Southwestern Yacht Club event to benefit Elder Help

Tongue-in-cheek announcement pokes fun at current political climate.

SAN DIEGO — Southwestern Yacht Club will host an event ahead of its Charity Bay Race to benefit Elder Help, an organization dedicated to helping senior citizens independently live in their own homes.

The Buy Up, Buy Down Pre-Race Party will be held at Southwestern YC on June 15, from 6:30-9 p.m. Those attending the party can benefit Elder Help by donating money to affect race results on June 17.

Each $20 donation will lower the handicap of the donor’s handicap, while increasing his or her own handicap. The $20 buys 3 seconds, with no cap on how munch one can donate. Race results will directly be affected by how much money is raced on Friday.

The pre-race party includes free beer, a no-host bar and festivities on the deck.

A flyer for the pre-race party made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the alleged Russian interference of the 2016 presidential election.

“Don’t let the Russians meddle with this one – show up and affect the outcome of this race,” the flyer jokingly stated.

The Charity Bay Race itself is a 10-mile regatta around San Diego Bay. An awards ceremony follows the race, with an award granted to winners of each class. Organizers will award the overall winner with the Beeman Perpetual Trophy.

Entry into the Charity Bay Race is $50 and includes two tickets to dinner, auction and awards ceremony.

Racing begins at noon, with the awards party starting at 3 p.m.

Sign up in person at the Southwestern YC front desk or register via phone at 619-222-0438 or email at

Questions can also be directed to Race Chair Kevin Murphy, 858-344-9813.

Visit for more information. Southwestern YC is located at 2702 Qualtrough Street in San Diego.

Photo: Southwestern Yacht Club

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