Antique Race Boat Regatta - 2006



The Antique Boat Museum

1,000 Islands,

Clayton, NY

August 17-20, 2006

Recap & Photos !!!


The past came alive as some of the best known race boats of bygone eras returned to Clayton, New York, for our eighth Antique Race Boat Regatta. Clayton is the birthplace of our APBA Vintage & Historic Division, holding our first antique boat regatta in 1992, and Clayton continues to be the biggest event on the APBA Vintage Race Boat Circuit.  This summer's regatta expanded to 4 full days and with addition docking, well over 100 vintage race boats ran demonstration laps on a course setup in front of the Museum.


In addition to seeing and hearing these unique and beautiful boats run, spectators were invited to view them close-up in the pit area, at the Museum Docks.


If you're in the sport, want to be in the sport, or just appreciate Vintage Race Boats, Clayton was "THE PLACE" to be. This was the largest gathering of vintage race boats in the country with lots of varied activities. To be on the mailing list for updates or wishing to contact event chairperson for further details, contact:


Charlotte Brooks -

Events coordinator for Museum

The Antique Boat Museum


Clayton Re-organizes Race Boat Regatta !!!

In an effort to stay abreast of the growing needs of the sport and to insure the home of Vintage and Historic race boats be maintained,  the management of the Antique Boat Museum has approved the following changes.

  • Our Clayton Antique Race Boat Regatta will expand to 4 full days.

  • A new warning light system to augment the standard safety flag system.

  • A Driver/Rider Clinic for new and veteran drivers and riding mechanics.

  • A informational meeting held by representatives of our APBA Vintage Division.

  • Improved “How to “ clinics  to aid restorations.

  • A Swap meet for spare and discarded parts.

  • A “Legends” Program to honor past racers who have contributed so much to the sport.


And thanks again to Brian Small and his APBA Safety/Rescue Team, another great job at Clayton again this year.



After a long trek from Wolfeboro, the Clayton fun began with a welcoming reception at Marv Hart's shop.




On Thursday morning we started launching boats, taking a break to attend Marv's Driver Orientation.



After the Driver's Orientation, Bob & Tiffany and Bill & Gerri were ready to run the course.






Then all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday we ran vintage heats on the course - every 20 minutes.


























On Saturday evening, Marv Hart did a superb job as our our master of ceremonies. But Debbie Joseph brought the house down with her tribute to Carl Wilson - the tears were flowing as we all celebrated Carl.


After some hot laps on Sunday morning - time to load up and personally thank Brian Small's Rescue Team.




And a special thanks to Rich Evens - for performing our APBA V&H Safety Inspections.


Click here for photos  - Antique Race Boat Regatta 2004 !!!

For locals, please join our:

Saturday Morning Gatherings

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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