Newport Music Festival and Great American Raft-Up
August 2, 2014
South Shore Yacht Club presents Southern California's first on-the-water Music Festival. Its like Woodstock on the Water. We invite all boaters to join us at the raft-up. Non-boaters can join us with Shore Boats that pick up people from points near the Lido Village as well as other pick-up points. We will update this site with times and places of pick-up points.
This is an on the water festival and can only be accessed by boat, kayak or board.
The music starts at noon (12:00 p.m.) and will continue until about 5:00 p.m. This year we are in the Lido Turning Basin - between Lido Village and the Rusty Pelican. We are not at the public anchorage. Boats rafting up can stay the night.
This year's Bands include the Newport Beat, Scotty Porter and the Fabulous Nomads, The Steady Electric and others.
Money raised at the event will go to support the children's programs at the Newport Sea Base. We appreciate all donations for those who can afford to make donations. $15 per person, or $50 per boat, has been suggested, which is at your discretion. Look for donation boxes on some of the boats.
Past year's event received international recognition with a lead article in www.sail-world.com. See the following link.
See the video of the August, 2011 Event ==>
South Shore Yacht Club of Newport Beach Great American Raft-Up 2011
South Shore Yacht Club of Newport Beach Great America...
As mentioned in the article:
Yacht Clubs around the world are always trying to think up great events and excursions for their cruising sailors, but the idea of the South Shore Yacht Club at Newport Beach in southern California to hold a 'Great American Raft-up' every mid-summer is a beauty.
The Club, which calls itself the 'Friendliest Yacht Club in the world' holds the event each year to introduce the cruising lifestyle to people of all ages. It is becoming a major event for Southern California Boaters.
Call 949-646-3102 ext 1 or ext 3 for more info