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Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach

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What: Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach
When: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Grayton Beach

The 22nd edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 in celebration of American Independence Day. The small catamaran race is a tradition among SoWal sailors, families, friends, and Grayton Beach lovers. Come out to watch the regatta take off from the shores of Grayton Beach, have a cold one from Grayton Beer Company and pick up a tee shirt commemorating the 2018 Regatta. Relax and watch the colorful catamarans on the Gulf as they race to Seagrove Beach and back to Grayton. 

Read about the history of the race >

Race registration begins at 8 A.M. on the beach at the Grayton Beach access behind the Red Bar with a Captains' meeting at 11 A.M. and the race beginning soon after that.

Rags 2 Riches Regatta 2018
Saturday, June 30th Grayton Beach
Registration at 8am on Grayton Beach
Captain's meeting at 11am

This is a July 4th weekend tradition held on Grayton Beach each year. Always a colorful and action-packed day on the beach filled with sails, friends and fun. Local sailors gather for the legendary Rags to Riches Regatta, a Hobie Cat Race with a course between Grayton Beach and Seagrove. More than a dozen captains show up with their crew and 16-foot Hobies to negotiate the famously rowdy Gulf.  Cold beer & tee-shirts available for spectators to purchase. All proceeds benefit the South Walton Artificial Reef Association. This South Walton July tradition is organized by Grayton Beer Company.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rags To Riches Regatta At Grayton Beach 2016

PHOTO GALLERY: Rags to Riches Regatta 2017

"Everyone in Grayton Beach thought of themselves as poor," Charlie Thornton recalls, "and they went by 'rags.' The folks in Seagrove were all better off, so they went by 'riches.' So that year we called it the Rags to Riches Regatta. The next year we sailed from Seagrove to Grayton, and would call it Riches to Rags." read more at

Contact event organizer Grayton Beer Company for registration, sponsorship and information: 850.123.4567 | |


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