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Our Concours judges come from all walks of life and from all parts of the country - some are professional restorers; others are amateur restorers and collectors for whom boating has become a way of life. Most importantly, all have the passion for wooden boats and have been actively involved in the use and presentation of these boats for years. Many also have extensive libraries that they have put together while restoring their own boats and those of others.

Each year, after i have assembled the panel of judges including the most knowledgeable and capable individuals in the antique and classic boating community, we have a seminar. As a group we review the previous year's show to confirm what we have learned, what discoveries we have made and, most importantly, work on forming a consensus about what constitutes a fair deduction for a certain flaw or incorrect item.
We have developed a 100 point scorecard to judge the boats. Our goal is to reward those who have restored their boat to the authentic standards of time.

Based on the boats entered each year, I assemble judging teams from the panel to review the various classes of boats. The entries are then distributed to each team so they can do their own research on the models and years they are going to judge well before the show.

We have additional teams that confirm the engine and lighting systems are operational and give this basic information to the judges on the day of the show. We have a library of reference material and a "collective" wealth of knowledge.

Each year i stress to the judges three things:

1. Judge what is in front of you today - not what it used to be or might be one day.

2. Base your decisions on what you know to be true - not what you think you know. Facts are verifiable, opinions are just that - opinions.

3. This should be fun for all involved! After all, at the end of the day it's just a "boat show". One of the best in the country, but still just a boat show.

Walking through the marina full of boats can be like traveling back into a time that represents very important and innovative aspects of our life and our culture. At the very least, these boats are a representation of our love for the water and the beauty we feel we bring upon it.


Show Location
Homewood, Lake Tahoe- California
Obexer's Boat Company
Click here for directions

Concours d'Elegance Times:

Friday August 8th

Show - 10am - 4:30pm
Awards Ceremony- 6pm

Saturday August 9th
Show- 9am - 4:30pm
Roar-Off 4pm

Social Event Info:

Thursday August 7th
Opening Night Dinner - 6pm
West Shore Cafe

Friday August 8th
Exhibitors BBQ and Awards Ceremony- 6pm
Obexer's Boat Company

Saturday August 9th
Sponsors Dinner- 6pm

Monday August 11th
Ladies Luncheon- 11:30 am

David & Diane Paul's Lakefront Estate
2020 West Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96140 (closer to Sunnyside)

Monday August 11th
Men's Grill- Noon
Turner Playtime Estate
4860 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA

WOODY OVER THE BOTTOM (Tahoe Yacht Club Sponsored Event)
Sunday August 10th
Boat Check in 8:30am. Race begins 9am
Over-The-Bottom power boat event
Sugar Pine Point State Park Pier

Mahogany Magic- TBD
Free Beer and Wine
Contact Tahoe Yacht Club for more information

Where to Stay:
Coming Soon!

Judging Information:

Judging Boats
Qualifying a Judge
2011 Scoring Guide
2011 Safety Items


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