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Brett Moss Claims Victory in the Second Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta

For the second consecutive year, the overall race winner of the annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta held Saturday, May 19th off of Ft. Lauderdale Beach was Brett Moss of Southwest Ranches aboard his Beach Cat, USA 2.  He again qualifies to represent Hospice by the Sea in the April 2013 Hospice Regattas National Championship slated for St. Petersburg, Florida.  The Beach Cat, Beast, captained by David Hein finished in second place. Third place was taken by the PHRF-rated vessel, Breeze, with Skipper Valeri Safiullin at the helm.

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Help support Hospice by the Sea, Inc and compete for various prestigious awards by entering the 2nd Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta and registering your team for the Regatta Fundraising Challenge.

In addition to trophies being awarded to top finishers in each racing class, four coveted fundraising trophies will be awarded to boats that raise the most funds in support of programs and services for patients and families.

This year’s fundraising awards include the Diana Stephenson Fundraising Challenge Award (presented to the Regatta’s top overall fundraiser); the Lauderdale Yacht Club Fundraising Trophy; the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing club Fundraising Trophy; and the Wes Holmes Memorial Fundraising Trophy (given by the Gulfstream Sailing Club).

Please refer to the following links for Regatta Entry informationFundraising Challenge documents and tickets for the Post-Race Awards Ceremony and Celebration. Submission deadline on or before Friday, May 11th, 2012.

For additional information regarding the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, please contact Doris Sargent directly at
561-416-5099.


SAVE - THE - DATE!
May 19, 2012

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, dozens of colorful sails and magnificent sailboats from all of South Florida will compete off the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach in the 2nd Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta. This highly anticipated annual sailing event is just one stop on the National Hospice Regatta Alliance’s racing circuit.

The overall winner of 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, Magic Marine, skippered by Bret Moss, qualified as Hospice by the Sea's representative at the 2012 National Hospice Regatta Championship, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The 2nd annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta is a wonderful way to enjoy a fun-filled weekend, while supporting a great organization - Hospice by the Sea, Inc.

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South Florida Sailors Prepare for the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta

More than 50 sailboats from throughout South Florida are expected to race in the 2012
Hospice by the Sea Regatta on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., skippers and crews competing in five racing classes will test their skills on a 12-mile course just off the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach. For the past 16 years, this highly anticipated sailing event has raised funds to support hospice care for patients and families residing in South Florida.

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Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club and Gulfstream Sailing Club.

2012 Benefiting Hospice:
Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
1531 W. Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Phone: 561-922-7446, Toll Free: 888-561-3930
email: info@hbts.org 

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Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club and Gulfstream Sailing Club.

2011 Benefiting Hospice:
Hospice by the Sea, Inc.

Pre-event info:

On Saturday, May 14th, sailors from throughout South Florida will compete in the 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, which will take place off the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sailors in various racing classes will compete to help raise funds to support Hospice by the Sea, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of hospice services in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

This highly anticipated annual sailing event is now in its 15th year and is just one stop on the National Hospice Regatta Alliance’s racing circuit. The winner of this year's Regatta will qualify as Hospice by the Sea's representative at the 2012 National Hospice Regatta Championship, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2010
May 15, 2010

HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. will celebrate our 14th annual Hospice Regatta and Famous Clambake on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Come enjoy the beautiful beaches and weather that South Florida has to offer, while raising funds for a worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions. The Regatta continues to be a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxing and fun filled weekend while giving back to the community. The overall regatta winner will qualify as HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.’s representative at the Hospice Regattas National Championship in 2011. The Regatta is a volunteer driven event, and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Set Sail with HospiceCare

Calling all sailing enthusiasts! This 12 mile course will provide some tough competition in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety in classes and skill levels. Please click on the links below to learn more about the race, to enter the race, and to help raise money for HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities available to help HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. raise funds for our Hospice Regatta 2010. These include, but are not limited to, monetary donations, advertisement in our Regatta Program Journal, in kind contributions, and more! The Hospice Regatta has been a huge success for the last 13 years, and it is because of the support from our community that we have the opportunity to continue this wonderful tradition. All donations are very much needed and appreciated, so please...

Lobster Clambake

After a day of sailing off of Fort Lauderdale Beach, sailors, family, and friends are invited to gather at Esplanade Park for our Famous Lobster Clambake! The night will open at 6:30 pm with delicious cuisine including lobsters and steamed clams compliments of Tropical Acres, not to mention Matusalem Rum, a silent auction, and a live band! The Lobster Clambake is a great evening filled with fun, and we welcome you all to join us!

