January 4th, 2017 2017 Dates and Marque Class Announced The 45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance will take place August 11 & 12th, 2017. The show will return to historic Obexer’s Boat Company for the 4th consecutive year on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in Homewood, CA. Wooden Boat week will begin with the...
2017 Concours d’Elegance Times
Friday August 11th
Show – 10am – 4:30pm
Awards Ceremony- 6pm
Saturday August 12th
Show- 9am – 4:30pm
The Lake Tahoe Concours
Friday August 11th &
Saturday August 12th
Village Hours – 11am – 4:30pm
Homewood, Lake Tahoe- California
Obexer’s Boat Company
5300 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
2017 Social Event Info
OPENING NIGHT DINNER
Thursday, August 10th – 5pm
Tahoe Maritime Musuem
Only 200 available
Awards Ceremony BBQ
Friday, August 11th – 6pm
Adults – $55
Children (6-12)- $25
Obexer’s Boat Company
Ladies Luncheon on the Lake
Reservations – $65
Sunday, August 13- 11:30 am
Michael & Tootie Beeman’s lakefront home, 4820 Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA
Casual dress and low-heeled shoes are recommended for your comfort on the sprawling lawn of our hosts’ home.
Reservations – $45
Sunday, August 13- Noon
Turners’ “Playtime,” Homewood
March 29th, 2017
A Wooden Boat Show Celebrating 45 Years of Perpetual Excellence
The History of an Enduring Tradition
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 45th year of perpetual excellence August 11th and 12th at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in scenic Homewood, California. The showcase of the most well-known and infamous wooden boats in the world is the longest running boat show on Lake Tahoe. Presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, the Concours d’Elegance is unsurpassed in its exhibition and preservation of boating and maritime tradition. Over the past four and a half decades, it has become the most acclaimed and prestigious wooden boat show in all of North America.
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance comes from modest beginnings. In 1972, a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends gathered at Chamber’s Landing on Lake Tahoe’s west shore to share their love for wooden boats. It quickly grew in recognition for the quality of boats exhibited, the highest judging standards and practices, and, most importantly, a shared passion of wooden boats between exhibitors and the public. The show is now the most recognized and longest existing antique and classic boat show on Lake Tahoe and its reputation for excellence is known worldwide.
In 1994, the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation was formed to host the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The Foundation focuses on the continued growth of the show while making charitable donations exclusively focused on providing educational opportunities originating in the Lake Tahoe area that enhance expertise or understanding of maritime skills.
The show moved from its Carnelian Bay location in 2015 and continues to take place in August each year at Obexer’s Boat Company. Located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and in the heart of Homewood, California, Obexer’s Boat Company’s beginnings trace back to 1911. The fixture of Tahoe offers a true historic marina experience with a wide-open, landscape view of the lake.
Many social events help to add to the passion and excitement of Wooden Boat Week and the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening, August 11th, is one of those events. An intimate Opening Night Gala dinner and dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, followed by a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon on the Lake, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom race. All events are open to the public.
Tickets for the show and social events are now on sale. The Opening Night Gala, Men’s Grill, and Ladies’ Luncheon on the Lake reservations are limited and will sell out.
As a special thank you to Concours Personal and Corporate Sponsors, there are special offerings including a VIP Lounge and parking at the show, and the by-invitation-only Sponsor Dinner.
Volunteers are critical to the success of the Concours d’Elegance, playing an integral role in the production of the finest wooden boat show in the country. Without volunteers, this magical weekend would not exist! We invite you to join this dedicated group for the 2017 show. If you desire to be added to the volunteer contact list, please go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitations will be extended to everyone on the contact list in April, both past and first-time volunteers. Heidi Bensley will once again be the Volunteer Coordinator. Heidi can be contacted via email at email@example.com or cell 209.629.1277.
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