315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC
8am – 2pm
Each year during the museum’s August traditional skiff sailing event boaters race around the islands for the Shanghai Trophy. Originally, the Shanghai Trophy was awarded to a winner in the Comet class. The disappearance of Comets from the sound left the cup in limbo but, after the resurgence of local recreational sailing activity in the late 1950’s, it resurfaced and has been awarded to the winner of that class of boats with greatest representation in the race. In the last few years spritsail skiffs have battled for this historic trophy, which resides in the Web Library. This race starts in front on the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center on Taylors Creek at about 9 a.m. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.