Southwestern Yacht Club will present its annual Benefit on the Bay on April 5 and 6, and May 3.
The three-day event will benefit ElderHelp of San Diego. More than $650,000 has been raised by SWYC and its sponsors through this annual event.
"Southwestern Yacht Club members look forward to this event each year and we invite the community to come out to participate in the on-the-water activities and the evening gala," said Commodore Chris Brzezinski. "ElderHelp of San Diego has assisted more than 90,000 older San Diegans and their families with a multitude of services, and this is our opportunity to give back."
The Benefit on the Bay Sunset Soiree, an evening gala, will be on April 5. Tickets are $125 for this event, which features exciting silent auctions showcasing gifts, trips and adventures; and concludes with dinner and a live auction.
Skippers and their crews will compete in a pursuit start on a 10-mile course around San Diego Bay in the 27th annual Charity Bay Race and Regatta on April 6. A limited number of individual, exclusive front-row seats including wine and hors d’oeuvres are available on catered, decorated yachts. Following the regatta, a post-race party, barbecue and awards ceremony will be held at Southwestern Yacht Club. Tickets for the party are $15. The race entry fee is $50.
The 44th annual Bottom Fishing Tournament, which includes breakfast, a day of fishing, and a banquet/fish fry with raffle prizes, will be on May 3. The entry fee for the tournament is $65 before April 20, $75 after.
Event sponsors at the $1,500 level can receive tickets to the gala, seats on the spectator yachts, tickets to the post-race barbecue and party, as well as tickets to the anglers' post-tournament fish fry. All proceeds benefit ElderHelp of San Diego, a 501(c)(3) organization, and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.