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“America” Returns to WBF

“America” Returns to WBF

Once again, sailing yacht America graces Newport Harbor with her 2nd appearance at the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival.  America will offer FREE tours during the festival as well as sailing opportunities for those who would like to cruise with her crew.  Without...

Wooden Boat Concours d’Elegance

Wooden Boat Concours d’Elegance

Newport Harbor's Own Wooden Boat Festival  Looking for something fun to do on the second weekend of June? The Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival will be held at Balboa Yacht Club (BYC) located at 1801 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. This is yachting’s equivalent...

Water Taxi Route

Water Taxi Route

Water Taxis run from Ocean Quest's Fun Zone dock to Balboa Yacht Club to Coral Avenue Balboa Island Public Dock every 40 minutes from 10 am to 5 pm. FREE with festival admission.  

Wooden Boat Festival Call for Entries

Wooden Boat Festival Call for Entries

by Lynn Selich reprinted from Newport Independent Like many of you, I absolutely adore boats. Big, small, fast, slow, sail, power – there’s nothing better than being on the water, especially here in our beloved Newport Harbor. All things boating is all...

Wooden Boat Festival Returns to Balboa Yacht Club

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...

Call for Boat Entries

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...

4th Annual Free Event

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...

Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival

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...

WBF Founding Father Ralph Rodheim passes from ALS

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...