The 22nd annual Rags to Riches Regatta will return to Grayton Beach, Florida, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Originally organized by the residences of Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach, the annual tradition is a celebration of America’s Independence Day. Competitors, families and friends gather at the access behind the Red Bar to watch two-manned teams navigate 16’ Hobies in the race from Grayton Beach to Seagrove Beach. In addition to the action taking place on the Gulf of Mexico, onlookers can enjoy craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, merchandise and more.
Race registration begins at 8AM on the beach with a Captains' meeting at 11AM and the race will begin soon after that. Entry fee, per Hobie is $45. Sponsorships are available for area businesses and individuals interested in supporting the events beneficiary, South Walton Artificial Reef Association. For more information, please contact Chelsea@GraytonBeer.com or call (850) 231-4786.
Grayton Dunes Access is ADA accessible, has freshwater showers, and parking on the street. Located at the end of Garfield Street behind the Red Bar in the heart of Grayton Beach.
The boardwalk also extends to the end of Banfill Street one block to the east. The access is next to Western Lake outfall and Grayton Beach State Park. The freshwater lake opens periodically and exchanges water with the gulf.