Wood & Glory XIX

photo courtesy of Groody River Media


The Northern California / Lake Tahoe Chapter’s 19th annual 4-day Wood & Glory XIX antique and classic boating event will return to Clear Lake, Lake County CA June 1-4, 2017.  The popular Wood & Glory boating event continues to feature casual gatherings both on and off the water with family and friends.  Over 50 boats and 200 members and their guests participated last year.  Wood & Glory XIX will again feature waterfront dinner gatherings at members homes, a boat show at Konocti Vista Casino and Marina on Saturday, along with a gala awards dinner, wine tasting, and auction at the Boatique Winery and Classic Boat Collection on Saturday evening.  In addition this year, the “sprint boat” races will be going on in Lakeport while you’re there and we’ve left lots of free time for you to check it out.

Here’s the schedule:

June 1, Thursday – Open time; go boating; (see Wood & Glory “Things to Do” choices below)

June 1, Thursday Evening – 6 pm Hosted dinner, courtesy Donna & Alan Thomas, Corinthian Bay Home  Due to flooding, venue changed to BYO Whoopie format at Buckingham Homeowner’s facilities.  See updates below for particulars.

June 2, Friday – More open time; go boating, visit with friends, take a nap!

June 2, Friday Evening – 6 pm Woody Whoopie, The Lahti Family Lake Home, Buckingham Point

June 3, Saturday – 11 am Boat Show and Luncheon, Konocti Vista Casino & Resort

June 3, Saturday Evening – 6 pm Wood & Glory Celebration Dinner, Boatique Winery, Robert & Madi Mount

June 4, Sunday Open time –  (see Wood & Glory “Things to Do” choices below)

Registration begins March 1, 2017 and ends on May 15, 2017.  Watch for a sign-up form in Western Wood OR sign up now below.


www.lakecochamber.com   Lake County Chamber of Commerce’s Destination Magazine “lots of things to do”   www.lakecountywineries.org  Lake County Winery Association’s complete member winery details

New this year, Lakeport Sprint Boat Grand Prix race boat event will be held June 2-4.  Sanctioned by Southern California Speedboat Club, this event will feature 8 classes of contemporary –world-class race boats with speeds to 140 MPH. This is NOT a W&G ACBS activity; yet our John Lawrence can tell you all about these racers and we anticipate our members will want to “classic boat” up to Lakeport and see these fast boats.

March 15, 2017 UPDATES:

Thomas’ Thursday Dinner Venue Changed

By Feb 23rd the winter rains filled Clear Lake to some 18” above flood stage.  What that 18” did was flood Donna & Allen Thomas’ Corinthian Bay property and part of their home.  Yet positive Donna says, “we’re ok, and I guess I’m not cooking this year, and I guess I get new carpeting!”

Wood & Glory has quickly responded and changed the Thomas’ Thursday evening dinner this year (only) to a traditional Woody Whoopie format to be held at the Buckingham Homeowners facilities.  We’re going to smile back and say thanks to Allen & Donna, and keep their Thursday evening happening a happy happening!  A $10 / person donation at the door again requested for Thomas’ choice veteran group Tango Mike.  This Whoopie will be a bring-your-own entrée and adult beverages; A-M brings appetizer or desert, N-Z salad & side dish.  Come by boat or car.  Location is 2850 Eastlake (at golf course) with plenty of parking.  Limited dock space available; plan on anchoring out.   Volunteers are needed to assist with set up / clean up.  Contact Gail Robello or Susan Mooers please.

John Lawrence updates Lake Port Sprint Boat Races

“An update for anyone interested in viewing the Lakeport Sprint Boat Races 6/2 -6/4.  We will obtain 25 pit passes for our members on a first come basis. Jack Long, the promoter of the Sprint Boat Races, has also invited Vintage Race boats to participate in the event from 3-5 PM on Sunday.  This invitation is to do “Flybys” around the race course, which will have the appropriate safety crews on the water to assist, if necessary. ACBS is not in any way sanctioning this event. Any participants will have to abide by all the rules associated with a “race event”. For information regarding stringent rules of doing flybys, contact John Lawrence 707-277-7255 or email johnlaw5@aol.com.”

