Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta Sends Off 41st Yacht Race

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This coming Saturday will be the 41st time of the ships to line and set their sails at the yearly Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta in Naples Pier.

The two-day affair will highlight a sequence of competitions such as a yacht race, which will be witnessed from the shoreline and the pier. The finest hours to watch the race will be from 11 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. The club spokeswoman, Vicki Livingston, announced that the event is set to happen on Saturday and Sunday.

Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta Sends Off 41st Yacht Race

She added that anybody is welcome to come and watch the affair because one of their goals is to establish sailing as a fun, engaging, and not-too-exclusive activity. There are people who keep on coming back annually to compete in the yacht race. The club’s main objective is to portray the essence of charity in the community through the passion for sailing.

The proceeds of this year’s yacht race will help fund the bereavement program dedicated to the affected children of Avow Hospice. Another beneficiary is the Freedom Waters Foundation of Naples. This foundation tenders rehabilitation for veterans and for people who are affected by physical and mental sickness that they got from different boating and sailing activities.

Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta Sends Off 41st Yacht Race

Livingston stated that the club aims to raise funds for local groups while attempting to concentrate on those that have passion for sailing in their own community. The Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta spokeswoman also commented on how great these programs are.

She also added that the club has been working with two other yacht clubs— the Marco Island Community Sailing Club and the Naples Community Sailing Club. These clubs have included in their programs both young and adult sailing educations.

Gulf Coast Sailing Club Charity Regatta Sends Off 41st Yacht Race

The overall main goal of the weekend event is to educate people on the pleasure that sailing brings in order to encourage them to try sailing.

Around 15 sailboats and more are expected to sail near Southwest Florida to race in the two-day event.