Elizabeth Hospice Regatta returns to Oceanside

The annual sailing event for charity will be held at Oceanside Yacht Club on Aug. 3 and 4.

OCEANSIDE—The 17th annual Elizabeth Hospice Regatta returns to Oceanside, Aug. 3-4, bringing sailors together for two days of competition and support of a local nonprofit organization. The organizing authority is Oceanside Yacht Club.

Members of yacht clubs or sailing associations affiliated with Southern California Yachting Association and U.S. Sailing are eligible to participate on the regatta. Elizabeth Hospice benefits children and adults who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.

Sailboat racing begins on Saturday, Aug. 3, with racer check-in at 9 a.m. and a Skipper Meeting at 9:30 a.m.; first warning is at 11:55 a.m. The three races for PHRF and One-Design will be windward/leeward, while PHRF Non-Spinnaker and Cruising Class (two races) are random leg.

A post-race party will be held from 3-10 p.m. on Aug. 4, with food, cocktails, raffle, silent auction, awards and music. The silent auction closes at 8 p.m.

First warning for the second day of sailboat sailing (Aug. 4) is also at 11:55 a.m. PHRF and One-Design (two races) will be windward/leeward, and Non-Spinnaker and Cruising Class (one leg) will be random leg.

The post-race party on Aug. 4 will start at 2 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. Food is available from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; the silent auction closes at 6 p.m. Admission to the post-race parties on both days are free of charge.

Sailors can enter a raffle to win a 7-day cruise for two; raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100.

Donations and prizes for the auction and raffle are welcome. Registration for the regatta is $50; the fee is due by July 31.

Contact Vanessa Hayflich at vanessa.hayflich@ehospice.org or 760-796-3722 for more information about Elizabeth Hospice.

Oceanside YC staff can be reached at 760-722-5751; call Oceanside Marine Center at 760-722-1833 for questions about hoisting.


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