It is also our understanding during our June 2, Friday W&G open time some of our members are planning on cruising up to Lakeport to view the Sprint Boat activities.  The Library Park docks and picnic facilities are available to you – first come, first served basis, yet respect the race boats and officials on hand and idle in with no wakes please.

Gene & Sue Dangel update winery activities

Some of our members are gathering together on both Thursday and Friday open time spaces and visiting the wineries – specifically hanging out and lunching (BYO) at Boatique Winery.  Gene recommends reviewing www.lakecountywineries.org site and then calling him if you need additional input or recommendations.  Contact:  925-973-9213, sgdangel@sbcglobal.net

Gail Robello reports     The Mounts will once again be serving complimentary wine tasting prior to Suenran’s Wine County BBQ Tri Tip entree this year at our Saturday evening Boatique Winery dinner.  Our guest of honor will be frisky Carl Braito who is turning 100 in April.

Susan Mooers reports   She needs all your registration “stuff”, and also your box lunch choice for the Casino show and picnic  – if you registered using the blue sign up form in Western Wood (your choices were omitted).  Based on requests for a ‘lighter’ meal, Turkey, Veggie Wraps, and Salad box lunches are available this year with fruit and a side salad from Rosey Cooks.   W&G has also expanded our shade and picnic area at the Casino and cordoned it off for W&G participants only this year.

Jim & Wayne report    W&G XIX continues to be all about a gathering of family and friends to use and enjoy our boats on Clear Lake!

Have questions?  Ask our Wood & Glory Co-chairs, Wayne Mooers and Jim Robello or the activity Chairs:

Wayne Mooers, Lafayette, 925-788-5628, waynemooers@gmail.com

Jim Robello, Buckingham Park, 707-355-2311, jimrobello@gmail.com

Susan Mooers, Registration, c/o waynemooers@gmail.com

Donna & Allen Thomas, Auction coordinators, djthomas3394@gmail.com

John Lawrence, Race Boat information, 925-787-2000, johnlaw5@aol.com

Gene Dangel, Winery information, 925-937-9213, sgdangel@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Foster, Ship’s Store coordinator, 925-989-3626, barbara4acbs@gmail.com

Wayne & Jim

We look forward to boating with you!

If you want to see how much fun we have, look in Galleries.  Click on “Galleries” above.

Book It!

Ticket Price Quantity
Member couple WITH boat (INCLUDES 2 tix for Friday nite Lahti Family Whoopie) $55.00
Thursday, June 1st, Woodie Whoopie BYO format at Buckingham Homeowners facilities (suggest $10 min per person donation to veterans group Tango Mike upon arrival) $0.00
Friday, June 2nd, Woodie Whoopie at Lahti Family Lakefront home (2 tix included if you are bringing a boat, IF NOT, order here) $10.00
Saturday, June 3rd Casino Cruise, Show and Box Lunch (MAKE BOX LUNCH SELECTION BELOW, 1 per person) $18.00
Turkey $0.00
Veggie Wrap $0.00
Gourmet Salad $0.00
Saturday, June 3rd Boatique Winery Dinner (includes wine tasting & Suenrans Wine Country BBQ) $42.00

Boat Registration

Member Status

The undersigned shall release, discharge, protect, indemnify and hold free and harmless the Northern California Lake Tahoe Chapter of Antique and Classic Boating Society, Inc., organizers, committee chairpersons and directors and officers, heirs, administrators, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, liability demands and causes of action of all kinds, including without limitations of property damage, injury, illness or death, including costs and attorney fees incurred in connection with the undersigned's use of all facilities used during this event.
Offline payment instructions:  If you prefer, you may complete the online form, select "OFFLINE PAYMENT", press SUBMIT, then simply mail your check made out to ACBS NC/LT to: Jared Hein, 25 Citrus Court, Hillsborough, CA 94010.