Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach July 1

June 12, 2017

Crews getting ready to launch. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The 21st Annual Rags to Riches Regatta is set for Sat., July 1, 2017 along Grayton Beach in South Walton. The race brings together Hobie 16 sailing enthusiasts in honor of Independence Day in a time honored tradition. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and skipper’s meeting starts at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $45 per boat.

The race will start and finish on the beach behind Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Florida, located just off Scenic Hwy 30-A in Walton County.

The 10-mile course is raced in the Gulf of Mexico, beginning with a Lemans-style beach launch and finishing with a beach landing back at the start point. Transport of boats to and from the race area will be available at the beach entry point for those without a Walton County Beach Permit at 7 a.m. Entry is for Hobie 16’s with captain and crew. Prizes will be awarded.

Established in 1981, Rags to Riches Regatta has long been a family-oriented event welcoming Hobie 16 sailors of all skill levels. For more information email abby@graytonbeer.com.