Pumpkin regatta raises money

Oct 24, 2016 by Triton Staff

Fourteen teams of yacht captains and crew, shipyard employees and tenants, and friends in the yachting community, paddled on Oct.7 in the Pumpkin Regatta to raise $3,018 for the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund.

Over 200 people attended the event, which the Shipyard organizes and sponsors annually to raise money for different charities.

Paddlers paid $20 each to race across the shipyard’s “main street” basin, around a buoy and back in fiberglass pumpkins which were painted orange and accented with ladybugs in honor of Gabrielle Dinsmore. Each team had four paddlers in the relay-style racing, which was timed by shipyard employees. After two hours of racing (including a last minute re-match between the crew on the J-5 Ranger and the J-8 Topaz) Ranger’s crew prevailed with the best time overall and were awarded four bottles of champagne.

For more information on the charity, visit www.HeartAndHopeFund.com.

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