Maritime Museum hosting annual regatta July 27

The Roanoke Island Maritime Museum will host the 17th Annual One Design Regatta on Saturday, July 27. In addition to local boat entries, boats are expected from Edenton, New Bern and Elizabeth City. 

            The regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Sunfish and Topaz sailboats and will be held on the Manteo waterfront in Shallowbag Bay. 

            Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the first race starting at noon. An entry fee of $25 per sailor is required. The entry fee includes one dinner and one regatta T-shirt. Additional dinner tickets and T-shirts will be available for purchase at registration. A competitor’s dinner and awards presentation will follow the day of racing with awards presented to the top three boats in each class. 

            The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse deck will be the perfect spot to cheer on the sailors. For additional information and an entry form, call the museum at 252-475-1750 or email


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