2019 BISCAYNE BAY REGATTA QUILT
The 2019 Quilt
By the spring of 1887 it was apparent that Biscayne Bay could provide all the boats necessary for a yacht-race. Ralph Munroe organized a regatta on Biscayne Bay with fifteen boats divided into three classes. After the race, all hands (about fifty in number) participated in a good dinner at the Peacock Inn, given by the promoters. It was decided to celebrate Washington’s Birthday with an open regatta. It was a success in every way. This began organized aquatic sports on the Biscayne Bay. Washington’s Birthday Regatta became a fixture of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, until the displacement of sails by gasoline in general interest caused it to degenerate into a chowder-party.
This year The Villagers, to commemorate this event, present their striking quilt, Biscayne Bay Regatta. The blue-and-white quilt depicts sailboats racing on beautiful Biscayne Bay, much like they did over 100 years ago.