Volunteers Needed for Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show Aug 12-13
The success of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show is reached, in part, by the efforts of volunteers. The 39th annual wooden boat show is slated for August 12-13, 2011 in Carnelian Bay, California at the Sierra Boat Company. The show’s volunteer coordinator, Les Schwoob, is seeking volunteers to help make this year’s show bigger, better and more spectacular than ever before.
Volunteering for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance is a fun way to meet people and to be a part of one of the finest showings of classic wooden boats in the nation. You will find the job both easy and enjoyable, no walking or lifting required. You will be entitled to enjoy all of the show on the day(s) that you participate.
Volunteer positions and time slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are needed for August 11th (set-up day), August 12th and August 13th. Time blocks are from 8:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Available positions are ticket booth, will-call booth, ticket taker, gate keeper, and dock hand.
To reserve your position email Les Schwoob with your first, second and third choice at [email protected] or call 530-583-8938. The Lake Tahoe Yacht Club would like to thank the legion of volunteers that make this show so successful.
“After holding the show on Father’s Day weekend in 2009 and 2010, we are excited to now have an agreement with Sierra Boat Company that enables us to return to our traditional August dates. This gets us well past all the Father’s Day gatherings, and June graduations and weddings that have been conflicts for both our boat exhibitors and show attendees these past two years,” said Foundation President Dave Olson.
The support received over the years has allowed the Lake Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation to award more than $250,000 in grants to help advance maritime education around Lake Tahoe.
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show, founded by members of the Tahoe Yacht Club in 1972 and hosted by the Club’s Foundation since 1994, is regarded nationally as the premier event for maritime enthusiasts. The Foundation selected “Gar Wood – the Gentleman’s Runabout” as featured 2011 Marque Class. These luxurious and powerful “aristocrats of motorboats” were first introduced in 1922 by inventor, industrialist and record-setting speedboat racer Garfield A. Wood and are a fan favorite.