Footage By Peter Trow

17th Annual SBYC Charity Regatta
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) is excited to announce its 17th Annual Charity Regatta on Saturday, September 11 benefitting VNA Health. Depending on COVID19 restrictions, our tentative plan is to have an in-person Charity Regatta.

Every year for the last 17 years, SBYC has held the Charity Regatta to race and raise funds to support VNA Health’s mission of caring with compassion and integrity for our community. During these years, SBYC has raised over $1.7 million to ensure that Santa Barbara families who need comprehensive home health care, palliative care or hospice care can receive it.

Supporting VNA Health through the Charity Regatta is more important than it has ever been. Throughout the COVID19 Pandemic, VNA Health increased its services and commitment to our community, and maintained all of the charitable, community services such as the Loan Closet, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Bereavement Care and the We Honor Veterans program.

Although last year the 2020 Charity Regatta was held virtually due to the pandemic, SBYC stepped up to the unique challenge, raced hard, and raised more support than ever before. Let’s do it again!

The goal for our 2021 Charity Regatta is $150,000. This will be the single highest amount we have ever raised through the Charity Regatta for community care. This year, the SBYC Charity Regatta is a cornerstone of VNA Health Foundation’s 2021 GIVE WELL, LIVE WELL CAMPAIGN, which fortifies VNA Health’s ability to respond to families in need during crises.

The goal of the GIVE WELL, LIVE WELL 2021 Campaign is to raise $1.6 million to maintain VNA Health’s charitable community programs while also providing end-of-life hospice care or rehabilitative nursing and therapy. Together, these services and programs help our neighbors, friends, and family members live well. Together, we can all LIVE WELL.

Regardless of whether we can have a physical event,
you can still support the great work that VNA Health does in our community
by sponsoring, making a donation, or purchasing Raffle tickets!
Footage of the Charity Regatta will be posted on after the race!
Thank you for your support to make the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta another success!


As this year’s Charity Regatta will be on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, our Celebrity Skippers will be First Responders to COVID19 and to our community. Along with our local First Responders, VNA Health continues its 100-year legacy of caring for our community in the face of adversity. During the current pandemic, VNA Health cared for over 140 COVID19 patients.



“Thank you to Ann & Ed Brady, VNA Health Board emeritus member, for offering a gift of $15,000 for our Board to match with Regatta sponsorships….. Thank you to the VNA Board of Directors and Emeriti for making our mission possible through this event!”



News of the Raffle will be forthcoming


For any other questions, please contact Lailan McGrath at or 805-690-6218