Santa Barbara Yacht Club Celebrating Healthcare Volunteers 

Last year’s Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta was an undoubtedly
the most FUN of the past 13 years.It was so great to see the many new faces
as well as the seasoned veterans join in all the jubilation.

Thank you to all who supported the Charity Regatta by donating and sponsoring,
attending the event, giving your time, racing in the regatta,
or sharing your boat with spectators. This day was successful because of you!

This year’s Charity Regatta raised nearly $135,000 and cumulatively raising over
$1.3 million for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care and their charitable mission!
This achievement is a testament to the successful partnership between
the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care,
which has resulted in bringing renewed health
and comfort to thousands of people in Santa Barbara County.

Click HERE to view photos from our seaworthy day!

This year’s Charity Regatta them was “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 the Celebrity Skippers. 

Should you have any questions about next year’s 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
Leslie & Scott  Deardorff
Deneen & John Demourkas
Diana Katsenes
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation
World Dance

Staff Commodore

American Riviera Bank
Brophy Bros. Restaurant
Janet Dunbar & Alex Pananides
Michael Erickson & Thomas Rollerson
Kristin & Don Galloway
James J. Hallman & Nathaniel Erman
Christine & Michael Holland
Phil Hons
Jack ‘N Tool Box, Inc.
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
Judy & George Writer

SBYC Captain’s Package

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

Anne-Marie & Grant Castleberg
Sherrill & Peter Churchill

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
Tracy & Ed Schifferns
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
Marilyn & Llewellyn Goodfield, Jr.
Mary Ellen & Dan McCammon
Barbara & Edward Mullen
Judith Muller

Mimi Michaelis
Judy & Wann Rawles
Al Salzer

Kathleen Yabsley

Hospitality Sponsors

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
Foley Family Vineyards
Ultimate Sailing


David Gonzales
Michael Holland



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