In 2011, the Mayfield Yacht Club (MYC) teamed up with the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA) and Mountain Valley Hospice (MVH) to stage an expanded version of our Charity Cup Regatta. NHRA is a national organization that assists clubs in organizing regattas to raise money, through donations and corporate sponsorship, in support of local hospice programs. The winner of the GSL Hospice Regatta qualified to advance onto the National Regatta to be held in Saint Petersburg, Florida in April of 2012. More information regarding the National Regatta can be found here. We are excited to be associated with the NHRA and MVH, and have organized a first rate event. MYC has a long history of successfully staging a wide range of sailing events and the race committee has no doubt this event will be a highlight in that long tradition.
In 2012, we are expecting to attract boats from across NY State and beyond and are hoping you will be one of them. Aside from a day and a half of great racing, we are planning a Saturday night celebration, daily sponsor involvement and an event ending awards and recognition ceremony on Sunday.
The race committee has arranged with the marina next door to host free, self-serve launch and storage for the weekend on a first reserved basis for a limited number of boats. We will also be working to secure the same at other near by marinas to handle any overflow. MYC has (depending on water level) a limited number of transient ramp side spaces which are open on a first come, first served basis.
For those overnighting, there will be a limited number of tent spots on MYC grounds available on a first reserved basis. We will be asking club members to host off lake entrants on their boats at the club and we are looking at securing a hotel sponsor that may be an avenue for reduced hotel rates.
The 2012 CCR Notice of Race (NOR) is already available and Sailing Instructions (SI) will be available soon. Early indication is we will once again have a very solid Multihull Fleet. The race committee is expecting top notch Gold Fleet racing as well as fleets for a wide range of entrants. We will have an expanded fleet of chase boats on the course at all times giving better flexibility with course selection and orientation.
The race committee has adapted a Portsmouth Yardstick rating system for this year’s regatta. All fleets will race under the same system using offsets for spinnaker, jib and crew number allowances on each boat. All entrants will compete for overall winner and the right to represent our regatta at the NHRA annual regatta in 2013.
The race committee is very excited about how this year’s regatta is shaping up. If you know anyone who may be interested, please forward this wbsite along.
Think sailing and if you have any questions give us a shout.
2012 CCR Race Committee
2012 GSL Charity Cup for Hospice Regatta Documents
2012 Notice of Race (PDF, 3/8/12)
2012 Race Sailing Instructions (PDF, 7/3/12)
2012 Hospice Regatta Registration Form (PDF)
2012 Poker Run Flyer(PDF, 7/3/12)
2012 Regatta Invitation Flyer(PDF, 7/3/12)
2012 Skippers Party Flyer(PDF, 7/3/12)
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2010 Hospice Charity Cup Race Photos Taken by Kelly Whalen – Incredible!!
2011 Hospice Charity Regatta Archive
The 2011 Hospice Website
Read more — Learn more:
Mountain Valley Hospice website
GSL Regatta website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page