Follow in the wake of yacht designer and founder of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, with boat races and a chowder party.
Washington's Birthday Regatta honors the spirit of the first boat races held on Biscayne Bay in 1887 and is open to all vessels of traditional design regardless of construction. Custom designs or other non-traditional modern designs are welcome and will be assigned to the Open Class Pursuit Race by the Race Committee.
Registration and a Skippers Meeting begin at 10 a.m. at The Barnacle.
Races start at noon on Biscayne Bay. Everyone meets back at The Barnacle at 5:30 p.m. for the customary post-race chowder party where period attire (1851-1933) is encouraged.
Sailors trade tales of the day's adventures, and awards are presented for best costume and to the winners in each racing division.