Congratulations to Tom G. and crew on “Chaos”, the Overall Winners of the 2023 Okanagan Charity Regatta!
Congratulations to all racers from south to north and beyond who raced in the regatta! Here are our winners in each fleet for races June 3 & 4:
1st Place – Whiskey Jack – Mark S
2nd Place – Shadowfax – Danny F
3rd Place – Controlled Skid – Budd C
1st Place – Calypso – Fred T
2nd Place – Wildfire – Harvey R
3rd Place – Varua – Martin D
1st Place – Chaos – Tom G
2nd Place – Tsonqua – Mike O’F
3rd Place – Cimarron – Roger P
S525 – Fleet
1st Place – Storm Castle Rock – Mike R
2nd Place – Mystique – Lyle E
3rd Place – Liquid Asset – Philip T
Thank you to the 2023 Okanagan Charity Regatta Sponsors and Donors for Charity.
Thank you to our funding sponsors and donors to Community Foundation North Okanagan and United Way BC:
North Sails and all of you who attended the live North Sails “Sail Trim” webinar. Hagemann Jewellers, Burton Marine Pile Driving, Fresh Attitude Foods, Evolution Sails, the Penticton Yacht Club, Dave E. and Andrew M. for sponsoring boats.
Thank you to our In-Kind sponsors and volunteers:
The North Okanagan Sailing Association (Committee Boat Volunteers), Fresh Attitude Foods (Salad Donations for Dinners and Prizes), Okanagan Spring Brewery (Beer Keg), Jay J. and Bamko (Shirts), Vernon Telescope (Loaned Binoculars), SunCruiser Magazine (Media & Articles), Lyle E. and Mystic Skiff (Awards), CanAm Pet Treats (Pet Treat Prizes).
Thank you to the 2023 Okanagan Charity Regatta team of volunteers and staff:
Thank you so much to this dedicated Regatta Committee who all took on many hats before, during and post regatta:
- Robert M. – Secretary and Pamela M.’s right hand person
- Mike N. – Treasurer and poet with invaluable input at all stages
- Kate S. – Registration, food/regalia costs and everyone’s right hand person
- Liam F. – Dock Ops, a technical wizard from IT to slideshows and all things logistical
- John H. – Race Committee Boat team lead from the North Okanagan Sailing Association
- Bob A. – Past Chair, MC, Sailing Fleet and Board liaison and there when we needed anything
- Sarah K. – Sponsorship Coordinator and events dynamo
- Del W. – Grounds Ops including brilliant Décor and Awards
- Peter W. – Regatta Committee Boat – Our favourite pontoon boat owner operator.
- Lyle E. – Awards – Maker of exquisite wooden cutting boards for racing awards
THANK YOU also to:
Carol C. who was there wherever we needed expert input and help,
Keith D. NOR, SI’s and grounds ops.,
KYC’s Bill T. of for being our protest chair,
KYC’s Kerri and Kent H.,
Fred H. for support where needed,
Anny G. for sewing beautiful pennants for decorations,
Jay J. of Bamko for the designing our regatta shirts,
Terry R. for putting us on track with keycards,
Member volunteers who helped in many roles during the regatta,
VYC’s Sailing Fleet for support wherever needed,
The McKinley Band for keeping us on the dance floor all night!
Others we are very grateful for who made this regatta happen are:
Vernon Yacht Club’s wonderful staff, great team of board members and members at large who we rely on heavily to make this and other events happen. We couldn’t do it without you!
Pam St P. who not only stepped up at the beginning of the regatta to donate $1000 from Hagemann Jewellers but who also put together a team of volunteers and coordinated with the kitchen to organize regatta breakfasts and the lunch station. In addition to this she found a boat sponsor, Andrew M.!
Darren V. of the Penticton Yacht Club who asked PYC to sponsor 100 dollars for each Penticton boat that came to our regatta, and for attending our regatta to cheer us on!
United Way BC’s Jeremy Lugowy and team and Community Foundation NO’s Leanne Hammond and team for many hours of campaign support.
Thank you for supporting the #sailingforfullerplatesandhearts campaign which raised $8,000.00 for United Way BC and Community Foundation North Okanagan!
Thank you so very much for all your help,