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New York - Oswego

Hospice Regatta is One For the Record Books

The 13th Annual Hospice Cup Regatta and Walk/Run for Hope, held on June 2, raised $28,000 – the most in the history of the event – that will be used to support Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. Our success is directly tied to the support we receive from this community, both businesses and individuals.

Constellation Energy’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station was once again the title sponsor of the Regatta. Other major contributors were Entergy’s James A FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, PathFinder Bank. Excellus, NRG and Alliance Bank.

Congratulations to Tom Doran, Team Oswego, New York

 

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Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club
Oswego Yacht Club

2012 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice
70 Bunner St.
Oswego, New York 13142-0000
Phone: 315-349-8259
Fax: fax: 315-3498269
email:oswegohospice@verizon.net

Oswego County Hospice website:
http://www.friendsofhospice.org

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Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 11, 2011

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Oswego Yacht Club

2011 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

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Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 12, 2010

Regatta winner: The crew aboard "Mean Green," skippered by Kirk Reynolds, works as the boat rounds a mark during the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta on Saturday. "Mean Green" won the overall championship. (Mike LeBoeuf photo)

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Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club
Oswego Yacht Club

2010 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

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Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 13, 2009

 
On June 13th, OYC hosted the 10th Annual Hospice Regatta in conjunction with the “Walk and Run for Hope, and it was, to put it politely, a smashing success. Thanks to a contingent of competitors from Rochester and Sodus Bay Yacht Clubs (which included the eventual winner and runner up), 27 boats competed in this year’s event for the honor of representing OYC at the National Hospice Alliance Regatta to be held at the Rochester Yacht Club in 2010. Constellation Energy was the title sponsor. Preliminary figures point to over $17,000 being raised to benefit this important service to the Oswego community.
 
Though the winds were light, the nearly daily rain for the previous three weeks held off, and Principal Race Officer Hank Stuart, who returned to run our regatta for the third time, was able to get off three strong races (though the last one was shortened by a leg as the wind curled up and fell asleep). Three Spinnaker divisions and one White Sail composed the fleet, and the competition was fierce for both division and overall honors, with only a few points separating the victors.
 
Peter Quackenbush from Sodus Bay Yacht Club skippered his J-33 “Moongator” to the Oswego title, beating out Kiki Werner’s “Pee Wee,” a J-24 from Rochester Yacht Club. Fran Enwright, racing his Beneatu 33 “Sail A Vie” from the Oswego Yacht Club, finished in 3rd Place.
 
As in past years, the success of the regatta was ultimately dependent on the many volunteers who helped organize, set up, and run the race. Though all deserve acknowledgement and recognition, a special thanks goes out to Stan and Laura Siembor who graciously provided their trawler “Laura D” as a sponsors’ spectator boat.
 
Division results were as follows:
 
Division I: 1st—“Moongator,” Peter Quackenbush; Sodus Bay Yacht Club; 2nd—“Dream On,” David Raham; Oswego Yacht Club; 3rd—“Natural,” John Fowler; Sodus Bay Yacht Club
 
Division II: 1st—“Sail A Vie,” Fran Enwright; Oswego Yacht Club; 2nd—“Splash,” Ron Smith; Oswego Yacht Club; 3rd—“Petunia,” Joe McCloskey; Oswego Yacht Club
 
Division III: 1st--“Pee Wee,” Kiki Werner; Rochester Yacht Club; 2nd—“Seaweed,” Charlie Krylo; 3rd—“Rake Hell,” Sara Enwright; Oswego Yacht Club
 
Division IV (White Sail): 1st—“Fifi,” Herb Clark; Selkirk Yacht Club; 2nd—“Nanee,” William VanEe; Sodus Bay Yacht Club;

By -Greg Auleta
 

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Oswego Yacht Club

2009 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

Pre-event info:
Tenth Anniversary Hospice Regatta

The Oswego Yacht Club will celebrate its commitment to hospice care by hosting its annual regatta on June 13, 2009. This popular regatta will mark important milestones for the club and for Oswego County Hospice because it will be the 10th Anniversary for the regatta and the 20th Anniversary for Oswego County Hospice. With the National Hospice Regattas Championship being held at the Rochester Yacht Club the week before, the 2009 edition promises to attract even more interest among local and regional racers.

Greg Auleta, Chair of the OYC Hospice Regatta, recently announced that Hank Stuart, ably complemented by his wife, Mary, of Rochester Yacht Club will once again serve as Principal Race Officer. “Hank’s well known experience as a racer and as PRO ensures that the quality of our race will meet the highest standards; the course will be challenging, but fair, and we will be free of the typical snafus which sometimes haunt races such as these,” said Auleta at the club’s recent membership meeting.

Registration will not take place until Spring 2009, but further inquiries may be made to Greg Auleta via the OYC website,
oswegoyachtclub.org

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 7, 2008

The Palladium-Times
Mon Jun 09, 2008

'Seaweed' captures Hospice Cup Regatta

By Mike LeBoeuf-Three boats get off to a fast start in one of the races for the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, held Saturday. From left are “Luna Nova,” sailed by George Nesbitt; “Hiawatha,” sailed by Bob Porter; and “Blaze,” sailed by Brendan Benson.

