Dana West Yacht Club raises funds for American Cancer Society

The 21st annual charity regatta, held June 1-3, brings in money through dingy poker run, wine tasting and auction.

DANA POINT — Thousands of dollars were raised to promote cancer awareness during the first weekend of June, with Dana West Yacht Club hosting its annual Charity Regatta benefitting the American Cancer Society, June 1-3, for the 21st year.

A Newport Harbor-to-Dana Point sail kicked off festivities on June 1, followed by buoy and random leg courses outside of Dana Point Harbor on June 2 and 3.

The Dana West Yacht Club’s race chairman, Roger Salway, was excited to have 24 race entries compete over three days.

Salway believes this regatta is unique because it is the only regatta in Southern California providing racers to compete in three different course configurations (OWC, RLC and Buoy).

The Dana West Yacht Club raised funds for the American Cancer Society at the yacht club over the three days through silent and live auction, wine tasting and a dingy poker run.

The racers and crew alone raised $6,800 over the course of the event through donations, and the club race hats have the slogan “Sailing for Life.”

The regatta has a trophy for the top racer’s fundraising; this year’s trophy winner was Tomol, which raised $2,350.



Non-Spinnaker Class A

1          Out of the Blue (Jeff Brown)

2          Besame Mucho (Dan Hannegan)

3          Tomol (Sue Griesbach)

Non-Spinnaker Class B

1          Campbell’s Sloop (Susan Campbell)

2          Vincaimo (Dave Stege)

3          Mahalo III (Dick Davidson)

Non-Spinnaker Class C

1          Elizabeth (Carl Paez)

2          Tempest (Tom Myers)

3          Caravela (Scott Ryan)

PHRF A Random Leg Spinnaker

1          Aimant de Fille (Steven Ernest)

2          Papillon (Manny Galvez)

3          HUNU (Robert and Bill)


1          SHOT (Jim Barnes)

2          Firewater (Rich Bennett)

3          Sol Mate (Cindy Wynne)

All Women Crew

1          Campbell’s Sloop (Susan Campbell)

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