For more information on our 14th annual Hospice Regatta, please contact Amy Betz at (954) HOSPICE ext. 1012 or email abetz@hospicecareflorida.org.

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2010 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

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Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2009
May 15-16, 2009

13th Annual Regatta 2009 Sails with Success Raising 40K!!!

HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. celebrated their 13th annual Regatta and Famous Clam Bake, Saturday, May 16, 2009 hosted by Event Chairman, Hans Conrad and Master of Ceremonies, Craig Setzer, CBS-4. Avid sailing enthusiast enjoyed the beautiful beaches and weather that South Florida has to offer, while raising funds for a worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions.

The Regatta continued to be a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxing and fun filled weekend while giving back to the community. On Saturday, May 16th, around sixty boats set sail on a twelve mile course. This provided some tough competition in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety in classes and skill levels. The overall regatta winner qualified as HospiceCare of Southeast Florida’s representative at the Hospice Regattas National Championship in 2010 is "Osprey" Skippered by Joseph Fema.

After a day of sailing off of Fort Lauderdale Beach, sailors, family and friends gathered at Esplanade Park for the Famous Lobster Clambake! The night opened at 6:30 p.m. with delicious cuisine including lobsters and steamed clams compliments of Tropical Acres, not to mention Matusalem Rum, a silent auction, and a live band! It was a guaranteed great time for the community! A special thank you to the recipient of the Wes Holmes Memorial “SPIRIT OF HOSPICE” Award – presented by Gulfstream Sailing Club awarded: In Memory of Else and Bob Lawton and presented to the family. Thank you to all our sponsors, the Regatta was a true success due to your contributions.

As with all our fundraisers, the Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. HospiceCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. We strive to offer the maximum comfort and support to our patients and their family, while affirming the quality of life even in its most difficult moments.

For more information on HospiceCare or future events please contact 954.HOSPICE or visit www.hospicecareflorida.org

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2009 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Pre-event information

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13th Annual Regatta 2009 Sets Sail !!!

HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. invites you to their 13th annual Regatta and Famous Clam Bake, Saturday, May 16, 2009 hosted by Event Chairman, Hans Conrad and Master of Ceremonies, Craig Setzer. Avid sailing enthusiast will enjoy the beautiful beaches and weather that South Florida has to offer, while raising funds for a worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions.

.Master of Ceremonies, Craig Setzer

The Regatta continues to be a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxing and fun filled weekend while giving back to the community. On Saturday, May 16th, the boats set sail at 11 a.m. on a twelve mile course. This will provide some tough competition in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety in classes and skill levels. The race teams are also encouraged to raise funds to support HospiceCare. The overall regatta winner qualifies as HospiceCare of Southeast Florida’s representative at the National Hospice Regatta Championship in 2010. Thank you to the NHRA and West Marine for their continued support.

After a day of sailing off of Fort Lauderdale Beach, sailors, family and friends will gather at Esplanade Park for the Famous Lobster Clambake! The night opens at 6:30 p.m. with delicious cuisine including lobsters and steamed clams compliments of Tropical Acres, not to mention Matusalem Rum, a silent auction, and a live band! It is a guaranteed great time for the whole family! Admission is complimentary to enjoy the festivities and food tickets are available for $65. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a great evening of fun in the island relaxed atmosphere!

.Shirley Gleason and Sue Gastesi awarding trophies

As with all our fundraisers, the Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. HospiceCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. We strive to offer the maximum comfort and support to our patients and their family, while affirming the quality of life even in its most difficult moments.

.Lobsters from Tropical Acres

As a community based event, Hospice Regatta 2008 is in need of additional sponsors. For more information please contact Amy Betz at 954.HOSPICE or visit www.hospicecareflorida.org/regattaevents.html

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Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2008
May 16-17, 2008

12th Annual Regatta & Famous Clam Bake Sails with Success

HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. celebrated their 12th annual Regatta and Famous Clam Bake, Saturday, May 17, 2008 hosted by honorary chair Mayor Jim Naugle and Master of Ceremonies Craig Setzer, channel CBS 4. Over 75 colorful sails soared in the Fort Lauderdale ocean wind complimenting this popular occasion to raise funds for HospiceCare.

