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The 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 our 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 actually own vintage race boats but join for the social activities, especially all the fun at our regattas and our Monthly Fun Runs - all boat types are welcomed.

 

And joining the locals during the long, cold winter months when the northern based vintage events are in hibernation, the 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 growing Florida 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.

CRA Shoot To Thrill Video - By Pete Boden

 

Our annual meeting of the members is held in January in conjunction with our Tavares Winter Gathering. This is where the election of board members and officers takes place, along with updates and a lively question and answer discussion session. Come join us for all the fun and help us move forward !!!   Tavares Winter Gathering

Bill John - President


Officers

Bill John - President and Chairman, Board of Directors

Regatta Race Director, Pit Boss, CRA Website/Facebook

(352) 729-6060                                                                       

BillJohn48@comcast.net

 

Jeff Buckley - Vice President

Regatta Race Course Setup & Takedown

(803) 517-2591

skiffnbuck@aol.com

 

Gerri Prusko - Secretary and Treasurer

Regatta Registrar & Membership Chair

(352) 729-6060                                                                      

(603) 303-7710

VintageBoat@comcast.net


Board Members

Bill Frodl            

Regatta Control Tower & Safety/Rescue Team

(352) 817-6367

 billfrodl@hotmail.com

 

Jeannie Bowen

Regatta Registration & Outboard Pit Boss

(407) 765-0995

jean63mt@msn.com

 

Len Galeucia

Regatta Dock Starter

(603) 860-6979                                                                      

linwoodandsue@aol.com

 

Roger LaPierre

Regatta Radios

(315) 854-0220

RML029@gmail.com

 

Mike Roemer

Regatta Gate Security & RC Boats

(352) 633-0134                                                                         

MJRoemer@comcast.net

 

Jamie Smith

Regatta Signage

(352) 450-1172                                                                      

jds470@sympatico.ca

Please join us for our next event !!!

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Snowbirds - haul down in the fall to join

 all the fun and then haul back in the spring !!!

Help Support Our CRA Regattas

 

 

We are also active members of the following organizations:

Tavares Chamber of Commerce

Sunnyland Chapter of ACBS

Antique & Classic Boat Society

American Power Boat Association

OFF - Old Friends Forever

The Villages Motor Racing Fan Club

For locals, please join our:

Saturday Morning Gatherings

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Some related vintage race boat links:


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