The National Hospice Regatta Championship
2003 April 11-13, 2003 - Annapolis, Maryland
On April 13 the 4th annual National Hospice Regatta Championship
was completed at Annapolis, Maryland. The original and so far only
national sailing championship for charity, the event hosted winning
skippers and teams from the 17 hospice regattas held in 2002 throughout
Seventeen local owners of J/105 racing yachts generously loaned
their boats to this prestigious event which helps publicize the
regional regattas and hospice care. The hospice regattas raise funds
and awareness for the charitable work of hospices.
Hospice care helps adults and children who are terminally ill,
without regard to ability to pay. Many hospice services are not
covered by insurance. Each program treats and comforts terminally
ill patients and their families, at home or in a home- like setting.
The National Hospice Regatta Championship is organized by the National
Hospice Regatta Alliance, a network for the growing number of hospice
regattas held nationwide. The Alliance helps new and existing hospice
regattas be successful, and hosts the championship to promote and
support them all. Its activities are supported by national sponsor
money and in-kind contributions or discounts.
Racing was held on the Chesapeake Bay, off Annapolis, Maryland
Race headquarters: Mears Marina, located in historic Eastport just
minutes from downtown Annapolis