This weekend the nice folks from the Inland Empire Chapter ACBS are hosting their 10th Annual Classic Boat Festival in beautiful downtown Sandpoint, Idaho and if you are in the area, this is one of the premier boat shows in the Pacific Northwest… And one of the premier venues for a classic boat show.
Here’s chapter newsletter Editor and fellow Woody Boater Wes Yandt with the update for this years big show.
American Pride – The 10th Annual Classic Boat Festival at Sandpoint
Texx – I just got word that we have over 55 boats registered for this weekend’s event and we want to show the City of Sandpoint how much we appreciate the new boardwalk.
The Inland Empire chapter of the ACBS is happy to announce that on July 13 through the 15th we will be hosting the 10th Annual Classic Boat Festival in beautiful downtown Sandpoint, Idaho. This year’s show will be a tribute to all of our servicemen and women, past and present with the theme being “American Pride”.
The City of Sandpoint was kind enough to add to the boardwalk at the Sand Creek Marina over the winter so that we could bring another 10 or 15 classic boats up to the show. If you have never been up to Sandpoint in the summer time, you have got to take this in. The setting for the show is absolutely perfect with the board walk running the entire length of our show and the quaint atmosphere. You can stroll through the boats and then venture up to the shops in downtown Sandpoint. There is even a Farmer’s Market that is a very short walk from the show.
It is a very relaxing atmosphere that you just have to experience. So even if your boat project is “still in process” come enjoy the atmosphere and talk classic boats with a bunch of great folks.
The show gets going on Friday at 1:30 when our professional launch assistance crew will help you get your boat safely in the water and even remind you to put the plug in BEFORE launching. Friday night we have a very special Welcome Aboard Dinner Party planned on the lake. You can get there by water or by land.
The boat showing / judging will be Saturday culminating in the always impressive Sand Creek Boat Parade which is very popular for both the spectators and participants. That evening will be an awards dinner.
Sunday will be a play day for the participants with a breakfast and then a fun Poker Run to test your Seamanship. If your good enough to get through the entire Poker Run without any issues you can meet us a local restaurant on the lake for lunch.
Come join in the beauty and fun up at Sandpoint, Idaho. For more information you can click here to go directly to our web site for all the details.
Or contact Kathy Fair at [email protected] or 509-993-6122 for more information.
Thanks, Wes Yandt
Inland Empire Chapter ACBS