Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta
March 21-23, 2014
The past will come alive as vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our next annual Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the CRA Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit, and this spring's regatta expands to 3 full days, with over 75 beautifully restored vintage and classic race boats running demonstration laps on a 1 mile oval course on beautiful Lake Dora. In addition to seeing and hearing these beautiful vintage boats run, spectators can also view them close-up in the pit area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday & Sunday - vintage heats all day long !!!
We will be running vintage heats all day long on our one mile course, moved a bit this year to provide better spectator viewing from the Wooton Park grandstands. There will be a large contingent of vintage outboard racers, along with the many classes of vintage inboard runabouts, hydroplanes and Gold Cup race boats. One huge 90 ton crane will be setup in the hot pit area to handle the vintage and classic race boats, which must be launched and retrieved for each heat. The constant launching and retrieving of the vintage race boats high up in the air by the crane provides for stunning visuals, and we already have several fire breathing grand prix hydroplanes registered. The sights and sounds at Wooton Park will be just magnificent, don't miss this exciting event.
Come join all the fun !!!
Snowbirds - haul down in the fall to join all
the fun and then haul back in the spring !!!
Last Update - March 7, 2014