In 1972 a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats.
THE SHOW’S HISTORY
THE LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE
In 1972 a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats. From this modest beginning, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance has grown to play a significant role in the wooden boat community, as well as the Lake Tahoe maritime community. Since its induction in 1994 the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation has hosted the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance focusing on the continuing growth of the show, the quality of boat exhibits, the highest of judging standards and practices, and most importantly sharing the passion of wooden boats between exhibitors and public.
Each year the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation raises money for charitable donation which is exclusively focused in providing educational opportunities originating in the Lake Tahoe area that enhance expertise or understanding of maritime skills.
To apply for the annual grant, please download the grant application here
THE TAHOE YACHT CLUB FOUNDATION PERPETUAL TROPHIES HISTORY
Perpetual Trophies. The very word – “Perpetual” – enduring and unsurpassed, the continuing of tradition. Fulfilling a dream and receiving recognition which will remain an everlasting benchmark in boating history.
Concours dreams and achievements are validated with first, second and third-place awards “in class” and with the presentation of special Perpetual trophies going to the most meticulously-restored, highest-point boats. Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation now has 17 of these special trophies made possible by the generous assistance of endowers, many who have competed and won their own share of precious “Concours silver, crystal, and mahogany” over the past 42 years of this event.