Antique Race Boat Regatta

Clayton, NY

August 16-19, 2012

Welcome to the vintage participants Webpage. Dave Richardson invites you to the beautiful Thousand Islands in Clayton, NY for the 20th anniversary of their Antique Race Boat Regatta. The first and still the largest event on the vintage race boat circuit, this is a huge gathering, come join all the fun !!!

The Antique Boat Museum

Sanctioned by APBA Vintage & Historic Division

Recap & Photos - Antique Race Boat Regatta 2010 !!!

Back in the early Ď90ís some nostalgia buffs with old race boats were musing about the success of the Antique Boat Show at the Clayton Antique Boat Museum. The idea to hold a similar event with vintage race boats was tossed out and caught hold. Bill Munro chaired a large group of committed enthusiasts who hosted the first ever Vintage Race Boat Regatta in August of 1992.  Eighteen years of this biennial event have brought together some of the greatest names in racing and likewise many of the most famous boats of all time. Such greats as Riggs Smith, Bob Schroeder, Fred Alter and Buddy Byers were on the original organizing committee. Many others were in critical positions making it all happen. Over the years the Clayton Antique Race Boat Regatta has given owners, drivers, historians and public an opportunity to see the greatest boats of all time performing in the water with dramatic rooster tails and the roar of powerful engines.


This summer will be the 20th Anniversary of Antique Race Boat Regatta at Clayton. We hope many of the boats that attended the very first regatta as well as those that came out of barns and storage sheds over the years will be with us doing vintage fly-bys on the museum waterfront. Vintage race boats have come of age and our opportunity to demonstrate them in their natural environment has caught the public attention. And just think, all of our vintage regattas started in Clayton in 1992, and Clayton is still the largest event on the vintage race boat circuit. This is a huge gathering, come join all the fun !!!


Some owners and boats have not missed a Clayton regatta in all those years.  Curt Brayer, David Coffin, Bob Cox, Bill Fisk, Bill John, Peter Kreissle, Geoff Magnuson, and Mark Mason to name a few, havenít missed a chance to run at Clayton. We hope that they and everyone else will join us again at Clayton, the first and still the largest event on the vintage race boat circuit, this is a huge gathering !!!


Between now and August 2012 a large group of volunteers are working diligently to make this the biggest and best event in our long history. Please mark your calendars for August 16-19 and please register early, to help us plan the heat schedules, logistics and all the socials.

Registration Form

On-Line Registration


Race Boat Regatta 2012 Auction

After the course closes Saturday afternoon there will an auction of racing equipment and memorabilia.  This will include a collection of clothing, posters, equipment, and safety gear.  The highlight of the auction as always will be the original artwork for the 2012 Regatta Poster.  Artist Rob Hess has lovingly labored over this piece of nautical art and it is a real masterpiece.  All proceeds from the auction go to benefit the museum and offset costs of the regatta.  All donations are gratefully accepted and will be eligible as a gift to a registered 501C3 not for profit charitable institution.  If you have items to donate, please contact Dave  Richardson.

All the best, 

Dave Richardson

Race Boat Regatta 2012 Vintage Chairman

If you're in the sport, want to be in the sport, or just appreciate vintage race boats then Clayton is "THE PLACE" to be. This is a huge event with lots of action and varied activities.  If you are interested in participating in our Clayton Antique Race Boat Regatta, here are two things you must do.


1. Be a member of the APBA Vintage & Historic Division or CBF and follow all rules and safety requirements.  Please prepare your equipment and safety gear for a thorough safety inspection and also prepare for lots of water time on our course.

APBA Vintage Bylaws

APBA Vintage Safety Inspection Form


2. Register early, the Registration Form is posted here on this Webpage and will also be mailed in April. All past participants are on our regatta mailing list, contact the Antique Boat Museum to confirm or add your email and mailing address.

On-Line Registration

Margaret Hummel

315-686-4104 Ext:223



Clayton Chamber of Commerce

Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce

Clayton Schedule of Events



August 16


8:00 am Registration Opens

9:00 am Inspections all day

9:00 am Drivers and Riding Mechanics Workshop

1:00 pm River Tour in Antique Boats by Reservation Only

6:00 pm BBQ at Marv Hart's Shop



August 17


7:00 am Mandatory Driver's Meeting

8:00 am Registration Open

8:00 am inspections all day

8:00 am Course Opens, Small Outboards First

12:30 - 1:30 pm Pits open to public

1:30 -5:00 Course Open

7:00 pm Speed Boys Party at Don Price's St Lawrence Restoration



August 18


7:00 am Mandatory Driver's Meeting

8:00 am Inspections by Special Request

8:00 am Course Opens, Small Outboards First

12:30 - 1:30 pm Pits open to public

1:30 -5:00 Course Open

5:30 - 7:00 Cocktails and Auction

7:00 - ? Legends Banquet



August 19


7:00 am drivers Meeting if required

8:00 am Course Opens, Small Outboards First

12:30 - 1:30 pm Pits open to public

1:30 - 3:00 Course Open

3:00 Closing of Course



We are not racing, just running our beautiful vintage race boats at speed on a course, deck to deck, what fun !!!



