CRA Winter Gathering & Annual Meeting

January 20, 2018

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. It is also interesting to note that many CRA members do not own vintage race boats but join for the social activities and all the fun at our regattas.

Wooton Park Layout

Wooton Park - Current Development Plan


This year's CRA Winter Gathering and Annual Meeting of the Members will be held in Mount Dora, Florida at Lake Winds on Lakeshore Drive, the home of Gerri Prusko and Bill John. The fun will begin on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM. This is where the election of CRA board members and officers takes place, along with the latest updates and many lively discussions. All are welcome to join us - members, non-members, volunteers, newcomers and the curious.

   2 PM - Saturday - January 20, 2018

  • Opening Remarks & Updates

  • Open Discussions

  • Annual Meeting of the Members

For more information, please contact:

    Chairman:                          Registration:
    Bill John                            Gerri Prusko

352-729-6060                        352-729-6060

     BillJohn48@Comcast.net     Vintageboat@comcast.net

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 that you are planning to attend, enabling them to properly plan for the boat count for the regattas and the head count for the socials.

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

CRA Membership Form

Updates from the CRA Annual Meeting on January 20, 2018

The Good News - CRA is alive and well with lots of new events !!!

The number of locals and snow birds at our Saturday Morning Breakfast Gatherings is still growing, with 45 vintage wanderers last Saturday.

Saturday Breakfast Gathering


Our local Monthly Fun Runs & Gatherings are attracting more boats and potential volunteers for our regattas and boat shows.

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering


Our CRA classic race boats have been invited to participate at the prestigious Amelia Island Festival of Speed event and we will be there.

Amelia Island Festival of Speed


Our CRA classic race boats have also been invited to participate in the Tavares Sunnyland Boat Show and we will be there with our display tent and lots of CRA volunteers.

Tavares Sunnyland ACBS Boat Show


The Sad News:


The CRA Board of Directors decided, for a number of reasons, to cancel the planned Tavares Spring and Fall Thunder Regattas.

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta


In closing, we hope you will join us on February 3rd for our next Monthly Fun Run & Gathering !!!


Bill John

President - Classic Race Boat Association














Fall Thunder Regatta Video  - Pete Boden

Spring Thunder Regatta Video - Pete Boden

Tavares Spring Thunder Photos by F. Peirce Williams

Tavares Fall Thunder Photos by F. Peirce Williams

Recap & Photos - Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta

For locals, please join our:

Saturday Morning Gatherings

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Some related vintage race boat links:


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