Thank You For a Fantastic Vintage Race Boat Regatta
On behalf of the New Hampshire Boat Museum we want to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped with the 2015 Vintage Race Boat Regatta. It was a great event with incredible action on the race course. We even helped some individuals tick items off their bucket list by giving them rides in vintage race boats! This event would not be possible without the support of the following:
-The many generous event sponsors
-The Race Boat Regatta Committee
-Over 100 NHBM volunteers
-Over 30 race boat drivers, crew and family
-The NHBM Board of Trustees
-The spectators who watched from the docks with their families, donated to go into the hot pits, bought tickets for the Winni Belle, purchased items and the regatta t-shirt at the Museum Store, and went on Charity Rides. All proceeds benefit the Museum and we cannot thank you enough for your support!
-To the photographers who took incredible pictures of the event, Larry Houle, Brian Allison, and Eric Sojka
-The town of Wolfeboro, its residents, and businesses for putting up with the noise and being our host
-To everyone that helped make this event possible
Thank you for all that you do! We hope to see everyone again in 2017 for the 10th biennial Vintage Race Boat Regatta in Wolfeboro!
Please enjoy the below photos and video taken from the 2015 Regatta.
The 2017 Vintage Race Boat Regatta will take place September 14th, 15th, and 16th in beautiful, historic Wolfeboro Bay in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The event is organized by the New Hampshire Boat Museum and is sanctioned by the Vintage and Historic Division of the American Power Boat Association (APBA). This biennial event is now in its fourteenth year and is heavily attended by the public. It is also one of the premier events of the APBA Vintage Circuit.
Approximately 60 vintage boats representing several classes from small outboards to Grand Prix hydroplanes will run heats in groups on a one mile oval shaped course throughout the day Friday and Saturday. Other classes of boats include Jersey Skiffs and Gold Cup racing boats will also run. The sights and sounds of these great boats running are enjoyed by several thousand people at the Wolfeboro Public Docks. There is no admission charge to view the heats on Friday and Saturday.
Spectator participation is encouraged. The New Hampshire Boat Museum sells rides that can be taken between heats on various race boats with their drivers. The Museum also sells pit passes to the “Hot Pits” both days. Funds raised help support the education programs and exhibits of the NHBM. Spectators are also welcome to come to all the evening events to meet the drivers as well as support the New Hampshire Boat Museum during the Regatta including a Wednesday night reception at Mueller/McLean Boat Works, Thursday night welcome reception at the Wolfetrap Bar and Grill, Friday night cocktails at the Museum, and Saturday night Awards Ceremony dinner.