Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta anchors fishing, sailing and SUP series

Benefit races and fishing event returns to Dana Point Yacht Club, Sept. 13-16.

DANA POINT — Dana Point Yacht Club will again host the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta, which raises money for and lends support to the Dana Point 5th Maritime Regiment Support Group. The regatta is open to the following classes: PHRF Spinnaker; Non-Spinnaker; Flying Tiger 10; Olson 30; J-70 One-Design; and, multihull.

Festivities begin on Sept. 13 with a Marines’ fishing event; a sponsor’s soiree will be held on Sept. 14, followed by a SUP race on Sept. 15. The charity regatta itself will be held on Sept. 15 and 16.

The Mount Gay Regatta Party will follow all racing on Sept. 15; trophies will be presented after racing on Sept. 16. Daily trophies will also be awarded in all classes.

Up for grabs are the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta perpetual trophy and take-home trophy in the PHRF Spinnaker Class. Commemorative trophies will be awarded to the overall winners of the Flying Tiger 10, Olson 30 and J-70 One-Design classes.

All proceeds from the regatta benefit the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group.

The entry free of $100 must be submitted by Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Entry fees will be waived for each boat raising at least $1,000 in donation pledges.

Already held on Aug. 12 as part of the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta was the One-Design Regatta. Ueli Scharer finished atop the RS Tera-Senior leader board. Finishing first in the RS Tera-Junior category was Emily Rychlik. Riley Lenthall earned first-place honors in the Laser class. Jared Schafer and T.J. O’Rourke were in front on the CFJ leader board.

Contact Dana Point YC Race Chair Ed Kooij at race@dpyc.org or 949-496-3900 for more information, or visit dpyc.org.

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