The Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach, is a fun-filled annual event on 30A. It began in 1981 and gained quite a bit of popularity among South Walton locals. The idea of a Hobie Cat regatta between Grayton and Seagrove came up among locals who soon developed a plan; a $20 entry fee would get each captain and crew a t-shirt and a beer at the end of the Fourth of July race. The unique name developed because people 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 following year the regatta switched things up and they sailed from Seagrove to Grayton, and was called Riches to Rags. This is a July 4th weekend tradition in SoWal! What a colorful day on the beach filled with sails, friends and fun.
Race registration begins at 8 am at the Grayton Beach access behind the Red Bar with a Captains’ meeting at 11 am, with the race start time soon to follow.
Rags 2 Riches Regatta | Saturday, July 2, 2016
Registration at 8am on Grayton Beach
$45 entry fee per Hobie
Captain’s meeting at 11am