Fayetteville’s Charlie Krylo sailed his J/24 “Seaweed” to the overall championship Saturday in the ninth annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta. Constellation Energy was the major sponsor of the event, which was held on Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor. “Seaweed” used consistent finishes in all three races to win the title, and a berth in the 2009 Hospice Regattas National Championship. (deleted-Hospice Cup Regattas National Championship in Annapolis, Md.)

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Oswego Yacht Club

2008 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

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Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 2, 2007

The temperature was warm, the winds light, and the lake was pretty close to flat for our eighth annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, held this year on June 2.  PRO Hank Stuart managed to get two races completed before the air came to a standstill, forcing the cancellation of the third race.   Hank’s wife Mary assisted him on race committee, as did Greg Auleta, Sunny Duncan, Ginny Gary and Ann Gates.  Dave Lochner and Tim Comerford manned the mark boat.

Bob Porter and his crew on Hiawatha took first place in his division in both races, and the overall trophy.    The Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta is a member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, and a qualifying event for the Hospice Regattas National Championship.  Bob and his crew will represent OYC as Team Oswego in this national competition, to be held in Annapolis in the spring of 2008. George Nesbitt and crew on Luna Nova placed second overall in the Oswego Hospice Regatta, and he is the designated alternate for traveling to Annapolis for the national championship.

In addition to the 21 boats that competed on the water, approximately 100 walkers and runners competed on land in the 5K Walk/Run for Hope.  This event has become a popular adjunct to the regatta day’s activities ever since 2001, and it is and has been a great way for non-sailors to participate and demonstrate their support for hospice care in Oswego County.

Following the races, a reception was held on shore in conjunction with the Awards Presentations.  It is due to the efforts of our many volunteers from both OYC and Friends of Hospice, and the generous support of our community sponsors that this year’s event raised more money than any previous year.  The net amount was over $20,000 – all for the benefit of Oswego County Hospice patients and their families.

Raising money is not the only objective of the regatta, however, It’s purpose is also to raise awareness in the community of the existence of Oswego County Hospice and the services it provides to county residents diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Larry Johnson, of Selkirk Yacht Club, spoke briefly about hospice awareness following the acceptance of his first place divisional flag at the Awards Presentations.  He re-iterated some of the thoughts of the keynote speaker at this year’s National Hospice Regattas Championship as he compared hospice services to those services provided by volunteer fire fighters.  Workers from both these organizations come quickly to help in times of crisis, and those who need and benefit from their work often speak of how deeply appreciative they are for the invaluable assistance provided in times of need. 

Planning will start this fall for next year’s Hospice Regatta in Oswego with hopes of making it an even more successful event than this year.  Contact Debbie Bishop at Friends of Hospice, or Ginny Gary at OYC if you would like to work on the planning committee for next year’s event.

OYC and Friends of Hospice Co-Host 8th Annual Charity Regatta

Auburn’s Bob Porter skippered “Hiawatha” to the overall championship Saturday in the eighth annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.

Porter was the overall winner in each of the regatta’s two races sailed in Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor. A total of 21 boats competed in the event, which helps to raise awareness of hospice services while also raising money to assist hospice patients and their families.

“Our goal is to raise $20,000,” said Debbie Bishop, director of the Friends of Hospice, which handles fundraising and public relations for the Oswego County Hospice program. Bishop said an estimate of money raised through this year’s regatta was not yet available

The crew aboard “Hiawatha,” skippered by Auburn’s Bob Porter, works as the boat rounds a mark during the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta held Saturday in Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor. “Hiawatha” won the overall regatta championship. For more photos of the regatta, see today’s sports section. Mike LeBoeuf photo

Last year’s regatta raised nearly $15,000.

Major sponsors of the regatta were PathFinder Bank, Alliance Bank, Constellation Energy, Entergy Nuclear, NRG, Eagle Beverage, Elite Island Yachts, and Bonnie Castle.

The Oswego Yacht Club hosted the regatta.

Read the entire article: http://www.pall-times.com/articles/2007/06/04/news/news1.txt


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2007 Benefiting Hospice:
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Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 3, 2006

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The 2006 Oswego County Hospice Regatta sailors were greeted by dark skies and light rain for the day of racing. The winds were strong from the Northeast at 15 for the first race and built slightly to 18 knots and shifted to the north for the second and third race.  Hank Stuart, Principle Race Officer, set a long windward/leeward course, sailed twice around.  He included a leeward mark to assure no confusion as to who was finishing and who still had a lap to go. 

Division I saw Blaze and Crusader a bit too early for the first race and forced to return to the start line and restart. This opened the way for Hiawatha to claim a first in the first race, correcting over Moxie by one minute. Crusader and Cariad played a bit of bumper boat and Dr. Mather subsequently took a swim, as Crusader’s damage caused the life lines to slacken. The second and third races were all Blaze with Hiawatha and Moxie switching seconds.  The division finished with Blaze in first, Hiawatha taking a tiebreaker from Moxie for second.
           
Division 2 was all Selkirk!  Puffin Plus, sailed by Don Clark, was puffin’ with pride at three straight wins to take the gold flag. Holey Moley, skippered by Gary Phillips, claimed second with two seconds and a fourth.  Coffey Break had a great showing in the second race but bailed out due to equipment damage.  JR Riggs and Just Right captured third with three straight 3s.
           
With Oz doing a horizon job on the small but able J24 fleet, Seaweed and Shockwave were left to fight it out for second & third.  John Heretyk (Shockwave) was up to the task and claimed three 2nds and the red flag for the regatta.  He also managed second overall., while Brendan Benson, skippering his J-30, Blaze, took the overall third place win.
           