This one of a kind Clambake was back due to popular demand and opened with exquisite cuisine including lobsters, steamed clams, Matusalem Rum bars at every corner and a silent auction featuring private boat charters, an exclusive February Point Estate vacation, Carroll’s jewelers amongst other irresistible baskets. The guests complimented the festive seafood dinner which was presented by Tropical Acres. As the evening continued, Hospice Regatta 2008, danced to the steel drum band, “Nori Nori”, who have been entertaining us since the Regatta began in 1997.

All sailboats set sail at 11 a.m. on a twelve mile challenging course. This provided some tough competition in a relaxed atmosphere offering a variety in classes and skill levels for a worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions. The overall 2008 regatta winner, Stuart Hebb, “Thin Ice”, qualifies as HospiceCare of Southeast Florida’s representative at the Hospice Regattas National Championship in 2009. Two special awards presented were the Robert “Skip” Hershberger Sportsmanship awarded to Dave Wallace, “Bandana” and the Wes Holmes Memorial “Spirit of Hospice” Award presented by Gulfstream Sailing Club to Hans Conrad, “Karma”.

The Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. HospiceCare is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. Founded in 1981, H.C.S.E. serves Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or wherever the patient calls "home". Bougainvilla, an eight-bed hospice facility in Ft. Lauderdale, provides housing and care to individuals who are not able to remain at home. In addition to patient services, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., offers bereavement counseling, programs for children and adolescents and a variety of community outreach and educational programs to the medical community, schools, business groups and organizations.

As a community based event, Hospice Regatta 2009 is in need of additional sponsors. For more information please contact Amy Betz at 954.HOSPICE or visit http://www.hospicecareflorida.org/regattaevents.html

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2008 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

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Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2007
May 18-19, 2007

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HospiceCare Regatta Sails with Success raising over 50K !!!

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL……….Saturday, May 19th, 2007, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. celebrated their 11th annual Regatta and Island Festival.  Beautiful waters, ocean wind and sunny skies, complimented this occasion as almost 70 sailboats were racing to raise funds for HospiceCare raising over $50,000. Presenting this year’s awards was honorary chair, Craig Setzer with CBS 4, a proud annual participant in the Hospice Regatta.  Highlights during the awards ceremony was the recognition given to Kohl Brinkman, for his contribution of the touching story, “Sunset”, written when he was fourteen years old and the recipient of the Wes Holmes Spirit of Hospice Award, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club, raising $10,000 for HospiceCare.

Suzy Batzer & Kohl Brinkman Highlights during the awards ceremony was the recognition given to Kohl Brinkman, for his contribution of the touching story, “Sunset”, written when he was fourteen years old and the recipient of the Wes Holmes Spirit of Hospice Award, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club, raising $10,000 for HospiceCare, pictured here with Suzy Batzer.

“We thank the sailing community for their support of our annual Regatta along with all of our sponsors.  After 11 years, it is wonderful to see so many skipper’s return, and we welcome all the new participants.  It is because of them that this event is so successful.”  Susan G. Telli, Executive Director/CEO of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

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This one of a kind Island Festival featured delicious island cuisine, Matusalem Rum bars at every corner, and a silent auction with items including everything from a Carnival five day cruise to signed Willard Bond art.  Hospice Regatta 2007 danced to the steel drum band, “NoriNori” who have been entertaining us since the Regatta started in 1997.  “Chillin’ in the Islands” buffet stations were presented by Hugh McCauley, and the staff of Hugh’s Catering.  The Hospice Regatta, known for the relaxed yet competitive sailing and Caribbean atmosphere on Esplanade Park, has grown into an extremely popular event. The Regatta started about 11 AM off the Fort Lauderdale Beach followed by the festival and awards at 6:30p.m.  It was a great evening of Island Fun!

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“It was another good day of sailing for a great cause.  There’s nothing like seeing over sixty sailboats off Fort Lauderdale Beach, all having a great time”, mentioned Bruce Ownby, Regatta co-chair. The boats raced around a twelve mile course. Before the race, the crews raised additional funds in support of this worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions.  This year’s overall winner will be HospiceCare’s representative at the Hospice Regattas National Championship in Annapolis, MD in 2008.  Hospice Regatta 2007 Fort Lauderdale is a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance.

