3 days of fun on the water and on land. Join the fun Friday through Sunday, June 1, 2 and 3. Racers, signups will be open soon. Order your crew shirts and hats early. RACE ENTRY FORMTEAM FUNDRAISING

Dana West Yacht Club invites you to join us for an eventful three days of fun for the entire family in Dana Point Harbor on June 1st through June 3rd, 2018.  All events and races are open to the public.

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Create or join a team, or donate as an individual.  The highest fundraising entity will win a special prize!

Our regatta includes three competitive days of on-the-water sail racing, one day of juniors’ dinghy racing, around the harbor, our famous Dinghy Poker Run, an evening of wine tasting, two evenings of after race parties and an opportunity to participate in both live and silent auctions with live music.

The beneficiary of this year’s Regatta is the American Cancer Society, a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, providing essential services, compassionate emotional support and life-changing results.  Every dollar makes a difference.  Let’s make this very special fundraising effort the best it can be.


Our 21st Annual Charity Regatta is NEXT weekend, June 1, 2 & 3.  In addition to racing, there are several fun and important land-side fundraising activities. Please see the Event Schedule on the graphic below.
AUCTION ITEMS:  We are accepting items for our Silent and Live Auctions.
Trips & Destination Getaways
Tickets – Sports, Concerts, Tours, etc.
Art – Original Art, Limited Edition Prints, Small Sculptures
Gift Baskets – Wine, Booze, Spa Goodies, etc.
Gift Certificates – Day at the Spa, Restaurants, Boat Services, etc.
Specialty Items – Bike, Auto Detailing, etc.
…You get the idea

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with certain activities before and throughout this fun and rewarding 3-day event.  

Wine Tasting – Ticket Sales, Setup & At-Event Support (at DPYC)
Dinghy Poker Run – We need Host Boats (email or call Lyn Gossett,
(949) 735-0869
Silent & Live Auctions – Callers, Runners & Checkout support
MERCHANDISE: Members, Guests and Skippers – We have a variety of very nice Regatta Merchandise to purchase.  Much is available at the club NOW.
Regatta Hats
Sport-Tek T-shirts – long and short sleeve
Ladies Sport Polos
Embroidered Jackets – add your boat name for just a couple bucks
RACERS: You can find THE NOR and SI’s at DWYC.org
JOIN OR CREATE AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING TEAM:  In order to help DWYC show the American Cancer Society how much we care, please use the
“Sailing For Life” fundraising page.  This allows us to grow and monitor our club’s overall fundraising success.
NOTE:  If you have difficulty navigating the Crowdrise (Donation) page, CLICK HERE or scroll down for simple instructions on how to create your own team or to join an existing team.


If you donate or purchase auction items, or donate cash the appropriate documentation from the American Cancer Society is available and will be provided when donate and item, when you purchase an item, or when you make a cash donation.  If you have questions or need help getting the W9 tax form and/or a letter from the American Cancer Society, please contact Pam Northcott.


To CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM (under “DWYC – Sailing For Life”):

  1. Please go to: www.crowdrise.com/dwyc-sailingforlife
  2. Click on “Join the Team” then fill in the short form (Name, Email, Password) then click Sing-up. (continue as instructed to complete this step)
  3. You have now created an account within the main “Sailing For Life” campaign
  4. NOTE:  To check that your sub-team has been saved, on the DWYC – Sailing For Life page, click the “Donate” or “Donate Now” button.  Your name should now appear on the “Select a Team Member” pulldown.
  1. By Sharing or Tweeting from the Sailing For Life campaign page, your followers will be invited to visit and donate.
  2. OR – you can login to your team account and copy the URL then email it to specific individuals directly with a personalized message
INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR TEAM’S SUPPORTERS:  (you may want to copy and email this section to your targeted team supporters)
  1. Go to www.crowdrise.com/dwyc-sailingforlife
  2. Click the “Donate” or “Donate Now” button.
  3. Find the indicated name on the “Select a Team Member” pulldown.
  4. Select or enter a Donation Amount and choose whether or not to show your name and/or add a tribute
  5. Click Donate and provide the method pf payment for a donation.
  6. (Optional) Please share this with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or by email
MATCHING FUNDS:  If someone wishes to Match Funds, you may want to raise funds to a specific date before inviting them to match what you’ve raised
(the Regatta closes on June 3rd but (I believe) people can continue to raise funds after that date:
  1. Get as many people as possible to Donate to your Team/Name by a certain end date and invite the corporate donor to visit the site on a certain date to see what your team has raised then match that total – OR
  2. Show your “Target” fundraising Goal and have them simply donate accordingly.