(Dana Point, CA)- As an annual event in the harbor, the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta’s mission is to bring together the business, civic and social leaders of the community with its boating members in order to raise money to benefit the community in South Orange County. The prestigious event delivered on its promise once again-- to be the sailing, powerboat and social event of the year. Since its inception, the Dana Charity Regatta has raised over $600,000 dollars for local charities through corporate donations, sponsorships and individual contributions. This year's beneficiary was be The Ocean Institute.
The regatta had a great mix of PHRF boats as well as J/24 and J/80 one-design classes racing for the "Audi Cup". The J/24 class was won by JADED, skippered by Deke Klatt. The first prize in the Audi Cup was a new Ullman spinnaker, not a bad reward for two good days on the water! Second place was Chris Snow sailing BOGUS followed by TAKE FIVE sailed by Susan Taylor & Werner Horn. The J/80 class was won by local Steve Wyman in his new HUNU, followed closely by Curt Johnson On AVET and Bob Hayward sailing BLUE JAY.
In the PHRF classes, Viggo Torbensen's J/125 TIMESHAVER and Tom & Teri Manok's J/120 POLE DANCER offered three-peat Transpac winner, the Santa Cruz 50 HORIZON some serious competition. In Saturday's three windward/leeward courses, TIMESHAVER sailed an almost perfect 1-1-2 in 6-9 knots of breeze. At the conclusion of Sunday's random leg race it was time to send the perpetual trophy back to the engraver to have TIMESHAVER added to the list of accomplished sailing teams in this prestigious regatta. Sailing photo credits- Bronny Daniels/ JOYSAILING.com For more Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta sailing information