WFC 420 and Opti sailors participated in the 14th Annual Junior Regatta to support Make-A-Wish Metro New York, hosted by Port Washington Yacht Club (PWYC) on Saturday, Aug 1. This event is held each year to raise awareness and funding for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to support the granting of “wishes” for sick children. While in its 14th year, this is the first year that WFC sailors participated, and it most certainly will not be the last.
The PWYC Make-A-Wish regatta is a community event. Visiting sailors, coaches, parents and PWYC club members come together for a great cause and lots of fun. Sailors collect pledges from family members and friends and sail together with multiple fleets in Optis, Lasers, 420s, Blue Jays and Pixels for fun racing in Manhasset Bay. In addition to a great afternoon of racing, the regatta is known for its fantastic lunch, BBQ dinner and raffle, during which all family members join together to support the event.
In addition to registration fees, WFC sailors raised over $500 for Make-A-Wish and came home with some silver from the event, as well! Richie Kertatos and Nick Sequino took first in the 420 fleet, with team members Julianna Bianco and Camryn Smithwick in second place. Neil Sawhney captured first in the Opti Red Fleet, and Rebecca Keller took second in Blue Fleet. Laser Radial sailor, Justin Smith, won first in his fleet. WFC coaches Tiernan O’Rourke and John Haley were on hand to support the team. Congratulations, all sailors!
November 18th, 2015
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