Boaters welcome at Stuart Sailfish Regatta floating docks

Power boat racing returns to the Treasure Coast April 20-21. PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Sailfish Regatta.

The Stuart Sailfish Regatta has added floating docks for boaters to use this year. The docks are located on the west side of the racecourse and provide an excellent view of the powerboat racing. A $20 donation per vessel is requested for the use of the docks.

“The floating docks are another environmental safeguard we are able to provide,” stated Lindsay Nickerson, Regatta event coordinator. Boaters can tie up to the docks rather than anchor in the lagoon.”

Witham Airfield on Monterey Road is open for free parking and a free shuttle ride to the event. There is no Regatta parking available at Harbour Bay Plaza, Sewall’s Point, or on MacArthur Blvd. Please note that cars will be towed at the owner’s expense if unauthorized parking occurs.

The Stuart Causeway aka the Ernie Lyons Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. and will reopen Sunday April 21 at 9 p.m. The causeway will be open to pedestrian traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

There will be one emergency lane available at all times. Please use alternate route Indian River Drive to the Jensen Beach Causeway for Hutchinson Island access.

Pre- sale tickets are $12 at all branches of Seacoast National Bank and Chillin the Most restaurant on Hutchinson Island across from Jensen Beach, and online at Weekend gate entrance is $15. Children 10 and under are free. Military personnel with a military id are $10.

VIP tickets are $50 per day or $75 for a two-day pass that will include premium seating, limited access to the pits, lunch, snacks, cold beverages, and riverfront seating. Closed toe shoes are required for hot pit access, no exceptions.

Tickets are $50 for the VIP Pit Stop Regatta Rally pre-race party on Friday night from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. under the Stuart Causeway. Guests will enjoy great Italian food from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a Van Halen Tribute band, Miss Corona Light Preview Show, beverages sponsored by Stuart Magazine and the Stuart Jet Center and the opportunity to meet the racers and team members.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Maritime Classic Boat Museum, Children’s Museum, and the U.S. Sailing Center.