Photo of the 2012 Lake Norman Hospice regatta Champions
Pictured are: (L-R) Wendy Papke Edgington, Crew and Merrill Callen, Skipper. Not pictured is Nancy Saint, who crewed on Saturday.
NOTICE OF REGATTA
June 8 – 10, 2012
Raising Sails ~ Raising Spirits~ Raising Funds
Please join us for the
12th Annual Lake NormanHospice Regatta
To Benefit; Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman!
Lake Norman Yacht Club (LNYC), 297 Yacht Rd., Mooresville, NC, is the organizing authorityand host of The Lake Norman Hospice Regatta. The Lake Norman HospiceRegatta is a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, a national network of hospiceregattas that raise money and awareness for hospice care.
The Lake Norman Hospice Regatta is aqualifying event for the Hospice RegattasNational Championship to be held in St. Petersburg, FL in April,2013. The selected Champion of ourRegatta will represent Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Normanand our community at the National Championship. The skipper and crew will compete in Sonars and Ideal 18s (borrowedboats) against the winners of other Hospice regattas of 2012.
Festivitiesinclude a Friday evening social, the Regatta, auction/raffle, games, aninterfaith “Memorial Moment” for those interested in honoring or rememberingloved ones, Saturday dinner, and Sunday donation cookout. Merchandise provided by Coral Reef SailingApparel will be on sale, featuring artwork provided by Marine artist WillardBond.
The Hospice Regatta Party at the Peninsula Club last weekend was a tremendous success! We are projecting that 2012 may be the year that the proceeds from the Party and the Regatta exceed $100,000! Please encourage everyone to come race, join us for drinks/music on Friday night and come to the dinner/raffle/auction on Saturday evening. It’s a fun, fun weekend on and off the water in support of a great organization.
This year, we are again excited about our fundraising for Albemarle Hospice and Albemarle Home Care. The fundraising is obtained through the proceeds of the yearly Regatta, 5K Run, and, of course, your generous sponsorship. We (Albemarle Hospice Regatta Committee) are part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (http://wwwhospiceregattas.org) to raise funds to support hospice care.
Your donation will help support hospice in its important role to provide services and palliative care to terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice provides services not only for our local county, but also serves Chowan, Perquimans, Camden, Currituck, and Gates County. With your donation, Albemarle Hospice and Albemarle Home Care will continue to serve those in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
We offer several levels of sponsorship to fit with your budget. Donations at any level are greatly appreciated! The sponsorship options are described in more detail on the enclosed Sponsor Proposal sheet. Our donors and sponsors are recognized on our website, identified in the awards dinner program booklet, and displayed on banners and other promotional materials. In order to recognize your business on promotional items, please let us know your level of sponsorship by Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Thank you for your support! Because of you, Albemarle Hospice and Albemarle Home Care can continue to provide important care and support for members of our community.
Albemarle Hospice Regatta and Run for Hospice 5k
August 4, 2012
The 5k will begin at 8 a.m.
The 5k awards ceremony will immediately follow the race.
Sailing Races begin at 10 a.m.
Dinner and sailing awards ceremony will begin at 6 pm.
Donated items will be auctioned off during the evening.
Enjoy live music throughout the evening.
Come out and join us and show your support for Albemarle Hospice!
Admiral – $1000
Businesses or individuals who contribute $1000 will be the sponsor of a trophy series for the regatta. Their name will be displayed on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for a given race. They also receive their name displayed proudly on a banner at the dinner and a one page ad in the regatta program. The Sponsor will receive two tickets to the awards dinner/party and two regatta t-shirts. Admiral sponsors will be recognized in a post regatta newspaper ad.
Commodore – $500
Businesses or individuals who contribute $500 will receive their name displayed proudly on a banner at the dinner and a half-page ad in the regatta program. They will also receive two tickets to the awards dinner/party and two regatta t-shirts. Commodore sponsors will be recognized in a post regatta newspaper ad.
Captain – $250
Businesses or individuals who contribute $250 will receive their name displayed proudly on a banner at the dinner and recognition in the regatta program. They will receive one ticket to the awards dinner/party.
First Mate – $100
Businesses or individuals who contribute $100 will receive their name displayed proudly on a banner at the dinner and recognition in the regatta program.
Crew – $50
Businesses or individuals who contribute $50 will receive their name displayed proudly on a banner at the dinner and recognition in the regatta program.
Albemarle Hospice Regatta
PO Box 612
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 337-8989
What a great weekend to be out on Lake Norman – if you were in a kayak, canoe, tube or motor boat – but unfortunately not a sailboat! The 61 sailors and their crew that assembled for the 11th Lake Norman Hospice Regatta are used to the challenges of the weather – too much wind; too little wind.
But, having to spend the day on shore provided opportunity for the sailors to do what they do best (next to sailing ,of course) – socialize, tinker with their boats, make new friends and occasionally have a cold beverage.
