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2nd Annual Arnette House Regatta

Arnette House
2nd Annual Regatta Boat Race
September 7,2019
Carney Island Recreation & Conservation
Big Lake Weir Beach

9:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m.

The $150 Boat Entry Fee gets:

  • One Boat Entry
  • 2 Official Event T-shirts
  • Lunch for up to 2 crew members
  • Entry into the park
  • Enjoy vendor displays

Download Boat Registration Form (Please submit via mail or email)
Call Cindy Moore @ 352-598-3633
Want to be a sponsor? Click here for details and registration

Gather Your Mates and Get in the Race!

Alligators, storms and hydrilla are real distractions on the lake. Designing, building and racing a boat together works wonders. Even better, you’re rallying behind the Arnette House, an emergency shelter for runaways, homeless, and at-risk adolescents in Ocala since 1981.

Answer the call of a day at the lake! With little or no experience, your business, friends or family, can build seaworthy crafts, from all kinds of materials. Some crews will win and some crews will sink, but everyone will have a good time. Arnette House needs your help to launch our 2nd Annual Boat Race Regatta in style.

Help us draw attention to the difference our community can make when we come together. Have fun! Get wet! Make a difference, help save a Family!

Race Rules

  • Every crew member MUST wear a PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD)
  • Please provide your own PFDs
  • All crew members MUST sign a Participant Waiver/Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • Nobody will be allowed in the water with-out a signed agreement.
  • Boats may have one or two crew in boat. All boats are human powered. Please provide your own oars or paddles.
  • NO fiberglass material
  • NO old kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, Standup boards or pontoons
  • NO caulking compounds, two-part/mixed adhesives, or rubberizing paints/sprays
  • NO wrapping of old boats, canoes, or kayaks in duct tape, plastic, shrink wrap, fiberglass or similar product. Care should be taken that construction does not include pointed objects and sharp edges that could injure anyone.
  • EVERYTHING must be removed from the area following the event.

Download the Complete Race Rules

Deadline for boat entry is: August 31, 2019

Proud Past Sponsors

TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis.

If a young person needs immediate help, they can depend on any location with the Safe Place sign. Arnette House is the local Safe Place agency. Now there is TXT 4 HELP. Youth can text the word SAFE and their location (address/city/state) to 69866 for help.

How it works:
Text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 69866.
Within seconds, you will receive a message with the the closest Safe Place location and contact number for the local youth shelter. You will also have the option to text interactively with a mental health professional for more help. It’s quick, easy, safe and confidential.