Boats cruise on the downwind leg of the race

Boats cruise on the downwind leg of the race

Regatta benefits local United Way

A weekend out on Okanagan Lake has proved beneficial for non-profit service agencies in the North Okanagan.

The annual Vernon Yacht Club Charity Regatta, which ran from Friday to Sunday, supported the United Way.

“A total of $21,505 in pledges were raised for local agencies and a great time was had by all,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.

More than 80 sailors from the valley participated.

The results for the Vernon Yacht Club Charity Regatta are:

Overall winner – Russell Bertrand on Hopscotch.

Santana 525 winner – Geoff Caban on Wy-Wurrie.

A Fleet winner – Kent Hardisty on Ghost Rider.

B Fleet winner – Russell Bertrand on Hopscotch.

C Fleet winner – Tom Naylor on Le Papillon.

White Sails – Sandi Simpson on Shadowfax.