53nd Columbus Day Regatta

54rd Columbus Day Regatta: Miami to the Florida Keys

The Columbus Day Regatta will be setting sail on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2008
Columbus Day Regatta
Book your boat now and participate in the high-light event of Biscayne Bay!


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The Columbus Day Regatta weekend is a weekend like none other in Biscayne Bay or in South Florida or in the continental United States. Many professional partygoers have stated that this event makes the "Marti Gras" in New Orleans look tame.

This is supposed to be about a Regatta. A very respectable sport with a grand and diverse tradition. Sailboats line the horizon of Biscayne National Park by the thousands. The leeward side of Elliott Key with its miles of crystal clear water over miles of virgin seagrass is a virtual parking lot filled with every type of boat imaginable. Elliott Key is located 15 - 18 miles south of Key Biscayne, and just south of Soldier Key, the Ragged Keys, Boca Chita, Sands Key, and Sands Cut and in that order.

If it floats and you can get people on it, chances are that you will see it here during this event. The occupants of the vessel may or may not be clothed. That may or may not be fun to see. But that is the reality of the Columbus Day Regatta "Finishing Line" party area.

People come from all over the world for a very large series of parties and the boat race that lasts at least three days every year, weather permitting. A hedonistic celebration perhaps most accurately describes the none stop music, dancing, drinking in excess, and clothing optional atmosphere that continues on for miles and for days (and at nights too). Water guns, inflatable toys of every category imaginable, flags that have never been seen before, and a general over all attitude of "anything goes" contributes to the sense that "we are not in Kansas anymore".



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