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Wooden Boats on Parade
Wooden Boats on Parade
The San Francisco Model Yacht Club hosted the 2010 Wooden Boats on Parade, on Sunday, October 24th.

Since its inception in 1996, Wooden Boats on Parade has grown to become one of the largest model boat exhibitions in the country. Held every two years, the 2008 show attracted over 200 participants from the Western United States and Canada.

Designed is to promote the skills and craftsmanship of model boat building and sailing by showcasing some of the finest examples of museum quality vintage and contemporary ship models in a relaxed and non-competitive setting.

The models on display, and sailing on the lake, include all types of radio control boats, including fishing boats, tugs, warships, commercial vessels, workboats and pleasure craft. There is also large contingent of free sailing and radio controlled sailboats. Intricate and highly detailed static models are on display in the clubhouse.

The event is open to all classes of powered boats, including electric, live steam, and muffled gas, but no nitro, due to noise restrictions at the lake. Although the event primarily focuses on wooden ship models, fiberglass boats or boats made of other materials are also welcome.

A number of photographs from the 2010 Wooden Baots on Parade have been posted on the R/C Groups forum.

Check this space for updates and information about Wooden Boats on Parade 2012.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 January 2011 23:58