SAN DIEGO – Small boats will take over San Diego Bay on July 18, as more than 180 junior sailors will race their sabots from Point Loma to Coronado in the Dutch Shoe Marathon.
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the annual event that has run for 45 years, will introduce a new cup in honor of one of its sailors.
Jack Egan, one of San Diego YC’s most promising young competitors, was recently diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma. To help support the 12-year old, who is currently the Sabot II champion, and others with the disease, the club has added the Junior Leukemia Cup to the marathon.
The Junior Leukemia Cup is designed to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tax deductable donations can be made to the Jack Egan fundraising page that can be found at leukemiacup.org with all proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The three hour race will begin at noon. Spectators can catch the action from Shelter Island, Seaport Village, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Glorietta Bay.
For more information, visit sdyc.org/dutchshoe.