FREE PADDLEBOARD DEMOs by Billy Lush Brands!

The Billy Lush Board Shop is partnering with Tennessee Boat Rest to transport paddle boards to the “Sand Bar” located just across from Duncan’s Boat Dock on the Tennessee River.

WHEN: Sunday, August 17
TIME: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Anyone boating, floating, or partying at the Sand Bar will be able to try the fastest growing water sport in the world! The Billy Lush Board shop is located in downtown Knoxville next to Ruth Chris. As Knoxville’s only SUP specialty shop we provide classes, rentals and sales from our vintage beach style showroom inside the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. You can learn more about us at We hope to see you on the water!

Boom’s Day 2014 Arrangements

As you all know by now, Labor Day finds a reversed set of events. Boom’s Day is Saturday, and the Football Game is Sunday. That will present some challenges to docking at the VOL Navy.

All vessels must vacate the VOL Navy Docks by Noon on Saturday, 8/30. No docking will be allowed the entire day. Fireworks begin approximately 9:30 PM. Once the Fireworks are over, a 20 minute downtime will exist where NO boats will be allowed on the docks. Approximately 10:30 PM the docks will be opened for docking.

However, we IMPLORE all boat owners to be courteous of everyone else. Larger boats (i.e. Houseboats and cruisers > 40 ft in length) have to be moored on the docks. Smaller vessels can tie up to them. Please allow the larger boats to tie up against the docks first.

Another Boom’s Day Event Planning Meeting is scheduled for 8/12. Stay tuned for more details as they are released.

Knoxville Powerboat Classic – May 31 to June 1

WHERE:  Volunteer Landing, Downtown Knoxville

Race fans can expect fast and exciting fun at the Powerboat Superleague Racing on the Tennessee. An international field of contenders, the best F2 and F3 tunnel boat drivers, are scheduled to kick off their season, stop number one on the 2014 seven race Superleague tour.

Teams from across the United States and Canada will start individual quests for circuit high-points, as well as racing for event purse and prizes and series championships on the Tennessee River at Volunteer Landing.

See the details at VisitKnoxville.

NOTE: Ned McWherter Park and boat ramp will be closed for public access from Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1 for this event.