Uncle Bobby Puakea with a trophy from Catalina Crossing Race 1999

Uncle Bobby: First Place Masters Division 1999

Uncle Bobby is so excited! In one of those amazing life coincidences, he will be serving as the Grand Marshall of the famous Catalina Crossing race from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina Island, this Saturday, September 8th, on his 70th birthday!

Bobby’s crew actually won this race in 1999, so he has a long history with them. It was no surprise that when I was at his home a few weeks ago for the Puakea Foundation board meeting, he was able to go into the living room and pull out his trophy!

Read all about the Catalina Crossing Race from Newport to Catalina.

Visit the Puakea Facebook page and leave a birthday message for Uncle Bobby!

UPDATE: Check out the photos from the Catalina race: