Register by Thursday for Lake Tahoe Over-the-Bottom woody race |

Register by Thursday for Lake Tahoe Over-the-Bottom woody race

Staff report

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The popular Woody Over-the Bottom event has been held for more than 25 years and is again open to the Lake Tahoe boating community.

On Monday, Aug. 10 (and in association with the annual Concours d’Elegance in Homewood), the Tahoe Yacht Club will sponsor this year’s Over-the-Bottom rally.

Any Lake Tahoe boater may join and experience this new-found entertainment, along with Concours participants and many TYC members. All powerboats (wood, fiberglass, metal) are welcome.

This event requires participants to be ready to collect race instructions on the water on Aug. 10 off Obexer’s Marina in Homewood, with the finish about one hour later near the Tahoe City Marina.

There will be a separate start for all wooden boats beginning at 9 a.m., with each boat starting at a safe interval apart.

TYC members and others joining the fun in non-wooden boats will run the same course, and start following the wooden boats.

There will be separate trophies for wooden boat winners and non-wooden boat winners.

Awards will be presented at the TYC Clubhouse, next to the Tahoe City Marina, during a light brunch celebration that will directly follow the race at about 10:30am.

Participating boats will begin check in at 8:30 a.m. off Obexer’s Marina.

Although no specialized equipment is required, and speeds are not excessive, many skippers believe both a GPS and a stopwatch are useful.

Registration for the events is required by Thursday, Aug. 6. The rally is $35 per boat, and the brunch is $20 per person.

Visit or the Tahoe Yacht Club website at to learn more, or by calling TYC at 530-581-4700.

Support Local Journalism

Your support means a better informed community.