Dallas Race Week brings sailors, family fun to Lake Ray Hubbard

A scene from Dallas Race Week on opening night, June 17, 2012. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary ‘Sails into Service’

Sailors host Skipper’s Meeting, celebrate successful start to Dallas Race Week at Dodie’s at The Harbor

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(Lake Ray Hubbard) June 17, 2012 – Dallas Race Week set sail today, attracting some of the area’s top sailors and thousands of spectators to Lake Ray Hubbard for the six day event that includes family fun, pre- and post-race parties and special deals from restaurants and shops at The Harbor in Rockwall.

Results to date are posted here.

Dallas Race Week dates back to 1982, bridging the week of Summer Solstice. For the past eight years, the regatta has benefited the community service projects of the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club, whose motto is to “Sail into Service.” Their mission is to provide funding for programs that address issues of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and health care affecting the local community.  This year’s supported organizations include the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County, Pregnancy Resource Center, and the Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program.

Dodie's Cajun Diner was the site of post-race festivities on opening day of Dallas Race Week. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor hosted the Skipper’s Meeting and welcomed sailors for a post-race party on opening day.

Other post-race parties are set for Agave on Monday; Potrillo de la Sandia on Tuesday; Rush Creek Yacht Club on Wednesday; and Allure at Chandlers Landing on Thursday.

Gold level sponsors and higher will be treated to a fajita dinner at Luna De Noche on Friday, June 22, the final day of the regatta.

Harbor Lights offered a great view of Dallas Race Week action. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

Don’t miss Family Fun at The Harbor on Friday, too. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will include live music from The Rub at The Harbor Ampitheater and a presentation of community grants. There will be bounce houses, face painting and ice cream. The Rockwall High School Robotics Team, Full Metal Jackets, will showcase their award-winning robot.

Billy Self and Max Scott celebrate a successful start to Dallas Race Week during the post-race party at Dodie's on June 17. Photo by Blue Ribbon News.

RAFFLE TICKETS

Raffle tickets are being sold for a chance to win a 59″ Samsung 3D HDTV, donated by Surface Armor of Rockwall. Other prizes include a one night stay at the Hilton Bella Harbor with breakfast ($150 value), and a massage package from Every Body Massage ($360 value).

Dallas Race Week sponsors include American National Bank, ANB Wealth Management, Axiom Telephone Services, City of Rockwall, Col-Met Spray Booths, Community Bank, Dodie’s Cajun Diner, Donald Gage, E.A., Ebby HallidayFarmers Electric, Goliad Dental, Hair Gallery, Jai Kumar, Jason Pardue/Keller Williams, Jerry Price/Edward Jones Financial Advisor, K&S Insurance, Lakeside National Bank, Lake Pointe Hospital, Leland Miller Real Estate, Packer Brick, Park Place WestPresbyterian HospitalRusty Wallis, Republic Title, Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club, Surface Armor, Thermo Sensors Corporation, Timbercreek Animal Hospital, USA Machine, Warehouse-Pro, and Whitmore Manufacturing Company. Look for booths by Dodie’s, The Candy Jar, Culver’s, Goliad Dental, Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club,  Rusty Wallis Honda, and the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary, as well as the grant recipients.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DallasRaceWeek or contact Trenton Cornehl at or 972-771-8424.

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