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Oriental Cup Regatta
Oriental Town Hall
507 Church St.
Oriental, NC 28571

(252) 249-0555

September 16-18, 2016 Oriental Cup Regatta and Harborfest for HeartWorks are partnering this year to create a weekend not to be missed. Join boaters and landlubbers from all along the eastern Carolina coast for an exciting weekend of sailing, music, food and dance. The Oriental Cup will feature both pursuit and around-the-buoys day races on the Pamlico Sound at the mouth of the Neuse River providing racing opportunities for the serious and not-so-serious sailors. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Harborfest for HeartWorks will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with a casual feast from Roland's Barbecue followed by the feel-good tunes of Saltwater Gold and dancing under the stars. Racing will begin Saturday morning. At the River Dunes Amphitheater, a Corvette car show, live music, and outdoor fun will be on tap for free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while food and drink vendors will be selling their wares. Harborfest wraps up Saturday night with a Gala Dinner Dance beginning at 5:30 p.m. This elegant affair will feature a silent auction and a gourmet dinner catered by acclaimed New Bern restaurant, The Chelsea. Sunday morning the serious racers will round the buoys a few more times before calling it a day. Fundraising efforts will benefit the Bill Harris Scholarship Fund, which is awarded annually to Pamlico County students who letter in at least one sport and are of good character. HeartWorks is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving the needs of at-risk kids and their families in our region. Offering a wide range of programs including developmental daycare, one-on-one tutoring, and mental health counseling, HeartWorks is a nurturing resource for those in need.

 

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