By Judy Hills, Chapter Development Committee

Take your best shot—photograph that is—on Saturday, August 19, 2023 as part of International Vintage Boating Day 2023. Attach the high-resolution jpeg file and email it to me, Judy Hills (, for a chance to win an ACBS Prize.  Winners will pick their choice of an ACBS burgee, a cooler bag or a set of 4 insulated cups from the ACBS Ship’s Store! ACBS members and co-members current on their ACBS dues are eligible.

Rules: 1) Photo must have been taken on 8/19/23; 2) photo must show one or more boats listed in the ACBS member database; and 3) photo must have been taken by a member or co-member listed in the ACBS database.

Categories: 1) child, children, or teen(s) boating; 2) pet(s) boating; or 3) adults boating.

We are looking for the unique and unusual. Costumes are optional! LOL

One prize per category. If taking a picture of child or children, parent or guardian must give permission for you to take the photos and to have the picture published (for ACBS use). In body of the email note: Member or co-member’s name who took the picture, name or names of those in the photo, name(s) of the boat(s) in the photo, the category entering and state you have permission of parent or guardian if a child is in the photo. Only one entry per category per member or co-member (maximum of 3 photos). Entries must be received by Friday August 25th at 5:00 PM. Winners will be notified by September 1st and winning photographs (and others) will be used by ACBS in publications and on the web-site. In the subject line of the email, put “ACBS photo contest.”

More about International Vintage Boating Day

National Vintage Boating Day was launched in 2020 by the ACBS Toronto Chapter as a way for boating groups to engage their members in a contactless rendezvous during the pandemic. Boaters gathered safely in seven different venues in Ontario and the United States.

In 2021 and 2022, International Vintage Boating Day participants were able to add more social interaction to their events; these included boxed lunches, BYO picnics, and visits to waterside restaurants. Participants are limited only by the imagination of the organizers.

This event is being heavily promoted for 2023, and events are being planned across North America.

Once again, the goal is to have as many vintage boats as possible on the water at the same time in a variety of locations. No registration is required; just get out on the water with friends and family and celebrate vintage boating!

We invite you to participate in International Vintage Boating Day 2023 on Saturday, August 19. To be part of this exciting event,

  • Take the lead to plan a route on a nearby waterway.
  • Choose a common starting point or arrange to meet in one location at the end of the trip.
  • Choose locations that are easily accessible to a number of people with a minimum of trailering.
  • Find somewhere fun to stop along the way – create your own mini vintage boat show!
  • Reach out to fellow vintage boaters in your area.
  • Get out on the water and have fun!

We hope your group will join in on August 19, and we’d appreciate it if you’d submit your stories and photos after the event to share in Rudder, Classicboat, and other boating publications, as well as on ACBS social media in the US and Canada. Email:

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