Rags To Riches Regatta on Grayton Beach is Sunday, July 1, 2012
June 29, 2012 by SoWal Staff
This year's Rags To Riches Regatta takes place on Grayton Beach on Sunday, July 1, with registration at 8AM. It's a colorful and action-packed SoWalcom-sponsored tradition residents and visitors love to take part in and make memories.
“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."
Thus a Regatta was born. Read more about the origins of the Regatta.