Santa Barbara Yacht Club hosts 15th annual Charity Regatta for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

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SANTA BARBARA—Sailing crews will have the chance to race for a good cause when Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) holds the 15th annual Charity Regatta benefiting Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC). This regatta will be held on Sept. 7 and has raised more than $1.5 million since its conception.

SBYC’s official website reads, “The Charity Regatta is always an exciting day filled with competitive races, enthusiastic spectators, thoughtful supporters and family fun; all coming together to sustain a worthy cause.”

“Celebrity Skippers” from VNHC can be seen viewed online. VNHC is a rehab team made up of more than 30 physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologist. Their work helps to aid patients who are living with physical impairments or disabilities or recovering from a life-changing surgery. VNHC has been active in Santa Barbara for more than 110 years.

All members belonging to SBYC or US Sailing in one-design classes with four or more entries, PHRF fleets and CHRF fleets are eligible to enter the race.

As stated on the Notice of the Race (NoR), registration will open at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the race; registration closes and spectators boat boarding begins at 1 p.m., and starting order and class flags will be posted on the Notice Board. Warning signal will be shot off at 2:30 p.m. and first start will begin five minutes later.

Awards will be handed out after the race at the clubhouse and celebrations will commence with food and music. Prizes will be given to competitors of each fleet who finish in the top.

Sponsors of this event also receive an invitation to attend the private cocktail party on Aug. 20 at SBYC.

SBYC is located at 130 Harbor Way in Santa Barbara.

Full details of the race, including registration, sailing instructions, course chart and more can be found online at sbyc.org/racing-schedule-results. Visit vnhcsb.org to learn more about VNHC’s mission and services.

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