Contrary to public perception ... the Columbus Day Regatta is going on as scheduled this year.
It's the party at Elliot Key that won't be going on as a result of the government shutdown.
Regatta Chairman Mark Pincus says the party is a huge law enforcement headache.
Pincus says they haven't been associated with the events on Elliot Key for 6 years.
He worries this year's party could get out of hand as many don't know the Key is closed and there will be less law enforcement to handle party goers.