Race Week 2015 event to benefit Heart and Stroke Foundation
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.