September 1, 2009 7:04 AM
A past commodore of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club will chair the committee for the club's fifth annual regatta to benefit Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care's six-bed hospice facility, Serenity House.
The regatta is to be held at the yacht club 1 to 6 p.m. Sep. 13. It will include sailboat races, live music and Yacht Club barbecue, and the public will have the opportunity to view races from a spectator boat.
Tony Papa, who is the club's director, has also served as a director for the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation.
Tickets to the regatta are $75 per person and $25 per person for raffle tickets. Prizes include five days and four nights at a villa in La Paz, Mexico. For more information, visit vnhcsb.org.