End of Year Message from the Chairman

To all FVRC Members When we looked at our finances in preparation for the March event it was going to be touch and go if we would show green ink or be in the red. As you can appreciate several members kicked in fairly large checks to start the club and some continue to donate to keep us running. It takes something in the range of $14,000 to put on an event. And as you can appreciate from being at our events there are no frills. To offset the actual costs we depend on donations and the revenue...

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Quick reminder on the FVRC Election

A quick reminder to all members of the FVRC. The FVRC is seeking nominations for election to the BOD. The following directors of the FVRC will remain in office for the completion of their term ending in November of 2021. Tom Smyth Ted Jones Rich Luhrs Tom Keyes Dave Richardson The following officers terms are complete at the end of 2020. Jeff Buckley Jean Batronie Jed Wolcott Beale Tilton Beale will be stepping down. We will elect 4 members to a 2 year term as officers. Jeff Buckley, Jean...

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APBA Headquarter Happenings Vol. 29

FVRC Members   You have, I trust, seen the email from APBA HQ and the APBA President Chris Fairchild explaining the financial impacts of COVID-19 on APBA. If not I am asking it be reposted on our web site so you can reference it. In addition there is a letter from Buddy Byers. Please read that as well. Buddy has graciously donated $50,000.00 to APBA as a challenge grant. So if the rest of the members donate a total of $50,000.00 the challenge will be met and APBA will have $100,000.00 to...

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FLORIDA VINTAGE RACEBOAT CLUB CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Article III of the bylaws for the Florida Vintage Raceboat Club reads as follows; Section 2. Numbers and Tenure - The number of Directors of the FVRC shall be no less than five (5) and a maximum of nine (9), with each Director having one seat on the Board. The Officers of the FVRC consist of the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, and Treasurer, as set forth in Article IV, Section 1. Each member of the...

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Tavares Marina Update

by Jed R. Wolcott CPA | Treasurer - FVRC The latest news about the Tavares marina is that the city has settled with their insurance company, and the settlement proceeds are in the County’s bank account. Work on the marina will begin in July, with a target of completion by March 2021. There will be 82 individual boat slips. They are moving the location of the aircraft and boat fuel pumps to the existing short dock. Tavares has postponed their annual July 4th event, including fireworks, and will...

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Statement from the FVRC BOD concerning the November 2020 Event Status

Announcement: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Florida Vintage RaceBoat Club has decided, for the safety and health of our members, volunteers, and public, to cancel our November event in Tavares, Florida. Our next event will be held March 19, 20 and 21, 2021. Please mark your calendars! We wish to thank all of our members and participants for your understanding. We also extend our appreciation to the City of Tavares and Lake County for their cooperation and support as we all work together...

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Summary Spring Regatta 2020

Florida Vintage Raceboat Club Spring Regatta Commands Lake DoraRICH LUHRS, OFFSHORE CHAIRMAN. PHOTOS BY PETE BODEN, SHOOT 2 THRILL PIXWhile most motorsports events worldwide were canceled due to coronavirus precautions, the Vintage and Historic Raceboat Regatta in Tavares, Florida, soldiered on. Under sunny skies and on calm waters, some of the most impressive and iconic race hulls from years gone by strutted their stuff impressively on Lake Dora on March 14-15. The Florida Vintage Race Boat...

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Spring Event date change for 2021

IMPORTANT AND URGENT The Antique and Classic Boat Society moved their event to the end of March 2021. We have in turn confirmed with the City of Tavares that our spring 2021 event will move by a week. The new dates are March 19 -21 2021. Please change your hotel reservations and travel plans accordingly. It was important to do this because many people want to to attend both events and cannot be idle for a week. Thanks for your understanding. Looking forward to seeing you in November 2020 and...

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FVRC Elects 2020 Officers

The Florida Vintage Raceboat Club board of directors has elected the following officers for the year 2020 in accordance with the bylaws Article IV Chairman - Dave Richardson Vice Chairman - Jeff Buckley Secretary - Ted Jones Treasurer - Jed Wolcott There have been no further nominations to then board from the membership. Therefore Ted Jones and Tom Keyes are elected by acclamation. Please join me in welcoming them to the board. At the annual meeting on Saturday November 16, 2019 Roger and...

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