Santa Barbara Yacht Club Celebrating Healthcare Volunteers 

Join us Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club
Charity Regata. Enjoy a day filled with racing & cruising, brunch & BBQ,
music & games, silent auction & raffle, and family & friends.

The Charity Regatta is part of a national movement and has become a signature
event in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Yacht Club is proud to support
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care as a way for the members to give back to
the Santa Barbara community. Since its inception in 2005, the Charity Regatta
has raised over $1.2 million so that Santa Barbara County families have access to
comprehensive and compassionate, home health and hospice care from
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care regardless of the ability to pay.

This year’s Charity Regatta them is “Celebrating Healthcare Volunteers”
recognizing VNHC Volunteers are the prestigious Celebrity Skippers
Volunteers are incredibly vital to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, and the patients
they serve, through their generous and selfless gifts of talent and time to
home healthcare, personal care, palliative care, hospice care, the Loan Closet,
and the “We Honor Veterans” program.  Often, volunteering is an act of gratitude
for the compassionate and comprehensive home health or hospice services
that a loved one experienced with VNHC. Because of their personal experiences,
many volunteers are able to relate and connect on different levels,
whether it is for emotional, spiritual, or physical support, they help VNHC provide
services to all in the community, including those unable to pay.

Click here to meet this year’s Celebrity Skippers. 

Should you have any questions or need additional information about the event, please contact Lailan McGrath at 805.690.6218, or at


Francie Lufkin, SBYC Staff Commodore & Charity Regatta Chair

Bill Guilfoyle, SBYC Commodore
Jules Bender
Trish Davis

Sharon Ewins
Shari Guilfoyle

John Koontz
Teresa Koontz
Lailan McGrath
Lil Nelson
Robyn Parker
Suesan Pawlitski
Judy Rawles

Jenny Roberts
Nick Sebastian
Beverly Toole

Sigrid Toye
Eric VanderWerff
Gail Young

Thank You to the 2017 Sponsors

VNHC is grateful for the Yacht Club’s ongoing support through the Charity Regatta for thirteen consecutive years, and to all the event supporters who help us meet our charitable mission!


Ann & Ed Brady
Sheila & Thomas Cullen
VNHC Board of Directors

Vice Commodore

Brown & Brown Insurance
Hutton Parker Foundation
Impulse Advanced Communications
Schlinger Chrisman Foundation
The Whimsie Fund
Young Construction

Rear Commodore

Susan & Riley Bechtel
Mary & Dick Compton
Deneen & John Demourkas
Diana Katsenes
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation

Staff Commodore

American Riviera Bank
Brophy & Sons
Janet Dunbar & Alex Pananides
Kristin & Don Galloway
James J. Hallman & Nathaniel Erman
Christine & Michael Holland
Phil Hons
Jack N Tool Box
Francie & Peter Lufkin
Mission Wealth
Kathleen Moseley
Phyllis & Angelo Mozilo
Nasif, Hicks, Harris & Co.
Lil & Stan Nelson
The RoKe Foundation
Seaside Wellness Gardens
Seed Mackall, LLP
Select Data, LLC
The Shevitz Family
World Dance
Judy & George Writer

SBYC Captain’s Package

The Agnes B. Kline Memorial Foundation
American Global Standards
Rebecca & Jules Bender
Rinaldo Brutoco

Anne-Marie & Grant Castleberg
Major General Philip Conley, Jr.
Laurie Dalton
Mr. & Mrs. Randall E. Greer
Shari & William Guilfoyle

Vikki & Robin Hunt
Stephen Jones
Carol Kallman
June & Jorgen Kjaempe

Teresa & John Koontz
Karen & Ed Marini
Captain & Mrs. Hugh A. Merrill, USN (retired)
Timothy P. Putz
Lorraine & Keith Reichel
Cynthia & Ted Thoreson
Alexandra & Jonathan Turner

Ora & Wilton Wood
Gina & Alex Ziegler
Dale Zurawski & Geoffrey Slaff

SBYC Ensign’s Package

Michael Annese, Jr.
Deco Drywall & Plaster
Llew & Marilyn Goodfield
Mary Ellen & Dan McCammon
Barbara & Edward Mullen
Judith Muller

Mimi Michaelis
Judy & Wahn Rawles

Kathleen Yabsley

Hospitality Sponsors

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
Foley Family Vineyards
Ultimate Sailing


David Gonzales
Michael Holland



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