About RHD Charity Regatta

Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta

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 in August and September.  The RHD Charity Regatta and Post Race Party & Auction is the weekend of August 19 & 20.  Our Sponsor's Reception on August 18 kicks off the Regatta weekend and will be a very special event.  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.

2017 EVENTS SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
Sponsor's Party
(by Invitation to All Sponsors)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
RHD Charity Regatta - Racing
Post-Race Party & Auction - Everyone Invited
(Open to Public)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
RHD Charity Regatta - Racing
Trophy Presentations

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
RHD Charity Regatta - Junior Regatta

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Marines' Appreciation Twilight Fishing

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
RHD Charity Regatta - Fashion Show
"Sass on the Beach"

 

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.

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Phil Herzfeld, Co-Chair
Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta ®
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