Starting as far back as 1984, SWYC’s Charity Bay Race has been an exciting and much anticipated event over the years.  This year’s event is comprised of a Buy-Up Buy-Down party on the Friday preceding the event, followed by the Charity Bay Race and Awards Party on Sunday, October 15, 2023.  
The Charity Bay Race is among the largest charity regattas in the country.  The racers compete in a pursuit start on a challenging 10-mile course around San Diego Bay.  The Race is open to all classes of yachts and the Entry fee includes two tickets to the BBQ and Award ceremony following the race at Southwestern Yacht Club. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each.
SWYC’s Charity Bay Race has benefited numerous charities over the years, among them the Leukemia Society, Epilepsy Society and San Diego Hospice.  Currently the event benefits ElderHelp of San Diego, an organization dedicated to providing services to San Diego seniors that help ensure they can live in their own home with dignity and comfort for as long as possible.

The Charity Bay Race is part of SWYC’s Benefit On The Bay which includes this Charity Bay Race (October 15, 2023), the Buy Up/Buy Down party (October 13, 2023), a Water- Based Scavenger Hunt (October 14, 2023), the Beacon of Light party (September 30, 2023), and the Bottom Fishing Tournament (May 13, 2023) – and all continue to be among our Club’s most popular and satisfying events.

Click here to access the regatta registration and documents for the Charity Bay Race

Contact: Jerry M. Lewis, Asst. Sail Fleet Captain (530) 305-0533 or