Regatta Days -at- The Barnacle
Grove – The Barnacle Society and The Barnacle Historic State Park invite
you to join in a whole weekend of sailing fun during Regatta Days this February
23 through 25!
February 23 • Regatta weekend kicks off with a Moonlight Concert featuring Ken
and Summer Gill. This father-daughter duo entertains with an eclectic mix of
acoustic music spanning all decades and genres and characterized by harmonies,
guitar, and piano instrumentals. The gate opens at 6 p.m. for a performance
from 7 to 9 p.m. Coolers, picnics and low lawn chairs are welcome. No pets,
please. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of The Barnacle Society,
and $3 for children ages 6-9. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
February 24 •.The Washington’s Birthday Regatta commemorates the first yacht
race on Biscayne Bay, organized in 1887 by Ralph Middleton Munroe—architect of
The Barnacle, boat designer, Coconut Grove pioneer, and first Commodore of the
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. This year’s regatta is open to small sailing craft of
traditional rig, and sailors can find registration forms at
www.TheBarnacle.org. The entry fee is $50 with advance registration and $75 on
the day of the race. The Skippers’ Meeting and Continental Breakfast begin at
The Barnacle at 10 a.m., and the race starts at noon. Following the regatta,
participants are encouraged to come in period dress from the Era of the Bay
(1821-1896) for the “Who in the Grove do you think you are?” Costume Contest
during the traditional Chowder Party and Awards Ceremony. Festivities begin at
5:30 p.m. under The Barnacle’s Micco Pavilion and are free for
registered sailors. Non-sailing guests may dine for $10 each.
Sunday, February 25 • The Mail Run commemorates the
Commodore’s frequent trips to Fowey Rock to pick up mail packets from passing
schooners. This fun sail and raft up begins at 11 a.m. on Biscayne Bay.
Where: The Barnacle Historic State Park. 3485 Main Highway. Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 442-6866