The Ultimate Wooden Boat Show
Concours d'Elegance returns to Lake Tahoe's West shore on August 9-10, 2019
Photos courtesy of Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance
Wooden boat connoisseurs, start your engines. This year’s 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, CA., on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful West shore. The two-day show, August 9-10, is open to the public.
Each year, dozens of wooden boat restorers enter the competition and judges use the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s nationally-acclaimed 100 point judging system and score sheet to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Multiple first, second and third-place awards can be won in each class, so each boat is judged on its own merit and only compared to other boats when selecting Perpetual awards.
The weekend inclcudes more than just boat judging. The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening is just one of the social events surrounding the Concours. A gala Opening Night Dinner and Dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom following. All events are open to the public.