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Town businesses to help sponsor Urbanna Regatta

Cocktail Class boat races set for May 18

The Urbanna Cup Regatta will be held Saturday, May 18, on Urbanna Creek. This regatta will be a day of Cocktail Class boat races on Urbanna Creek at the Town of Urbanna Marina at Upton’s Point, and will be an all-day event.

There may be up to 40 different boats that participate and as many as 50 to 60 race participants, coming from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and even as far as Ohio.

“We are expecting quite a crowd for this race and hope to make it an annual (if not bi-annual) event in the future!” said John Milby, co-chair of the regatta and secretary of the Urbanna Business Association. “This will be a family-friendly event and will be free for the public to attend.”

The Urbanna Business Association (UBA) has offered to help sponsor the event. One of the components of the sponsorship is to develop a handout to distribute to all of the day’s participants and spectators.

Businesses that want to run a promotion for the day of the event, or want any special description of their business, should email their information to Dave Lipscomb at by April 15.

Annual dues to be a member of the UBA are $120 per year (or $10 per month).

For more information, contact Milby at 804-445-5441.

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posted 04.03.2013

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