Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

The Classic Raceboat Association (CRA) is a Tavares, Florida based non-profit organization formed to organize, promote and run both fun-runs and vintage regattas on our Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit. These are vintage and classic race boats from the early 1900ís to the 1980ís. It is also interesting to note that many CRA members do not own vintage race boats but join for the social activities, especially all the fun at our regattas and our Saturday Morning Gatherings. All boat types are welcomed, come join all the fun.


And joining the locals during the winter months when the northern based vintage events are in hibernation, the snow birds are increasingly hauling their beautifully restored vintage and classic race boats down to Florida to enjoy the sunny and warm Florida weather and to also participate on our fast growing Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit. With the flat water on the small inland Florida lakes, these regattas are attracting large boat counts with well over 75 vintage and classic race boats at the last several events, along with huge crowds. The regatta participants have fun running their restored vintage race boats at speed on a race course in the warm Florida sun and the public gets a chance to see, hear and experience the rich history of powerboat racing. The sights and sounds are just magnificent, come join us at our next event !!!

Promotional Video by Tom D'Eath

Our annual meeting of the members is held in January at our Tavares Winter Gathering. This is where the election of board members and officers takes place, along with updates and a lively question and answer discussion session.

Come join us for all the fun and help us move forward !!!

CRA Membership

Bill John - President


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Fall/Winter/Spring 2014/15 Season !!!

It is important to remember that these vintage events are really social events, and every event is actually a reunion and gathering of good friends, with our beautiful vintage boats in the background, pulling us together. All are welcome to come join the fun, with or without a boat. We hope you will consider joining us, and please be considerate and register early. This lets the volunteer organizers know you are planning to attend, enabling them to properly plan for the boat count for the regatta and the head count for the socials.

Please be considerate and register early !!!

Contact - Bill John



Many thanks to Bill Neron & Lauren Farrell at the City of Tavares for working so well with us.

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