The largest fleet was the white sail folks. Black Eyed Susan, sailed by George Nesbitt,  took the gold flag with two firsts and a second. Little Chickadee with Dick White at the helm, did a bit of growing up and took the red with a first and two thirds, winning a tiebreaker over the Alberg women’s team from Sodus Bay.
The 2006 Oswego County Hospice Regatta is now history.  Tom Doran and the crew of Oz took the championship with three straight overall wins and will represent Oswego Hospice and the Oswego Yacht Club at the National Hospice Regattas Championship to be held in the spring of 2006. Congratulations and good luck to Tom and his crew.
           
In addition to the sailboat racing, the day’s activities included a 5K Walk/Run with 100 registered participants.  Following the racing there was a wine tasting reception and live auction with entertainment provided by the Fulton Community Dixieland Band.  At the Awards Dinner, Joe Mather was presented with the Commerford-Drake Sportsmanship Award for his insistence that Crusader not abandon the race following his dip into the very cold waters of L. Ontario.
           
Virginia Brown, the founder of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, and one of the organizers twenty-five years ago of the first hospice regatta, the Annapolis Hospice Cup, joined us in Oswego this year for our regatta day activities.   She brought good cheer and plenty of advice, but, unfortunately, not the fair weather that is usually found in the Chesapeake area at this time of year!

Please visit the following link for a GREAT selection of photos:
2006 Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta Photo Album

Complete race results are on the following link: http://www.oswegoyachtclub.org/hospice/hospice_2006/results_06/overall_06.pdf

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DORAN SAILS ‘OZ' TO VICTORY IN HOSPICE CUP REGATTA' RUNNERS AND WALKERS TAKE RAIN IN STRIDE
-- By MIKE LEBOEUF, Sports Editor
-- from the 6/5/06 Palladium Times

OSWEGO - Oswego's Tom Doran and his crew used their sailing wizardry to guide “Oz” to the overall championship in Saturday's seventh annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta. “Oz,” third in last year's event, took top honors this time by placing first overall in all three races held on Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor. Doran's J-24 was followed by John Heretyk's J-24 “Shock Wave” in second overall. “Shock Wave” finished second in the first race and third in the next two.

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2006 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 4, 2005

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PORTER SAILS 'HIAWATHA' TO CROWN IN ANNUAL HOSPICE CUP REGATTA
OSWEGO
By MIKE LEBOEUF, Sports Editor

OSWEGO - It was smooth sailing for "Hiawatha" on Saturday. The Catalina 38 skippered by Auburn's Bob Porter captured first place overall in the sixth annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.

Double shot
Porter, a member of the Oswego Yacht Club, edged out the J-30 "Blaze" for division and overall honors. "Blaze" was skippered by Red Creek's Brendan Benson. Completing the top five in the overall standings were the J-24 "Oz," skippered by Kirk Reynolds; the J-29 "Dream On," skippered by Dave Raham; and the Benneteau FC-8 "Fifi," skippered by Herb Clark.

Heavy traffic rounding the mark: Three boats round a mark during the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, held Saturday on Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor. The boats pictured from left are Shock Wave (sail #2535), Seaweed (#1938), and "Oz" (#1734). Sailors aboard 23 boats participated in the regatta. The overall winner was "Hiawatha," skippered by Auburn's Bob Porter of the Oswego Yacht Club. Sports photo by Mike LeBoeuf

Spectator boat

"Hiawatha" was the overall winner of the first and second races, and took second overall in the third race. The overall finish of each race was based on corrected time in a handicap formula.
Porter and his crew will represent Oswego County in the National Hospice Regatta Championship next April in Annapolis, Md. It was Porter's second win in the history of the Oswego County event.



The Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta helps to raise awareness of hospice services while also raising money to assist hospice patients. No estimate of the money raised this year was immediately available.

Oswego County National Bank and Pathfinder Bank were flagship sponsors of the event.
Entergy Nuclear's James A FitzPatrick Plant sponsored the regatta race, which saw 23 boats participate.

Waiting for the wind!

Oswego's Dan Mather was the Comerford Van Drake Sportsmanship Award winner.
Brockville, Ontario sailors Dona and Doreen Worden won the Virgin Islands Trip Giveaway, donated by Oswego County OB-GYN.

"Hiawatha" established itself as the class of the field as it won the first two races of the three-race event. The start of the first race was postponed because of light air, but when racing got under way, "Hiawatha" and its crew excelled. Even when the crew mistimed the start of the second race, they were able to make up the ground and place first overall.

Benson and "Blaze" provided the closest competition. "Blaze" took fourth overall in the first race and second overall in the middle race. "Blaze" was the overall winner of the third race, with "Hiawatha" second.

Awards ceremony

Boats were grouped into five divisions to match boats against others with similar types or speeds.
Division winners were "Hiawatha" in Division 1; "Fifi" in Division 2; "Oz" in Division 3, Joe McCloskey's "Seabiscuit" in Division 4, and William Walton's "Valley Girl" in Division 5.
The Overall Group 2 winner was "Valley Girl."

Up the mast

Following are overall results. Points are determined by adding the overall finishes in each race.

