The view south from the Navarre Beach Bridge is always a spectacular sight, with the beautiful waters of Santa Rosa Sound in the forefront and the emerald blue of the Gulf of Mexico stretching to the horizon. But on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, that view was even more breathtaking than usual. This was the weekend of the 22nd annual Juana Good Time Regatta, and with some 60 registered multihulls in full sail, it was a photographer’s fantasy of rainbow-colored beauty.
Friday night’s “Smooth Sailing” party brought in a crowd of regatta t-shirt-clad sailors from near and far, sharing stories of the many good time races of the past and making plans for the up-coming competitions. Sailors’ Grill’s munchies and ice cold Corona were consumed, while live island music played on the deck. As one of the largest multi-hull venues in the country, this is an event most catamaran and trimaran captains try not to miss.