Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County Says Thank You!
Another great race and celebration on the books.
The registration of sailors and boats was all completed online this year as was the Skipper's meeting held on Sunday morning. This year's event included 37 entries in 4 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 most boats finished by 3:30pm, in time for the scaled back but incredibly fun afternoon festivities.
On shore activities from 3:30 -5:30pm included music by DJ and Board Vice President, Art Crumpler, a delicious gourmet take away meal by Busy Bee Catering, a silent auction, $10 raffle, $100 raffle, recognizing Sponsors, local businesses and individuals that supported the event, and the awarding of trophies to the winning yachts along with the musical stylings of Island Breeze.
SCYC member Barry Whitall and BBBS Board Member DeAndre James served as emcees for the event and more than 250 people were in attendance. At the conclusion of the afternoon, a drawing for the grand prize in the Special Raffle saw Tela Favaloro win a week vacation at an exclusive timeshare plus $1,500 in cash, courtesy of Patrick Sheufler and the Santa Cruz Surf City Kiwanis!
Regatta Major 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.
For more information please contact us at 831-464-8691.