Overall Group 1 Results - Place, Boat, Skipper, Race 1-2-3 = Total Points

1. Hiawatha Bob Porter 1-1-2 =4
2. Blaze Brendan Benson 4-2-1 =7
3. Oz Kirk Reynolds 5-3-6 =14
4. Dream On Dave Raham 3-9-4 =16
5. Fifi Herb Clark 2-7-9 =18
6. Significant Other Russ Cook 10-4-5 =19.5
7. Seabiscuit Joe McCloskey 13-6-3 =22
8. Seaweed Charles Krylo 9-5-8 =22
9. Puffin Don Clark 6-11-10 =27
10. Shockwave John Heretyk 12-8-7 =27
11. Crusader Dan Mather 8-10-11 =29
12. Just Right J.R. Riggs 7-13-16 =26
13. Holey Moley Gary Phillips 15-12-12 =39
14. Cariad Chuck Dolinskas 14-14-14 =42
15. Double Shot Robert MacIntyre 10-15-17 =42.5
16. Black-Eyed Susan George Nesbitt 16-18-13 =47
17. Point/Counterpoint Chris Rotunno 18-16-15 =49
18. Coffey Break Mike Coffey 17-17-18 =52
19. Lil Chickadee Dick White 19-19-19 =57
20. Colerme Michael Sorrell 23-20-20 =63
21. KD Baby Phil MacBrearty 23-21-21 =65

Overall Group 2 Results - Place, Boat, Skipper, Race 1-2-3 =Total Points

1. Valley Girl William Walton 2-1-1 =4
2. Bat Man Richard James 1-4-4 =9

This article appeared in The Palladium Times - June 5th 2005




Bob Porter, avid believer in the value and efficacy of hospice services, active member and supporter of OYC, and seasoned sailboat racer (see OYC News article, Hiawatha), is the regatta Chairperson for the 2005 Oswego County Hospice Regatta. He has recruited Hank Stuart to be the Principal Race Officer for the races. Stuart, who resides in Rochester, took the Sail Oswego overall win trophy in 2004. He as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, a past judge at the National Hospice Regatta Championship, owner of multiple boats, including the 2004 Lake Ontario Boat of the Year, a J-35C, Blue Knight.

The Hospice Regatta will take place on Saturday, June 4 - Sailors - Mark your calendar and alert your crews to the date. According to Porter, little will change from the format used in past years. Three windward/leeward races are anticipated with but one constituting a regatta. Three or four PHRF and one white-sail divisions are expected. Low-point overall scoring will determine the winner and, this year, results will be released as soon as they are tabulated (and protests, if any, resolved). The planning of a new waterfront clubhouse adds excitment to the event, though it may add some logistical obstacles to interfacing with other Oswego County Hospice Regatta activities being planned for the day. The 5K Walk/Run for Hope will be held again this year, as will the Family Fun activities. More information about these events will be posted as plans develop under the leadership of Sue Carey, Executive Director of the Friends of Oswego County Hospice.

This event is Oswego County Hospice's primary annual fundraiser. Money raised is administered by the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. All proceeds from the regatta, and from all the day's events, are for the benefit of Oswego County hospice patients and their families.

Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club
Oswego Yacht Club

2005 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

Shane Stepien, President of Step One Creative and Susan Carey, Executive Director of Friends of Oswego County Hospice

Step One Creative and Friends of Oswego County Hospice recently partnered for the upcoming Os. Co. Hospice Cup Regatta/Walk/Run for Hope event scheduled for June 4, 2005 at Breitbeck Park in Oswego.Step One Creative, an entertainment sponsor for the event, designed the poster and fliers. Oswego Printing and Mitchell Printing of Oswego donated the printing. Shown pictured with
the 2005 poster design are from left: Shane Stepien, President of Step One Creative and Susan Carey, Executive Director of Friends of Oswego County Hospice.

April 23, 2005 - Activities planned for Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta set Dianna Benson of the Oswego Yacht Club, Joanie Rozycko of OCNB, and Tara FitzGibbons of PathFinder Bank talk about the upcoming Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta on Ms. Benson's sailboat. Oswego County National Bank and PathFinder Bank are sponsoring the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, which will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Oswego County National Bank and PathFinder Bank are sponsoring the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, which will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 on the shores of Lake Ontario.

"We are so thankful to both OCNB and PathFinder Bank who have served as our main supporters of this event since the very beginning," said Friends of Oswego County Hospice board president Ginny Gary. "Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to make this yearly event a major fund-raiser for our local Hospice plus increase awareness of Hospice services here in Oswego County."

This is the sixth year the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta will set sail on the shores of Lake Ontario. The event raised over $14,000 in 2004 for Hospice patients."PathFinder Bank is pleased to once again provide support to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc. and to this year’s Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta," said Thomas W. Schneider, president and CEO at PathFinder Bank. "We appreciate this and other partnerships we maintain within in the Oswego community."Gregory J. Kreis, President and CEO of OCNB said, "We are very pleased to support the work of Hospice because of the wonderful service they provide to residents of the County. Any family that has used the services of Hospice knows just how important a role they play in a time of crisis. We wish them great success with this fund-raiser."

The annual Hospice Cup Regatta helps raise awareness of Hospice services in the county as well as serving as a fundraiser to support Hospice patients and their families.The Hospice Cup Regatta includes a number of events in which all members of the community can take part. A 5K Water Walk/Run will be held in the morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Breitbeck Park.

