Images courtesy of Wayne Mooers and Cheryl Caplan
An IMPORTANT message from Jim Robello regarding next year’s Wood & Glory dates!
Thank you all for telling us your 2018 Wood & Glory 20th anniversary year was an “over the top” success. We are already looking forward to the 2019 event, and want to share the following updates with you at this time.
This year (2018) the California Speedboat Association held a Vintage Race Boat “Tune & Test” on Clear Lake out of the Buckingham Homeowners’ facilities. It was held in mid-May and unfortunately it’s timing was in conflict with both our ACBS Bass Lake event and also their own CSA Bass Lake Vintage Race Boat event. Our mutual members had to choose which event to attend.
Their local coordinator, Joe Bullock and I began discussing how we could pull the two events together to create a ‘Vintage Boating Week’ here at Clear Lake. We recognized that we have a unique opportunity to enhance our ACBS event at Clear Lake by linking up with the CSA’s Vintage Race Boat “Tune & Test” event activities here also.
The solution that we came up with was to move their “Tune & Test“ event forward to the weekend following Memorial Day (which was Wood & Glory’s traditional date) and also move our Wood & Glory forward to the second weekend in June. Not only does this change eliminate their overlap with our Bass Lake events, it also allows an extra week between our two ACBS events, and more members from both groups may now be able to participate more easily in both our Bass Lake and Clear Lake events.
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This week your Wood & Glory Committee met and agreed to the following “Clear Lake Vintage Boating Week” calendar event changes for 2019: Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, Vintage Race Boat Tune & Test, Buckingham Park
Monday & Tuesday, June 3 & 4, Open boating times
Wednesday, June 5, Braito’s Hatteras Lake Cruise and Sea Scouts Phoenix Lake Cruise
Thursday, June 6, Thomas’ hosted reception
Friday, June 7, Lahti’s Woodie Whoopie potluck dinner on the lakefront
Saturday, June 8, Boat cruise to Casino Boat Show, lunch overlooking the Boat Show Harbor, and our evening awards dinner.
Sunday, June 9, Boat cruise to a wrap up picnic destination – Library Park, Anderson Island, or Bell Haven Resort – choices under consideration.
Let’s all go Wood & Glory Boating Again!
Jim Robello, Event Chairman
and Your Wood & Glory Committee