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Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta

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Big Brothers
Big Sisters
of Santa Cruz County

26th Annual
Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta

August 12th, 2018


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New in 2018 is a REGISTRATION website where you can purchase all of the tickets and sign up to sail.

This website will close at 12:00noon on Friday, 8/10/18.

After this time, you must register & buy tickets at the event.

Registration & Ticket Website

Want to register on paper?
Go to the Regatta forms webpage to download the appropriate form(s).
Major and Corporate Sponsorships are still available. Download these forms, then send them to BBBS with your payment.

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On Sunday, August 12th, the Santa Cruz Yacht Club will host the 26th 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.  Order tickets on the registration website.

We invite everyone to please join us for dinner and share in the fun of the music, Silent Auction, and raffles. Buy tickets on the registration website or at the event.

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 36 years! 100% of all proceeds stay local and go to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring services.

If you prefer to register on paper, please go to the Regatta forms webpage to download the appropriate forms.

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

Corporate Sponsors

Devcon Construction; Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary; Totlcom, Inc;

Event Info

What: Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta: sailing, dinner, music, raffles, and silent auction.
When: Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Time: 1:00-6:00pm
Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Club, west side lower harbor
Cost: Individual skipper/sailor $75 thru Aug. 8th and $85 thereafter | Participant $40 thru Aug. 8th and $45 thereafter.  Purchase all tickets here.

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. Purchase tickets here. For full details, download the information flier. Still have questions? 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 and 2) 4-day/3-night stay in a Las Vegas deluxe condo plus $400 cash. Purchase tickets here.

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

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.