Arch Farmer Cup – Albemarle Hospice Regatta August 6, 2011

We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails

In this year’s regatta, hosted by the Pasquotank River Yacht Club, participating sailboats will compete on a closed course on the Pasquotank River. The race is open to spinnaker, non-spinnaker, and cruising class sailors.  The cruising class is a fun way for sailors to show their support for hospice care in North Carolina, even if they do not normally race.  The regatta also hosts small boat classes for youth and adult sailors.  Small boat one-design classes may be established when four boats of the same type register before July 25th. For more information on regatta specifics click the Regatta Information tab on the left hand side of the webpage.  Once you have registered for the regatta check out your competition by checking the Scratch Sheet, underneath Regatta Information.

The day will commence with a regatta awards ceremony that will be held on the deck of Grouper’s Restaurant.  The ceremony will include dinner, live entertainment, presentation of trophies, a raffle, and a silent auction.  The awards ceremony is open to all who would like to support the day’s sailors.  Meal tickets are required for entrance to the awards ceremony, but the deck will be opened later to the general public for live music and dancing.  For more information about the awards ceremony and live music click the Party Information tab on the left hand side of the webpage.

The goals of the hospice regatta are to raise money for our participating, non-profit hospice and to raise public awareness for hospices everywhere.  There is no better way to raise funds and awareness for hospice care than spending a day in the sun and  everyone has a lot of fun in doing so!

There will be no rain date and no refunds!

For more information, questions, or comments contact us at

info@albemarlehospiceregatta.com or call (252) 337-8989

Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice – July 23rd and 24th, 2011 – Great Sacandaga Lake, NY

New in 2011 join the Mayfield Yacht Club, Mountain Valley Hospice, and the National Hospice Regatta Alliance for the ‘Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice’!  The Regatta begins on Saturday, July 23rd at 8am with a skipper’s meeting and registration. Races continue throughout the day.

Join us Saturday night at Lanzi’s On The Lake for a Regatta party to remember! Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $15 per person and all proceeds benefit Mountain Valley Hospice.

The Regatta races continue Sunday, July 24th with the skipper’s meeting at 8:30am and the award ceremony at 2:30pm.

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Sailing to Support a Cause — Lake Norman Hospice Regatta & Party

May 21-22, 2011 Lake Norman, NC

The Lake Norman Hospice Regatta allows junior boats to compete

At this month’s Lake Norman Hospice Regatta, some entrants will be sailors participating just for fun. Others will be competitive. And some will be there in memory of a loved one who benefited from the namesake cause.

Among that last group is Alan Cleeland, whose mother, Anita Brewer, succumbed to lung cancer while in Hospice’s care. He’s been sailing in the annual regatta since 2006. “It’s almost always a great time on the water, assuming we have wind!” he says.

Cleeland started sailing on a small lake with his buddies when he was 13. After spending most summers of his youth on the water, he continued to sail throughout his life whenever time permitted. The addition of his four children slowed his nautical adventures, but soon he introduced them all to the sport. And now he and his three sons, Kell, Craig and Clay, enjoy sailing in Brewer’s honor each year.

“Hospice adds dignity to the passing of our loved ones in a wonderful, serene setting. It also helps loved ones surround the individual with love and attention, and provides an understanding of death,” he says.

Helping to raise awareness

The annual regattas to raise money for Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman have been held on the lake since 2001, when it was the first open regatta ever held on Lake Norman to benefit a non-racing, not-for-profit organization.

Hospice aims to improve the quality of life for those with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. The medical care provides treatment and support for people with a terminal illness and a prognosis of six months or less. It allows patients to live the remainder of their lives pain-free and at ease.

The Hospice Regatta and its accompanying Lake Norman Hospice Regatta Party serve as fundraisers and ways to raise awareness. The money raised allows the organization to provide programs and services to anyone in need, regardless of their diagnosis or ability to pay. It also allows Hospice to provide grief support and community education free of charge.

The overall winner of the race will participate in the Hospice Regatta National Championship in 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, which is part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, is supported by all of the yacht clubs on the lake including the Lake Norman Yacht Club, The Outrigger Yacht Club and the Peninsula Yacht Club. The members of these clubs serve on the race committee, help run the regatta and host various events throughout the weekend.

