Wind & Waves Maritime Festival Tickets

Free Family Friendly Event

Wind n Waves Maritime Festival coming up soon. We’ve got a full weekend of fun planned. The schedule is amazing starting Friday at 6pm with Pamlico Deli’s Beach Party Bonfire with live acoustic music and ghost crabbing contest at the oceanside stage. Saturday Festivities start at 12 noon with the Maritime Arts & Crafts Market and a full line up of activities on Four Stages:

  • Maritime Market Right Off Highway 12 In The Soundside Lot: Live Music, Oyster Shucking, and an exciting line up of speakers including Keeper James, Scott Dawson, and Tyler Kinnakeet Oysters – surrounded on all sides by our local Maritime Arts & Crafts Market featuring local Outer Banks vendors and artists. 
  • Soundfront By The Boat Ramp: Get to know Hatteras Sailing and join in for Sailboat Racing, Hobie Cat lessons and rides, build your own boat contest, Paper boat races, Learn To Sail chalk talks, demo sails, boat tours and more.
  • Oceanfront Beach: Beachside Bonfire, Pamlico Deli barbecue, Endless Summer Surf Lessons, Learn to Surf Fish with Bill Crawford, Hobie Cat Surf Sailing, and a Sunrise Worship Service.
  • KOA Stage: Outer Banks Boil, Bottomless Pints, &  Live Music featuring The Simps on Saturday Evening.

All proceeds benefit Hatteras Community Sailing (Hatteras Sailing Organization)


** Supplies are limited for meals


** Supplies are limited for activities and clinics

Regatta Shirts

Racing Registration

Just like shopping online for anything else, please add what you need to your cart by clicking ‘add to cart’. If you are racing, you can register for a bundle which includes meals, souvenir bottomless pint, and racing.

Sailors, Parents, and Siblings can add just what you want one item at a time. You can navigate to the cart from any page by clicking the cart icon in the red bar above the header. After you’ve completed your registration order, a secure registration form will be sent to you for each of your racing sailors. All registration proceeds benefit the Hatteras Community Sailing organization. We are focused on inspiring our local you to lifelong independence, seamanship, and respect for nature.

Register Early

All registration and regatta items are discounted by 30% for early registration. Early registration ends at midnight May 10th, 2023. Online registration will close at midnight on June 6th, 2023. There will be no on-site registration. ** Tickets and registrations are non-refundable.

Racing Bundles

For each class, we offer a racing bundle for competitors. The bundle is a savings from ordering everything separately. Bundles include one each of racing, bonfire meal, pizza lunch, seafood boil, souvenir bottomless pint. Your family members can add onto your bundle a la carte for an other meals, activities, etc. Double handed boats register separately and we will ask your partner’s name on the longform registration which comes after you purchase your tickets. Entrants are not required to buy a bundle or participate in all the extra fun.

Generously sponsored by Rodanthe KOA and our sponsors

Each racing registration includes one long sleeve regatta rash guard. You can purchase additional shirts below in the with meal tickets, gear, and mugs section. Please do not forget to buy meal tickets. It’s very uncomfortable to say ‘no’ to hungry kiddos, and we do not want to run out of food. 🙂 Please check the schedule. Thank you!

Lodging Options

KOA: Lodging at the event grounds

KOA Cape Hatteras the official regatta lodging provider, and they have campsites, cabins, and RV sites for regatta participants and spectators. Local Hatteras Island folks, several families are staycationing at the campground. This venue has the space to park trailers and mark out competitor lanes for these bigger classes of boats with so much room for competitors, big and small. The facilities are amazing – soundstage, pools, playgrounds, jumping pad, tent camping, cabins, RV Spaces. Camp Hatteras is Glamping at its finest and stretches from the ocean all the way to the Pamlico Sound truly making this the first of our spring regatta truly worthy of her name – the Wind n’ Waves Regatta!!!!

Other Lodging Options

REAL Waterman’s Retreat

Nearby the KOA Event site, the Waterman’s retreat is a very nice option at the REAL Watersports location in Waves. The reservations site at REAL offers several options that offer less than weekly rentals.

Cape Hatteras Motel

Cape Hatteras Motel

Cape Hatteras Motel is an amazing oceanfront destination located within view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Among the nation’s “Top 10 Favorite Beaches” as well as the trip here among the “Top 10 Most Scenic Drives”.

The Atlantic Inn

Atlantic Inn, Hatteras NC

Historic Hatteras Inn in Hatteras Village. Established in 1928 it was the first inn to be built on Hatteras Island. In 2006, the inn was raised and re-opened. Each room is unique and equipped with TV, Wifi, coffee maker and fridge.