NEWPORT BEACH, CA (February 25, 2014). The Balboa Yacht Club invites show- quality wooden boat owners, maritime artists and marine suppliers to submit their application to display at the June 7, 2014 Wooden Boat Festival. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply early to receive special consideration.
The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2014. The exhibitor fee is $50, which includes signage, Friday reception and Saturday continental breakfast. Boats will be displayed in water and on land. Exhibit spaces are 10 foot by 10 foot; and artwork will be on display in the clubhouse.
The public is invited to celebrate the maritime heritage of Newport Harbor and wooden boats past and present. BYC is continuing the tradition of waterfront festivals by providing a yearly gathering place for people to come and enjoy the rich history and character of wooden boats in our harbor and on the ocean. Admission is free.
The 2014 Festival will bring maritime life alive by showcasing 50 exceptional wooden boats of all shapes and sizes in the water and on land. Experienced boaters as well as novices will come together to enjoy maritime art, savory food, and lively music. Nautical craftsmanship and wares will be exhibited. The Festival will conclude with a 4:00 p.m. awards ceremony to present People’s Choice Awards for power, sail and human- powered wooden vessels.
Applications can be downloaded from www.bycwoodenboatfestival.com for people interested in showing a wooden boat, volunteering, underwriting, sponsorship, and displaying nautical-related items. For additional information, contact Ralph Rodheim, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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