So whether you are donating directly to the cause or supporting a sailor, there is no better way to assist the families and patients in need of hospice. For more information about hospice, visit www.hpccr.org. –Charlotte Observer –by Jennifer Gilewski | Photography by Richard Rudisill

HOSPICE CUP INC. ANNOUNCES 2011 RACE DATE

Event will celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Annapolis, MD — The Hospice Cup XXX – America’s largest charity regatta – will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011. Entering its 30th year of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, to date the Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.

“Hospice Cup is a wonderful opportunity to bring hospices in the region together to raise awareness of the hospice mission,” says Brien Jones-Lantzy, Hospice Cup, Inc. President. “The great thing about this event is that you don’t have to be a racer to get in on the action. Volunteers are in the middle of the scene and spectators can enjoy the race from the comfort of a yacht and enjoy a catered lunch, open bar, and live commentary.”

To sponsor or volunteer for this event, please visit www.hospicecup.org.

About Hospice Cup

Hospice Cup funds help to pay the expenses not covered by Medicare or private insurance. These dollars enable the hospices to provide skilled compassionate care, comfort and dignity to the terminally ill, their families and friends, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice enables patients to carry on alert, pain-controlled lives so their last days may be spent in comfort, at home or in home-like settings. Hospice care concentrates on care, not cure. Bereavement counseling and support groups are part of hospice services after the loss of a loved one.

The annual Hospice Cup regatta is a cooperative effort. It is organized by the all-volunteer Hospice Cup, Inc.(HCI) Board of Directors, an Executive Director, participating area hospices and hundreds of volunteers. The race is managed by Shearwater Sailing Club and assisted by Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station.

The 2011 participating hospices include: Hospice of the Chesapeake, Capital Hospice, Montgomery Hospice, Chester River Home Care & Hospice, and Talbot Hospice. Each hospice must meet the standards of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

The Hospice Cup race is sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) and counts for CBYRA season-long High Point competition. Hospice Cup, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for the purposes of conducting a benefit yacht race and related events. Hospice Cup, Inc. is also a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance.

Additional information about the race can be found online at the official Hospice Cup web site

2011 St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta & Optimist Regatta

Join Us at Jump Up! – February 11, 2011

The 2011 St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta invites you to visit our booth, located at the Comanche Mill Yachtless Club, during the Christiansted Valentine Jump Up celebration, Friday, February 11, 2011. Come out and support the St. Croix Yacht Club and Continuum Care Inc., in their efforts to promote education and diverse programs offered to our Island community.

St. Croix Yacht Club will be providing round trip taxi service for SCYC members and SCYC Hospice Regatta participants from the St. Croix Yacht Club to Christiansted for Jump Up. The first taxi will leave SCYC at 5:30 PM with continued service, approximately every 25 minutes. The last Taxi will be leaving Christiansted, heading east at 10:00 PM. Please visit the SCYC Hospitality desk to purchase your $15.00 round trip taxi wrist band.

Throughout the entire weekend, SHOW YOUR SPIRIT by simply wearing any piece of SCYC or regatta merchandise (hat, bags, shirts, belts, etc.), to be registered for raffle prizes sponsored by our local artists and retailers. Visit the table at the Comanche Mill Yachtless Club during Jump Up or the hospitality table at the St. Croix Yacht Club to be entered into the raffle. You do not have to be present to win and raffle prizes will be posted.

See you there!
St Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta Committee

2010 Wedding bells at Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta

Wedding bells at a hospice regatta? The first was a few years ago in Annapolis; another match originated at the first championship. Now, on October 10, after the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta on Virginia’s Rappahannock River, S. Carolina sailor Joe Waters and Linda Minginini will tie the knot where they first met. Joe has competed in many of the East Coast hospice regattas as well as the national championship. They hope to include in the celebration the historic replica GODSPEED, which will “race” with the fleet that day. (Check your history books). Fair Winds to the regatta and to Linda and Joe!

Godspeed!

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8th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner & Regatta

Benefiting Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice Campaign


The Regatta brings together racers, community organizations and families for a weekend of unique events to support Sharp HospiceCare. Festivities include pre-race dinner, dancing, live entertainment, live and silent auction, regatta race, spectator boat viewing parties and a post-race dinner party. Racers compete to earn a spot in the 2011 Hospice Regattas National Championship.

