Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County Says Thank You!

Great Success for the 27th annual Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta


This year was the 27th annual Day on the Monterey Bay Regatta benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County. The festivities began with a Regatta Reception at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club on Saturday evening, August 10th.  Guests and invitees dined on tasty appetizers prepared by SCYC members under the direction of Ashley Basanese and Tina Verutti and were served wine donated by the Oliveri Winery.  The recipient of the third annual BBBS Bob DeWitt Award was announced. Congratulations to Marie Cubillas for her service as BBBS Executive Director for 18 years.  Many of the sponsors were in attendance and were presented with a plaque recognizing their contributions to the event. The work of the SCYC members and volunteers were recognized as well.

2019 Regatta Results

Download results PDF here.


The registration of sailors and boats commenced at 10 AM Sunday morning with a Skipper's meeting at 11:30 AM.  This year's event included 30 entries in 3 divisions. The format of the race is a pursuit race, with starting times assigned according to each boat's handicap rating.  Two predetermined courses were sailed around fixed marks outside the Santa Cruz Harbor, with the larger boats sailing the longer twice-around course and the smaller boats sailing the shorter once-around course. The sailing conditions were perfect for the afternoon.  The start of the timing sequence was at 1pm and, due to the strong wind, most boats finished by 2:30pm, in plenty of time for the afternoon festivities.

On shore activities from 3-5:30pm included live music by Island Breeze, a delicious catered inner by Kiss Catering, a Silent Auction, awarding of raffle prizes consisting of donation by local businesses and individuals, and the awarding of trophies to the wining yachts. SCYC member Barry Whittall and BBBS volunteer Keri Petersen served as emcees for the event and more than 350 people were in attendance.  At the conclusion of the afternoon, a drawing for the 2 grand prizes in the Special Raffle saw Jan DeWitt and Denise Langer each win a week vacation at the deluxe Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale AZ plus $1,500 in cash!

Regatta Major Sponsors


Corporate Sponsors


Stan & Maria Bispo; Castro Construction; CrossFit Inc; David Lyng Real Estate; Devcon Construction; Dunbar Productions; Good Times; Hogan Land Services; Kiss Catering; Lighthouse Bank; Marianne's Ice Cream; Pacific Leather Group; productOps; Santa Cruz Rotary Club; System Studies; Team Duet; Team Gandalf; and Barry Whittall.

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