Friday, July 27, 2018

Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

One of Tahoe’s most anticipated annual events is almost here. The  Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance boat show will take place August 10-11, 2018. For its 46th year, the Concours will be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood along Lake Tahoe’s idyllic West Shore.

The history of the Lake Tahoe Councours d’Elegance began in 1972 when a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats. From this modest beginning, the event has grown significantly and continues to focus on improving the quality of the show exhibits  and enthusiastically sharing and educating the public about these immaculate boats.

Gorgeous wooden boats will be on display for viewing and will be judged in their respective categories. The goal of the judges is to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Each boat will be judged on its own merit and multiple awards can be won in each class.

Along with the boat show, there is a range of social event opportunities to participate in.  All of the social events require tickets and will sell out so it is important to plan ahead. The Opening Dinner kicks off the weekend on Thursday, August 9th at the West Shore Café. Men’s and Ladies Lunch events will take place on Sunday, August 12th. The Tahoe Yacht Club will also be hosting a recap movie from the 2018 Concours and also the “Woody Over The Bottom Race” which is like a parade of wooden boats to conclude another memorable Concours weekend.

Wooden boats and Tahoe are synonymous with each other. The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is the perfect event and setting to take in the natural beauty of Tahoe and appreciate the history and restoration of the “Woody”.

Photo and information courtesy of Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

Katie Tyler

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