The 23rd Annual Rags 2 Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Proceeds from the event benefit the South Walton Artificial Reef Association.
Originally organized by the residents of Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach, the annual tradition is a celebration of America’s Independence Day and has been held on or around the national holiday ever since.
Competitors, families and friends gather at the Beach access behind the Red Bar to watch two-manned teams navigate 16’ Hobie Cats in the race.
If you’re on the beach you will see the racers sail by on their course from Grayton to Seagrove. Before, during and after the action taking place on the gulf, onlookers can enjoy craft beer from Grayton Beer Company as well as merchandise for sale.
Race registration begins at 8 a.m. on the beach. The Captain’s Meeting will begin around 11 a.m. and the race will begin soon thereafter. The entry fee is $45 per Hobie Cat. The entrance to the event is at Grayton Dunes Access. The ADA accessible access has parking on the street and is located at the end of Garfield Street behind Red Bar’s location in Grayton Beach, Florida.
The winning team will win bragging rights and a prize package of gifts from Grayton Beer and other local merchants.
Sponsorships are available for area businesses and individuals interested in supporting the event’s beneficiary, South Walton Artificial Reef Association.