The 21st edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in celebration of American Independence Day. The small catamaran race is a tradition among SoWal sailors, families, friends, and Grayton Beach lovers. 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 2017 Saturday, July 1 Grayton Beach registration at 8am on Grayton Beach Captain's meeting at 11am $45 entry fee per Hobie 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 showeup with their crew and 16-foot Hobies to negotiate the famously rowdy Gulf. See Rags to Riches photo gallery 2016 "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 http://www.sowal.com/story/rags-to-riches-regatta-returns-to-grayton-beach. Contact event organizer Grayton Beer Company for registration, sponsorship and information: 850.123.4567 | firstname.lastname@example.org | graytonbeer.com.