For the past three years, the Cigarette Racing Team Owners Rendezvous on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri has continually upped its own fleet-size. A record-setting 78 boats—the most Cigarette models in one place at one time ever—participated in the weekend-long event, which is hosted by Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., in 2018.
Last year’s Cigarette Owners Rendezvous attracted 78 boats. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
If the trend continues—and Performance Boat Center’s Brett Manire and company believe it will—the fourth annual Cigarette Owners Rendezvous June 14-17 could be the biggest one yet. To that end, Manire released a schedule for the event this morning.
Registration at Performance Boat Center opens Thursday, June 14, at noon and closes at 6 p.m. A welcome party at the facility’s Red Head Yacht Club follows registration.
Friday’s activities begin with an 8:30 a.m. drivers meeting and breakfast in the Performance Boat Center showroom in advance of a daylong fun run. The run will include stops at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar and Grill and Tap N Grill Lake Side Brew Haus before returning to the Red Head Yacht Club for a party that evening.
On Saturday, the group will head to Big Dick’s Halfway Inn for a catered lunch, followed by a “cove out” raft-up in Lima Creek Cove. After the raft-up, the fleet will return to Performance Boat Center for dinner and an awards ceremony.
For participants who stay Sunday, there will be a “Pool Rehab” at Backwater Jacks.
Truck and trailer storage is free for participants throughout the weekend.
For additional information, assistance with hotel accommodations or to RSVP, participants can reach out to Jordan Major via email at [email protected]