Thursday, September 26, 2013

Get A "Front Row" Seat To The Start And Finish Of The Turkey Shoot Regatta.


Serenity is a gaff-rigged, 65 foot, passenger-friendly schooner that is part of Greg and Laura Lohse’s Yorktown Sailing Charters fleet.  They are offering two cruises for Turkey Shoot spectators during the regatta racing action, October 12th and 13th.

The first cruise is a “Brunch with Bloody Marys” on Saturday morning, the 12th. Spectators have a chance to watch the boats begin the race.  If you or your friends haven't experienced this, it's exciting as all of the classic boats via for a great start.  

Who will win the Most Beautiful Boat Award?

The second cruise is a “Boxed Lunch Outing” on Sunday the 13th, to watch the leading boats finish.  Both cruises will leave from the dock at the Tides Inn.  Cost is $50 per person.  Each cruise holds 26 passengers, so hurry as there are just a total of 52 reserved seats available.

Plan to be out on the water about two and a half hours with an experienced narrator onboard giving passengers a heads up on racing customs, the boats themselves, and the race's progress.  Enjoy being onboard a classic sailboat among a whole flotilla of other classic boats. Additionally, spectators will also have the opportunity to vote on the Turkey Shoot’s “Most Beautiful Boat” as the classic boats circle round Serenity after they cross the finish line. 

Cost to reserve a seat is $50 per person and includes everything. All proceeds go to support the Hospice of the Northern Neck.

The full Regatta dates again are October 11th-13th on Carter's Creek in Irvington.  The Event Tent will be located in the Rappahannock Yacht's field at the corner of King Carter Drive and Carter's Creek Road. 

The public is invited to a Welcoming Happy Hour Cocktail Party, there on Friday night, October 11th from 5 to 7 pm.  Cost is $10 per person and includes music, traditional regatta rockfish, great hors d'oeuvres, and beer or wine  (one drink per ticket, cash bar thereafter).  For the history of the race "with the odd name" and more of the Regatta's details follow this link:

Contact or stop by the Steamboat Era Museum for tickets to the Cocktail Party and the spectator boat Serenity's excursions at 156 King Carter Drive • Irvington • VA 22480. Phone 804.438.6888 or email: Their website is  The Museum's hours are: Thursday-Saturday from 10am to 4pm.