This year, the the Oriental Dinghy Club and Heartworks have joined together to create a weekend full of fun and excitement on land and water for all ages! Hosted and sponsored by River Dunes, Harborfest for Heartworks will feature some wonderful events on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday, highlighted by a Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday evening. In conjunction with the Harborfest activities, the Oriental Cup Regatta will be happening on the great sailing waters just off River Dunes Marina. It is a great opportunity to join the sailing community and support a local non-profit that provides services to the children and families of Pamlico County while enjoying two of our favorite things to do in coastal NC – getting on the water and having fun!
Information, registration and tickets are available at the Harborfest-Oriental Cup website.
Friday, September 16th
5:00 pm – Oriental Cup Regatta Registration
5:30 pm – Harborfest for Heartworks Kick-Off catered by Roland’s Barbecue with live performance by Saltwater Gold – $25 per person
Saturday , September 17th
8:00 am – Skipper’s Meeting & Continental Breakfast for Regatta Participants
11:00 am – Corvette Car Show and Live Music at the Pavilion – Free Admission
5:30 pm – Harborfest for Heartworks Gala Dinner Dance – Buffet dinner prepared by The Chelsea with Entertainment and Music for Dancing provided by Punch – $75 per person
Sunday, September 18th
8:00 am – Breakfast & Bloody Marys under the Tent for Regatta Participants
Regatta Awards will be announced on Sunday after the second series of around-the-can races
Boater’s Special Package
For $350, boaters have access to three nights’ dockage at River Dunes Harbor Club Marina, two tickets to Friday night’s food/music/dance, two tickets to Saturday night’s Gala dinner, two tickets to Sunday morning’s Bloody Mary breakfast, use of the River Dunes’ facilities, and easy access to all the Harborfest activities.
Beat the Fleet
This year, racers can test their fundraising skills against one another in a Beat the Fleet campaign by recruiting friends and family to donate funds in their boat’s name, hoping to win first place on the Oriental Cup Fundraising Leaderboard. Donations made online will be tallied continuously with the top three grossing skippers recognized at the Gala. It’s for the kids of Pamlico County that everyone works and plays this weekend. Please come out and support the efforts of Heartworks!