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Derecktor Ft. Pierce Wins Top Honors at TCYSF River Raft Regatta

Derecktor Ft. Pierce Wins Top Honors at TCYSF River Raft Regatta

Ursula and King Triton set aside their differences and joined forces during the 3rd Annual River Raft Regatta in Fort Pierce on August 1.

The unlikely, yet powerful duo, played by Derecktor Ft. Pierce’s Tiffany Graves and Justin Beard, respectively, paddled their way to a first-place finish in the Kayak Division and took home Best Costume honors for their Little Mermaid-themed outfits.

Organized by the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation, the River Raft Regatta challenges competitors to build their own raft and race it around a short course in Fort Pierce’s City Marina. Other competitors included: Freedom Boat Club, Salty’s Water Sports, Fort Pierce Police Department, and a small fleet of rafts powered by youth from Fort Pierce Police Department’s Courageous Kids program.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide summer sailing camp scholarships to The Fort Pierce Police Department’s Courageous Kids program. While at sailing camp, the children will learn the basics of sailing, teamwork and how to enjoy the beautiful lifestyles involving water activities.

“This event provides an amazing opportunity for youth in our community to develop a passion for sailing and the water,” Justin Beard, Marketing Manager at Derecktor Ft. Pierce said. “Even though Ursula and I have had our differences in the past, we did surprisingly well navigating the course!”

Founded in 1947, Derecktor Shipyards has since become a worldwide leader for excellence in the construction, repair and refit of yachts, commercial and military vessels. Today, four Derecktor facilities span the East coast of the U.S. from Maine to South Florida, offering vessel owners and operators everything from marina space to megayacht construction. For more information about Derecktor Shipyards, visit or email


Ursula, Tiffany Graves, and King Triton, Justin Beard, race to victory in their Derecktor built canoe during the TCYSF 3rd Annual River Raft Regatta.



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