have a passion for all vintage and classic boats including outboards,
classic glass, inboard runabouts, skiffs, flat bottoms, hydroplanes, gold
cuppers, and especially historic vintage race boats. And to follow our
passion, we support and promote the following organizations and participate
at their vintage events. But it is important to remember that these vintage
events are really social events, and every event is actually a reunion and
gathering of good friends, with our beautiful vintage boats in the
background, pulling us together. All are welcome to come join the fun, with
or without a boat. We hope you will
consider joining these very active organizations, and please be considerate
and register early for their events. This lets the volunteer organizers know
that you are planning to attend, enabling them to properly plan for the boat
count for the show/regatta, and the head count for the social activities.
Please be considerate and register early !!!
Photo Archives of Vintage
ACBS Vintage Events - lots
of chapters and lots of boat shows !!!
1979 we have been active members and promoters of the Antique & Classic Boat
Society and the New England Chapter. We were board members and ran the annual Lake
Winnipesaukee Boat Show for many years. But we recently moved to Mount Dora and
active members of the Sunnyland Chapter, participating at
the many Florida ACBS events.
APBA Vintage Events -
lots clubs and lots of vintage regattas !!!
American Power Boat Association
sanctioned vintage race boat regatta was at Clayton, New
York in 1992, when we got a chance to run our beloved
vintage race boats on an actual race course, running
some pretty hot laps.
Since then, in the spirit of Gar Wood and Orlin Johnson,
we have run our Gar Wood Speedster
Obsession at APBA vintage regattas. Like vintage car
racing, there are actually people out there who run
their beautifully restored vintage race boats at speed on
a race course and participate on a very active APBA
vintage race boat regatta schedule. Come join all
the fun and all the adventure on the vintage circuit !!!
APBA Vintage Schedule - 2015
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit !!!
The Classic Raceboat
Association (CRA) is a Tavares, Florida based non-profit
formed to organize, promote and run both
fun-runs and vintage regattas on the Florida Vintage
Race Boat Circuit.
These are vintage and classic race boats from the early
1900ís to the 1980ís and these regattas are run under
APBA rules and insurance. It is 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 vintage regattas and our
Monthly Fun Runs & Gatherings. We do have
fun, in the warm Florida sun !!!
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit