Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:59
On Saturday, June 15, Sagamore Yacht Club, partnering with Oakcliff Sailing, hosted its 1st Annual Alzheimer’s Regatta and Awards Dinner in beautiful Oyster Bay. Proceeds raised from the event will support programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. and a percentage of the proceeds will also be used to fund local Alzheimer’s research.
The Regatta raised more $26,000, which surpassed the goal of $25,000. The top three fundraising teams in the sailing category were: Valhalla raising $5,715; Comanche Racing, which raised $2,430; and Team Serendipity raising $1,566. Step In Liquid Stand Up Paddle was the first place fundraiser in the paddleboard category, raising $1,600 and Team Ken, raising $660, took first place in the kayaking category.
The first place winner for the Pursuit Sailing Race was Swedish Match Forty, captained by George Franke, whose team also raised $850.
Along with the race there was a Paddling For Poker event where participants paddled to five boats; at each boat, they received a playing card and once they received five cards, they made their best poker hand. The winning hand received an Apple iPod, which was donated for the event.
The awards ceremony was accompanied by a lobster bake, with live entertainment by The Old Salts Band.
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, headquartered in Bay Shore with a satellite office in Southampton, is the only local Alzheimer’s disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to fund local research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the Greater New York metropolitan area.