The weather was near-perfect on Saturday for the Rochester Hospice Regatta. Mark Blaakman’s True Colors claimed 3rd place in the C&C 29 division, won by Jack and Jason Evans and their crew. Thanks to all competitors and hospice supporters for their efforts on behalf of Lifetime Care Hospice. [Photo by Doug Burtner.]

Congratulations to Kris Werner and crew of Pee Wee, winners of the 14th Rochester Hospice Regatta, which delivered great racing and great parties – as promised – for a great cause.

Congrats to Mark Blaakman and crew, not just for good results on the water but also for raising so much $$$ for hospice. Mark’s cumulative fundraising now exceeds $30,000!

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Lifetime Care website
Rochester Hospice Regatta page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Genesee Yacht Club Holds Hospice Regatta

The 14th Annual Hospice Regatta was held Saturday at the Genesee Yacht Club.

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Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate and raise money for the Lifetime Care Hospice.
Attendants also remembered family members and loved ones that have passed away.

The charity boating event is the largest in the Rochester area with more than fifty boats competing in races on the waters of Ontario Beach.

“It’s a fundraiser to support care for the elderly and those with end of life illnesses,” says regatta board member Mark Blaakman.

“This is actually an idea that 14 years ago a couple of gentleman just dreamt that it would be a great idea here in Rochester. We have a very strong sailing community here and it was a great idea and here we are 14 years later,” says Kristina Mossgraber, the event organizer from Lifetime Care Hospice.

Since the Hospice Regatta began, more than $600,000 has been raised for the Lifetime Care Hospice.

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Lifetime Care website
Rochester Hospice Regatta page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Regatta — August 17 & 18, 2012 — Rochester, NY

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The Hospice Regatta welcomes all sailors who regularly compete in club races or class regattas. The event is also recognized as a Tier 1 Qualifying Event for LYRA’s Boat of the Year award.

This year’s Regatta will be held August 17 & 18, hosted by Genesee Yacht Club. Located on the Genesee River, GYC is a lovely venue for our Friday night Clambake, and Saturday post-race party. The exciting day of racing takes place on Saturday on Lake Ontario.

Join us for this year’s event! Download a registration form here.

Consider asking friends and family for donations to sponsor your boat! For donations less than $250, use the Hospice Helper form found here. For donations of $250 or more, use the form found here. Sponsors at the $250 level and higher receive benefits in the form of tickets and t-shirts, benefits are outlined on the form found here.

Many skippers raise money for their boats using FirstGiving to receive online donations.  For instructions on how to set up your FirstGiving page, click here.  You don’t have to be racing to set up a page!

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Lifetime Care website
Rochester Hospice Regatta page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Regatta Wine Tasting & Community Clambake — Rochester, NY

Don’t miss the Hospice Regatta Wine Tasting & Community Clambake! 

The Hospice Regatta Wine Tasting & Community Clambake is a special event to benefit Lifetime Care Hospice.  Enjoy tasty food, live music by the Po’ Boys Brass Band, raffles, & remembrance rituals.

Friday, August 17, 2012

4:30 – Wine Tasting

6:00 – Clambake

Genesee Yacht Club

10 Marina Drive

Wine tasting (includes commemorative glass) – $20

Clambake – $50

Order your tickets online at www.lifetimecare.org, and clicking on the Regatta icon.  Additionally, you may call Kristina Mossgraber at 585.214.1034 or e-mail to kristina.mossgraber@lifetimecare.org

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Lifetime Care website
Rochester Hospice Regatta page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta photos

The 2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta took place Saturday, June 30, 2012.

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Niagara Hospice website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

2012 Albemarle Hospice Regatta and Run for Hospice 5k August 4, 2012

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 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.

The day will finish with a regatta awards ceremony that will be held on the Terryberry property in Newbegun Landing in Weeksville near the old blimp base.  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.

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) 267-5530

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National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
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National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page