Staff and volunteers from Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region mingled with sailors and for many, this brought clarity and insight into the mission of Hospice and what they do in our community to provide palliative and end of life care.
Sunday proved to be a bit better on the water, with 1 race completed by the Thistle class and the Keelboat Spinnaker fleets. The Juniors had 2 races. All other fleets were shut out of a finish when their time limit expired. The Adult fleets included Spinnaker Keelboats, Cruising boats, U20’s, Flying Scots, Thistles, Sunfish and a miscellaneous fleet.
The Juniors had Lasers, Optis and 420s out racing. The 420’s were raced by a combined team of a Special Olympics sailor and their Unified Partner.
Congratulations to Treez Decker and her crew, John Park, Lynn Strange and Reid Spearin racing her Tripp 26 for winning not only the Spinnaker division but also being selected to represent the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta at the National Alliance of Hospice Regattas to be held in St Petersburg FL in April, 2012.
May 21-22, 2011 Lake Norman, NC
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
You may not realize it, but there’s a fun side to hospice too. It comes out every once in a while, and when it does, look out!
Tomorrow night is one of those times. Each year we have a party around the time of the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta. It’s our one late-night event that puts us home pleasantly exhausted (feeling all young and crazy again), at a decidedly unearly hour.
It’s a night of entertainment, excellent food and libations, and conniving strategy. Where does the conniving part come in? Well, we’ve got both live and silent auctions and, once you get your heart set on one of the many awesome items up for grabs, you will do whatever it takes to make it yours.
You will keep tabs on your competition who will be bidding for your silent auction item (the one you saw when you walked in the door and simply knew that fate had left it there just for you). You will go back and subsequently make more bids. And when the warning comes that there are only minutes left to finalize bids, you will hover over your item like a mama bird protecting her nest. It will get nutty and, man, you will have a good time!
So what will you be hovering over this year? The real question is what will you not? We have a fabulous vacation to Royal Palm Beach Resort in St. Maarten, and accommodations at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, the Harbourview Inn in Charleston, and the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. You can bid on a Bonefish Grill gift basket (which includes dinner for eight!), personal chef services, beautiful works of art, jewelry, and so much more.
So put on your fancy cocktail duds (no jeans allowed at this shindig!) and join us at The Peninsula Club on Lake Norman tomorrow night. Sounds like a party you don’t want to miss, right? Tickets for all of this fun are a bargain at $85 and include an expansive dinner and dessert buffet, music, entertainment, and, of course, the auctions.
By definition, we can’t feel young and crazy unless the party people show up. That’s you. Tomorrow night, it will be your turn to go home pleasantly exhausted. Because you will. And if you’re lucky, you’ll go home with a bunch of loot in tow! Better start practicing your hovering.–Andrea Powell
Proceeds from the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta Party benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman, a regional office of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. The evening begins at 6:30 pm and lasts until 11pm. For more information, or to purchase your tickets online, visit our website, hpccr.org.
Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman hosted the 10th Annual Lake Norman Hospice Regatta & Party the weekend of May 14 and May 21-23. These events raised over $69,000 to support the mission of improving the quality of life for those with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Longtime Lake Norman sailor, Chip Richardson, and his team on the J37C, “Jazz,” persevered through the varied weather and sailing conditions to take top honors. It includes an invitation to represent Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman at the 2011 National Hospice Regattas Alliance Championship, in Rochester, NY next June. The first alternate is Steve Hesler, winner of the Highlander Class.
This year’s Regatta was attended by 57 boats, ranging in size from Junior Optimist Dinghy’s, 7’ 9”, to Keelboats of 37 feet. The weather conditions on Saturday morning were wet and gloomy, forcing an on-shore postponement. However, by midday Saturday, the sunshine and wind “wizards” were working in our favor, with a great 6 to 10 knot breeze, permitting the adult sailors to sail three races and the Juniors to get in five races! Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate at all on Sunday, with the cancellation gun being fired before noon. Everyone cleaned up their boats and then enjoyed a delicious Burger and Brats lunch before trophies were awarded.
Highlights of the regatta festivities was The Regatta Party, a sold-out premier event held at the Peninsula Club, Friday, May 14th, which included a fabulous live and silent auction, and the Saturday Sailor Dinner & Raffle at the Lake Norman Yacht Club, May 22nd. Emcee, and former Commodore of LNYC, Mike Robinson, did a fabulous job of keeping the sailors and other guests uproariously entertained, while netting an additional $2,500 in donations for Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman.
We would like to thank all our event volunteers, and Regatta & Party sponsors, especially our Commodore, US Airways, and Captain, Lake Norman Transportation, for their admiral support again this year!
Questions? Contact: Nancy Cole, Special Events Manager
704.335.4312 or email@example.com
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!