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17th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Sails Into San Diego Bay Aug. 23-24

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:42 am

The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay—the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta—will be held on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the event will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which offers a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting.

The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 23 with a pre-race dinner and silent auction, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 24, when guests will board yachts and cruise along the racecourse for a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay.

All proceeds from the Regatta support Sharp HospiceCare, an organization that provides comprehensive care and compassionate support for patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness.

This year’s event is expected to raise $400,000 for Homes for Hospice, Sharp HospiceCare’s initiative to build and maintain residential hospice homes. Since 2003, the event has raised over $3,853,000 for Sharp HospiceCare.

Sharp HospiceCare’s efforts have led to the completion of three homes in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita. Leading the effort as event co-chairs for the 2019 regatta are Kathy Bongiovanni of Seal Electric and Sherri Summers of EC Constructors. Honorary chairs are Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Susan Johnson.

The Pre-Race Event on Friday, Aug. 23, begins at 6 p.m. at the Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue. Tickets are $225 and includes full-course dinner, dancing and silent auction

There is also Race and Spectator Yacht Seating on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way. Tickets are $150 and includes yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, beer, wine and post-race dinner party

The race portion of the event starts on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the east end of Harbor Island, winding around San Diego Bay and finishing near the Coronado Yacht Club. Competitors will race for a chance to compete in the 2020 Hospice Regattas National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina.

For tickets to the pre-race event and spectator party, or to become an event sponsor, please call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316. To learn more about the regatta, visit https://give.sharp.com/regatta. To find out more about Sharp HospiceCare, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827- 4277) or visit http://www.sharp.com/services/hospice/.

Racers can register sailboats to compete in the regatta by visiting http://www.cortezracing.com/.

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