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Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta

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Big Brothers
Big Sisters
of Santa Cruz County

25th Annual
Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta

August 13th, 2017



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On Sunday, August 13th, the Santa Cruz Yacht Club will host the 25th annual Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County. Fun, sailing, food, and music—it’s all on deck at the Regatta!  Parking suggestions are here.

The event will be held at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club, at the Lower Harbor in Santa Cruz. Sailing takes place from 1-3 pm, followed by a catered dinner. Live music by the always fun and lively Island Breeze will keep the party rolling.  There are two great raffles and a silent auction at the event.  So much fun in one day!

There are many ways to join the fun.  No boat?  No worries!! You can enjoy the race as you sail on the Chardonnay II.  Don’t want to sail?  Then please join us for dinner and share in the fun of the music, Silent Auction, and raffles.  Buy tickets at the event or call Mary at 831-464-8691 to order dinner tickets pre-event.

Corporate Sponsorship Packages are available whether you register a boat or not.  And what is a race without the Skippers and Sailors to crew the boat?  Participants can crew and take part in the fun too.

All boats must fill out the Yacht Entry Form.  Once you have chosen how you would like to participate, please fill out the appropriate form and send it to us with your payment either via email to or snail mail.

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The Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County who have served the children in our community for 35 years! 100% of all proceeds stay local and go to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring services.

Looking for a way to get involved with the community?  This is a great opportunity to volunteer for a great cause. If you would like to spend your day down by the bay, please contact us at 831-464-8691 and signup; we can always use your help.

Questions?  Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 831-464-8691.

Regatta Major Sponsors

S. Martinelli & Company logo Kiwanis LogoSurf City Kiwanis Club Santa Cruz Yacht Club logo
Nordic Naturals Logo Granite Construction logo
Lee-Kahn Foundation Logo System Studies Team Giving Logo Gateway Health Management logo
Comcast Spotlight logo
Judge James Emerson, Ret. Mediator/Arbitrator Beach Boardwalk Logo Crow's Nest restaurant logo

Corporate Sponsors

Stan & Maria Bispo; Bright Vision Solar; Cooper Technologies; Devcon Construction; Don & Erin Conant; Dunbar Productions; Hogan Land Services; Lighthouse Bank; Marianne’s Ice Cream; Pacific Rim Planning Group; Santa Cruz Rotary Club; Scarborough Lumber; Team Duet, Team Gandalf; Vaughn Marketing Group; and Barry Whittall.

Event Info

What: Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta: sailing, dinner, music, raffles, and silent auction.
When: Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Time: 1:00-6:00pm
Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Club, west side lower harbor
Cost: Individual skipper/sailor $75 thru Aug. 9th and $85 thereafter | Participant $40 thru Aug. 9th and $45 thereafter.

Sail the Chardonnay II

You can sail on the Chardonnay II for $55 per person and enjoy the afternoon party which includes dinner, music and all the fun. To signup or for more information, please call Mary at 831-464-8691 or email

Raffles & Silent Auction!

$100 raffle. Only 150 tickets are sold, so your chance of winning is great!  This year we have 2 prizes:  1) 7 day/6 night Hawaiian destination (island of your choice) plus $1500 cash for airfare or spending and 2) 4-day/3-night stay in a Las Vegas deluxe condo plus $400 cash for airfare or spending.

$10 raffle has over 50 prizes from local restaurants, stores, and other businesses.

You do not have to be present to win for either raffle.

Silent Auction Another chance to go home with fabulous prizes. Come and bid on spectacular prizes available only at the event.