This annual show is open to all wooden boats, new construction or restored. The boats are displayed in the Creef Boathouse and Park, and in the water at the Roanoke Marshes lighthouse docks, Sat. Oct. 28th, 9-5.
This year’s show will include a display on Paddle Craft Safety. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to discuss boating safety for paddle craft. Many more people are paddling kayaks and standup paddleboards these days, and they are easy to capsize. Are you able to get back into your kayak? Do know how to stay warm in cold water? Do you bring the right gear and know how to use it?
The Auxiliary representatives will discuss how to be safe in kayaks and other paddle craft. Vessel safety exams are being offered for your kayak on-site, or you can schedule a follow-up visit. This is a great opportunity to improve your awareness of safety issues.
Exhibiting boats will be judged on owner built/restored or professional built/restored. Awards will be presented at the awards dinner Saturday evening and will include the “People’s Choice Award” and the “H.A. Creef Award” a perpetual award that is presented to the best overall boat.