April 8, 2014, Beaufort, S.C. – This November, SAIL Magazine and the historic coastal city of Beaufort, S.C. invite the sailors of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Snowbird Rally to participate in their “32.32° N, 80.68° W,” waterway event on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The marquee event begins in downtown Beaufort with sailors docking and mooring vessels in the Downtown Marina of Beaufort. They will be greeted by their very own Personalized Beaufort Host. Host and hostesses from the local Yacht Club will assist in shuttling them to acquire provisions, and will also coordinate carriage tours, activities, and discounts for downtown venues and shops.
That evening, Snowbird Rally sailors celebrate their arrival in Beaufort with a private outdoor dinner at one of the town’s signature plantation homes overlooking the water. The residence, known for having “the most beautiful garden in Beaufort,” will offer guests the opportunity to relax over cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while strolling through the garden and soaking in the harbor view. Dinner will include seasonal Lowcountry cuisine served at farm style tables beneath a rustic canopy and homegrown Band, The Bull Grapes, will provide the entertainment for the affair.
The Snowbird Rally kicks off on Nov. 1 from Hampton, Va. Sailors then make their way down the coast with marquee event stops in Beaufort, N.C., Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Beaufort, S.C. and St. Simons Isle, Ga. Additional stops during the rally are also scheduled and the rally concludes in Miami, Fla. on Dec. 15.
To learn more about SAIL’s ICW Snowbird Rally or to register, visit http://www.sailmagazine.com/icw-itinerary.
Learn more about Beaufort and SAIL magazine, and stay current about events by following them on Twitter at @sailmagazine and @Visit_Beaufort. Participants are encouraged to use the hash tag #LuvBFT.
Snowbird Rally leaders and SAIL Contributing Editor Wally Moran said, “Beaufort, S.C., has always been one of my favorite ICW stops. Its charm, history, beauty and the wonderful people, as well as the ease of accomplishing more mundane things such as provisioning, make it a perfect place for cruisers to stop, rest up, and enjoy what the South is truly about. This year’s stop will be truly special.”
“The city of Beaufort, an island community whose locals embrace the coastal lifestyle every day, is the perfect co-host for this marquee event,” said Robb Wells, tourism division executive at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased to showcase the city’s offerings to rally participants and hope they’ll make Beaufort a regular stop on their future excursions.”
Plum Productions, a full-service event planning and production studio, is providing the conception and on-site coordination for the rally.
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About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.
The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.
For more information about Beaufort, visit www.BeaufortSC.org, www.pinterest.com/VisitBeaufortSC.com, www.twitter.com/Visit_Beaufort and www.facebook.com/VisitBeaufortSC.com.
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