Wine Country Classic Boats, Inc. exists to celebrate and promote education about, and preservation of, the history and culture of historic, antique and classic boats through events and communication.

Wine Country Classic Boat Events and Benefits Include:

Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show
Annual Antique and Classic Regatta
Annual lake cruise and rendezvous
Annual meeting in December (Holiday Party)
Cruises/Trips related to boating
Quarterly Vintage Wood Newsletter
Membership Directory
Quarterly Membership Meetings
Good people, Good Times, Good Fun!

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Wine Country Chapter-President’s Cup Awarded

Back on December 8th, Wine Country Classic Boats held their Annual Board of Director’s Meeting/Christmas Party.   At the conclusion of our meeting, I presented the President’s Award.  This year I presented it Connie McNamara who is also a Director at Large for Wine Country.  Each year at our boat show on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport,…

The Best Revenge

by Bill Olmsted member of the Wine Country chapter I first got interested in wood boats when I was a teenager in the late 50’s in North Tonawanda, NY. As it happened, we lived next door to a guy who was building a marina on the Niagara River, and I spent as much time there…

The Woodrose Part 2

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter Back to the garage in Hamburg, once the wood was replaced, the specific dark red paint was coated perfectly inside. This left a clean visual as the wiring followed through the boat in preparation for the lights, gauges, engine, ignition etc. Again everything labelled on paper…

The Woodrose Part 1

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter My dad grew up with an appreciation of wooden boats. This later became a love because it had been associated with influential people such as grandparents, parents, family & friends and full of good memories. As life carried on, opportunity to dabble in restoration came with…

Wine Country Classic Boats Chapter Annual Fall Workshop

Note: Article and photos submitted by Patti Bandi. The Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter held their annual fall workshop on Saturday, November 3rd at Hullings Hulls in Penn Yan, NY. A total of forty-three members from the Wine Country Classic Boats, Niagara Frontier, Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands chapters were in attendance to listen to…

2018 Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter’s Fall Trip to Naples, Maine

Note: Report written by Patti Bandy. Pictures by Patti Bandy, Jon Marsh and Brenda Leo On September 13, 38 members of the Wine Country Classic Boats chapter took our yearly fall trip, Destination: Naples, Maine.  The majority of the group stayed at the Bayview Cabins where Sherri and Steve Matte were great hosts. The rest…

Wine Country Classic Boat Chapter’s Trip to Naples, Maine

Note: This story and photos were submitted by Patti Bandy and Jon March Over the second weekend of August, a few of us from Wine Country Classic Boat club (I, Jack Young, Heidi Szonn, Randy Fletcher and Bill Olmsted) took a trip to the Lakes Region of western Maine to attend the Mountainview Woodies Classic…

Wine Country Chapter Hosts 36th Annual Classic Boat Show

The 36th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show was held on July 21 and 22 at Depot Park in Hammondsport, New York.  We had approximately 48 boats in the water and many on land as well as Woodie cars. This year we opened the show up to antique and classic cars and 15 registered for…

Wine Country Classic Boats First Yachtsman’s Regatta on Keuka Lake

Wine Country Classic Boats held their first Yachtsman’s Regatta on Saturday, June 23, in Hammondsport at the Glenwood Club. Eight beautiful wooden boats and 33 people enjoyed a great afternoon of boating and a picnic later in the day.  The weather was perfect despite the forecast for rain.  Join us next year as we do…