Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta sails into San Diego Bay

CORONADO — One of the largest summer water events on San Diego Bay—the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta—will be held on Aug. 26-27.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the event will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which offers a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting.

The event kicks off the evening of Aug. 26 with a pre-race dinner and silent auction, followed by all-day festivities on Aug. 27, when guests will board yachts and cruise along the race course for a breathtaking view of the regatta and the San Diego Bay.

The race portion of the event starts at 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the east end of Harbor Island, winding around San Diego Bay and finishing near the Coronado Yacht Club. Competitors will race for a chance to compete in the 2017 Hospice Regattas National Championship in Galveston, Texas.

To date the campaign has led to the completion of three hospice residences in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro, and Bonita. This year’s proceeds will continue to benefit the Homes for Hospice programs, which will help to build and maintain residential hospice homes in San Diego County.

The pre-race event will be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 26 at Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Tickets: $195, includes full-course dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Race and Spectator Yacht Seating available at 11 a.m., Aug. 27 at Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado. Tickets: $150, includes yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, beer, wine and a post-race party dinner.

For tickets to the pre-race event and spectator party visit give.sharp.com/regatta. For more information call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316 or visit sharp.com/services/hospice/.

Racers can register sailboats to compete in the regatta by visiting cortezracing.com.

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