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20th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Sails Into San Diego Bay Aug. 25-26

Sharp HospiceCare Regatta
Image courtesy of Sharp.

The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay—the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta—celebrates its 20th anniversary! This year’s festivities will be held on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, 2023. The festivities are hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association.

The event kicks off Friday evening, August 25 with a pre-race dinner and silent auction, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, August 26, 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.

The 2023 regatta beneficiary will be Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign, which raises money to build and maintain residential hospice homes in San Diego county. The homes offer a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting.

Sharp HospiceCare is currently in a fundraising campaign for its fourth hospice home in Poway called Moore MountainView Hospice Home. Sharp HospiceCare currently has three homes in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita. These homes are funded and maintained entirely through philanthropic support from the community.

The 2023 regatta net goal is to raise over $475,000 to continue to offer these wonderful types of homes to the entire San Diego community. Leading the effort as event co-chairs for the 2023 regatta are Kathy Bongiovanni of Seal Electric and Sherri Summers of EC Constructors.

Pre-Race Event – Friday, August 25, 2023, 5:30 pm
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $300; includes full-course dinner, dancing and silent auction

Race and Spectator Yacht Seating – Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, 10:30 am
Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $175; includes yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, beer, wine, and post-race dinner party

The race portion of the event starts on Saturday at 12:30 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 2024 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 or pay online visit

To find out more about Sharp HospiceCare, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or visit

Racers can register sailboats to compete in the regatta by visiting

Bella Villarin
Bella Villarin
Bella is a proud military brat who has been a resident of Coronado since 2015. She was born in Japan, and after a short stay in Virginia, traveled extensively throughout Asia while living in Singapore and picking up another language. A senior at Coronado High School, Bella can be found at the driving range or golf course when not in school, studying, writing, playing the guitar, or spending time with her family. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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