The Stockton Sailing Club contacted the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter of ACBS a couple of months ago asking them if they would like to have a boat show at their facility.

A group of Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter members went to check out the location. They were very warmly greeted and were impressed with the facility. The Sailing Club really wants us. It is so nice to be wanted. The cost is very affordable with a launch fee of $15, an entry fee of $30 per boat and Saturday night BBQ Ribs dinner at $25 a person. We had a board meeting to vote on doing a boat show and it passed.

So the plans proceeded and publicity began to have the event on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  

Plans were made for a one day show. Boats arrived Friday night, were launched and kept at the Sailing Club Facility until Sunday morning. The facility is a gated facility with ample docks for our antique and classic boats. The sailing club offered a BBQ lunch for sale on Saturday. A dinner for our members was held on Saturday evening in their clubhouse. Boaters who decide to stay until Sunday will have a “boat on your own” type of day.
(Information from Western Wood, NC/LT Chapter publication)

Thank you Tim Bush for sending the following pictures from the Runabouts on the River first ever event.  It looks like a success!  

This final picture is of two Besotes boats that were built in Stockton in the 50’s. (This photo by Sandy Chase)  

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ACBS and its local chapters sponsor more than 100 boat shows each year and participate in even more events hosted by businesses, museums, and communities.  Some are judged shows, others are not – and all are a boatload of fun!


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