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Friday, August 19, 2011

This Weekend's Regattas and More

This weekend's boating events include regattas, an air and water show, vintage boats and more...


Each week we let you know about all the nautical events happening so that if you can't get out on the water, you can still be around boats. This weekend's round-up includes boat shows, regattas, festivals and more in places like Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Montreal, Maine, and, um, Idaho. Yes, Idaho. Let's take a look...

This Weekend's Best Bets

Montreal Classic Boat Festival

This is a big event in the charming Old Port in Montreal, Canada. More than just an antique boat show, this event features nautical music, workshops, movies and more.

Chicago Air and Water Show
Last week Chicago hosted A Taste of Tall Ships, and this weekend it's the Chicago Air and Water Show. This event is best viewed from the water according to our friends in Chicago.

Other events this weekend
- Sunday is the American Cancer Society Regatta (last year's event is pictured above), sponsored by the Mount Sinai Sailing Association on Long Island. This event is the second longest running charity regatta in the United States.

- The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Regatta runs through Sunday in Maine.

- The Jamestown Yacht Club in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is host to the Fools' Rules Regatta on Saturday

- If you are in Raleigh, North Carolina, you will find the Carolina Fall Boat Show and Sale through Sunday at the NC State Fairgrounds.

- If you are in the greater Spokane, Washington area, check out the Coeur d'Alene Wooden Boat Show in northern Idaho this Saturday and Sunday
Event Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - boatshows@firstboat.com - or post it on the Daily Boater Facebook page.

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