Get Ready: The Annual Columbus Day Regatta is Approaching–UPDATE 10/2/2017

The Annual Columbus Day Regatta

Get Ready: The Annual Columbus Day Regatta is Approaching–UPDATE 10/2/2017

UPDATE AS OF 10/2/2017:

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Annual Columbus Day Regatta race has been canceled. CDR will refund any paid entry fees to all those who prepaid for the event. However, to maintain the Columbus Day Regatta spirit, a shorter race will take place on Saturday, October 7. Many people will still be coming in from out of town to celebrate the weekend on the water.

For the “Columbus Day One Day Race,” the entry fee will be $25.00. This will include commemorative medals, trophies and an open bar at SALM. While we are saddened that this year’s event will not proceed as planned, we hope you will continue to join us in celebrating the Columbus Day Regatta.

Check out the full update here.


Every year on Columbus Day weekend is the Annual Columbus Day Regatta. Coordinated by a committee of volunteers and supported financially by sponsors and local yacht clubs, both locals and visitors alike come together to race their boats. However, it is not just the races that people gather together for. The event becomes a massive party that collects over in Elliot Key. When not racing, the weekend is jam-packed full of music, drinking, eating, and dancing. It is truly one of the most fun weekends in the Miami area.

The Annual Columbus Day Regatta: Event Details

The great part about the regatta is that everyone can participate. The deadline for registration is October 3 at noon. Races will take place on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8. The Skippers Meeting will occur on Friday, October 6. Do not forget to pick up your packet on either Thursday, October 5 or Friday, October 6. There will be a CDR Conquistador Dinner and Dance Party on Saturday, October 7. For the lucky winners, the Awards Party will take place the following weekend on Saturday, October 14.

If you need any more information, you can visit the Regatta’s official website.

Other Weekend Options

If racing is not your scene but being on the water is, opt for a leisurely cruise on one of our many other yacht options. We offer seven different options of cruisers and boats. All under 50’, even our smaller boats have all the equipment to provide you with an unforgettable experience. For that high-speed thrill, opt for either the Van Dutch, Fjord or the cigarette boats. For more of a cruise, lean towards the Sea Ray Sundancer, Azimut or the Hatteras.

If you are looking for a step above a cruiser, look no further than our yacht selection. Choose from one of our thirteen top-performing fishing vessels and flybridge yachts, all of which mix design, technology, and ultimate comfort. Invite up to 13 of your closest friends for a day charter, or 7 close friends for an overnight cruise.

Need a Yacht?

If you looking to go out, that is not a problem. Our collection of thirteen mega and superyachts scream ultimate luxury on the water. Providing maximum comfort and endless amenities, these yachts satisfy every desire for comfort and entertainment.

Choose any of our day and half-day tours for an experience you will not forget. With destinations like Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, the Miami River, Key Biscayne, the Keys and the Bahamas we have options that will satisfy any traveler.  Interested in your own path? Create the custom yacht day tour of your dreams. Plus Miami Spice is now extended until October 15th so take advantage and visit some fabulous restaurants.

At The Advantaged, we truly offer everything you need to have the best time of your life. Head over to our website to plan your trip today. We wish you a safe and fun Columbus Day Weekend down in Miami, Florida. If you have been to the Columbus Day Regatta before, share your tips below.