CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — The Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation presented four local maritime nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $15,000 from the revenue of this year’s successful 39th Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show held August 12-13 in Carnelian Bay, Calif.
This year’s grants were distributed to The Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society ($4,000), Tahoe Community Sailing Council ($5,000), Tahoe Maritime Museum ($4,000) and the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society ($2,000).
The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, founded by members of the Tahoe Yacht Club in 1972 and hosted by the Club’s Foundation since 1994, is regarded nationally as the premier event for maritime enthusiasts. The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance showcases from 75 to 110 antique boats each year and draws more than 5,000 participants and visitors. The goal of the Foundation is to maintain the heritage of wooden boating while providing an entertaining and learning experience for all to enjoy. With proceeds from the Concours, the 501(c)(3) charitable Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Tahoe Basin to advance maritime education.
For information on the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, please contact Liquid Blue Events at 775-851-4444 or visit the web site at www.LakeTahoeConcours.com.