Images from the Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta

Toronto photographers shares on-water images from the Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta held June 15, 2012 at the National Yacht Club. 

‘Trimming the sails – Toronto & Area Hospice Regatta (TAHR)’    Dave McGuire    
Angry Face racing for the finish line – Toronto & Area Hospice Regatta (TAHR) -  Dave McGuire
Hanging out on an 8 Metre – Toronto & Area Hospice Regatta (TAHR) -  Dave McGuire

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For results go to: www.tahr.ca
National Hospice Regatta Alliance: www.hospiceregattas.org
Perram House: www.perramhouse.ca

Toronto Area Hospice Regatta ends on high note

‘Skipper Rhonda Joyce and crewmates battling it out in the very tight Melges 20 class – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta’    Greg Nicholl    

Two days of great one design racing at the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta ended with $15,000 being presented to Perram House of Toronto, a palliative care residence that provides end of life care to individuals that have a limited life expectancy. 

Regatta chair Richard Reid, a passionate supporter of Perram House thanked and praised all of the volunteers that organized and ran this top notch regatta. The funds from this regatta are part of the 1.2 million dollars raised this year by 25 Hospice Regattas in Canada, the United States and the Virgin Islands.

All aspects of the regatta were superbly run. On the course, Principle Race Officer John Weakley again showed strong leadership in keeping the courses fair and the race management first class. The National Yacht Club again demonstrated why it is renowned for running great regattas. The regatta social committee gave the racers a fun filled Saturday night with the kilt and hula hoop contests and then capped off the evenings entertainment with the energy packed band Fiddle Stix.

Race Chair Richard Reid and Skipper of Zingara congradulates volunteers and competitors on another great Toronto Area Hopsice regatta regatta – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta -  Greg Nicholl

On the two race courses, named after their title sponsors; Procam and The Shotgun Fund, Argosy Partners Ltd, eight fleets; Melges 2, Melges 20, J22, 2.4 metre, C&C 99, Beneteau 36.7, 8 Metres and Beneteau First 10R, battled it our two days of light to moderate breeze squeezing in 7 races. On the Shotgun Course the Beneteau 36.7 Canadian Championship was captured by First Today skippered by Gary Tisdale last year’s winner of the 36.7 North American Championship. The Procam course also hosted the J22 Ontario Championships that was won by Stampede, Skippered by Jeffery Love of the host National Yacht Club.

The overall winner of the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta Perpetual Trophy was Bear Necessities a C&C 99 Skippered by Dexter Halsall from the Port Credit Yacht Club. Bear Necessities receives an invitation from the National Hospice Regatta Alliance to compete in the National Hospice Championship Regatta in St. Petersburg Florida next March.

National Yacht Club Commodore Henry Piersig and Race Chair Richard Reid presenting the trophy for the winning Beneteau 36.7 to Gary Tisdale on the yacht : First Today – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta -  Greg Nicholl

 

Skipper Dexter Halsall with crew and support team of the C&C 99 Bear Necessities: winner of the 2012 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta Overall Trophy – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta -  Greg Nicholl
2.4 metre boats rounding big offset mark – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta -  Greg Nicholl
Stampede, Skippered by Jeff Love, National Yacht Club Toronto, Winner of the Ontario 2012 J22 Championship – 2012 Toronto Hospice Regatta -  Greg Nicholl
The dates for the 2013 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta: June 15th & 16th 2013
For results go to: www.tahr.ca
National Hospice Regatta Alliance: www.hospiceregattas.org
Perram House: www.perramhouse.ca
Fiddle Stix: www.fiddlestix.ca
The Shotgun Fund: www.shotgun.com
Procam: www.procom.ca

Toronto Area Hospice Regatta June 16-17, 2012

The 2012 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta will take place June 16-17, 2012 at the National Yacht Club in Toronto. This year marks the fifth anniversary of this exciting charity and one design sailing regatta, where 100 per cent of the net proceeds are donated to Perram House – a palliative care residence in Toronto for individuals who have a limited life expectancy.

The 2012 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta welcomes the following one design fleets:

Beneteau 36.7 Beneteau 10R C&C 99 C&C 115
J22 2.4 Metre Melges 20 Melges 24
Star Class 8 Metre  J80

We are asking for your help to participate in our organizing efforts by simply registering now for the event so we can achieve critical mass as early on as possible. For you as a competitor, the more boats that come, the better the competition will be so please visit www.yachtscoring.com to register today. Payment isn’t necessary at this time, but is greatly appreciated.

I would like to personally invite you to participate in what will undoubtedly be a huge and successful one design regatta.

Richard ReidChair 2012 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta

 

Toronto Features One-Design Racing

The Toronto Area Hospice Regatta will celebrate its 5th anniversary on June 16-17 with two days of first-class one-design racing in a host of classes, all to benefit Perram House, an 8-bed hospice residence serving central city neighborhoods.

According to regatta chair Richard Reid, registration is underway for 10 invited classes: Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 10R, C&C 99, C&C 115, Melges 20, Melges 24, J22, Star Class, 2.4 Metre and 8 Metre. Click here to learn more.

A small flotilla of power boats, trawlers and sailboats will take spectators out to the course each day ($25). Tickets are also available for onshore festivities.

The Toronto event is hosted by National Yacht Club, with assistance from Port Credit Yacht Club.

4th Annual Toronto Area Hospice Regatta

We did it!

We have met our goal! The 4th Annual Toronto Area Hospice Regatta, presented by Procom and the Shotgun Fund has raised $15,000 for Perram House, the residential hospice in downtown Toronto – taking the total raised over 4 years to be over $100,00.  Thank you everyone who helped accomplish this – you should all be proud.

The two-day even, which wrapped up under sunny and breezy conditions Sunday June 19 th, attracted 50 boats from eight One Design Classics.

