NEWPORT BEACH — The Glass Slipper Guild and their many volunteers joined Balboa Yacht Club in raising funds for CHOC Children’s Hospital during the annual CHOC Regatta held in conjunction with the Sunset Races from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2.
The 15th annual CHOC regatta raised more than $50,000 for CHOC’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit. CHOC has treated more than 210,000 children who come to them every year.
On Saturday, Nov. 1 in the inside classes, Bob Larzelere of Balboa YC won in the Thistle class. Gary Thorne, of Balboa YC, placed first in Harbor 20 A. The largest group was the Harbor 20 B class with 13 skippers. Emile Pilafidis of Bahia Corinthian YC prevailed in that fleet. Rear Commodore Gary Davidson, racing in a Harbor 20 for the first time, won in the Harbor 20 C fleet. Balboa YC member Brett Hemphill was first in the Laser fleet, while in Lido A, Kim McRae of Alamitos Bay YCwon. In Lido B, Dave Smith of Alamitos Bay YC was victorious. Molly Lynch, BYC, was first in Sabot A. Molly and her husband, Alan Andrews, also won on Sunday in Doubletime.
On Sunday, Nov. 2, the winner of the CHOC Cup for the largest amount donated to the regatta was once again Balboa YC member Jim Devling, owner of Campaign II. Devling also came in first in the PHRF E Division. Other winners included Dare, owned by Andrew Mayhugh and Bob Kettenhoffen of Bahia Corinthian YC in PHRF A, S/C Alan Andrews, of Balboa YC, on Doubletime in Division B, Brian Dougherty of Lido Isle YC/Newport Harbor YC on Legacy in Division C, and the Rosene Family of Balboa YC on Radical Departure in PHRF D.
The 2015 event is scheduled for Nov. 7 and 8. Co-Chairs Melinda Swartzbaugh and Kerry Fleming will again be leading a group of enthusiastic volunteers.
Additional information, complete results and photos are available at balboayachtclub.com.