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29th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet, May 3-5

Gulf Coast. Sponsored by the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs, AL. (228) 365-4169. FREE.

The 29th Cedar Key small boat meet will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3-5. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees. For more info, contact Hugh Horton at (586) 215-7060, or huhorton@gmail.com. Or contact Dave Lucas at (941) 704-6736 or skipjack@tampabay.rr.com. Everyone meets at City Park at 9 a.m. each day. A weekend of fun on the water, it brings meaning to the expression “messing around in boats.” Open to anyone, with no fees. All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats and sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies and sampans; punts, pirogues, prams—and pirates’ yawlboats.

Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor National Marina Day, St. Augustine, FL, June 1

Slip to Ship Racing Regatta, Ocean Springs, AL, May 25-26 A multihull regatta launching from Ocean Springs Yacht Club and racing out to Ship Island. The sailors lunch then race back. The final leg is the next day when there is another opportunity to beat the time around Deer Island! In addition, there is a FUNdraising raffle held to support sailing on the

Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor will be celebrating its 4th National Marina Day Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 3. National Marina Day recognizes the important recreational, environmental and social contributions marinas make to thousands of waterfront communities all over America. Activities will open up with a “homemade” sailboat  regatta for children. Other activities include a pirate dunk tank, casting contest, blindfold dinghy race, children’s carnival games, nautical knot-tying contest and powdered donut scallywag. Educational displays for children and adults will be exhibited on subjects from marine history to whale watching. Other activities are boat rides, sailing demos, a nautical flea market, maritime vendors, a silent auction and  boat displays. Swashbucklers and pirates will raid the harbor, with cannons firing, black powder rifles and sword fights. For more information, contact Wendy Thomson at (904) 687-4625, or wendysails55@gmail.com.

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