Great 4th Race - July 9, 2016

Great 4th Race - July 9, 2016
Watercraft Center
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-2762

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Join the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum in a historic sailing race!

Traditionally-rigged sailing craft sail to Shackleford Banks to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks. Boat registration is required for participation. This event is free. Please call (252) 728-2762 to register. 

The start and finish line for the race is in Taylors Creek, just off the dock of the Museum’s Harvey Smith Watercraft Center. The fleet of boats will be in Taylor's Creek between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.


  • Traditionally-rigged sailing craft