Some get “that sinking feeling” be- fore leaving the dock. Others capsize somewhere along the course. A hardy few manage to stay afloat — but whatever the fate of their favorites, spectators can anticipate silliness and seafaring spirit Sunday, May 29, during the 31st annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta.
This will be the first regatta in three years, and it promises to be filled with creativity, craziness and challenges.
Entry fee is $20, and forms are available at Schooner Wharf Bary at the Key West Bight, as well as online at http://www.schoonerwharf.com.
Teams in the regatta are only handicapped by the rules: Vessels must be constructed of nothing but a single sheet of 4-by-8-foot plywood, two 8-foot-long 2-by-4s, a roll of duct tape and a pound of fasteners.
The regatta will take place in the Key West Historic Seaport off the Schooner Wharf Bar, with vessel registration at 11 a.m., inspection at 12:15 p.m. Sunday and a course demonstration at 1:15 p.m. followed
by the competition.
Schooner Wharf Bar will complement the on-the-water action with a Memorial Day weekend barbecue
and live music, featuring Gary Hempsey and Friends followed by the Reach Out Trio.