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This year’s sponsors include Affordable Medical Supply, Atlass Insurance Group, Colonial Healthcare Services, Crown Liquors, DermaRite, Encore Mortgage, Gulfstream Media Group, Gordon Harcourt-Heaver, JAD Medical, Marine Industries of South Florida, Maroone Autonation, Matusalem Rum, MedEx USA, North Broward Hospital District, Repair All, Sam’s Club Foundation, Quarterdeck, Sacks Yachts, Sun-Sentinel and West Marine to mention a few. The Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.  As a community based event, please contact us for future sponsorship opportunities. For more information please contact HospiceCare at 954.HOSPICE or visit www.hospicecareflorida.org


Row 1 (Left to Right) Kathleen Palmer, Susan G. Telli (CEO), Susanne & Noah Batzer, Caren J. Bock, Sue Gastesi, Dr. Roman Gastesi, Michael Lyon
Row 2 (Left to Right) Mike Byrnes, Shirley Gleason, Herb Ressing, Craig Setzer, Pat Byrnes, Tom Plachter, Bruce Ownby

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2007 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

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Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2006
May 20, 2006

Hospice Sails 10th Annual Regatta with Success!!!

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL……….Saturday, May 20th, 2006, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. celebrated their 10th annual Regatta and Island Festival. Beautiful waters and sunny skies, complimented this occasion as almost 100 sailboats were racing to raise funds for HospiceCare. Present was this year’s honorary chair, Gordon Heaver, a dedicated and generous contributor to HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. and a proud annual participant in the Hospice Regatta for the past ten years.

First Row:  Left to Right: Caren J. Bock, Susan G. Telli, Suzanne Batzer, Sue Gastesi and Dr. Roman Gastesi  Second Row:  Craig Setzer , T.D. Miami Dolphin Mascot, Pat Byrnes, Mike Byrnes  Third Row: Tom Plachter, Bob Roberts, and Bruce Ownby


This one of a kind Island Festival opened with the official Miami Dolphin Mascot, exquisite island cuisine, Matusalem Rum bars at every corner, silent auction items from a Regent seven night Caribbean cruise to Framed Willard Bond art, as well as the steel drum band, “NoriNori”. “Chillin’ in the Islands” buffet stations were presented by Hugh McCauley, and the staff of Hugh’s Catering. The Hospice Regatta, known for the relaxed yet competitive sailing and Reggae relaxed atmosphere off Esplanade Park has grown into an extremely popular event. The festival began around 6:30p.m.with a great evening of Island Fun!

On Saturday, May 20th, the boats set sail around 11am on a twelve mile course. The race teams raised funds for a worthy cause: the care of patients and families facing end of life decisions. The overall winner will be HospiceCare’s representative at the National Hospice Regatta Championship in 2007. Hospice Regatta 2006 Fort Lauderdale is a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance.

2006 Race Results: PHRF CLASS 1st (Mostly Harmless) Chris Woolsey, 2nd (Wahoo) Jim Bourg & Scott Rice, 3rd (African Prince) Rick Jarchow Jr. & Sr., ARC CLASS 1, 1st (Commotion) Ross Hunton, 2nd (Dragon Fly) Ulrich L. Rohde, 3rd (Les Cheneaux) David Snyder, ARC CLASS 2 , 1st (Caretta) Steve Dublin, 2nd (Blue Runner) John Antweiler, 3rd (Glory Daze) Carl Wehe, BEACH CAT CLASS, 1st (XANGO) Brett Moss, 2nd (Hobie 16) Bill Stolberg, 3rd (Hobie 16) Mark Jones CRUISING CLASS 1, 1st (Puff) Richard Goldstein, 2nd (Euphoria) Robert McMahon, 3rd (Blue) Ladd Caine, CRUISING CLASS 2, 1st (Erin M) Robert Heekin, 2nd (Condor) Frank Tippett, 3rd (Evelyn B) Matthew Woods, MULTIHULL CLASS,1st (I Fly) Raul Lopez, 2nd (Double 0 Seven) Larry Geller & Brian Broad, 3rd (Sticky Tongue) Garland Luhring

Special Awards: Robert “Skip” Hershberger – Sportsmanship Trophy Adam Bailie on “Spirit of Lauderdale Yacht Club Challenge Cup (performance) – Presented by Lauderdale Yacht Club Winner: Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Club Participation Challenge – Presented by Hillboro Inlet Sailing Club Winner: Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Wes Holmes – “Spirit of Hospice” Award – Presented by Gulfstream Sailing Club Awarded to an individual or group who raised the most funds for HospiceCareWinner: Ulrich L. Rohde on “Dragon Fly” PHRF Minus – Presented by Hospice Winner: Ulrich L. Rohde on “Dragon Fly”Cook’s Trophy – Last Place Finisher Winner: Roy Rindom on “Turnabout II”

