Celebrado cada año en el Balboa Yacht Club, el Festival de barcos de madera de Newport Beach celebra los barcos de madera de todos los tamaños. El evento, gratuito y abierto al público, atrae a casi 4.000 personas cada año.
Disfrutando del festival de barcos de madera de Newport Beach
El festival de botes de madera de Newport Beach cuenta con canoas, botes, kayaks, yates y veleros. Además de contar con botes de madera excepcionales en tierra y en el agua, el evento también ofrece arte marino, comida deliciosa, música en vivo y actividades especiales para que los participantes disfruten. Un servicio de transporte de cortesía y taxis acuáticos también brindan un conveniente acceso al estacionamiento gratuito fuera del lugar que se utiliza para el evento.
La historia del festival de barcos de madera de Newport Beach
El primer Festival de Barcos de Madera de Newport Beach tuvo lugar el 6 de junio de 2014. En este evento, se exhibieron 47 barcos impresionantes. Se otorgan varios premios a los participantes, con categorías de premios que incluyen:
? Best-in-class power: over 50 feet and under 50 feet
? Best-in-class sail: over 50 feet and under 50 feet
? Human-powered wooden vessels
The 2015 Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival took place on June 6, 2016 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol. The yacht ?America,? which is named such in honor of the America?s Cup, was on display at the event.
The following year, the festival took place on June 4, 2016. One of the festival?s most notable entries was the Polynesian Concept, which was built in 1968 as a racing catamaran for actor Buddy Ebsen. Polycon, as the vessel is known by for short, was designed by Rudy Choy. Choy, who was a famous catamaran designer from Hawaii, was one of the best marine architects of his time. The actual vessel was constructed in Southern California and went on to compete in the 1969 Trans Pacific Yacht Race (Transpac) from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Polycon finished first ahead of Gun Smoke, which is another famous catamaran that was much larger at 60 feet and was skippered by actor James Arness.
El evento de 2017 tuvo lugar el 10 de junio, mientras que el próximo evento de 2018 tendrá lugar el 9 de junio.
Disfrutando del fin de semana
While the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival is open to the public on the second Saturday of June each year, activities for participants take place throughout the weekend. In 2017, for example, the Friday before the public festival served as say for wooden boat owners to check-in and to receive their packets, their swag bags and boat placement information. A VIP Boat Owner?s Reception cruise was then held aboard the M/V Electra followed by a VIP & Sponsor Reception Cruise.
On Sunday, the day started with a Skipper?s Meeting and continental breakfast in the Balboa Yacht Club Clubhouse for skippers and owners only, followed by a ticketed champagne brunch aboard Curlew or Electra. A 90-minute Wooden Boat Parade then took place around Newport Harbor as all boats and exhibitors left the Balboa Yacht Club grounds. For those who are wishing to enter their boats into the festival, space is limited to just 50. Therefore, it is important to register early.