(949) 673-3515 x 135 | Saturday June 10, 2017

Schedule of Events

June 9-11, 2017

4th Annual Newport Beach
Wooden Boat Festival

FREE admission!  | FREE parking shuttle! | FREE water taxi!
Come for the boats, stay for the fun

Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the Balboa Yacht Club:

  • View up to 50 classic show-ready wooden vessels on land and in the water
  • Vote “People’s Choice” awards and applaud “Best of Show” awards
  • Purchase delicious food and libations from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Enjoy live music by the bay
  • Visit exhibitor booths showcasing nautical arts and crafts
  • Youth Toy Boat building
  • Silent Auction items to benefit Youth Sailing programs
  • Cruises aboard 82 foot schooner Curlew
  • Voyage to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest at the Fun Zone by water taxi

Friday, June 9, 2017

  • Wooden Boat Owners only
  • 10:00 18:00 – Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 17:00 – 18:30 – VIP Boat Owners’ Reception Cruise aboard M/V Electra.
  • 19:00 – 20:30 – VIP & Sponsor Reception Cruise aboard M/V Electra.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • General Public
  • 9 am Free Parking Shuttle begins
  • 10 am – Festival Begins
  • 10:00 am – Free Water Taxi service begins
  • 10 am – 3pm – People’s Choice Voting
  • 12 pm – 2 pm – Sail aboard Curlew
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Sail aboard Curlew
  • 4:30 pm – 5 pm – Awards Celebration
  • 5 pm- 7 pm – Sail aboard Curlew
  • 5:30 pm – End of Public Viewing Event

 

  • Boat Owners Only
  • 07:00 – 09:30 – Final Set-up
  • 10:00 – Festival Open to the Public
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Awards Celebration
  • 17:30 – End of Public Viewing Event. Boats can stay until 11:00 Sunday June 11
  • 17:30 – 18:00 – Presentation on sailing vessel Dorade – BYC Model Room
  • 18:00 – No-host dining in BYC Dining Room

Sunday, June 11, 2017

  • 9:00 am – Skipper’s Meeting for Sail-by and Wooden Boat Festival in BYC Clubhouse. Continental breakfast (Skippers/Owners only).
  • 10:30 am – Champagne Brunch aboard Curlew or Electra – tickets limited – buy today!
  • 11:00 amWooden Boat Parade 90 minutes around Newport Harbor.
  • 11:00 – All boats and exhibitors must be removed from BYC grounds.
  • 1:00 pm – Newport Harbor Heritage Sail-by

    Heritage Sail-by is an open, all-harbor event. No entry nor registration required!

Shop Wooden Boat Festival Store

Free Water Taxi

Catch a FREE ride from docks & resorts around the harbor. [details]

Free Parking & Shuttle

Catch a FREE ride from Newport Beach Country Club parking area. [directions]

Information Abounds

The Information Booth, volunteers and concierges are available to assist you.

First Aid & Lost

The First Aid Station and Lost & Found are located in the Information Booth next to the entrance gate.

Club & Dock Map

Get acquainted with the layout.

Sorry, Ladies

Those heels are no good on boat decks. It’s bare feet or boating shoes only when boarding the yachts. Be mindful of docks, ramps and nautical hazards. It’s a great opportunity to go shopping for Super Cute Boat Shoes