Rags to Riches Regatta slated for July 5

June 20, 2014

Crews get ready to launch at Rags To Riches 2010 regatta. ©Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The Rags to Riches Regatta is set for Sat., July 5, 2014. 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 and includes race t-shirt and gift bag.

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. Entry is for Hobie 16’s with captain and crew.

A $45 entry fee per boat includes a race shirt and gift bag. Trophies will be awarded to top three finishes. Only Hobie 16s can qualify to win prizes, however all Hobies are welcome.

Music provided by the Courtyard Saints and Grayton Beer will be available with the purchase of a $10 cup, includes unlimited refills.

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.