Last year, over 100 people took part in the event.Following the walk/run, there will be children’s entertainment and activities under the pavilion at Breitbeck Park, including face painting, T-shirt painting, air hop inflatable slides and jumpers, food, and live entertainment.Throughout the day, sailors will compete in the Hospice Cup Regatta races, held on Lake Ontario, adjacent to Breitbeck Park and Wright’s Landing.

The Oswego regatta is a qualifying event for the National Hospice Regatta Championship, to be held this year in Annapolis, Md. Mike Ingham of Rochester won last year’s Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.The Oswego event is organized by a group of volunteers from the Oswego Yacht Club, the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, and the Oswego YMCA. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Oswego County Hospice program. Those seeking receive a registration form for the 5K Water Walk/Run, to request a color brochure of the day’s events, or more information may call Susan Carey at 343-5223.

Throughout the day, sailors will compete in the Hospice Cup Regatta races, held on Lake Ontario, adjacent to Breitbeck Park and Wright’s Landing.

The Oswego regatta is a qualifying event for the National Hospice Regatta Championship, to be held this year in Annapolis, Md. Mike Ingham of Rochester won last year’s Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.

The Oswego event is organized by a group of volunteers from the Oswego Yacht Club, the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, and the Oswego YMCA. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Oswego County Hospice program.
Those seeking receive a registration form for the 5K Water Walk/Run, to request a color brochure of the day’s events, or more information may call Susan Carey at 343-5223.



April 19, 2005 - TEAM OSWEGO SAILS TO 3RD-PLACE FINISH IN NATIONAL HOSPICE REGATTA CHAMPIONSHIP

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Team Oswego placed third out of 15 teams during the National Hospice Regatta Championship, held in Annapolis Bay this past weekend.

The sixth annual National Hospice Regatta Championship invited the winners of the 19 hospice regattas from around the nation to compete. Team Lake Hartwell of South Carolina won the national regatta.

Mike Ingham's Team Oswego, from Rochester, was the winner of the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta held on June 5, 2004 on the shores of Lake Ontario. He was helped by his crew consisting of his son Sam, his school friend Andy Zuber, and friends John Baker, Joy Martin, and Don Stehle.

"It has been an honor to represent Oswego County Hospice in the national regatta. My father is in hospice care and we are grateful that hospice is an option, and are more than happy to support hospice and its mission," Ingham said.

Ingham competed in Annapolis with team members Joy Martin, John Baker, Bobby Bryant, and Don Stehle, and was sponsored by Touchstone Technology Inc. in Rochester during the 2004 Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.

Each year, hospice regattas across the country send a team to the National Hospice Regatta, which not only helps to raise awareness of hospice services throughout the country, but in the past six years has helped to raise a total of over $3 million for hospice programs.

West Marine, a national sponsor, is on board again this year for both the championship and the local regattas.

In Oswego County, OCNB and Pathfinder Bank support the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta as the flagship sponsors, and have been so since the first hospice regatta six years ago.

This year, Entergy Nuclear James A. FitzPatrick Plant is sponsoring the regatta sailboat race and is serving as the sponsor of the local race winner.

The Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta will take place on June 4 on the shores of Lake Ontario. Also that day will be the 5K Walk/Run for Hope, which is sponsored by Constellation Energy and organized by the Oswego YMCA.

In addition, a full day of children's activities, sponsored by Oswego County OB-GYN and organized by Friends of Hospice volunteers, will take place in the Breitbeck Park Pavilion area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the National Hospice Championship, visit www.hospiceregattas.org.

To become a sponsor or receive walk/run or sailor registration forms for the 2005 Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, contact the Friends of Oswego County Hospice Office at 343-5223

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 5, 2004

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta

20 Boats Compete in this year's Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta

Mike Ingham, sailing Brain Cramp, took the overall win in the fifth annual Oswego County Hospice Regatta on June 5. Winds were light and the lake was calm as Mike sailed Brain Cramp, a J-24 sponsored by Touchstone Technologies, to finish first in his division in 2 of the 3 races held. He came in second in his division on the first race of the day. Mike and his crew will travel to Annapolis in April, 2005, to represent Oswego in the National Hospice Regatta Championship. Kiki Voss, in her boat, Pipsqueak, a J-22, won second place overall in the regatta. She also came to Oswego for the racing from Rochester. Winner of the third place overall was Charlie Krylo, sailing his J-24, Seaweed.

All proceeds from the race, and its accompanying activites , the 5k Walk/Run for Hope, and the Family Fun Events held in Brietbeck Park during the day, are for the benefit of Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. For more information on the standings, go to 2004 Hospice Cup Regatta Results.

Sportsmanship Award: An emotional moment during the awards presentation was experienced by everyone present as Charlie Krylo accompanied by his wife, Inta, accepted the Sportsmanship Award and spoke of their son, Charlie Jr., an avid sailor, who passed away suddenly in January this year.


Tim Comerford presents the Comerford/Van Drake Sportsmanship Award to Charlie Krylo. Tim Comerford presents the Comerford/Van Drake Sportsmanship Award to Charlie Krylo.

Thanks go to Sue Carey, Executive Director of Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Tara Fitzgibbons and Dianna Benson, co-chairs of this year's event, Dick White, PRO for the regatta, and to all the volunteers and sponsors whose work and contributions made this event possible.



Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club
Oswego Yacht Club

2004 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta '04 Sponsors

'04 Primary Regatta Day Sponsors:
Pathfinder Bank
Oswego County National Bank

'04 Regatta Race Sponsor:
Oswego County Oncology Radiation
Sithe Energy

'04 On-Shore Family Fun Sponsor:
Oswego County OBGYN

'04 5K Walk/Run for Hope Sponsor:

Constellation Energy-Nine Mile Point

Entertainment Sponsors:
Bubbleman - Little Lukes
Dennis and Doren Norfleet
Fulton Savings Bank
Empire Federal Credit Union
Oswego Health
Caraccioli & Associates
Oswego Family Physicians, PC
Mireille Watts, CPA

Reception/Award Sponsors:
Eagle Beverage Company
Wm. S. Monaghan American Legion Post 268

Breakfast Sponsors:
Route 104 Ford Mercury

Captains:
Fulton Police Benevolent Assoc., Inc
Gentive Health
Foster Funeral Home
Boat U.S.

Lieutenants:
A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital
Frank and Ruth Sayer
Mimi's Drive In
Nelson Funeral Home
Sonia Marie Robinson - Longaberger Baskets

Commander:
Johnston's Propane Service
American Postal Union AFL-CIO

Ensigns:
H.Lee White Marine Museum
Bev's Dairy Treat
Dental Health Associates
Oswego County Monuments
Oswego County Bookkeeping Service
Benevolent Association of Firefighters of Oswego
Port City Chiropractic

General Contributions:
Lavere-Harrington VFW Post 2320
P.A.C.E. Local 1066
David Mirabito
Dorothea Smithers

Gifts in Memory of:
Jane Samson... by Joan Graham Morrison
Richard Stein... by Elizabeth Stine
Karen Whitehead... by Kim Whitehead
Richard Schuler... (Anonymous)
Betty LaBarge... by Gordon LaBarge
Jerry Shortt... by Donna Shortt
Elizabeth Dehm... by Beverly Clancy
Joseph A. Dashnau, Sr. ... by Connie Bateman

Oswego Valley News - Printed April 17th
Hospice Cup Regetta activities taking shape

Friends of Oswego County Hospice and the Oswego Yacht Club are currently organizing the fifth annual Hospice Cup Regatta, which will take place on the shores of Lake Ontario Saturday, June 5. PathFinder Bank and OCNB are the primary Regatta Day sponsors of the event.

In addition to the sailboat race there will be an on-shore party for families in Breitbeck Park, which includes children’s events such as a petting zoo, air-inflatable attractions, the Bubble-Man, InJest Entertainment, t-shirt and face painting. The On-Shore Party is being sponsored by Oswego County OB-GYN.

The Elks Club will be hosting its chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. with hot dogs, chips and soda available throughout the day. Advance sale tickets for the barbecue can be made by calling the Friends office at 343-5223.

A craft sale and numerous raffles including gift basket raffles, framed Hospice Regatta artwork, and a vacation in St. Croix will also take place.

"This year we have decided to expand the event to include a full day of activities the whole family can enjoy on shore, while watching the sailboat’s compete on Lake Ontario during the day," said Friends of Oswego County Hospice Executive Director Susan Carey.

The 5K Walk/Run for Hope is being sponsored by Constellation Energy and will start the day’s activities at 9 a.m. in Breitbeck Park. The Regatta Race, which is being sponsored by Oswego County Radiation Oncology, will begin at 10 a.m. with several races taking place throughout the day.

The annual Hospice Cup Regatta helps raise awareness of Hospice services in the county as well as serving as a fundraiser to support Hospice patients and their families.

Those seeking to receive a registration form for the 5K Water Walk/Run, to purchase barbecue tickets, or to become a sponsor may call Ms. Carey at 343-5223.

Press Release - Release Date: March 3, 2004

Subject: OCNB and PathFinder Bank Support 2004 Hospice Cup Regatta Event

Oswego – Oswego County National Bank and PathFinder Bank will once again be sponsoring the full day of events for the 5th Annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at Breitbeck Park in Oswego.

This year’s event will be expanded to include an On-Shore Party for families, which includes children’s events such as a petting zoo, air-inflatable attractions, the Bubble-Man, InJest Entertainment, t-shirt and face painting and many more fun events for families. In addition, there will be a chicken BBQ by the Elk’s Club, a craft sale and numerous raffles including gift basket raffles, framed Hospice Regatta artwork and a vacation in St. Croix.

“This year we have decided to expand the event to include a full day of activities the whole family can enjoy on shore, while watching the sailboat’s race on Lake Ontario during the day,” said Friends of Oswego County Hospice executive director Susan Carey.

In addition to the sailboat race and the on-shore party, there will be a 5K Walk/Run for Hope in the morning. The proceeds from all three events will go toward supporting Oswego County Hospice patients and their families.

“We are very lucky to once again have the total commitment of Oswego County National Bank and PathFinder Bank. This is just another way that these two organizations show complete support for the community in which they do business and we are extremely thankful,” said Carey.

The annual Hospice Cup Regatta helps raise awareness of Hospice services in the county as well as serving as a fundraiser to support Hospice patients and their families.

Gregory J. Kreis, President and CEO of OCNB said that, “We are very pleased to support the work of Hospice because of the wonderful service they provide to residents of the County. Any family that has used the services of Hospice knows just how important a role they play in a time of crisis. We wish them great success with this fund raiser.”

