Rags to Riches sailing regatta set for July 1

June 6, 2012

Long-running Hobie race runs from Grayton Beach to Seagove and back

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

The 17th Rags to Riches Regatta is set for Sun., July 1, 2012. The race brings together Hobie 16 sailing enthusiasts in honor of Independence Day.¬†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. T-shirts and koozies will be on sale to the public.

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 contact Elizabeth Savage, savage3@charter.net.