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.

 

The competition again was hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club and the Gulfstream Sailing Club. The lack of wind delayed the 11:00 a.m. race start for more than 30 minutes.  Forty-five boats patiently awaited the start of the second annual event that raises funds to support hospice care for patients and families residing in South Florida. Conditions changed dramatically with the approach of a storm that tested the skills of skippers and crews competing in five racing classes on the 12-mile course.

Prior to the start of the race, Fred Mortensen, Chaplain for Hospice by the Sea, provided a blessing of the boats. The race committee boat, headed by Principal Race Officer (PRO) Gaylord “Jay” Wood, directed the start of the race.  Bella, a 36 ft. Sea Ray, captained by Paul and Diane Ferrarra, served as the viewing boat for the race. On board was Paula J. Alderson, President and CEO, Hospice by the Sea, Inc. who commented, “We are thrilled to have the continuing support of Ft. Lauderdale’s sailing community for this exciting event. It is a genuine pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of sailors and their crews.”

A post-race celebration was held at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. In front of a crowd of more than 200 supporters, the three overall winners along with the top three boats in each of the five classes: ARC, Beach Cat, Cruising Canvas, Multihull and PHRF received their awards. Two perpetual trophies were also presented to boats that raised the most donations for Hospice by the Sea, Inc. In honour of the late Diana Stephenson, “The Hospice by the Sea Fundraising Challenge Award” was presented by her husband, Mark Stephenson, to Bandana, skippered by David Wallace.  Bandana was also the recipient of the Wes Holmes Memorial Fundraising Trophy, which was presented by the Gulfstream Sailing Club.

Hospice by the Sea, Inc. is a not-for-profit provider of hospice care, palliative care, home health care, and caregiver services and support in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. For more information, please call Hospice by the Sea, Inc. at (561) 395-5031, or visit www.hbts.org.

 

2nd Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta – May 19, 2012

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 information, Fundraising 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.

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2012 Hospice Regattas National Championship

Congratulations to All Participating Skippers & Teams for a GREAT event!

A special congratulations to:
Champions  Gary Tisdale and Team Niagara - Jim Carminati, Justin Hays  and Adam Burns

2nd place: Brett Moss and Team Ft. Lauderdale - Dalton Tebo, Karl Langefeld
and Jason D’Agostino

3rd place: Steve Olinger and Team Treasure Island - Ralfie Steitz, Rod Jekowitz, and Bill Chamberlin on Sunday (not pictured )

A big thanks also to Carole Bardes, event chair (L); and Pat Seidenspinner, PRO (R) for a great job in making the race possible.

Complete results posted at SPYC

Local Sailor Representing Hospice by the Sea, Inc. in 2012 Hospice Regattas National Championship

The winners of 25 hospice regattas held throughout the nation last year traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida the weekend of April 20-22 to compete in the 2012 Hospice Regattas National Championship, hosted by the National Hospice Regatta Alliance. Among the skilled competitors is South Florida’s Bret Moss, skipper of Magic Marine, the overall winner of the 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta.  In addition to competing for national honors as Hospice by the Sea’s representative, Moss and his crew will sail with the heartfelt purpose of raising awareness of the importance of hospice care.

“My grandfather taught me how to sail when I was 13 years old.  During his final days, he was cared for by hospice. He received excellent care and was treated with compassion and kindness. My family received so much support from the nurses and doctors. Sailing in these hospice regattas is my way of giving back,” says Moss, a well-known sailor and highly respected competitor.

In preparation for the Championship, Moss recently participated in and won both the 57th Annual Miami to Key Largo Race and the 110-mile Key Largo Steeplechase. Though the upcoming Hospice Regattas National Championship is a shorter race, sailors will encounter a variety of challenges, such as being required to sail a different vessel each day and ongoing tactical analyses on the crew’s performance. Moss and his team members, Dalton Tebo, Karl Langfeld and Jason Dagastino, are aware of the hard work required to win any sailing competition and are committed to winning the Championship in honor of Hospice by the Sea.

According to Moss, “Sailing is like life. You have to adjust your sails because you can’t always change the conditions.”

