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Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta

March 11-13, 2016

Recap, Photos & Videos !!!

The past came alive as vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our tenth annual Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the CRA Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit, and this winter's regatta expanded to 3 full days, with 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 were also invited to view them close-up in the pit area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday.

Help Support Our CRA Regattas

For the first time, we were so busy with our duties at our Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta as the Race Director and Pit Boss, that we were unable to take any photos or videos. So we are calling for anyone at the Regatta to please send us your photos and videos and we will post here on our Website - giving full photo/video credits.


The following videos were posted on You Tube by Glenn Marston !!!


The following photos were taken by CRA Board Member Jeannie Bowen !!!

 

         

         

         

         

   

 


The following photos were taken by Pete Boden !!!

 

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

       

   

 

 


The following photos were taken by Chris Boyd !!!

 

         

         

         

         

         

               

 

Gene Lanham sitting in Redbird with his son Doug - first time in boat in over 42 years !!!

 

 


The following photos were taken by Tamara Petterson !!!

 

         

         

         

         

         

   

 


The following photos were taken by Brent McLean !!!

 

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

     

 


The following photos were sent to us by the driver of Miss US IV - Jack Schafer !!!

"During the weekend, we met a young lady named Megan Greystoke who was one of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets. We invited her to sit in the Miss U. S. She thought that was pretty cool for a fourteen year old."

       


The following photos were taken by Mark Emems !!!

 

       

     

 


The following photos were taken by Dick Delsner !!!

 

     

 


The following photos were taken by Mike Black !!!

 

   

       

 

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta - Award Winners

Daniel J. Murphy Award - John Taggart

President's Award - Riley Warddrip

Awesome Engine - Jay Armstrong

Unique Boat - Ted, Chris, Kevin Boyd

Best Dressed Crew - Pierre Lavigne & Crew

Furthest Travelled - Ted, Chris, Kevin Boyd

Outboard Craft - Rayner Blair

Historic Boat - Bill Burgess

Family Spirit - Bill Black & Crew

Vintage Spirit - Ted, Chris, Kevin Boyd

Golden Eagle/Volunteer Spirit - Bucky Buck

Golden Snorkel/Hard Luck - Duff Daily & Mat O'Conner

Many thanks to our Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta officials !!!

Race Director - Bill John

Referee - Linda Eldridge

Control Tower - Bill Frodl

Administration - Gerri Prusko

Registration - Gerri Prusko & Jeannie Bowen

Risk Manager - Beale Tilton

Vintage Rep - Dave Richardson

Vintage Inspector - Rich Evans

Pit Boss - Bill John, Jeannie Bowen, Beale Tilton

Crane Boss - Tod McQuaid

Dock Starter - Len Galeucia

Patrol Boats - City of Tavares

Safety/Rescue - Bill Frodl

Gate Security - Mike Roemer

Radios - Dick Whyte

Tractors - Riley Warddrip & Bucky Buck


Please join us for our next event !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 18-20, 2016

Fall Thunder Regatta Video  - Pete Boden

Spring Thunder Regatta Video - Pete Boden

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta Video - Harry Holst

Tavares Spring Thunder Photos by F. Peirce Williams


 Previous Regatta Videos !!!

CRA Shoot To Thrill Video - Pete Boden

CRA Shoot To Thrill Video - Pete Boden

Switzer Wings - Rich Luhrs

Switzer Wings - Roger Hinsdale

Tunnel Outboards

Jersey Speed Skiffs

Grand Prix Hydro-1

Grand Prix Hydro-2

Lee Hildreth - Donzi Video

Jack Lowe - Mid Hydros Video

Jack Lowe - Grand Prix Hydro

Jack Lowe - Miss US Vintage Unlimited Video


Tavares Spring Thunder Photos by F. Peirce Williams

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