The Race Committees were able to complete the maximum number of boars proposed under ideal conditions and the results were announced during a ceremony at the National Yacht Club on Sunday.

The Overall Regatta Winner was Stampede, a j22 skippered by Jeffrey Love.

The crew of Stampede will represent Toronto at the Hospice Regattas National Championship to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida in April of 2012.

Overall Winners in each One Design division are as follows:

  • Beneteau 36.7 – First Today, skippered by Gary Tisdale
  • Beneteau 10R – Zoom, skippered by Rob Butler
  • C & C – Act II, skippered by Geoff Atkins
  • J22 – Stampede, skippered by Jeffrey Love
  • Melges 24 – Preston, skippered by Adam Burns
  • 2.4 Class – Chaos, skippered by Allan Leibel
  • Star Class – Grasshopper, skippered by Brian McKay
  • Melges 20 – Black Sheep, skippered by Jon Messener

The disco party was a huge hit…the music really did make us dance! The SLAM fashion show was extraordinary.

Richard Reid
TAHR Organizing Committee
416-367-3617
www.tahr.ca

Toronto Area Hospice Regatta – June 18-19, 2011

Regatta Information

What is the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta?
* A First Class One Design Regatta
* Its purpose is to raise general awareness for Hospice care
* It gives an opportunity for sponsors and racing sailors to raise awareness and dollars to support hospice care through a community event.

Where?
* The National Yacht Club is the proud host of the 2010 Toronto Area
Hospice Regatta, 1 Stadium Road, Toronto, Ontario.

Regatta Overview
* One Design Fleets – Beneteau 36.7, 10R, J-22, C&C 115, Melges 24, Melges 20, and Star fleets are confirmed
* The Regatta Organizing Committee currently is inviting local fleets
* Lake Ontario Championship for the Melges 24
* Canadian Championship for Beneteau 36.7
* Is now a member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance www.hospiceregatta.org
* Professional Race Management – drawn from participating yacht clubs in the GTA
* Race Courses – at least 2 circles
* Social events planned in addition to fund-raising events
* Registration available now Online

2011 Program Guide

Friday, June 17th 2011
4:00 PM Welcome & Skipper Check In – Bar is open
4:00 PM Bill Springate is your DJ
5:00 PM Tailgate Party kicks off – BBQ & festivities

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast on the GO – Druxy’s pastries
NYC Restaurant is open for buffet breakfast
8:30 AM Skippers Meeting followed by the day’s races
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Spectator Boats
4:00 PM Bar is Open
6:00 PM Food Stations – delicious!
6:30 PM Welcome by TAHR, Perram House, NYC presentation of daily awards for each fleet
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM DISCO INFERNO kicks off with DJ Eddi
9:00 PM Exclusively SLAM Fashion Show featuring the SLAM GURLZ

Sunday, June 19th
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast on the GO – Druxy’s
Dining room open for $12 buffet breakfast
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Spectator Boats

Hosted by: National Yacht Club

Regatta website: http://www.tahr.ca/

 

The 3rd annual Toronto Area Hospice Regatta raised more than $20,000 for Perram House

The 3rd annual Toronto Area Hospice Regatta, presented by Procom and ING Direct, has raised more than $20,000 for Perram House, a residential hospice in downtown Toronto.

The two-day event, which wrapped up under sunny and breezy conditions Sunday June 20th, attracted 45 boats from seven One Design Classes.

The Race Committees were able to complete the maximum number of races proposed under ideal conditions and the results were announced during a ceremony at the National Yacht Club on Sunday.

The Overall Regatta Winner was Neptune’s Car a Beneteau 36.7 skippered by Brian Rutter.
The crew of Neptune’s Car will represent Toronto at the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Regatta of Champions to be held in Rochester, N.Y. in June of 2011.

Overall Winners in each One Design division are as follows:
Beneteau 36.7 – Neptune’s Car, skippered by Brian Rutter
C & C 115 – RAGS, skippered by Judy Button
8-Metre – Sarrisa, skippered by Ralph Reimann
Melges 20 – Bohica, skippered by Erwyn Naidoo
Melges 24 – Presto, skippered by Adam Burns
Int’l Soling – Gull, skippered by Hans Fogh
Star Class – Grasshopper, skippered by Brian McKay

Northern Harbour, the widely acclaimed Jimmy Buffet tribute band rocked the Club Saturday night with several Buffet anthems, while guests enjoyed margaritas and pulled pork sandwiches.
Next year’s Toronto Area Hospice Regatta (TAHR) will be held June 18-19 at the National Yacht Club,
Mark your calendar.
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Richard Reid, Chair
TAHR Organizing Committee
416-367-3617
www.tahr.ca

2010 Toronto & Area Hospice Regatta – June 18-20

UNITING SAILORS

This two day event will involve One Design Fleets with as many as 50 racing boats participating. Affiliated with the National Hospice Regatta Alliance in the United States, the Toronto regatta is open to boats in the following classes: Beneteau 36.7, 8-metres, C&C 115, Melges 20, and Melges 24 just to name a few. If you want to race or just watch, this regatta promises to have something for everyone. Skip or crew a boat or watch from a spectator boat. Online boat registration is open at www.tahr.ca

SAILING TO FUND HOSPICE CARE

Located on the border between Regent Park and St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto, Perram House (www.perramhouse.ca) offers palliative care in a home setting to individuals who have a limited life expectancy. In the spirit of compassionate care, clients are supported by a dedicated nursing staff, five physicians, personal support with the assistance of trained volunteers, placing the client in control of his or her life and care.

All donations will go a long way to making a difference in the life of a patient at Perram House. Corporations are jumping on board in a big way. More corporate sponsors are welcome and committee organizers are looking for items for their silent auction.

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