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kyc bill volk 1KEYPORT, NJ – The Keyport Yacht Club (KYC) will be hosting the 14th Annual Bill Volk Regatta & Charity Cup on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd’ in Keyport, NJ.   We would love for you to be there!

For the second year, the charity campaign will be “Sailing for the Bayshore” to benefit the RAINE (Reaching All In Need Everyday) Foundation of Hazlet, NJ. Sailors will race to help raise funds for those in the Bayshore who are still trying to put their homes and lives back together after Superstorm Sandy.

“It has been over a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy devastated our community, but there are so many people in our area still struggling to recover,” said Keyport Yacht Club Commodore Ann Quinn. “We are very proud that we were able to raise over $13,000 last year for Sandy relief in our area and we look forward to another successful event this year.”



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“We are thrilled to partner with the Keyport Yacht Club’s annual charity event again this year. With the generous support of everyone involved last year, RAINE was able to provide many families throughout the Bay area with the help they needed after Superstorm Sandy,” said RAINE Foundation founder Patricia Dickens. “In addition to providing essential household items, we were able to send more than 33,000 school children back to school with all the school supplies they needed for the entire year.”

The Regatta weekend will include two days of competitive racing for one design divisions, mono-hull boats over 21’ in length, and a fun Navigator Division race on Saturday for boats that do not have a current PHRF-MA rating certificate.  Racers can register for the Regatta online at 

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All registered racers are welcome to attend the “After the Races” Happy Hour on Saturday, featuring a variety of drinks, appetizers and music. The evening will continue with a dinner reception for racers, KYC members and their guests, which will feature a silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets for the dinner reception will be sold at the door for $25.

For more information about the Bill Volk Regatta weekend and Charity Campaign please contact Ann Quinn at [email protected] For more information about race registration, please contact Diane Bonnell at [email protected]. For more information about the RAINE Foundation, please contact Patricia Dickens at [email protected]

Secure online donations benefiting the RAINE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization,

can be made by visiting the RAINE foundation web site and clicking on the “Donate Now” button: 

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