An American Cancer Society Benefit

The 49th Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta is scheduled April 29th - May 1st, 2022. Online registration is open.

We will be at the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Firehouse at Shell Point, Saturday, April 3, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm, if you'd like to donate any items (services, coupons, meals, apparel, travel, lodging, vehicles, vessels, cash, etc.) to the upcoming auction. Otherwise, contact us. Deadline to donate auction items is April 23, 2022.

Other Important Dates:

April 04, 2022 - Online Registration Begins
April 22, 2022 - Early Registration Ends - Fees Increase
April 23, 2022 - Auction Donation Deadline
April 27, 2022 - Online Registration Closes at Noon - You can register at the event on Friday night or Saturday morning.

The 48th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta (June 11 - 13, 2021) was a tremendous success. Thank you to everyone who participated as a sponsor, advertiser, donor, sailor, guest, auction bidder, or observer. The collective effort allows us to donate $30,000 to the American Cancer Society. This is our best year ever !!!

In addition to the many patient services provided to children and adults, the American Cancer Society funds research and public education, which is vital in the effort against this silent killer. The American Cancer Society receives no government funding and relies exclusively on the generous support of private donations. In the years, the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta Foundation, Inc. has been able to contribute over $750,000 to the ACS, the majority of which stays in the Big Bend area (Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden, Madison, Taylor and other Big Bend Counties), providing educational programs and patient services to area residents.


In Memory of Stephen Molnar
In Memory of Steven Graves
In Memory of Aurora Pascual
In Honor of Debra Mock
In Honor of Joanie Leary
In Memory of Leone Deeb
In Memory of Glen Frandsen
In Honor of Beth Rodan
In Memory of Don Olson
In Memory of Guy and Ann Getman
In Memory of Ann Getman
In Memory of Ev Watson
In Memory of Mike Boll
In Memory of Rebecca Allen


The Regatta has drawn as many as 200 registered participants and hundreds more spectators from all over the southeast. The event includes: races for yachts rated under the PHRF handicapping system, catamarans such as Hobie Cats, smaller day sailors including Sunfish, and windsurfers, the most numerous and arguably the most colorful participants in the Regatta.

Catamarans and one design day sailors, and small and large (22 feet and over) monohulls will race over their own courses as with the windsurfing fleet. Races are held both Saturday and Sunday (only windsurfers on Sunday), with other events for sponsors, spectators, and participants on Saturday night.

The public is invited to view the races on Saturday and Sunday and get lunch at the Regatta Grille, and to participate in the auction of thousands of dollars worth of donated items on Sunday afternoon beginning after the trophy presentations (about 2:00 pm). Everyone can have a great time and pick up some great deals while making a contribution to help us all fight cancer.