Race Week 2015 event to ben­e­fit Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY - For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cyc.pe.ca.

The 30th an­nual Char­lot­te­town Race Week 2015, hosted by the Char­lot­te­town Yacht Club (CYC), will be held July 16-18 with races be­ing held in Char­lot­te­town Har­bour and Hills­bor­ough Bay.

One of the high­lights of race week is the Flotilla for Heart that takes place on Wed­nes­day, July 15.

The gen­eral public is in­vited to go to CYC, at the foot of Pow­nal Street, for a power boat ride or sail with a lo­cal skip­per.

Reg­is­tra­tion is 5-6 p.m. and the boats de­part at 6:30 p.m. for a leisurely sail or power boat ride in the Char­lot­te­town Har­bour.

“So many peo­ple see the boats in the wa­ter and are cu­ri­ous about boating and sail­ing,” says Stephen Mur­ray, chair­man of Char­lot­te­town Race Week 2015.

“We want Flotilla par­tic­i­pants to en­joy a recre­ational sail or power boat ride. Our skip­pers are very ex­pe­ri­enced and look for­ward to show­ing par­tic­i­pants how much fun they can have on the wa­ter.”

Heather Cut­cliffe, chair of the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion in P.E.I., en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to come out and en­joy the evening.

“This is the sev­enth an­nual Flotilla for Heart and we are very ap­pre­cia­tive of this an­nual fundrais­ing event put on by the Char­lot­te­town Yacht Club and its mem­bers. We in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate — whether you’re an ex­pe­ri­enced sailor or boater, or a new­comer to the sport.’’ Cut­cliffe said.

“The Flotilla for Heart is a great op­por­tu­nity for in­di­vid­u­als or fam­i­lies who have never been on a sail or power boat to get out and try some­thing new, and see Char­lot­te­town from a new an­gle.”

Par­tic­i­pants will be placed on boats on a first-come, first­served ba­sis.

There is no charge to par­tic­i­pate, but a min­i­mum do­na­tion of $10 to the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion will be grate­fully ac­cepted.

Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided af­ter­wards and prizes will be drawn.

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