16th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Sails Into San Diego Bay Aug. 24-25

All hands are on deck for the 16th annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25. 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.

Photo by Cynthia Sinclair

The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 24, with a pre-race dinner and silent auction, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 25, when guests will board yachts and cruise along the racecourse for a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay.

Photo credit: Cynthia Sinclair Photography

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. Last year’s event raised $360,000 to help offset unfunded patient care and supplemental patient programs, as well as supporting Homes for Hospice, Sharp HospiceCare’s initiative to build and maintain residential hospice homes. To date, Sharp HospiceCare’s efforts have led to the completion of three hospice residences in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita. Leading the effort as event co-chairs for the 2018 regatta are Kathy Bongiovanni and Sherri Summers.

  • Pre-Race Event: Friday, August 24, 2018, 6 p.m.
    Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
    Tickets: $195; includes full-course dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions
  • Race and Spectator Yacht Seating: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118
    Tickets: $150; includes yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, beer, wine and post-race party buffet dinner

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 2019 Hospice Regattas National Championship in Oswego, NY.

To purchase tickets, learn more about the regatta, or be a sponsor of the event, please contact Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316 or bill.navrides@sharp.com or 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  www.cortezracing.com.

Caring for patients since 1992, Sharp HospiceCare is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified organization, dedicated to providing comfort and compassion with end-of-life support for patients and their families. Sharp HospiceCare is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is affiliated with the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. To learn more, visit www.sharp.com/hospice.

Related: Sharp HospiceCare Raises $545,000 During Annual Regatta

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com