Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County

27th annual Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta

Reception: August 10th, 2019

Race & Party: August 11th, 2019

On Sunday, August 11th, the Santa Cruz Yacht Club will host its 27th 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!

The event will be held at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club's, dry dock area on the west side of the lower harbor in Santa Cruz (near Aldo's). Sailing takes place from 1-3:30pm, followed by a catered dinner. Live music by the always fun and lively Island Breeze will keep the party rolling. There will be 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 watching 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. Call Mary at 831-464-8691 to order Chardonnay and/or dinner tickets.

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

All skippers must fill out the Yacht Entry Form.

Choose how you would like to participate and then register. Two ways to register and/or order tickets:

Choose how to submit your completed form & payment:

  • email to
  • snail mail to BBBS | 1500 41st Ave #250 | Capitola CA 95010
  • Starting July 10th, turn in at SCYC during Wednesday night sails

If you are a skipper who wishes to pay for your crew, please click the "Pay for my crew" button above. Each of your crew members will still have to submit a signed waiver to sail. Two ways to submit the waiver are: 1) to individually register online at the ticket website choosing Option 1, "Prepaid Crew Member" or 2) download, sign, & submit the Pre-Paid Participant registration form.

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 37 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

Event Info

What: Race & Party: sailing, dinner, music, dancing, raffles, & silent auction

When: Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Time: 1:00—6:00pm

Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Club dry dock area, west side lower harbor.

Dinner served: 3:30—5:00pm

Online registration & tickets

Individual registrations and all raffle and dinner tickets are available for purchase online by clicking here:  Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta ticket website.

The Chardonnay is SOLD OUT.


Sail the Chardonnay II

SOLD OUT for 2019

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 831-464-8691.

Corporate Sponsors

Maria & Stanley Bispo; Castro Construction; CrossFit Inc; David Lyng Real Estate; Devcon Construction; Good Times; Hogan Land Services; Lighthouse Bank; Marianne's Ice Cream; Pacific Leather Group; productsOps; System Studies Inc; Team Duet; Team Gandalf; Barry Whittall

Raffles & Silent Auction!

$100 raffle. Only 200 tickets are sold, so your chance of winning is great!  This year we will pick 2 winners. Each winner will receive $1,500 cash plus a one week stay in a 2 bedroom condo at the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale AZ or trade for any of the other 24 Shell Vacations Resort locations.

$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.

Event Info

What: Reception: Honoring Marie Cubillas, retired BBBS Executive Director.

When: Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Time: 5:30—7:00pm

Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Club.

RSVP required