Whitefish Woody Weekend IX is in the books. It was a great show with 38 beautiful classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Florida, 12 of which were new to Whitefish Woody Weekend. These boats represented 14 different manufacturers and 6 different chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Twenty-three of the 38 participants came to the show from outside the Flathead Valley.
Several hundred folks came out to the Lodge and in their boats, decks and beaches around the lake to checkout the boats and watch the Friday evening cruise. Over 1200 dock-walkers braved the heat on Saturday to come out and support the event. The tremendous turnout means a lot to the boat owners. Nearly 400 people cast a vote for the "People's Choice Award" on Saturday. It was a very close race with a very slim margin separating the top three boats. People's Choice was awarded to "Finito", a 1955 Chris Craft Cobra owned by Brett and Jodie Sargent of Veradale, WA. The Captain's Choice Award, voted on by the boat owners, went to "Blew By You”, a 1967 Chris Craft Cutlass, owned by Steve Liss of Harrison, ID. The Commodore's Award was given to Murray Danzig of Spokane, WA with his 2010 CDA Custom Runabout, "Jefe".
A special thank you goes out to those who volunteered their time and docks for card stops on the poker run. It is great to see all the smiling faces so early on a Sunday morning. The poker run best hand was held by the crew of "Sollazarre" a 2000 Hacker Craft Runabout owned by Tom and Nancy Suiter of Whitefish. The best poker run time went to "Coeur d’Legacy” owned by Mike and Barb Moen of Coeur d’Alene, ID.
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and their wonderful staff were great hosts of the event. The Lodge treated the boat owners to that great Whitefish hospitality and once again demonstrated their commitment to community events.
Hope to see you all again at next year's event on June 24-26, 2021, for Whitefish Woody Weekend X. We are planning something special for our tenth anniversary show.
Whitefish Woody Weekend IX
Big Sky Chapter
Antique and Classic Boat Society
Whitefish Woody Weekend IX
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Marking the unofficial beginning of summer on beautiful Whitefish Lake, the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites you to join us for Whitefish Woody Weekend IX hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.
Date: June 25-27, 2021
Location: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana.
Friday: "Welcome Aboard" no host cocktail hour at 6:30PM
Evening Cruise of Whitefish Lake at 8PM
Saturday: Boats in place for public viewing by 9AM
No Host Cocktail Hour at 6PM
Poker Run Captain's Meeting at 8:30 AM
Poker Run begins at 9:30AM
BBQ feast on the beach at the Lodge at 1PM
Registration: Registration will open on April 12, 2021. Registration materials will be posted on this website at that time. This event is limited to 36 boats in the water. Boat registration will be $100 which includes BBQ Picnic Lunches for two participants on Sunday. Additional Sunday BBQ Lunches can be ordered for $25 each.
Lodging: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is offering special event rates of $155-$199 for a standard room. You can book your room by contacting Jessica Helander @ 406-863-4013 before May 15 to ensure a room at these rates. Other lodging opportunities can be found at https://explorewhitefish.com/ or other popular lodging websites.
Evening Cruise: There will be a leisurely cruise around Whitefish Lake after the "Welcome Aboard" gathering. An optional light snack box is available for $15 serving a crew of two.
Other Details: Details regarding directions to the Lodge, boat launching, trailer parking, security, slip assignments, etc. will be provided to all registered boaters two weeks before the event.
For More Information Contact: Tim Salt, 406-871-4195 or firstname.lastname@example.org