2015

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) Antique and Classic Boat Show weekend July 24-26, 2015. The event has grown from a dozen boats in 1978 to well over ninety.

For the past twenty-one years the Boat Show has been held in Clift Park on the north shore of beautiful Skaneateles Lake. The site is in the center of town, convenient to many shops and restaurants. The Show is hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  

The Show affords visitors an exhibit of forty-four antique and classic boats in the water and 45-50 land displays with an opportunity to speak to the owners. We encourage owners of fiber glass classics built 1990 and earlier to exhibit their boats. All entries are eligible for judging according to the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) standards.

In addition to exhibitors from the Central New York area, various parts of the country, NJ, Ohio, Michigan, SC, and Canada are a few areas represented. We provide free launching and hauling service as well as valet parking for trailers and help with trailer hook up for those who need it at the end of Show weekend.

The weekend promises something for everyone. There is a Ship’s Store with nautical merchandise, the Syracuse Model Boat Club with in water demonstrations, a boat parade on Saturday afternoon, children’s activities, Junior Judging, raffle baskets, historic tours of the town and music throughout the weekend. Sunday morning there is a photo shoot opportunity on the Mid-Lakes Navigation’s tour boat the “Judge Ben Wiles” with many exhibitor boats circling the “Judge” at speed.
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