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Lake Tahoe’s 2016 Concours d’Elegance   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi


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Long time locals have often lazily just called this ‘The Wooden Boat Show’, but as South Shore has a similar event by that name, it’s more accurate to call it by it’s real moniker – The Concours d’Elegance. This marvelous annual event is put on every year by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.

This year’s Condours is this weekend, August 12 and 13 in Homewood, at Obexer’s Boat Company.  Friday’s hours are from 10am-4:30pm and Saturday from 9am-4:30 pm, with the ‘Roar Off’ at 4pm.

Sporting a large display of vintage boats from across the country, connoisseur’s  of these lovely nods to Tahoe’s past delight not only those who own and cherish these boats, but everyone who has the pleasure of viewing them.

The Opening Night Dinner is on Thursday evening for the first 150 people who make reservations, but what is truly wonderful about this event is that it is being held at the new location of the Tahoe Maritime Museum. Located in what was the original log building of the Tahoe Tree Company on the West Shore just out of Tahoe City, even if you don’t sign up for the dinner, it’s well worth visiting the museum where you can wander and explore more of the history of Tahoe’s maritime past. (Future post on the museum itself coming soon.)

On Sunday there is also a Ladies Luncheon or the Men’s Grill.


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Photo by Joan Spelletich


Pre-sale tickets are $25, ($3o the day of), or both days pre-sale for $35 ($40 the day of). Children under 12 get in free!

For more information on the event or to buy your tickets, go to their website:

For more information on the Tahoe Yacht Club:

For hours of operation and more information on The Tahoe Maritime Museum:



The 42nd Annual Concours d’Elegance – Aug. 8 & 9   Leave a comment



What is known to locals as ‘The Wooden Boat Show’  splashes into town at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood along Lake Tahoe’s  West Shore on August 8th and 9th.  Vintage boats from around the country are on hand for your viewing pleasure. For more information, go to the Concours d’Elegance website.


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Wooden boats and rubber rafts = summertime fun.   Leave a comment

While the Olympics are spectacular, this is summer in the Sierra. Set the DVR and get thee down to the water.  Here are two good options:


Concours d,Elegance.

Wooden boat. Just the words evoke warm memories of long ago summer evenings on Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, the tradition of wooden boats can still be found at the 40th Annual Concours d’Elegance, August 10th and 11th at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. Nearly one hundred of North America’s best loved and best maintained wooden boats will be on display at the show. This year’s marque class will be the Italian built Riva Aquarama. With over 30 Riva’s at the show it will be the largest collection of Riva’s ever to appear together in North America. In addition to providing an opportunity to see these beautiful marvels of mahogony, the Concours d’Elegance is also an occasion for a variety of social events including an opening night gala, awards BBQs, and luncheons. Check out all the details at: or call 775-851-4444 Show Times: Friday, August 10th from 10-4:30 and Saturday August 11th from 9-4 PM. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for one day, $35 for two-days if paid in advance, $30 and $40 if purchased the day of the show.

Rafting down the Truckee.

Heading down the Truckee River from just below Fanny Bridge to the big party at River Ranch on a raft is one of the Tahoe area’s most popular summer activities. The water is warm and inviting and the river can be whatever you want it to be: Relax and enjoy the scenery, or join your friends and party hearty. You can save a few bucks by bringing your own raft and arranging for a shuttle, or you can take advantage of Truckee River Taxi’s new shuttle service this year. For a reasonable fee rafters can catch a ride from River Ranch back to their car in Tahoe City, contact them at or call.386-3935. Or you can let someone else take care of everything for you by renting a raft from one of the two rafting companies. I recommend recommend Truckee River Rafting, 583-1111, owned by a fellow North Tahoe High School grad, whose father started the company while I was still in high school. No matter how you get down the river, be sure and take the float, it is always a highlight of a Tahoe-Truckee summer.


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