Columbus Day Regatta
Biscayne Bay, Miami Florida to Florida Keys | October 6-7, 2007
A Boat Race Like No Other!
Everyone ends up in the water naked at some point!
The Columbus Day Regatta started in 1952 to pay homage to Christopher Columbus, when an Italian Count donated a bronze statue along with the order to erect in within the Florida Keys. Over the years a sailing trek from the mainland to the keys became part of the annual celebration and over time it became a race with up to 550 boats. Taking place on Biscayne Bay, it's one of the year's highlights. While the prestige of the event is in the race, some really interesting things take place over the course of the weekend.
Not unlike the lake parties of Havasu or Party Cove, Columbus Day Regatta is no stranger to a huge celebration complete with beverages, music, and a lot of nudity. Perhaps a little tamer than the aforementioned events but still a good amount of debauchery. Toplessness is common, as well as full nudity and there have been reports of people getting it on on the starboard bow, all in honor of Christopher Columbus.
To race in the event you need to have your boat certified which you can do through the site. There is a fee to race which varies year to year and by boat size. As usual there are rentals available for people who just want to be on the water, or you can bring your own. Docking and fuel prices are always subject to change, as are hotel rates and such. There's no shortage of motels, hotels and trailer parks in Florida so get your friends together and make a trip out of it. Be sure to send us pics as well!
Check out the Miami Columbus Day Regatta website.
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