Classic Raceboat Association (CRA) is a Tavares, Florida based non-profit organization formed to organize, promote and run both fun-runs and vintage regattas on
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit.
These are vintage and classic race boats from the early 1900ís to the
1980ís. It is also interesting to note that many CRA members do not own
vintage race boats but join for the social activities, especially all
the fun at our regattas and ourMonthly Fun Run
& Gathering. Our winter boating season is just
beginning down here in Florida, all boat types are
welcomed, come join all the fun !!!
December 5th, the first Saturday of the month, our local CRA group will be
launching our boats at the Gilbert Park ramp in Mount Dora for our next
Run & Gathering.
This will be a full day on the flat water of the beautiful Harris Chain of
Lakes, including a grand lunch social. Even without a boat, please join us
for lunch, lots of banter and a regatta update.
past will come alive as the vintage and classic race boats of
bygone eras return to Wooton Park in
Tavares, Florida for our
Thunder Regatta. Tavares is
major stop on the Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit with over 75 beautifully
restored vintage and classic race boats running demonstration
laps on a 1 mile oval course
on beautiful Lake Dora. In
addition to seeing and hearing these unique and beautiful boats
run, spectators are invited to view them close-up in the pit
area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday. We will
be running large heats of all vintage classes, including
outboards, small hydros, mid-hydros, large hydros, flatbottoms, skiffs, speedsters, gold cuppers, and fire
breathing grand prix hydros. The sights and sounds will be just
magnificent, come join all the fun !!!
And joining the local
fleet of vintage race boats during
the winter months when the northern summer vintage events are in hibernation, the northern snow birds are increasingly hauling their
beautifully restored vintage and classic race boats down to Florida to
enjoy the sunny and warm Florida weather and to participate on our fast growingFlorida Vintage Race Boat Circuit.
With the flat
water on the small inland Florida lakes, these regattas
are attracting large boat counts with well over 75 vintage and classic race boats at the
last several events, along with huge crowds. The regatta participants have fun running
their beautifully restored vintage race boats at speed on a race course in the warm Florida sun, and
the public gets a chance to see, hear and experience the rich history of powerboat
racing. The sights and sounds are just magnificent, come join us for our
next event !!!