Wooden boat show returns to Keys marina
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What: South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic
When: Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Where: Tahoe Keys Marina
The ninth annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic comes to Tahoe Keys Marina this Friday and Saturday, July 29-30. The show runs Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Ladies and Gentlemen, You Have a Race!” Come see vintage race boats from the early to mid 1900s.
“This year we are inviting race boats from any class or year of racing. It does not matter if you have the family runabout that occasionally raced or an unlimited hydroplane — this is the place for you,” according to the event website. “Of course we always love to see any of your classic wood or early generation fiberglass boats.”
Headlining the weekend are unlimited hydroplanes known for racing in the 1930s and 1950s. The Hurricane IV, Shanty II and Hornet II will all make appearances.
“The centerpiece of the show and making her debut, built from the original Dan Arena plans, is a replica of the 1939 Miss Notre Dame. While not a Tahoe boat, she has a very historic racing pedigree and carries her original 1927 Duesenberg W-24 engine,” according to the site.
Admission for the two-day event is $22 and children under age 12 are free.
An awards ceremony will be held Sunday, July 31, at Sugar Pine Point State Park at 11 a.m.
Tahoe Keys Marina is located at 2435 Venice Drive, E, #100. For more information, visit http://www.tahoewoodenboats.com.
— Lake Tahoe Action