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The traditional skiff regatta is an annual event held by the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum for the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.
Traditional Skiff Regatta
Location:
Time:
Traditional sailing craft gather to recreate a mid-1900’s work boat regatta.
Date:
First Saturday in August
Admission:
FREE Admission
First Saturday in August

The North Carolina Maritime Museum 
315 Front Street
Beaufort, N.C. 28516
Tel: 252-728-7317
www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Friends of the NC Maritime Museum 
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC  28516
252.728.1638
www.maritimefriends.org
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Friends of the NC Maritime Museum 
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC  28516
252.728.1638
www.maritimefriends.org
Gina G. Holland
Director of Development and Communications
gina@maritimefriends.org
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Boat registration required for participation.
Call 252-728-2762.
Traditional Skiff Regatta
Ways you can participate...

Each year during the Museum’s August traditional skiff sailing event boaters race around the islands for the Shanghai Trophy.  
Approximately 9 a.m.
Originally, the Shanghai Trophy was awarded to a winner in the Comet class. The disappearance of Comets from the sound left the cup in limbo but, after the resurgence of local recreational sailing activity in the late 1950’s, it resurfaced and has been awarded to the winner of that class of boats with greatest representation in the race. 
In the last few years spritsail skiffs have battled for this historic trophy, which resides in the Web Library.
This race is held each year on the first Saturday of August and starts in front on the Watercraft Center in Taylors Creek at about 9 am.
The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
www.thewatercraftcenter.com