Wooden Boat Festival brings classic vessels to Newport Beach
The Log, May 26, 2016
NEWPORT BEACH — Wooden boat aficionados will once again have an opportunity to spend a day admiring classic makes and models during the third annual Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival, June 4.
Experienced boaters as well as novices will come together to enjoy a day filled with maritime craftsmanship during the event scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Balboa YC, 1601 Bayside Drive.
Up to 50 of the “most unique wooden power and sailboats in the country” will be on display both on the landside and in the water, according to the event’s organizers.
A featured attraction at this year’s event will be Wild Goose, once the pride and joy of actor John Wayne, who converted the former WWII mine sweeper in to a 136-foot pleasure yacht. Also not to be missed will be the 55-foot, 40-ton authentic Chinese junk boat, Mei Wen Ti.
An awards ceremony to honor Best in Show (Perpetual Trophy), Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat, Best Human-powered Boat and People’s Choice Award winners is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Guests can enjoy art, exhibits, food and drink, and live music during the show. There will also be a silent auction featuring donated art and items with proceeds benefiting the Balboa YC Junior Sailing Program.
Free shuttle service will be provided throughout the day, running constantly between the club and the free parking located at 1600 Newport Center Drive
For more information about the Wooden Boat Festival visit bycwoodenboatfestival.com or call 949-673-3515.
My Uncle Parley Van Wagoner built the ketch MUNDEAMO in 1935, the year I was born. I was hoping it might be at the BYC Wooden Boat Festival On June 4. I would make an effort to go see it if it is. Being 80 makes it a little difficult. My cousin, Parley’s son, located it in Seattle a few years ago but I have never seen it and would love to. Lynnette Van Wagoner-Swickard
Lynnette, we’d love to have Mundeamo at our 2017 Wooden Boat Festival – stay in touch!
Thank you, I hope it is.
That was my grandfather. As far as I know the mundeamo is up near Washington/Oregon area. I have pictures that my uncle has when he had visited it.
Nice to hear from you Clint. That wonderful boat was built by my Uncle Parley Van Wagoner. My Dad Lynn Van Wagoner was his brother. I was a baby when it was built and first sailed. I’m thinking you are Bill’s son and I used to see you at Christmas parties when you were a kid. Sincerely, Lynnette Van Wagoner Swickard.
This is Robert Pearson. I don’t know if you are the right Clint who went to high school in Porterville. If so give me a call
Thanks for your time