A committee of Friends of Hospice volunteers and Oswego Yacht Club members help to organize the event each year.

“PathFinder Bank is pleased to once again provide support to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice and to the 5th Annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta,” said Thomas W. Schneider, president and CEO at PathFinder Bank. “We appreciate this and other partnerships we maintain within in the Oswego community.”

This year’s Regatta day will include a number of events in which all members of the community can take part. A 5K Water Walk/Run will be held in the morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Breitbeck Park followed by the Regatta Sailboat Race on Lake Ontario and a full day of family events from 10am until 4pm at Breitbeck Park.

The Palladium Times - April 5, 2004 Article

SAILING IN A 'BLAZE' OF GLORY

By MIKE LEBOEUF, Sports Editor
OSWEGO - Oswego Yacht Club member Brendan Benson blazed a winning trail in 2003.

Aboard his J-30 "Blaze," Benson and his crew picked up prestigious victories in the Sail Oswego Regatta, the Eastern Yacht Club Regatta, and the Challenge Cup Regatta in Sodus.

But perhaps the triumph Benson cherishes the most was his win in the 2003 Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta. Hospice is a cause close to his heart.

Benson's father died five years ago, and that's when he became more familiar with what hospice services provide.

"We didn't use hospice as much as we should have," the Red Creek resident said. "It just meant a lot to us to win this regatta. We worked hard for it."

That victory qualified Benson for the 2004 National Hospice Regatta Championship, which will take place April 16-18 in Annapolis, Md.

Benson and his four-man crew will be competing there against about 15 other winning skippers and teams from the other hospice regattas held in 2003 throughout the United States. This will be the fifth annual national regatta.

The hospice regattas raise funds and awareness for the charitable work of hospices. Hospice care treats and comforts terminally ill patients and their families, at home or in a home-like setting.

"It's a great cause," Benson said. "We feel fortunate to be representing Oswego County."

Crewing with Benson will be Jack Farden of Oswego, David Spang of Rochester, Brandon Flack of Connecticut, and Larry Arnal of Syracuse.

The national regatta will present a unique challenge for Benson and his crew.

"We've never sailed a boat like this, so it will be new to us," Benson said.

At the national regatta, all the participants are provided J-105s to sail. These boats are 35 feet long - five feet longer than "Blaze," - and they also have special spinnakers and other subtle differences, Benson said.

"We're going down a day early. We've lined up a boat to go out on," Benson said. "We're going to try to do as much preparation beforehand as possible."

Benson and his crew are veteran sailors with more than 20 years of experience. They feel that will help them adapt to the different conditions. "The main thing is to get up to speed on the boat as quickly as possible," Benson said.

Another adjustment for the team will be racing on Chesapeake Bay instead of Lake Ontario. Benson said competitors from the Annapolis area are bound to have an advantage because of their familiarity with the currents and with racing on that body of water.

Benson will have a tough time improving on the result achieved by the Oswego County representative at last year's national regatta. Kirk Reynolds, winner of the 2002 Oswego County Hospice Regatta, finished second at the national event to San Francisco's Phil Perkins.

Still, Benson is hopeful for a first-place finish. Rooting him on will be Ginny Gary of the Oswego Yacht Club. One of the original organizers of the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta and chair of the regatta the first three years, Gary has been elected to the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Board of Directors. She is serving as that organization's treasurer.

Gary is also a member of the board of directors for Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc.

Another OYC member who will be at the national regatta is Dick White, who will be a member of the race committee.

Benson's wife, Dianna, is the co-chair along with Tara Fitzgibbons of the 2004 Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, set for June 5. The winner will qualify for the 2005 National Hospice Regatta Championship in Annapolis.

Hospice Cup Regatta of Oswego County
June 7, 2003

Oswego Yacht Club and the Friends of Oswego County Hospice hosted the 4th annual Hospice Cup Regatta on Saturday, June 7. Brendan Benson sailing on Blaze edged out Bob Porter on Hiawatha to win the overall trophy in a three race regatta that had Blaze and Hiawatha tied for first place in both their division standing and the overall win. It was only by computing the time on time figures that Benson came out ahead, thus winning the right to represent Oswego Yacht Club and Oswego County Hospice in the National Hospice Regatta in Annapolis in 2004.

The first race started with light winds, 3-7 knots. The first two divisions got around the windward mark before the winds dropped to really light. The first two divisions were near the leeward mark when the wind filled in from behind and brought the rest of the fleet with it, making the leeward mark quite crowded. With the wind up, it was a sprint to the finish. The second and third races had steady winds of 10-15 knots, so the fleets were well spread out over the course.

The Hospice Cup Comerford-Van Drake Sportsmanship Award was given to Joe McCloskey.
Jean Kluttz, president of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, joined us for the day and spoke at the awards dinner following the racing. Entertainment was provided by the Fulton Community Dixieland Band, and Guitarist and Vocalist, Rick Bush. Terry and Martha Hammill once again offerred their time and their boat, Corso Avanti, to take sponsors and other spectators for a closer look at the racers rounding their marks, and crossing the finish line. In conjunction with the regatta, a 5KWalk/Run for Hope was held in the morning, as the sailors prepped their boats for the first race. All proceeds from the days' events are for the benefit of Oswego County Hospice patients and their families.

