Washington's Birthday Regatta

Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 am - 7:30 pm EST
The Barnacle Historic State Park

3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove FL 33133



  • $50 per vessel with advance registration
  • $75 on race day

Chowder Party

  • Registered sailors free
  • $10 per non-sailing guest

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.

To register a vessel, please visit TheBarnacle.org or email Jessica Cabral.