A note to all participants:

For insurance and safety reasons, to run your vintage race boat at speed on the course, you must be a current APBA member (American Power Boat Association) and your vintage boat/equipment must qualify and pass the APBA Safety Inspection. If you do not pass the safety inspection, you will stay on the trailer. Safety is the #1 priority of this event. Safety Inspection Form


Racing Fuel

Please be advised that you can obtain Sunoco racing gasoline up to 112 octane and methanol at Can-Am Enterprises, Evans Mills, NY phone 315-629-4536 for your race fuel needs during normal business hours. If you need assistance please contact the event organizer, Dave Richardson at 315-222-5434 or


 Clayton 2012 Participants

We will take the time to post each vintage race boat as soon as the registration is received, and we will list the registered vintage race boats by heat/class to help us plan the heat schedule and the logistics for docks and crane launching areas. This list is also used to entice potential participants to register early and join all the fun of running their beautiful vintage race boats at speed on the course, deck to deck.

Here is a partial list of past Clayton participants !!!



Vintage Unlimiteds



Miss Vernors

Fred Alter





Historic Race Boats



It's a Wonder

Jeff Magnuson

Gold Cup/Unlimited



Big Hydros



Miss Desoto

Butch Bailey* Grand Prix Hydro


Miss Dinomytes

Roger LaPierre*


Grand Prix Hydro


The Irishman

Bill & Judy Fisk*



Grand Prix Hydro


DeSourdy Special

Sylvain Demers*


Grand Prix Hydro

Canadiana Grand Prix

Marv Hart*

Grand Prix


Miss Crazy Thing

John Pepe*


Grand Prix Hydro

Tool Crib Special

Bill Morsheimer*

7-Liter Hydro

Sidewinder Matt Morsheimer*


Grand Prix Hydro

GP 200

Lauterbach Special

Bill Gmeiner*


Grand Prix Hydro



Bluewater Special 

Chris Hall* 


2 Seater Hydro


Heavy Duty

Gary Vore 7 Litre Hydro



Mid & Small Hydros



Big Chief

Dave Richardson* A Modified


The Specialist

Wain Trotter*

280 Hydro



Jack & Lori Cotton* 280 Hydro


Roman Candle

Gerry Davidson*

266 Hydro


Miss Supersonic II

John & Scott Kirschner*


266 Hydro


Came To Play

Bill & Judy Fisk* 225 Hydro



Harry Holst* 280 Hydro


Wild Card

Marv Hart*

280 Hydro


Miss Sapphire

Bob Hampton


225 Hydro


Bad Habit

Joe Schulte 2.5 Hydro



Bob Hampton

266 Hydro



Hal LeDuc


266 Hydro

Black Magic Jim Thompson 280 Hydro



Bill Mehan

Will Farmer

145  Hydro


Sir Ron III

Gary Vore 280 Hydro
Little Fission Brian Joseph 145 Hydro

Henry's Tenth

Dan Joseph

280 hydro

Something Special Brian Joseph 2.5 Mod Hydro
Gemini Teri Hoffman  


280 Hydro



Gold Cup &

Gentleman's Racers



The Golden Nugget

Butch Kropfield

Gold Cup

Boomerang David Coffin Gold Cup
Impshi Mark Mason Gold Cup


Vince Bober

Gold Cup

Sultana Mark Mason 2008 Hacker






Obsession Bill John*

Gar Wood Speedster

Wood Too Phillip & Arnold Rubenstein*

Gar Wood Speedster

Compulsion Bob Mueller*

Gar Wood Speedster

Au' Revoir Bill Feikert* Gentleman's Racer
La te Ta Jim Henler* Gar Wood Speedster

Yar Gar

Chris Johnson*

Gar Wood Speedster

Lu Lu Tom Turcotte* Gar Wood Speedster


Runabouts &

Flat Bottoms


Tiger Ken Warby* K Flat Bottom



Bob Hampton

E Service Runabout

Dancing Bear Curt Brayer F Service Runabout


Jersey Speed Skiffs



OffWeGo II

Len Finethy*

Jersey Speed Skiff


My Precious

Gerri Prusko

Jersey Speed Skiff



Bob Mueller Jersey Speed Skiff


Miss Align

Bill Mehan

Jersey Speed Skiff


Justa Fishn' Bote

Dick Daly

Jersey Speed Skiff


Blu Fusion

Steve Sayre Jersey Speed Skiff


Flyin High

Bill DeGlopper

Jersey Speed Skiff


Mean Streaker

Nate Slotiuk Jersey Speed Skiff



* O'Berry Marine Roger Hinsdale*

1978 Renato Molinari


Peter Krzyanowski*

1968 Speedliner

A Stock Hydro

Natural Beauty Ghislain Freniere

Harold Kelly

B Runabout

Twistercraft Ken Fornwalt EP, JP


El Zorro

 Dick Tyndall ASH
* Brian Pitt

1980 Molinari

Merc 2.5 V6


 Registration Form

On-Line Registration

For registration and more info, contact:

Margaret Hummel

315-686-4104 Ext:223

Recap & Photos - Antique Race Boat Regatta 2010 !!!


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