The Regatta is a holiday parade of boats including sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats, and many other vessels lighting up St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay — between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos.
Each vessel features brilliant lighted displays ranging from patriotic to whimsical.
Boat owners will try to out-dazzle the competition in a spirited contest featuring prizes in a variety of categories featuring boats from 15 to 85 feet in length. Brunson said, “Awards will be made for the best theme, most colorful, best in class, and best overall.”
Major funding for the event included a $7,500 contribution from the St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District and a $7,500 contribution from The Tourist Development Council of St. Johns County.