Andy Carrie from the Spirit of Lauderdale receiving the Robert Skip Hershberger Sportsmanship Award
Andy Carrie from the Spirit of Lauderdale receiving the Robert Skip Hershberger Sportsmanship Award

This year’s sponsors include: Matusalem Rum, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Waterfront News, Fort Lauderdale Marine Directory, The Triton – Nautical News, Gulf Stream Media Group, Atlass Insurance Group, and AutoNation. The Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. As a community based event, please contact us for future sponsorship opportunities. For more information please call Suzanne Batzer at 954.467.7423 or 954.HOSPICE or visit
www.hospicecareflorida.org

Tom and Shirley Gleason, Hospice Volunteers
Tom and Shirley Gleason, Hospice Volunteers

Grace and Ethan Rice.  Children of Scott Rice, Co-Skipper of the 2nd Place PHRF Class Boat Wahoo
Grace and Ethan Rice. Children of Scott Rice, Co-Skipper of the 2nd Place PHRF Class Boat Wahoo

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

Regatta website: www.hospicecareflorida.org/regattaevents.html

2006 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale 2005
May 21, 2005

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The Regatta is an exciting day of sailing for sailors of all levels; from casual day cruising to competitive One-Design racing. This year's New England Clambake will include an exquisite silent auction, Maine lobsters, and a live band. Tickets are on sale now for $75.00 a person (includes lobster, seafood dinner and live entertainment). RSVP or for further information please call: Suzy Batzer 954.467.7423 or or Email.

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2005 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

2005 Events

Race: 12-mile multi-leg course off Ft. Lauderdale Beach
First Starting Signal at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Clambake: Esplanade Park and Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 21st, 2005 6:30p.m.-11:00p.m..

2005 Sponsors

Marine Industries of South Florida
Matusalem Rum
Private Donor
Sailing Team Fundraising

Hospice Regatta
May 21 & 22, 2004

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HospiceCare Sails Ashore for Annual Regatta/Clambake

June, 2004 Ft. Lauderdale, FL- HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. celebrated their eighth annual Regatta and New England Clambake, May 21-22nd, 2004. The Regatta is an exciting day of sailing for all levels. Nearly 100 teams of sailboat racing and cruising enthusiasts were back to enjoy the beautiful waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach to help raise funds for HospiceCare.



Skippers and their crew met at the newly renovated Lauderdale Yacht Club to discuss the racing rules on Friday, May 21st. This year's event was Co-Chaired by Bruce Ownby and Roman Gastesi, MD, Ken Batzer, Race Chairman and Honorary Chair, Craig Setzer, Meteorologist, CBS 4.



Saturday, the weather was perfect as seven different race classes sailed to the finish mark. The boats started between the Yankee Clipper Hotel and Las Olas Boulevard sailing north towards Deerfield Beach and finishing back at the start. Hospice Regatta Trophies were awarded to the following:

PHRF 1
Valeri Safiullin, "Breeze"
Pat Cacace, "Blackbird",
Rick Rahm, "Sic'em"

PHRF 2
Dan Myers, "E-Ticket"
Jim Wallace, "Contrails",
Dr. Ira Zaslow, "Willowind"

Hobie 16
Danny Steyn
Bill Stolberg
Scot Corson

ARC
Dr. Roman Gastesi, "Risque"
Tim Leonard, "Meantime
Frank Brown, "Phoenix"
Ross Hunton, "Commotion"
Dan Whelan, "Wind Pirate"

Multihull
Brett Moss, "A"-Cat"
Don Balthaser, "Double Trouble"
Brian Broad/Larry Geller, "Third Child"

Cruising 1
Richard Heidelberger, "Bedouin"
Gerry Hull, "Acadia"
Scott St. Clair, "Angelique"
Herb Ressing, "Chesapeake"
Darrel Richards, "Aegis"

Cruising 2

Michael Limuti, "Blue Highway"
Jim Albe, "Crusader"
Joseph Strycharz, "Insanity"
Chris Dutton, "Duet"
Tom Garvey, “Aloha”

The Robert “Skip” Hershberger Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to Linda Greaber and was presented by HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. The Wes Holmes “Spirit of Hospice” Cup was awarded to Patrick Mitchell "Judy Mae" who raised $5,900.00 for HospiceCare and was presented by Gulf Stream Sailing Club. The PHRF [Minus] trophies were presented by HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. and awarded to: 1st Place - Jim Wallace - "Contrails", 2nd Place - Dan Myers - "E-Ticket", 3rd Place - Tim Leonard - "Meantime". The Cook's Trophy was taken by Roy Rindom - "Turnabout II" and was presented by Jim Cali. The Yacht Club Challenge was awarded to the CAT 44 Club and was presented by Lauderdale Yacht Club.



Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale is a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance and participates annually in the National Hospice Regatta Championship in Annapolis, MD. Dan Myers will be representing Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale in April of 2005. After the race over 800 guests came out to enjoy the New England style clambake off Esplanade Park. Stanley C. Panther, the official Florida Panthers mascot, drew crowds around him while the guests enjoyed a Reggae relaxed atmosphere. The New England Clambake, catered by Hugh's Catering, began around 6 pm and featured exquisite Maine lobsters, Legal Sea Foods Clam chowder, Matusalem Rum, a live Band, and a silent auction.

The sponsors of the event included: Legal Sea Foods, Matusalem Rum, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, International Yachtsman Magazine, UK Sails – Miami, RPM Diesel Inc., Las Olas Magazine, Waterfront News, S.C.G. & Associates, Inc. and Hugh's Catering. The Regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and their families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. For any information please call Suzanne Batzer at 954-467-7423 or 954-HOSPICE.



Hospice Regatta
May 17, 2003

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Regatta Sailors Race for HospiceCare of Southeast Florida
Raised over $60,000

Hospice Regatta 2003, co-chaired by J.D. Thrower and Ned Cray, invited all sailboat racing and cruising enthusiasts back to the beautiful waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach to raise funds for HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. For the seventh straight year, the Hospice Regatta, which has grown into an extremely popular event, had sailors racing and spectators enjoying the atmosphere off Fort Lauderdale Beach Saturday, May 17, 2003.



© Copyright 2003 Photos by Rick Fries & Peter Caspari


This year, the Regatta was proud to cheer over 70 teams as they raced to raise funds for a most worthy cause - care of patients and families facing end of life decisions. Skippers and their crews met to discuss the racing rules on Friday, May 16th at the Skipper's Meeting hosted by the newly renovated Lauderdale Yacht Club. On Saturday, all the boats started the race between the Yankee Clipper Sheraton Hotel and Las Olas Boulevard sailing north towards Deerfield and finishing near the start. The New England style Clambake following the Regatta, was held on Esplanade Park and featured Maine lobsters, and other seafood delights.



© Copyright 2003 Photos by Rick Fries & Peter Caspari

The clambake hosted over 800 guests with a Reggae relaxed atmosphere. Adding to the excitement was a silent auction offering private charters, weekend getaways to Aspen, CO, the Cove of the Eleuthera, Bahamas; paintings by famous and local artists and other highly sought after gifts. The auction was coordinated by Caren Bock and Carol Pennington with the help of many HospiceCare volunteers. The silent auction raised over $12,000 for Hospice Hundred, a group that helps educate and inform the community about HospiceCare.


© Copyright 2003 Photos by Rick Fries & Peter Caspari

The overall and PHRF 2 winner were awarded to E-Ticket, which is owned and skippered by Dan Myers. E-Ticket is now eligible to compete in the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship in spring 2004. The PHRF 1st place winner is James Wallace with "Contrails". Winner of the ARC class was Craig Setzer's Boat "Mistral". The winner of the cruising class was "Blue Highway" and family class was "Patricia Ann". The Multi hull winner was "Third". Special Awards included the Yacht Club Challenge award to Lauderdale Yacht Club, Cook's Award winner, "Erin M", and the Robert "Skip" Hershberger Award winner, "Crusader". The Wes Holmes Memorial Trophy, "Spirit of Hospice Award" winner was Frank Brown with "Dragon Fly". We thank all the sailors and the crews who participated. We hope to see your sails up next year.

Continuing a tradition, the Regatta Race Song composed, recorded and performed by Ned Cray was performed throughout the evening A neat little "ditty" in the spirit of Jimmy Buffet encouraged all participants to "Race to win, race for fun, race for Hospice everyone!"

