2012 Avow Hospice Regatta – January 28, 2012 – Naples Florida


Now in its eighth year, the Avow Hospice Regatta will sail Saturday, January 28 in the Gulf of Mexico near the Naples Pier. The event, a member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA), is held each winter to raise awareness of hospice care and funds for Avow Hospice. All NHRA members operate independently with a shared goal of raising public awareness and funds for hospices nationwide. The winning skipper and crew will represent Avow Hospice in the 2012 Hospice Regattas National Championship.

“Top sailors from hospice regattas across the country compete to advance the charitable work of hospices throughout America,” said Karen Rollins, president and CEO of Avow Hospice, “We’re fortunate to live in an area where this event is possible, and we’re proud that a local sailing team will represent their hometown in the national championship.”

The 2011 regatta drew 17 boats. The winning skipper and crew, Steve Romaine and his boat Air Supply, will participate in the 2011 National Hospice Regattas Alliance Championship Races scheduled for April 20-22, 2012 in St. Petersburg, FL.

The regatta will begin with a memorial ring ceremony at 9:30am, followed by the race at 10:00am. Immediately following, a shore party featuring awards ceremony, cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and entertainment will be held at Ispiri, the community center located on the Avow Hospice campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples.

Spectator boat passage is available, and includes lunch and memorial ring ceremony participation. Advance registration is recommended. Facebook RSVP is not considered a registration. For race registration, ticket information, reservations and details, contact Chairwoman Bonnie Dinger, (239) 649-3686, bdinger@avowhospice.org.

At a Glance: 8th Annual Avow Hospice Regatta
Memorial Ring Ceremony 9:30 AM • Race 10:00 AM, in the Gulf of Mexico near the Naples Pier

Shore Party
Ispiri community center (on the Avow Hospice campus) 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples 34105
Cocktails 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM, followed by music, silent auction and awards ceremony

Tickets (per person)

For race registration pricing, contact Bonnie Dinger at (239) 649-3686.

Spectator boat passage: $50
Shore party: $100
Combination spectator boat/shore party: $125

Avow Regatta Results

Avow Hospice Regatta Class Winners and Nationals Delegate Announced

Under perfect January skies, 17 boats participated in the 2011 Avow Hospice Regatta, held Saturday, January 29 in theGulf of Mexico near the Naples Pier. The following boats won their divisions:

Spinnaker A:                Maria, skippered by Joe Bonness

Spinnaker B:                 T-Bone, skippered by Jason Richards

Sport Boat:                   Obsession, skippered by Gary Schwarting

Multihull:                       Tri-Power, skippered by Ed Dixon

Non-Spinnaker:            Air Supply, skippered by Steve Romaine

True Crossing:              Saboutime, skippered by John Harkless

Steve Romaine and his boat Air Supply will represent the Avow Hospice Regatta in the 2012 National Hospice Regattas Championship Races, scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, FL in 2012.

For fundraising excellence, the Winds of Hospice award was conferred on:

Boat: Flame, skippered by James Doane

Individual: Coleen Walsh, crew member of Obsession

The Avow Hospice Regatta sails each winter to raise awareness of hospice services inCollier County and funds for Avow’s nonprofit operations.

Avow Hospice Regatta – January 29, 2011

Join Avow Hospice for its seventh annual Regatta!

The Race:
Held in the Gulf of Mexico • Viewable from beach near Naples PierMemorial Ring Ceremony 9:30 AM • Race 10:00 AM

The Shore Party:
Ispiri – Avow’s new center for healing, education and celebration1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples 34119Cocktails 5:30 PMDinner 6:30 PMMusic by Michael AngeloSilent auctionAwards ceremony conducted by Master of Ceremonies & Race Chair Jerry Watkins
Shore Party Tickets $100.

To order tickets call the Avow Hospice Office of Advancement at (239) 649-3683. Advance registration is recommended. Facebook RSVP is not considered a registration.


If you are interested in racing, sponsoring/underwriting the event or contributing to the silent auction, please contact Bonnie Dinger at (239) 649-3686 or by email at bdinger@avowhospice.org.

2011 Benefiting Hospice
Avow Hospice
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples Fl 34105
Phone: 239-261-4404
Fax: 239-261-8683
email: regatta@hospiceofnaples.org

Avow Hospice Website :http://www.avowhospice.org