The annual Oriental Cup Regatta is this weekend, September 16-18. The race is Saturday the 17th, and though the weather man has somewhat of an ominous forecast, we are crossing our fingers for a beautiful day on the river with delicious food and the sweet sounds of ‘The Fabulous Shades’ on dry land. The awards ceremony will be on Sunday morning at the annual Bloody Mary Breakfast. The Regatta has become a sailing tradition in Oriental, bringing together sailors from across the state for a day of friendly competition. Here’s wishing you calm waters and stiff breezes!