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"We are delighted that the sailing community has rallied around this event. Every year the sailors amaze us! We also owe a great deal of gratitude to our sponsors who have been with us for six years - the North Broward Hospital District, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Ron Matusalem Rum, our local West Marine, Hugh's Catering, Miramar high school Travel and Tourism dept., Capt Ed's Lobsters, and countless others. We can't do it without the community we serve", said Susan G. Telli, CEO of HospiceCare.

The regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. (H.C.S.E.) HospiceCare is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. Founded in 1981, H.C.S.E. serves Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or wherever the patient calls "home". Bougainvilla, an eight-bed hospice facility in Ft. Lauderdale, provides housing and care to individuals who are not able to remain at home. In addition to patient services, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., offers bereavement counseling, programs for children and adolescents and a variety of community outreach and educational programs to the medical community, schools, business groups and organizations.

2003 Benefiting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Hospice Regatta
May 17-18, 2002

HOSPICE REGATTA 2002
SAILS WERE UP, THE MARKS WERE SET

Hospice Regatta 2002, co-chaired by J.D. Thrower and Ned Cray, invited all sailboat racing and cruising enthusiasts back to the beautiful waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach to raise funds for HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. For the sixth straight year, the Hospice Regatta, which has grown into an extremely popular event for both sailors and "landlubbers" alike, had sails flying under the sunny skies in the waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach Saturday, May 18, 2002 and raised over $60,000.00 for HospiceCare.

Oneiros 2 working hard and setting the sails. Skipper: Bernard Gartner

Even though the Hospice Regatta provided tough competition on a twenty mile course, it also offered a variety of classes and skill levels to include: a FAMILY CLASS for those who enjoy cruising the seas with a minimum of one child under the age of 12 on board, along with a shorter 12 mile course, a MAIDEN RACERS CLASS for those first time racers and a CRUISING CANVAS CLASS for those yachts who do not ordinarily race and who don't fly a spinnaker. The race is open to professionals, novice or anyone who just enjoys a casual sail.

Breeze making their way to the leeward mark. Skipper: Valeri Saffiulin, winner PHRF 1

This year, the Regatta was proud to cheer as 78 teams raced to raise funds for a most worthy cause - care of patients and families facing end of life decisions. Skippers and their crews were given an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the racing rules on Friday, May 17th at the Skipper's Meeting hosted by Cascades Café and Las Olas Riverfront. On Saturday, May 18th all the boats started the race between the Yankee Clipper Sheraton Hotel and Las Olas Boulevard sailing north towards Deerfield and finishing near the start. The New England Clambake following the regatta was held on Esplanade Park and featured Maine lobsters, and other seafood delights, as well as the steel drum band "Nori Nori". The clambake hosted over 700 guests. Adding to the excitement was a silent auction offering cruises, weekend getaways, a Sea Snark boat; paintings by local artists and other highly sought after gifts. The auction was coordinated by Diane Bosler and Caren Bock of Hospice Hundred, Inc., a fund-raising affiliate to HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Barbara Widmann receiving the Robert “Skip” Hershberger Sportsmanship Trophy.

Some unique awards were added this year. The Yacht Club Challenge, sponsored by the Lauderdale Yacht Club, created healthy competition amongst the participating yacht and sailing clubs. This year's Yacht Club Challenge winner was Gulfstream Sailing Club, an organization that has been involved and supportive of this event since its inception in 1997. Also added to this year's award list was the PHRF Minus Award (a memorial award inspired by Wes Holmes) where boats who raised additional funds prior to the race were able to drop 1.5 seconds per mile from their finish time for every $100.00 they raised. The boats that participated for the PHRF Minus trophy raised well over $15,000.00. Gulf Stream Sailing Club also dedicated the "Wes Holmes Memorial Trophy - Spirit of Hospice" Award, an honor which goes to the highest fundraiser on or off the water. This year the "Spirit of Hospice Award" was awarded to Jim Wallace and his crew from "Contrails" who raised over $3,500.00. The Robert "Skip" Hirschberger Sportsmanship Trophy went to Barbara Widmann of "Sylvester". She raised $2,750.00 for HospiceCare through her enthusiasm for Hospice Care and sailing.

Dragon Fly” making their way upwind. Skipper: Frank Brown, winner PHRF minus

Our last and most "Hip" addition to this year was the Regatta Race Song composed, recorded and performed by Ned Cray. A neat little "ditty" in the spirit of Jimmy Buffet encouraged all participants to "Race to win, race for fun, race for Hospice everyone!" Copies of the song are available on CD for a $10.00 donation to HospiceCare of Southeast Florida.

