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Raritan Yacht Club, Perth Amboy, 7/9/16 & 7/10/16

*Photos by Paul W. Wang & Carolyn Maxwell

Raritan Yacht Club Dedicates 70th Red Grant Regatta as Fundraiser For United States Coast Guard Foundation

Press Release July 1, 2016

PERTH AMBOY – The Red Grant Regatta, held annually in Perth Amboy, has been one of the highpoints of competitive sailing in the New York New Jersey area for 70 years. This year, the Red Grant Regatta occurred on July 8-10, 2016 and once again the Club sponsored a fundraiser during the regatta.

In addition to yachting races, the Regatta highlighted fundraising for the United States Coast Guard Foundation throughout the weekend.  The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard by providing college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, as well as scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty. The Foundation also supports recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities

The Red Grant Regatta began to honor Adolph “Red” Grant, a Perth Amboy yacht racer and veteran who lost his life in World War II at a very young age. This annual event is a major part of Raritan Yacht Club’s 150-year history in Perth Amboy. The regatta has grown to become one of the premier regattas in the Metropolitan area.

The 100 plus boats expected to compete in the sailboat racing July 9-10 on Raritan Bay, travel from New York, southern New Jersey and other yacht clubs on the bay to attend this prestigious event. Friday events include junior sailing and will highlight small sailboats and approximately 75 junior competitor sailors.  On 9/816 & 9/10/16, the large PHRF boats and one-design boats raced.  Saturday is also the day when the Mayor’s Cup race for cruising sailboats will take place. The Mayor’s Cup race has become a very popular event and a highlight of the regatta weekend. Mayor Diaz will be on hand to present the award.  The Red Grant Regatta is open to all sailors who are current members of US Sailing. Information is available on the yacht club website: www.ryc.org. For a list of the winners go to www.yachtscoring.com/

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