WEDNESDAY, SEP. 12: If you tossed together a cabbage patch, a mobile phone provider, reading and a mobile phone company, you’d get an event that’s a winner.

This year’s Third Annual Digicel Cabbage Patch Keelboat Regatta will benefit The Reading Clinic.

The event is taking place on Sunday at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Leatrice Roman, rear commodore of the RBYC, said: “The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is excited to be the host club for the Third Annual Digicel Cabbage Patch Charity Keelboat Regatta.

“This unique event allows Bermuda’s sailing community to raise funds for a great island charity, The Reading Clinic, while getting together for a fun day of racing.”

Jon Corless, regatta organizer, said: “When the concept of the Cabbage Patch Regatta formed, we were very pleased that Digicel wanted to partner with the sailing community in support of this great fundraising event.

“There aren’t too many places in the world where you can spend a mid-September Sunday out on the water with family, while supporting a community charity.  We’re hoping that this year’s event will be bigger than last year’s race.”

Wayne Caines, Digicel Bermuda CEO, said: “Education is fundamental to the success of a healthy society and empowering young people who learn differently is vital and commendable.

“At Digicel we recognise the financial challenges facing local charities and we are delighted to be on board to support The Reading Clinic in this way.”

Digicel sales director, Shane McDonnell added: “Digicel is pleased to have this opportunity to work alongside the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for a third year in an effort to assist another notable charity. 

“This fundraising event has proven to be quite successful in the past and with event organisers working diligently to put together an exciting package for participants and spectators, we anticipate an even more successful event this year.”

The Cabbage Patch race is open to all boats with a PHRF rating.  The first and second races will take place in the Great Sound, while the third race will take place around the Sound and end at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

 The entry fee is $50 per crew member and the intended first warning signal is 10:55am.  A prize giving, barbeque and raffle will follow to ensure that this year’s fundraising goal is exceeded.

For further details, NoR and entry forms visit www.rbyc.bm, the RBYC Sailing Office or email cabbagepatchrbyc@gmail.com.