It’s Boat Show Time

I know we have just started a new year and that only a couple of months ago you put your boat to bed for the winter, but Boat Shows stop for no one. What in the heck am I talking about, well we just had our first planning meeting for the 2023 Lake Lure Spring…

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Concours d’Elegance Weekend

by Gail Turner, Blue Ridge Chapter Member   The Hilton Head Island event is outstanding again! What a spectacular weekend many Blue Ridge Chapter members spent at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’ Elegance!  Picture perfect weather, stunning vehicles to view, and the best of times spent with our fellow chapter members!  The laughter, the camaraderie,…

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My First Restoration

By Bryan Wheeler, Blue Ridge Chapter Member As I neared retirement, I had planned to restore a wooden boat. I had always had a passion for them but not the time or funding needed to pursue it during my working career. My knowledge of antique boats was very limited; however, a close friend had been…

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ACBS 2022 Vintage Boating Day

ACBS Vintage Boating Day on Lake Greenwood, SC On Saturday, August 20, 2022 two members of the Blue Ridge Chapter ran their wooden boats on Lake Greenwood. It was a beautiful overcast day with mild temperatures in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Craig McMullin, his wife Theresa, and fellow member Art Swanson, launched…

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Vintage Boating Day

Saturday, August 20, 2022 This was in the Summer 2022 edition of the Rudder magazine on page 33. If anyone is interested, August 20th is International Vintage Boating Day. Please send your pictures boating on the 20th to: vintageboatingday@acbs.ca Go Boating with friends and family wherever you are or plan a club show or rendezvous. …

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President’s Message

Update on the 2022 Boating Season! I wanted to update everyone on the 2022 BRC Boating season.  We started the year with the Greenville show, Hartwell Rendezvous, Lake Lure show and Lake Lanier Poker Run. The second half we have the International Boat show in Burlington, VT, Lake Sinclair Show, Annual Meeting on Lake Burton…

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2022 Lake Lanier Summer Event

by Bonne Olsen   LAKE LANIER POKER RUN — Those words conjure up all kinds of images of cigarette boats running amok creating havoc on the waterways. And yes, the Pirates of Lanier Charity does attract big, little and medium size boats, literally hundreds from all over the country every year. But this year Old…

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President’s Message

The Blue Ridge Chapter is off to a great 2022! If its been a while since you clicked on our website, I encourage you to look around. Lots of new pictures. We started with the Upstate South Carolina Boat Show in January displaying 6 boats at the show. April we met at Lake Hartwell for…

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Update: Lake Lure Spring Classic

The Lake Lure boat show May 20-21st is in the final planning stages. This will be our third show on Lake Lure and our first official boat show for this year. For those who might not know, the Blue Ridge Chapter was founded at the Lake Lure Inn so many years ago. I understand the…

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Update: Hartwell Rendezvous

This year we will have a rendezvous on the lake and not a show. What is a rendezvous you may ask? Well, it is a group of boaters who happen to show up at the same time and same place, boat together, and happen to end up at the same place for lunch. This will…

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