The Great 4th Race

The Great 4th Race

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA | (252) 504-7744

July 11, 2020 | 9:00 am-10:00 am

Traditionally-rigged sailing craft will rally July 6 to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks.  It’s all part of the annual Great 4th Race sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

The start and finish line for the race is in Taylor’s Creek, just off the dock of the museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.  The best viewing for race spectators will be at the waterfront between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the boats gather to await the start.

Boaters interested in participation must register in advance by calling 252-728-2762.