The last Saturday in July the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum hosts this regional regatta. The regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Sunfish (youth and adult division), Topaz UNO and Topaz ARGO sailboats. The regatta is held on the Manteo waterfront in Shallowbag Bay. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the first race starting at noon. An entry fee of $20 per boat is required to enter. The entry fee includes one dinner and one t-shirt. Additional dinner tickets and t-shirts will be available for purchase. Following the racing, a dinner will be featured and awards will be presented to the top three boats in each class.
This year’s event is sponsored SailNC and the Town of Manteo.
This is a great family event and exciting regatta. The venue is perfect for the observer on the deck of the Marshes Lighthouse deck. It is the perfect spot to cheer your favorite sailor. For additional information and an entry form call the Museum at 252-475-1750.