Step out for a good time (and some classy yachts) at Marina del Rey’s 43 Annual Old Fashioned Day

MARINA DEL REY—What’s better than a throwback, especially when that throwback ties in classic yachts?

Old Fashioned Fay in the Park is returning to Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey on July 28. This event will give the public an opportunity to hop aboard some truly special yachts. Classic Yacht Association’s Southern California Fleet sponsors this event that will celebrate a few “old dames” that first launched in 1929.

Old Fashioned Day is free to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. In addition to the yachts, there will also be a vintage car show. Those who have a penchant for retro will not want to miss their chance to browse these one-of-a-kind yachts and cars, which feature vessels and vehicles from several eras bygone. According to a statement by Classic Yacht Association, there will be restored yachts built by classic manufacturers such as Stephens Bros., Ed Monk Sr., Fellows and Stewart, Chris Craft, Dawn, Elco and more. Snipe Fleet 24 and Del Rey Yacht Club will be holding a wooden dinghy regatta in the main channel beginning at 1 p.m.

“Old Fashioned Day is an established celebration in Marina del Rey history. We love sharing the craftsmanship of these American treasures, and we’re thrilled to have several new member yachts here,” says Christine Rohde, former Commodore of the International Association, and Coordinator of this event.

Organizers encourage guests to dress in vintage costumes. Food trucks will also be on site for lunch.

For more information about the Classic Yacht Association, visit the website at classicyacht.org. Contact Rohde at 310-429-3028 or sparklechristine@gmail.com to learn more.

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