On Friday, July 22, 2016, the San Diego Yacht Club hosted the 47th Dutch Shoe Marathon, a Sabot race for sailors of all ages, from San Diego Yacht Club to Coronado Yacht Club. This year the Dutch Shoe Marathon partnered with Race for Rady as a fundraiser for The Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego.
The race was an astounding success with 155 sailors participating in the race. First overall was Jake Major, BCYC; 2nd Samantha Gardner, SDYC; 3rd Morgan Pinckney, NHYC; 4th Chuck Sinks, SDYC; 5th Dylan Gardner, SDYC.
In classes, Jake Mayol, BCYC, was 1st in A Class; Marianna Shand, MBYC, 1st in B Class; Samantha Gardner, SDYC, 1st in C Class and Chuck Sinks, SDYC, 1st Senior Class.
Race for Rady raised $40,000 for The Peckham Center. This brings the total raised by Race for Rady including the inaugural 2014 event to $110,000!
First place in the fundraiser was Jack Egan, SDYC; 2nd place in the fundraiser was Jack Plavan, SDYC; 3rd place went to Piper Holthus, SDYC and Devon Owner.
Fundraiser trophies were framed artwork created by children undergoing treatment at The Peckham Center and the 1st place fundraiser, Jack Egan, received a new Sabot sail donated by North Sails.
Race for Rady thanks their generous sponsors: The Lipin Family Foundation/Sheila G. Lipin, The John Barbey Family Trust, HUB International Insurance Services, Inc., Carlsbad, San Diego Hardware, Thomas Marine, The Amy Wax-Oversmith and Sean Oversmith Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.
Dutch Shoe Marathon thanks their generous sponsors: North Sails, Sunglass & Optical Warehouse, Sun Bum, and Kaenon.