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. A short time later, he died as a result of an automobile accident.
Kyle was 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. Coronado Yacht Club 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
Coronado Yacht Club
1631 Strand Way,
Coronado, CA 92118
Friday, April 26
11am-3pm Optional clinic & practice
Saturday, April 27
10am Skipper's meeting
12pm First race of day
4pm CYC Club Championship
5:30pm Fundraiser dinner
Sunday, April 28, 2019
12pm First race of day
~3:30pm Awards ceremony
Dinner (1) - $50
Dinner (2) - $100
Sponsor Dinner (1) for a Vet - $50
The fifth annual Kyle C. McArthur Memorial Regatta, benefiting Challenged Sailors San Diego will be held on April 26-28, 2019. Sailors with disabilities will leave their disabilities at the dock to compete in several races over two days, preceded by a special racing clinic and practice on Friday. Your support by purchasing dinner tickets, participating in the raffle and silent auction, sponsoring disabled or Coronado YC sailors, or making a donation can help achieve our goal of raising $50,000 to begin replacing Challenged Sailors San Diego's aging sailboats.
Each day of the regatta will start and finish at the Coronado Yacht Club in Glorietta Bay. Excellent race viewing is available at the yacht club and along the south-west shore of Glorietta Bay (in front of the Coronado Civic Center and Glorietta Bay Park).
After the regular regatta races on Saturday, a special series of fundraising races will be held with Coronado Yacht Club members sailing the Martin 16s.
Saturday evening festivities include dinner, live music by local band Midlife Crisis, and a raffle & silent auction at Coronado Yacht Club starting at 5:30. Dinner tickets can be purchased and donations to support Challenged Sailors San Diego can be made via the Donate buttons above, or at the yacht club in advance on Friday evenings in April or on the day of the event.
Following the completion of racing on Sunday there will be a reception and awards presentation at Coronado Yacht Club.
Enter Donation Amount of Your Choice
Sponsor a disabled sailor (specify who in PayPal Note)
Kyle C. McArthur Memorial Regatta
at Coronado Yacht Club
to benefit Challenged Sailors San Diego
April 26-28, 2019
Sponsor a CYC sailor (specify who in PayPal Note) in Club Championship
Challenged Sailors San Diego (an all-volunteer, non-profit organization) provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for kids, adults, and veterans with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well being, and independence. The Martin 16 sailboats that are used are adapted for sailors so that no matter their disability, THEY get to run the boat. Sailors are partnered with an experienced volunteer who assures safety, but allows the sailor to run the race, manage the sails and build a sense of confidence, autonomy, and accomplishment.
Your support of this event and Challenged Sailors San Diego will help all sailors, no matter their disability, enjoy their day on the water.