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Concours D’Elegance will cruise to Lake Tahoe’s West shore

Special to the Sun

Up to 70 classic wooden boats — many dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s — will be on display at the 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance to be presented by Tahoe Luxury Properties and Niello Porsche on Aug. 8-9.

After 20 years on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the show will move to Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood.

“The history of Obexer’s, founded in 1911 and the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, is as classic as the boats themselves,” said Tahoe Yacht Club President David Olson. “In bringing the show back to the West Shore, however, we wanted to ensure that we could continue to host as many boats as our guests have come to expect in recent years. We are thrilled to have worked out a plan with Obexer’s management to accomplish that goal while also having even more space for our vendors and sponsors.”

In addition to the boats on display in the harbor, the two-day Concours offers vendor booth displays, a Wine Village, food-and-drink court with live music, and private VIP Sponsor Lounge.

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Boat entry applications, tickets for the show and Wooden Boat Week events are at Follow Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance on Facebook, or for more information contact Liquid Blue Events at 775-851-4444.

Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

The Concours d’Elegance, begun in 1982 by Tahoe Yacht Club, has grown from an informal gathering of club members’ wooden boats to one of the most prestigious, judged showings of vintage water craft in the nation. The Foundation was created in 1994 with the specific purpose of continuing the club’s dedication to expanding boating education and opportunities on Lake Tahoe by hosting the Concours d’Elegance show and accompanying events of Wooden Boat Week. As an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, TYCF is able to solicit corporate and personal sponsorships with proceeds granted back to Lake Tahoe Basin nonprofit organizations.


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