photo courtesy of Joel Castro
A joint event with the Southern California Chapter of ACBS, this is our first boating event of the year. Always casual and laid back, this event gets our boats in the water and brings our members out for fun! This year the Bass Lake Rendezvous sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club will begin on May 13th. Sign up now!
Memories last forever…that is what makes Bass Lake so special. Come join in on the fun at the 26th Annual ACBS Bass Lake Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show and Rendezvous. This is a combined event where the No. CA /Lake Tahoe and the So. CA ACBS chapters meet at beautiful Bass Lake to get together with friends and family to support the Bass Lake Lions Club and to enjoy seeing and hearing some of the finest antique and classic boats on the West Coast. With the magic and beauty of Yosemite National Park only 17 miles from Bass Lake, it is no wonder why some of the members enjoy coming up a day or so early to see all the amazing sights that Yosemite has to offer.
Your weekend will start off on Friday, May 13th when you will launch your boat at your leisure. Use the boat launch at The Pines Resort marina or by the dam just passed Millers Landing on the other side of the lake. There is no charge to keep your trailer at the Pines Resort trailer lot above the Bass Lake market and a $3.00 fee at the launch by the dam. There is no charge to launch your boat by the dam and a $10.00 in/out fee at The Pines. Boat slip fee’s at The Pines marina are $35.00 per night and Millers Landing slip fee’s are $25.00. The Pines Resort and the Bass Lake Lions Club take care of the slip fee for our boats on Saturday night at The Pines marina, so only pay for Friday’s slip fee.
At 6:00 pm on Friday is the So. CA ACBS Chapter Annual Hot Dog BBQ at Millers Landing. Arrive by boat or car. A special thanks to Bob Newcomer and John Maddox for setting up this great BBQ for all of us to enjoy. Just bring a salad or desert and your favorite beverage and the So. CA chapter will provide the rest. The BBQ is held in the cabin just above the boat dock at Millers Landing and is a fun time that everyone looks forward to attending.
Saturday morning will start off with coffee and pastries plus many breakfast treats at 7:45. This will be held on the deck next to the boat launch above the docks at The Pines Marina. The 26th Annual Boat Show will start at 9:00 am and run until 4:30. is a very relaxed show and you may take your boat out on to the lake anytime of the day during the show. Please keep in mind that there is a 5 mph speed limit on the lake from sunset till 8:00 am… During the show please fire up your engines as often as you like…..we love hearing them run.
Arnie Schweer does a great job organizing a fly-by during the boat show when all the boats have a parade past the docks so all of the spectators can see and hear these beautiful boat’s in action.
As a special event this year, we have invited the Fresno Remote Controlled Club to join us with their RC boats, planes and camera drones that will film our boat show.
After the boat show we will have a very relaxing dinner at The Pines Resort at 6:00 pm overlooking beautiful Bass Lake. There is nothing better than having a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail and enjoying a beautiful sunset overlooking Bass Lake after dinner with friends and family.
Sunday morning at 9:00 am we will start off with the 15th Annual Chuck Kelly Poker Run. Everyone that wants to participate will meet at The Pines Marina dock’s at 8:30 for instructions. Thanks to Chuck Kelly and Barbara Walker who do a wonderful job organizing this fun poker run. Right after the Poker Run will be our Sunday morning brunch and awards at The Pines Resort at 10:30 am.
We have rooms blocked at The Pines Resort for $149.00 per night, so make your reservations early and come join us in this fun and relaxing event. Please use ACBS or our chapter name for your reservations. The Pines Resort @ 559-642-3121. We’ve listed other places nearby to book your room below.
Teri & I hope everybody has a Fun & Relaxing weekend with a full lake!
Robert Gaestel & Teri Parker, Co-chair‘s
The Forks Resort @ 559-642-3737
Miller’s Landing @ 559-642-3633
Yosemite Gateway Best Western @ 559-683-2378
State Camp Grounds (on the lake) @ 559-642-3212