For more than three decades, Hospice by the Sea, Inc. has provided hospice care to patients and families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Additional services offered are home health care, palliative care, bereavement counseling, complementary therapies and caregiver support.  For more information about Hospice by the Sea’s programs and services, please call (561) 395-5031, or visit www.hbts.org.

The National Hospice Regatta Alliance is a national not-for-profit organization whose members collectively raised over $1.2 million for hospices in their respective communities last year, netting more than $16 million since 1982. The Alliance’s work is supported by their all-volunteer Board of Directors and committees, as well as sponsorships. Willing hands, money and in-kind contributions all help the organization fulfill its mission to raise awareness of hospice care through charity sailboat regattas. For more information, please contact the Alliance at nhra@hospiceregattas.org.

 

2nd Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta, May 19, 2012

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. For more information regarding the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, please visit www.hospiceregattas.org

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.

Following a day of spirited racing, sailors, families and supporters of Hospice by the Sea, Inc. are invited to attend the 2012 Post-Race Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, where awards are presented to top finishers in each class.

Tickets to the Post-race Awards Ceremony and Celebration may be purchased for $50 per person.

To purcharse your tickets online click here.

RACING CLASSES:

PHRF – PHRF of Southeast Florida Certificate Required
ARC* – Assigned Rating Class (see note below)
ONE DESIGN – Ocean Racing One Design Fleets (5 boat minimum)
MULTIHULL – MASF Rating Certificate Required or One Design Class
CRUISING CANVAS – For yachts not ordinarily raced. Only working sails allowed (i.e. main, jib, mizzen. No spinnakers or specialty sails allowed)
*Note – Race Committee will assign yachts a rating based on information supplied with entry.

In addition awards for top race finishers, three perpetual trophies have been established to honor the boats that raise the most donations for Hospice by the Sea, Inc., including the Hospice by the Sea Fundraising Challenge Award in honor of the late Diana Stephenson, the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Top Fundraiser Award and the Wes Holmes Memorial Regatta Fundraising Award, which is presented by the Gulfstream Sailing Club.

The 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta is proudly hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsoboro Inlet Sailing Club and Gulfstream Sailing Club.

For more information, or to support the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, please contact Betty Pepper directly at 561-416-5007, or bpepper@hbts.org

Join the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta!

For a copy of the official Notice of Race, please click here.
To register for the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, please click here.

2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta — May 19, 2012

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.

After an exciting day of racing, both sailors and supporters of Hospice by the Sea are invited to attend the Post-race Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the prestigious Coral Ridge Yacht Club. More than 300 guests will gather at 6:30 p.m. for an evening filled with live entertainment and casual waterfront dining. Tickets to the Post-race Awards Ceremony and Celebration may be purchased for $50 per person.

The 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta is proudly hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club and the Gulfstream Sailing Club. This event is opened to all competitive racers and is just one stop on the National Hospice Regatta Alliance’s racing circuit. The winner of this year’s Regatta will qualify to compete in the 2013 Hospice Regattas National Championship, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In addition to trophies being awarded to top finishers in each racing class, four coveted
trophies will be awarded to boats that raise the most funds in support of Hospice by the
Sea, Inc. 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).

Hospice by the Sea, Inc. is a not-for-profit provider of hospice care, palliative care, home health care, and caregiver services and support in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. For a copy of the official Notice of Race for the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta or to purchase advanced tickets to the Post-race Awards Ceremony and Celebration, please call Hospice by the Sea, Inc. at (561) 416-5132, or visit www.hbts.org.

George M. Tokesky
Senior Director of Business Development

Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
Office: (561) 416-5037
Mobile: (561) 306-1253
gtokesky@hbts.org
www.hbts.org

Hospice by the Sea Regatta – May 14, 2011 – Fort Lauderdale

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.

After a day of racing, sailors, families and supporters of Hospice by the Sea, Inc. are invited to gather for the Post-Race Awards Ceremony and Celebration at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Maxwell Room at the Downtowner in Fort Lauderdale.

For more information regarding the 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, or to purchase tickets to the Post-Race Awards Ceremony and Celebration, please call Hospice by the Sea, Inc. at 561-922-7446, or visit hbts-px.rtrk.com.

The 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta is proudly hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club and Gulfstream Sailing Club.