Monthly Fun Runs

Join us for our next Fun Run - January 5, 2019

On January 5th, always the first Saturday of the month, we will be launching our boats at the Gilbert Park ramp in Mount Dora for our next Monthly Fun Run. This will be a full day on the flat, fresh water of the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes, including a lunch at the Hideaway. Even without a boat, please join us for our social gathering in the afternoon. This is also the feeding ground for new volunteers for our Tavares boat shows and regattas.


Launching ceremonies begin at 9 AM and then we leave at 10 AM to cruise all over the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes, including the newly cleared/dredged Dora Canal. At noon we will stop for lunch at the Lake Harris Hideaway. They have new docks and enlarged outdoor seating areas with lots of food and grog.


After lunch we will head out again to enjoy the warm Florida sun and the flat water. After a full day on the water, we will return to Gilbert Park in Mount Dora and pull our boats safely back onto trailers. Then it's off to Lake Winds on Lakeshore drive for a social gathering. What fun, another great day on the water with good friends and fast boats, along with lots of food, grog and happy wind burned faces. Come join all the fun.


All boat types are welcomed to join us - pontoon boats gotta keep up with the pack !!!

Fun Run

  9 am - Launching at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora

10 am - Head out by boat for our morning fun run

12 pm - Lunch at the Lake Harris Hideaway

  1 pm - Head out by boat for our afternoon fun run.

  3 pm - Pull boats back onto trailers at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora



  4 - 6 pm - Social Gathering at Lake Winds


Contact - Bill John



Click here for a short video !!!











Video - water was flat & Roger was fast !!!












We even had a pontoon boat join us - Jim Horton cruising right along at 60 mph !!!

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Action Video Taken by our friend Jason Efron !!!










Skiff Video - by Patsy Engel !!!

Obsession Video

Obsession Video








These photos were taken during an F. Pierce Williams photo shoot.

F. Pierce Williams Website





As usual, the first to arrive at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora was Howie Benns with his beautiful Chris Craft Utility that he restored. Then Mark, Gwen and Vann Elan arrived with their beautiful classic 21 foot Donzi. They are the newest of our Classic Race Boat Association and will be running their Donzi at our Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta in March. Then best buddies John Taggart and Bill Burgess arrived with John's 1930 Dodge Runabout. John has owned and maintained this rare Dodge Runabout since he was a small boy. Bill John and Gerri Prusko filled out the fleet with their 1946 Garwood Speedster that Bill has owned and maintained for the past 35 years.   




After our launching ceremonies, we headed out on beautiful Lade Dora, through the absolutely stunning Dora Canal, onto Lake Eustis, through the Dead River Canal and onto Lake Harris. Then we pulled into the docks at the renovated lake Harris Hideaway for lunch. After lunch, we took a leisurely ride back to the Gilbert Park Launch Ramp. We all made it back safe and sound with no breakdowns, it was a good day on the water !!!








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