PHOTOS: Three Tree Point Yacht Club Sets Sail To Support Hospitality House

On this past weekend’s surprisingly sunny Sunday afternoon, the sailboats of the Three Tree Point Yacht Club took to the waters off Des Moines. The event was not a normal sailing race though, but rather the culmination of the “Boats For Beds” fundraiser.

The fundraiser — in its third year — is a cooperative venture between the yacht club and Burien’s Hospitality House women’s shelter.

Earlier this year at Hospitality House’s annual “Spring Fling” fundraiser, seats aboard eleven boats were auctioned off to help raise operating funds for the shelter. Around $7,500 was raised through this year’s auction.

Sunday was the official day for auction winners to rendezvous with their host boats for an afternoon of sailing with the yacht club followed by a dinner provided by Hospitality House back on the dock afterwards.

“This has been a wonderful event, showing true community support,” said incoming Hospitality House board chair Janice Lentz, “The peace and tranquility out on the water is the same as that experienced by the women at Hospitality House.”

Courtesy of skipper Gordon Murphy, WLB photographer Michael Brunk sailed onboard Les Chevaux Blancs during the race. Special thanks to Gordon and crew members Mark Reas and Phil Chin for a beautiful afternoon on the water.

Here’s a gallery of photos shot before, during and after Sunday’s race. You can click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.


3 Responses to “PHOTOS: Three Tree Point Yacht Club Sets Sail To Support Hospitality House”
  1. Jane LA says:

    You captured a beautiful day, beautiful boats and people,for a wonderful local cause. Thank you, Mike.

  2. Kristie says:

    Great Photos! Wonderful Day! Wonderful Cause!

    Thank you for coming!

  3. Christine says:

    Thank you Michael!
    Your pictures of the day are outstanding…You share so many aspects of this special experience & celebration in dynamic and vibrant ways. Your images truly bring back
    the excitement of our sail! It was an honor having you on “our” boat!

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