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Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival News

Wooden Boat Festival Returns to Balboa Yacht Club

For those who love boating, or just want to see some classic boats, the annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival June 9-11 at the Balboa Yacht Club is not to be missed.  Dubbed the Concours d’Elegance of yachting, it showcases the most diverse and valuable collection...

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Call for Boat Entries

It’s time for proud boat owners to show off their hard work and love of wooden boats. The Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival at the Balboa Yacht Club will be the must-go-to place for gathering 50 of the best wooden hull boats on the West Coast the...

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4th Annual Free Event

The Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival is the weekend of June 10-11, 2017. Admission is free to the public who can celebrate the maritime heritage of Newport Harbor and wooden boats past and present with a fun-filled day for the whole family. The...

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Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival

Saturday, June 10-11, 2017 - Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival: The Balboa Yacht Club is the go-to place for seeing 50 of the best wooden hull boats on the West Coast, including legendary 100 foot Electra, Rybovich sportfishing boats, 85 foot schooner...

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WBF Founding Father Ralph Rodheim passes from ALS

by Christopher Trela Word came today from Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Rosansky that 2010 Citizen of the Year Ralph Rodheim passed away over the weekend. He was 73. Ralph had been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for the past several...

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Electra; 2017 WBF Flagship

The Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival welcomes Electra and her crew, the privileged few operating this iconic yacht and proud to offer the excellent service that has become a time-honored tradition. Electra is the flagship of Electra Cruises of Newport Beach and she...

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Painted at the Festival

Our featured artist, Lorelle Miller, is our gracious contributor of her original artwork of the 2016 BYC Wooden Boat Festival. The painting was sold during the silent auction; a great benefit to the festival benefactor. To that we give a standing ovation and thanks as big as the sea.

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The Log

http://www.thelog.com/news-departments/wooden-boat-festival-brings-classic-vessels-to-newport-beach/ Wooden Boat Festival brings classic vessels to Newport Beach Ambrosia Brody The Log, May 26, 2016 NEWPORT BEACH — Wooden boat aficionados will once again have an...

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June 4th Wooden Boat Festival

AHOY MATEY!  BALBOA YACHT CLUB TO HOST WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL JUNE 4, 2016 NEWPORT BEACH, CA –May 9, 2016 – The public is invited to celebrate the unique multifaceted maritime heritage of Newport Harbor and wooden boats past and present during the 3rd Annual Balboa...

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Volunteer Opportunity

The 3rd annual Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Lorrie Smith (smike1@cox.net). Lorrie will need your first and last name, cellphone number,...

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Twitter

New Twitter account setup - follow us @bycwoodenboat...

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BYC Open House on April 3, 2006

A Membership Open House is being offered at the Balboa Yacht Club - home of the annual BYC Wooden Boat Festival and Governor's Cup (July 15-23, 2016). BYC Open House April 3, 2016 11:oo am ~ 2:00 pm Balboa Yacht Club is a community of dedicated friends sharing a...

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A Call for Show Boats

THE 3rd ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL IS THE PLACE TO BE SEEN Spring is in the air and it’s time for proud boat owners to show off their hard work and love of wooden boats. The Balboa Yacht Club will be the must-go-to place for seeing 40 of the best wooden hull boats on...

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Event Video

The 2nd annual Wooden Boat Festival at the BYC in Corona del Mar, by Mark Rudyk

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2015 Wooden Boat Festival Winners

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (June 7, 2015).The Second Annual Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival attracted people by boat, kayak, paddleboard, shuttle and foot for a look at 42 exceptional wooden boats, ocean sailing on schooner America, marine art and even rope tying....

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Honoring Noble History

 NEWPORT BEACH, CA (May 8, 2015). The Balboa Yacht Club is the must-go-to place for seeing exceptional wooden hull boats on the West Coast, Saturday, June 6, 2015, including the tall ship 139-foot schooner America--replica of the first winner of the America’s Cup....

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Listening to Old Wooden Boats

By: Brooke Elgie [Juneau Empire] TENAKEE SPRINGS, Alaska — Hidden away in the small town harbors of the Alaska bush lies the most interesting variety of old boats you are ever likely to find anywhere. Sometimes I think they accumulate here by the same natural process...

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Sponsor Opportunities

Influential...Affluent...Active...Exceptional Purchasing Power The 2nd Annual Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015 is an exceptional opportunity to increase your company’s engagement with affluent and influential men and women in Southern...

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Boat Builder Movie

Beautiful 4 minute short about a wooden boat builder. Great Wooden Boats: RED EPIC from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler's RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS...

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Perpetual Trophy

Artist Jon Gariepy has been chosen to design a new perpetual trophy for the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival. The trophy will feature the name of the first-annual event "best in show" winner, Victoria Fash's Humble. The name of 2015's winner will be added to the trophy, as...

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2015 Calendar of Wooden Boats

Wooden Boats 2015 Wall Calendar: The 2015 Calendar of Wooden Boats® continues to set the highest standards of quality and tradition for wooden boat enthusiasts around the world. The 2015 edition features 12 new images by Benjamin Mendlowitz, one of the top marine...

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Life on a Little Wooden Boat

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard! Director &...

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Yacht “America”

Without exaggerating, AMERICA is the world’s most famous racing yacht.  It is also one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. The reason is simple. The original AMERICA put yachting on the map.  It is why the most famous trophy in sailing is called The America’s...

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“An Outstanding Event”

[reprint from http://mobilebuyersbroker.com/balboa-yacht-club-put-outstanding-event-wooden-boat-festival/] The Balboa Yacht Club put on an Outstanding Event with the Wooden Boat FestivalUN By Robert Owen Deane The Wooden Boat Festival was showcased at one of the most...

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Daily Pilot: Wreck turned showpiece

dailypilot.com/entertainment/tn-dpt-me-0607-wooden-boat-festival- 20140606,0,7374403.story Daily Pilot Wreck turned showpiece Owner of 112-year-old vessel that has had many lives expects it to shine at inaugural wooden boat festival. By Emily Foxhall 5:53 PM PDT, June...

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Media Advisory

We welcome you to the 2014 Wooden Boat Festival, which highlights Newport’s maritime history and celebrates the wonders of wood and water. Start your discovery of the form, function, traditions and challenges of the wooden boat with us. Colorful photo and interview...

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