Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach 2018
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"Everyone in Grayton Beach thought of themselves as poor 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." - Charlie Thornton
Originally organized by the residents of Grayton and Seagrove, the annual tradition is a celebration of America’s Independence Day. Competitors, families and friends gathered at the access behind the Red Bar to watch two-manned teams navigate 16’ Hobies in the race from Grayton Beach to Seagrove Beach. In addition to the action taking place on the Gulf of Mexico, onlookers enjoyed craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, merchandise for sale and more.