Rock the Coast

July 18 - 21, 2019

A great weekend of boating fun along the Gold Coast of West Michigan.

Registration Opens April 30

One of West Michigan Offshore's three premier on-the-water events, Rock the Coast has grown from a small event with 25 boats three 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
10am to 10:30am: Boats gather at their designated meeting places in the Grand Haven Channel
10:30am: Rock The Coast Boat Parade - Boats depart Grand Haven en route to Holland
11:30am (roughly): Boats begin arriving at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
11:30am to 1:30pm: Lunch stop at Boatwerks
1:30pm: Boats depart Holland en route to Port Sheldon
2:00pm: Raft up party in Port Sheldon, dispersing around 4:30pm

6:00pm Rock The Coast Party - Wharf Marina


Sunday, July 21
All day: Boaters enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast of West Michigan on their own time. 

Slip Registration

The club has reserved the entire Grand Haven Municipal Marina for WMO members from Friday through Sunday. Information will be sent to club members/ sponsors by email. Make sure you renew your membership or join West Michigan Offshore today. To join click here.

Saturday Run Route

Saturday Run Route

Saturday Run and Lunch Information

Departing from Grand Haven, the boats will participate in the Rock The Coast Parade. They'll then make their way to the Holland channel, proceeding to the end of Lake Macatawa, arriving at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. 

A delicious meal will be served (menu and price to be announced at a later date) which can be purchased through the registration process.  

After lunch, boats will be free to port hop, one favorite spot is Port Sheldon, which is located half way in between Grand Haven and Holland. A raft up party, which has attracted between 40 and 60 boats the last couple of years is a fun afternoon activity.

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Registration Information

All WMO events (unless otherwise noted) are members only.  If you're not a WMO member, register for only $100! 

Captain's registration and slip reservation information will be sent to members by email. 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.