Report and pictures by Tom Wright of the Southern California Chapter of ACBS. 

Since 2011, San Diego Yacht Club has been the venue where the Southern California Chapter hosts its annual Gathering. 

This year we were treated to 12 visiting runabouts in the water and a couple more displayed on land. This is a great event and as you can see from the pictures, they have a great facility and we usually have wonderful conditions during our morning cruises out in the ocean and down San Diego Bay. 

To all of you within driving range, put it on your calendar for 2018 – either the last weekend in September or the first weekend in October, tbd.

The headline picture above is the 1958 Century Coronado Miss Spent Youth, shown offshore. She is the 2017 recipient of the People’s Choice Award. Miss Spent Youth is owned by John Weston and Tom Wright of San Diego.  

The beautiful Chris Craft 1942 Barrelback Ol’ Glory is shown off Coronado and is owned by Ken and Sue Slaght, the hosts and organizers of the Annual San Diego Gathering – thanks Ken and Sue! 

Thank you, Tom Wright, for this report and the invitation to next year’s San Diego event.

What has your chapter been doing?  Send pictures with captions and a report so the world will see that your chapter is active:

  • having boat shows
  • enjoying boating events – which might be a few hours or a few days
  • workshops or a group of friends working on a restoration
  • youth mentoring projects
  • having a meeting – usually there will be some fun and some food involved – right?

Eager to hear from you! Email

1 Comment

  1. The Del Coronado Hotel is one of two really great resort hotels in the USA; the other is the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which happens to be in the same county where the Les Cheneaux Island Antique Wooden Boat Show has been held every second Saturday in August for the last 40 years.

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