A special thank you is extended to our sponsors and to the Regatta Planning Committee for making this event successful.

Oswego Yacht Club
Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club

2003 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice


Thanks from the Regatta Planning Committee go to everyone who contributed their donations of time, money, and services.


Hospice Cup Regatta of Oswego County
June 8, 2002

Winds were light and variable on Lake Ontario as twenty boats competed for the Hospice Cup in Oswego. Art Tirrell, PRO, did another fine job of laying the courses and running the three races that constituted our regatta. Mother nature blessed us for a third year in a row with another warm and sunny day for the regatta and its associated activities.

Ginny Gary Photo
'03 Championship - Kirk Reynolds, 1st around the bouy

In addition to the sailboat racing, there was a 5K Water Walk/Run in the morning, the on-shore party with entertainment by the Fulton Community Dixieland Band, a Cajun style dinner with music provided by Rick Bush, and an all day rafflery. All funds raised will be benefiting Oswego County Hospice.

The goals of the regatta are to raise money for and awareness of the county's hospice program, and to have a good day of sailing competition....both accomplished.

Once again this year our title sponsors for the regatta were our community banks: Pathfinder Bank and Oswego County Savings Bank. Many other community business and organizations contributed their support, time and talents. Some of our other sponsors and contributors are note were:
Labatt/Eagle Beverage Co.
Dunkin Donuts
American Legion Post 268.

Thanks from the Regatta Planning Committee go to everyone who contributed their donations of time, money, and services.


Oswego Yacht Club
Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club

2002 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice



T
he Oswego County Bar Association donated a perpetual club trophy for the overall winner. Kirk Reynolds and crew aboard Sea Dog was this year's overall winner. Kirk will once again represent the Oswego Hospice and OYC in the national competition of the NHRA in 2003. He also competed in the first National Hospice Regatta in Annapolis in 2000.

As the best Oswego boat competing in the race, Kirk Reynolds also won the Commodore's Cup.

Terry & Martha Hammill received the Sportsmanship Award for their unique contribution to the regatta. They graciously hosted sponsor representatives on their boat, Corso Avanti, which served as our Spectator Boat. They provided an interesting and up close look at the racers and their boats as they rounded bouys and crossed the finish line.

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, 2001
June 9, 2001

Hospice Cup Regatta A Success! The winds were with us this year for our second annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, as 16 boats vied for the finish line in three races on Lake Ontario outside Oswego Harbor. The weather was perfect, with a variable breeze of 10-15 knots.

Oswego Regatta 2001 photo

The goals of the regatta, to raise money for and awareness of the county's hospice program, and to have a good day of sailing competition, were all achieved. The day's events this year included a 5K Walk/Run in the morning, which drew 145 participants, an on-shore rum party and barbeque, and an all day "Rafflery." Entertainment was provided by musician Rick Bush. Dinner speakers included event Honorary Chairperson Dan Cummings, and world class sailor Susan Korzeniewski. The presentation of awards followed dinner.

Oswego Regatta 2001 photo

Our primary sponsors for the regatta were our community banks: Pathfinder Bank and Oswego County Savings Bank.

Oswego Regatta 2001 photo

The event organizers are to be commended for their work: Michelle Dowd, Kevin Caraccioli, Greg Osetek and Kristin Norfleet of the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, and Dianna Benson, Tim Comerford, Ginny Gary, Dan Mather, and Jeanne Rotunno of OYC.

Oswego Regatta 2001 photo

Special thanks go to our Principal Race Officer, Art Tirrell, and his crew - Sunny Duncan, Greg Auleta, Jill Barnes, Jake Rotunno, and John Pyk. Also assisting Art on the water in other boats were Dave Lochner, and Tim and Sue Comerford. Special thanks also go to Dick Taylor, who did the scoring of the races, and to Sue Comerford for all the hours she spent at her computer doing the layout for the race program. The final numbers are not all in, but we are proud to say that a rough count shows that over $18,000 was raised as a result of the events of the day!


Oswego Yacht Club
Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club

2001 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice


Oswego Regatta 2001 photo

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta
June 10, 2000

Thanks to all participants and vounteers for making the first annual Oswego County Hospice Cup a success!

The regatta drew over 20 boats from all over the south-eastern portion of Lake Ontario. The day was beautiful with temperatures in the upper 80's and plenty of sunshine. The only thing lacking in the sailing category was the wind! The race committee managed to get off one race to make the regatta official.

On shore, spectators and visitors watched the regatta and bid on the many "rafflery" items that were donated to the event. A dinner was held in Breitbeck Park where news Channel 5's Tom Hauf was the master of ceremonies. The regatta participants were awarded trophies while all were awarded the results of the "rafflery" drawings.

Oswego County Hospice and the Oswego Yacht Club would again like to thank everyone for thier generous donations and participation in the event. We hope there will be many more events like these to come!

Major Sponsors:
A.G.A. Correa & Son Oswego County OB/GYN, PC
American Legion Post No. 268 Oswego Cranberry Company, LLC
Boat US Oswego Family Physicians
Carpenters Local No. 747 Port of OSwego Authority
Dunkin Donuts Sheriff's Silver Star Association, Inc.
Eagle Beverage Company, Inc. United Parcel Service



Oswego Yacht Club

Hosted by Oswego Yacht Club

2000 Benefiting Hospice:
Oswego County Hospice


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