Each Labor Day weekend for nearly eighty years the legendary Lahaina Return race has run from Lahaina, Maui to Oahu with events all weekend at the Lahaina Yacht Club. This year, however, the town of Lahaina was tragically lost in the fires, and the Lahaina Yacht Club with it. But this infamous sailing event is being kept alive in spirit with the "Lahaina's Return Labor Day Weekend Fundraiser"!
The Hawaii Yacht Racing Association (HYRA), Waikiki YC, Honolulu YC, and Kaneohe YC are planning weekend of racing, fun, and fundraising to support Lahaina Yacht Club and the people of Maui.
Saturday will see a race from Waikiki (a.k.a. "Town") to Kaneohe with over 30 boats signed up. On Sunday, KYC will host games, dinghy racing, BBQing, and frolicking, all with a generous helping of fundraising for maui relief efforts. Then on Monday, Labor Day, boats will race back to Town. Boat entry fee includes a small amount to the regatta and a bigger donation a relief cause of the entrants' choice.
Pacific Cup Yacht Club is proud to support our Hawaiian partner clubs with donations to their chosen causes: Maui Strong provides recovery resources to the people of Maui, and Lahaina Yacht Club directly helps LYC staff and future rebuilding efforts.
You can show your support like we have by donating to these causes and mentioning "Lahaina Returns" in the notes or comments.
For more information:
Hawaii Yacht Racing Association
Waikiki Yacht Club
Kaneohe Yacht Club
Hawaii Yacht Club
Lahaina Yacht Club