Schedule of Events

Pre-Race Dinner, Dance & Auctions
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
6 pm
$175 individual ticket

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Join us Friday evening as we kick off our two-day weekend of festivities in support of Sharp HospiceCare. The evening includes a cocktail reception, full-course dinner, live and silent auction, dinner program and dancing to the music of Detroit Underground.

Spectator Boat Parties
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010
11 am
$125 individual ticket

Coronado Yacht Club
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Board a spectator boat viewing yacht and watch the race action. Each ticket includes lunch (courtesy of Subway), beverages (including beer and wine on the yacht), post-race party barbecue dinner, Regatta T-shirt and live entertainment by Misty and the Mobys.

For More Information
To register for the Friday evening pre-race dinner or the Saturday spectator boat parties, visit active.com.

To register your sailboat for the Regatta races, visit cortezracing.com.

To learn more about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please call the Grossmont Hospital Foundation at 619-740-4200 or send us an email.

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Hospice Regatta – August 20-21, 2010 – Rochester, NY

Set Sail, Celebrate Life, Support Hospice


Plan now to take part in Rochester’s 12th annual Hospice Regatta on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, hosted by Genesee Yacht Club. This is the area’s largest charity regatta, with more than 60 sailboats expected to race on Saturday, plus hundreds of Hospice supporters attending great parties on Friday and Saturday.

Proceeds from the Regatta benefit Hospice services provided by Lifetime Care, the Rochester area’s leader in helping families care for loved ones who are terminally ill.

Set Sail: To learn more about signing up to race your boat in the Hospice Regatta, click here.
Celebrate Life: To learn more about attending wonderful onshore activities, click here.
Support Hospice: To learn more about how you can raise funds or make a donation, click here.

Event Schedule
Friday, August 20:
2:30 pm: Community Cruise on Lake Ontario and/or the Genesee River
3:00 pm: Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Tour
5:00 pm: Wine Tasting at Genesee Yacht Club (GYC)
6:00 pm: Clambake at GYC. Dinner, beverages, and a special remembrance event, with live music by Po Boys Brass Band.

Saturday, August 21:
8:00 am: Skippers Meeting, GYC

10:00 am: Sailboat racing begins on Lake Ontario
3:15 pm (approx): Parade of Boats at GYC
4:00 pm: Regatta Barbecue at GYC. Dinner, beverages & raffles, music by Phil Marshall Trio.
6:15 pm: Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 22:
8:00 am: Rochester Race Skippers Meeting, RYC
10:00 am: Rochester Race begins on Lake Ontario

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2010 Albemarle Hospice Regatta and 5k Run

We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails

In this year’s regatta, hosted by the Pasquotank River Yacht Club, participating sailboats will compete on a closed course on the Pasquotank River. The race is open to spinnaker, non-spinnaker, and cruising class sailors. The cruising class is a fun way for sailors to show their support for hospice care in North Carolina, even if they do not normally race. The regatta also hosts small boat classes for youth and adult sailors. Small boat one-design classes may be established when four boats of the same type register before July 26th. For more information on regatta specifics click the Regatta Information tab on the left hand side of the webpage. Once you have registered for the regatta check out your competition by checking the Scratch Sheet, underneath Regatta Information.

This year will also mark the first Albemarle Hospice 5k! Participants of all ages, whether running or walking, will compete on a closed course in downtown Elizabeth City. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and also to the top three competitors of each age category. For more information on 5k specifics click the 5k Information tab on the left hand side of the webpage. Once you have registered for the 5k check out your competition by checking the list of registered participants, underneath the 5k Information tab.

The day will commence with a regatta awards ceremony that will be held on the deck of Grouper’s Restaurant. The ceremony will include dinner, live entertainment by Dr. Peter Boehling and the Joe Gosman Band, presentation of trophies, a raffle, and a silent auction. The awards ceremony is open to all who would like to support the day’s sailors. Meal tickets are required for entrance to the awards ceremony, but the deck will be opened later to the general public for live music and dancing. For more information about the awards ceremony and live music click the Party Information tab on the left hand side of the webpage.

The goals of the hospice regatta and 5k are to raise money for our participating, non-profit hospice and to raise public awareness for hospices everywhere. There is no better way to raise funds and awareness for hospice care than spending a day in the sun and everyone has a lot of fun in doing so!

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