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Challenged Sailors San Diego
Kyle C. McArthur Memorial Regatta
hosted by Coronado Yacht Club
April 30 - May 1, 2016 will be the second Kyle C. McArthur Memorial Regatta hosted by Coronado Yacht Club and a major fundraiser for Challenged Sailors San Diego.
LTJG Kyle C. McArthur was born and raised in Coronado, CA. An avid sailor and all-around athlete, he was named one of the top senior athletes at Coronado High School by the Coronado Rotary Club. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he was a member of the sailing and lacrosse teams. After graduating from the Naval Academy, McArthur trained as a Naval Aviator and carrier qualified in a T-45 on the USS George W. Bush. A short time later, on June 16, 2013, he died as a result of an automobile accident.
Kyle McArthur was a wonderful young man, a proud Naval Aviator and a great sailor who loved being out on the water more than most. He understood how much sailing could mean to those with disabilities because he often took his disabled sister out on the water with him, and saw the joy a day on the boat brought to her. We began this Regatta to honor Kyle and to support Challenged Sailors San Diego because he would be proud to know he is still helping others to enjoy the life of a sailor.
Each day of the regatta will start and finish at the Coronado Yacht Club in Glorietta Bay and be sailed in South San Diego Bay.
Celebrity racing Saturday afternoon followed by dinner, rock & roll music and dancing. Raffle tickets available and silent auction bids can be made then or Sunday morning.
Following the completion of the race on Sunday there will be a reception and awards presentation. Raffle and silent auction winners will also be announced.
We need of a number of volunteers to make this a successful event, both on the days of the regatta and before.
Among our volunteer needs are companion sailors, dock support, help with the raffle & silent auction, party & reception, fund raising, photography, and more.
Send an email to Scheduler@challengedsailors.org if you are able to help in any of these areas.