Rock the Coast
July 19 - 21, 2019
A great weekend of boating fun along the Gold Coast of West Michigan.
One of West Michigan Offshore's three premier on-the-water events, Rock the Coast has grown from a small event with 25 boats four years ago to a nationally-recognized run attracting more than 100 boats. From the Friday Keith Holmes memorial run on and party at the Grand Haven Municipal Marina to watch the Grand Haven Musical fountains on Friday night, to the action-packed run on Saturday including lunch at Boatwerks in Holland, Michigan, RTC is open to all boaters regardless of boat size, speed, or worth. Please see information below for details on events, registration, and much more.
Tentative Schedule of Events
*Subject to change*
Friday, July 19
2pm to 5pm: Boats arrive at the Grand Haven Municipal Marina
5pm: Keith Holmes Memorial Run
7pm to 11pm: Marina Hangout, Grand Haven Musical Fountains
Saturday, July 20 Rock The Coast Harbor Hop
9:30 am Boats Leave Muskegon in route to Grand Haven (15 miles)
10:00 am Gathering of the Fleet Grand Haven near Municipal Marina
10:15 am Parade out Grand Haven Channel (Helicopter joins the fun)
10:15 am Run to Port Sheldon (13 miles)
10:30 am Gather boats at Port Sheldon on Lake Michigan
10:30 am Run to Holland (10 miles)
10:45 am Gather boats at Holland on Lake Michigan
10:45 am Run to Saugatuck Gather Boats on Lake Michigan - (12 miles)
11:00 am Run to Holland (12 miles)
11:15 am Meet inside the channel on Lake Macatawa
11:15 am Parade of Flags down Lake Macatawa to Boatwerks. Bring the flag of you choice and have some fun, as we parade down to Boatwerks from the Holland channel. Due to high water levels WMO ask that boats refrain from taking plane down lake Macatawa, but rather embrace some fun and show-off a bit with the parade of flags. (Remember boats 40 ft. and over are a mandatory no wake)
11:45 -12:00 am Boatwerks Lunch Stop - Holland (Tickets Available until July 12 - Wristbands handed out at Boatwerks.
1:30 pm - 5pm Boat raft-off at Port Sheldon for the afternoon, make plans to join the fun.
6:30 - 9 pm Wharf Party Supper - Grand Haven (Tickets Available until July 12 - Wristbands handed out at buffet table.)
9 - 11 pm - Grand Haven Fun Have some fun downtown Grand Haven at the many places to enjoy some time with friends.
Sunday, July 21
All day: Boaters enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast of West Michigan on their own time.
The club has reserved the entire Grand Haven Municipal Marina for WMO members from Friday through Sunday. All slips are currently reserved. But additional slips are available at Safe Harbor Grand Isle. Reserve your slip today using the dockwa reservation system.
Make sure you renew your membership or join West Michigan Offshore today. To join click here.
All WMO events (unless otherwise noted) are members only. If you're not a WMO member, register for only $100!
Make sure your membership is current.
Children and guests are more than welcome to participate, provided they have also completed the passenger registration form (opening shortly before the event). Please keep in mind that WMO members who have not registered may not participate due to safety and liability concerns.