It’s a beautiful fall weekend for a boat race!

Tomorrow, September 27th is the return of the Philadelphia Cup Regatta sponsored by the Independence Seaport Museum, Independence Yacht Club of Philadelphia, the Liberty Sailing Club, and the Riverton Yacht Club.

The Philadelphia Cup. Photo Courtesy of Independence Seaport Museum

This year’s race expects more than 100 sailboats and over 325 sailors. Races begin at 10:30 AM and last throughout the afternoon with an award ceremony and reception for participants at 5:00 pm. The boats will race between the Betsy Ross and Walt Witman Bridges.

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For a great view, with admission to the Seaport Museum, spectators can watch the race from the museum’s second floor balcony. The race can also be seen from other points along the river for free.

Photo from the 2012 Philadelphia Cup Regatta. Image Courtesy of Brad Dober via the Philadelphia Seaport Museum. For other great photos check out the event’s Facebook Page

For more information, check out the Philadelphia Cup Regatta website and see you at the Delaware Riverfront tomorrow!