About RHD Charity Regatta

Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta

2016 Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta ®

What started as a group of yacht racers getting together to enjoy a day on the water and raise some money for local charities has grown into a fundraising effort that involves a wide variety of events and people from our community.

This year, we decided to continue with the theme … the future is NOW!  Similar to last year we will have a series of events taking place over a 4 month period, from May to August.  The Kick Off of the RHD Charity Regatta events is May 21 and culminates with the Regatta and Post Race Party & Auction the weekend of August 20 & 21.  Our Sponsor's Reception on August 19 will be a very special Gourmet Wine & Food Pairings . . . with a surprise guest or two.  You can receive your invitation to this spectacular event by becoming a Sponsor today!

The regatta beneficiary is the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation.  Its mission is to support the education and training of youth sailors at all levels, from beginners to international competition hopefuls, including those who would otherwise not have access to such programs with grants and scholarships.  DPHYF has a vision of unifying harbor organizations including yacht clubs, the Ocean Institute, Westwind Sailing, Mariners 936 Sea Scouts, and others in the community under the common cause of supporting youth sailing for all.  Their motto ... “Supporting the Next Generation of Sailors”.


We hope you will join with us once again through event attendance, regatta participation, sponsorships, and donations to help us in reaching this year’s goal of raising $100,000 to support youth sailing for all.

Regatta Events

2016 RHD Charity Regatta

  • Saturday, May 21 Kick Off Event
  • Saturday, June 18 Dinghy Poker Run & Junior's Treasure Hunt
  • Friday, August 5 Paddle Event
  • Sunday, August 14 Sabot & Dinghy Regatta
  • Friday, August 19 Sponsor's Thank You Reception
  • Saturday, August 20  RHD Charity Regatta Racing - Post Race Party & Auction
  • Sunday, August 21 RHD Charity Regatta Racing & Trophy Presentations
  • Thursday, September 15 - US Marines Twilight Fishing Event

Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta ®

Richard Henry Dana Charity RegattaSince the founding of Dana Point Yacht Club in 1952, its members have proven themselves leaders in the community.  Much of the Yacht Club’s history and growth has been centered on its active participation in the development of what is today the Dana Point Harbor.  The common bond for the members of DPYC is created by their love of the ocean, a deep sense of pride, tradition, fairness & competition in boating and their genuine love for the community, both the beautiful Dana Point Harbor and Southern Orange County.

The Dana Point Yacht Club has had a long history of sponsoring charitable events.  Our Ensenada charities, Marine Families Christmas Luncheon with Santa, the Spark of Love Christmas Toy Drive and Olympic Sailing are but a few of the organizations and events the Club sponsors.  In 1999, DPYC embarked on a major fundraising journey to benefit local charities in Southern California.  The High Hopes Head Injury Association, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Ocean Institute have been previous recipients of the Regatta’s fundraising efforts.

In keeping with this mission, Dana Point Yacht Club has selected the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation as the regatta beneficiary again this year.  The foundation is a 501(c)(3) with a mission and focus of providing the opportunity for youth who are passionate about sailing to pursue the sport, regardless of  financial circumstances.  DPHYF has a vision of unifying harbor organizations including yacht clubs, the Ocean Institute, Westwind Sailing, Mariners 936 Sea Scouts, and others under the common cause of supporting youth sailing for all.  Their motto ... “Supporting the Next Generation of Sailors”.

As an annual event in the harbor, the Charity Regatta’s mission is to bring together the business, civic and social leaders of our community with its boating members in order to raise money to benefit our community in South Orange County.  This prestigious event promises once again, to be the sailing and social event of the year. Since its inception, the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta® has raised over $650,000 dollars for local charities through corporate donations, sponsorships and individual contributions.

Sponsorship Info

Sponsor's Reception
"An Evening in the Vineyard"
Gourmet Wine+Food Pairings

August 19, 2016

Become A Sponsor HERE!

Yachting Sponsor - $10,000
Regatta Sponsor - $5,000
Gold Cup Sponsor - $2,500
Spinnaker Sponsor - $1,000
Mainsail Sponsor - $500
 


Regatta Sponsor Packet
Sponsor Form

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Volunteer Opportunities
 

Benefiting
Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation

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Anne Eubanks,Chair
Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta ®
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