Regatta Committee having a blast and singing the “Hospice Regatta Song”


"Sailing in our Regatta is fun, but there is nothing better than helping a good cause and having a great time doing it", said event co-chairman, Ned Cray. "We are already working on next year's event. It is only going to get better", said event co-chairman, J.D. Thrower.
"We are delighted that the sailing community has rallied around this event. Every year the sailors amaze us! We also owe a great deal of gratitude to our sponsors who have been with us for six years - the North Broward Hospital District, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Ron Matusalem Rum, our local West Marine, Hugh's Catering, Capt. Ed's Lobsters, and countless others. We can't do it without the community we serve", said Susan G. Telli, CEO of HospiceCare.

Gerry Hull of Fraser Yachts receiving his 1st Place award for cruising vessel “Acadia” in the Cruising Canvas 1 Class


The regatta is a volunteer driven event and all proceeds benefit the patients and families of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. (H.C.S.E.) HospiceCare is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. Founded in 1981, H.C.S.E. serves Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or wherever the patient calls "home". Bougainvilla, an eight-bed hospice facility in Ft. Lauderdale, provides housing and care to individuals who are not able to remain at home. In addition to patient services, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., offers bereavement counseling, programs for children and adolescents and a variety of community outreach and educational programs to the medical community, schools, business groups and organizations.

Chesapeake just on the mark at the starting line. Skipper: Herb Ressing

2002 Benefitting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

Hospice Regatta 2001
May 18-19, 2001

Since its inception in 1997, the Hospice Regatta has grown into an extremely popular event for both sailors and "landlubbers". Featuring many aspects of Fort Lauderdale, from its beautiful beaches and ocean sailing to the exciting revitalized Riverfront area, the Regatta is a volunteer driven event. Both the City of Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County Commissioners have proclaimed May 18th and 19th Hospice Regatta 2001 Weekend.

Lauderdale Yacht Club

Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2001 Benefitting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

2001 Event

Friday and Saturday - May 18 and 19, 2001
Watch here for race reults soon!

A fun weekend of sailing, camaraderie and parties with family and friends for a most worthy cause.

Party Barge at Esplanade Park - provided by Kaye Pearson of Show Management, Inc.

Photo by Rick Friese

Last year's event far exceeded our expectations with over 70 boats entered and nearly 700 guests attending the New England Clambake in Esplanade Park. Sailors came from as far as New York and California to sail in the race held offshore between the Yankee Clipper Hotel and Las Olas Boulevard.

Our membership in The National Hospice Regatta Alliance made it possible to send a crew to sail in the first-ever National Hospice Regatta Championship in May 2000 at Annapolis, Maryland.

The newly featured Family Class, designed for those who enjoy casual sailing will race a 12 mile course around a triangle 3/4 the size of the main course. Again, the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard will be the host hotel with special rates to accommodate overnight guests.

Please join us to celebrate at the Hospice Regatta 2001 and enjoy a weekend of family fun, sailing and food in beautiful Fort Lauderdale.

Friday, May 18, 2001 6:30 PM - Skippers Meeting and Reception at Lauderdale Yacht Club

Saturday, May 19, 2001 10:00 AM - Hospice Regatta 2001 In the waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach

6:00 PM - Hospice Regatta Clambake At Esplanade Park on RiverWalk

8:00 PM - Mayor's Awards Finale Live Music



Fourth Annual Regatta Ft. Lauderdale
May 19 -20, 2000

FL logo 2000
Lauderdale Yacht Club
Hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club

2000 Benefitting Hospice:
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc.

2000 Event

1999's event far exceeded our expectations with over 70 boats entered and nearly 700 guests attending the New England Clambake in Esplanade Park. Sailors came from as far as New York and California to sail in the event held offshore between the Yankee Clipper Hotel and Las Olas Boulevard. Our membership in the National Hospice Alliance has made it possible to send a crew to sail in the Hospice Regatta Alliance Invitational Championship to be held May 5, 6 & 7 in Annapolis, Maryland.

The newly featured Family Class, designed for those who enjoy casual sailing will race a 12 mile course around a triangle 3/4 the size of the main course. Again, the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard will be the host hotel with special rates to accommodate overnight guests.

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