Wood & Glory XXI – DATE CHANGE

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.

This week your Wood & Glory Committee met and agreed to the following “Clear Lake Vintage Boating Week” calendar event changes for 2019Please 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

Have you signed up yet?

If you haven’t read about the mystery and the Annual Meeting in November,get your hotel reservations made and sign up for the dinners and Saturday’s mystery!  Go to Events, above, to get the signup form online OR fill out the forms you got in the mail with your Summer 2018 Western Wood.

2018 Summer Western Wood is HERE!

Go to Newsletters, above or click here to see the Summer 2018 Western Wood written by award winning NC/LT Chapter winners at Lake Huron’s Annual ACBS Meeting!

2018 Lake Shasta Rendezvous VII Summary (AKA Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)

Rick Gurries, Grandson Jordan Gurries & Laurie Gurries, photo by W. Mooers
Written by Laurie Gurries, edited & presented by Wayne Mooers

Our ACBS Classic boaters once again showed their determined boating spirit on September 5-10, 2018. The day before our 7th classic boat gathering began at Lake Shasta, the uninvited Delta wildfire started just four miles north of Tsasdi Resort, Lakehead, our event’s “home base”.  The I-5 interstate corridor was quickly closed between north of Redding to south of Mt Shasta City on Wednesday, September 5th.  This left our Lakehead destination area not accessible to our cars driving our classic boats in!