DIESEL Wins J/70s Hospice Cup

MIRAGE Nips 105s, AUNT JEAN Dusts 35s
(Annapolis, MD)- This past weekend’s 31st Annual Hospice Cup in Annapolis – one of the country’s oldest and longest-running charity regattas- saw a lot of boats come out and play, especially seven brand new J/70s in their first Chesapeake Bay one-design regatta!  While J/105s posted the biggest class, the J/70′s were turning lots of heads as they worked the waves downwind. Those that came out found great breeze with 12-15 kt southerlies, big waves and not a cloud in the sky.

The Hospice Cup, an annual tradition of mixing sailboat racing and charity, has not always brought good sailing weather to Annapolis. But anyone who participated in this year’s edition of the event on Saturday, September 22 has erased all bad weather from memory… What a day to be on the Bay! Great breeze, tight competition on the race course, fantastic food at the shoreside party, an auction, upbeat live music and all with the best views in Annapolis.

Read more

31st Annual Hospice Cup — giving and getting

 

Action from last weekend’s 31st Annual Hospice Cup in Annapolis – one of the country’s oldest and longest-running charity regattas.  Those that came out found great breeze, big waves and not a cloud in the sky.  While J/105s posted the biggest class, there were also seven new J/70′s out turning lots of heads as they worked the waves downwind.  This shot of Scott and Carl Gitchell’s J/105 Tenacious gives you a taste of the challenges that shallow water and big air brings on the Chesapeake.

Nearly 300 more photos up from our friend Dan Phelps are up at www.SpinSheet.com.

Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Cup XXXI overall winners Carl and Scott Gitchell

Previous championship winner Cedric Lewis (left) and co-owner of the J/105 Mirage Fredrik Salvesen (right) recently presented the 2012 Hospice Cup trophy to the Gitchells.

Hospice Cup XXXI overall winners Carl and Scott Gitchell qualified aboard their J/105 Tenacious to represent the Annapolis regatta at the 2013 Hospice Regattas National Championship.  They achieved the best overall score across three consecutive years, with eight other teams close on their heels.

Cedric Lewis, previous championship winner, and co-owner Fredrik Salvesen of the J/105 Mirage recently presented the 2012 Hospice Cup trophy to the Gitchells.

Chesapeake Bay J/105 Fleet 3 has a long history of supporting their local Hospice Cup, as well as of generosity as owners donating their boats the eight years the championship was held in Annapolis.

The Gitchells and their crew will sail against winners of other 2012 hospice regattas in St. Petersburg, Florida next April 11-14, vying for National Championship bragging rights.

HOSPICE CUP XXXI SET FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

 WHAT: The 31st anniversary of Hospice Cup – America’s largest charity sailing regatta– will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Annapolis, MD.

Supporters can:

• Buy a ticket to attend the Shore Party at Annapolis Sailing School

• Bid on one of the fabulous online auction items

• Donate to online to one of Hospice Cup “FirstGiving” fundraisers (found on www.hospicecup.org)

Sponsors, donors and invited guests will enjoy the races from the decks of a charter boat, complete with open bar and catered lunch. On board race commentators will help bring the race alive as they discuss sailing maneuvers and boat positioning during the race.

After the races, supporters head to the Shore Party at Annapolis Sailing School on Back Creek for live music, live auction, food, drink, and a good times. The highlight of the day is the Awards Ceremony, celebrating the racers and funds raised for Hospice Care.

Tickets tickets for the Shore Party are $85.

Shore Party tickets may be purchased online at www.hospicecup.org or by calling 410-919-8393.

WHEN: Races begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at about 2:30 p.m.  The post race Shore Party is from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  On the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. The post-race Shore Party will take place on the shores of the Annapolis Sailing School.

WHO:   2012 participating hospices: Capital Caring, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Montgomery Hospice. These hospices will receive the funds raised at Hospice Cup XXXI to help their patients and families dealing with end-of-life issues.

WHY:  To date, Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.

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.

For more information visit www.hospicecup.org or email: hospicecup@aol.com

Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

New for 2012 – Hospice Cup Memorial Sponsorhip

In conjunction with our partner, Norht Point Yacht Sales, Hospice Cup is pleased to announce a new sponsorship level, Memorial Sponsorship.

For $250 the sponsor receives:
–Yellow sailing burgee with loved one’s name embroidered on it, to be displayed at the Hospice Cup Shore Party
–2 tickets to the Hospice Cup Shore Party

Order your burgee today by contacting Karma O’Neill at 410-919-8393 or hospicecup@aol.com

 Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

James Patrick Muldoon, Esq. named Honorary Chair of the 31st Hospice Cup regatta

James Patrick Muldoon, Esq.

Mr. Muldoon has been an actively involved in international sailing and boating for more than 25 years. As captain and owner of the 73-foot yacht, DONNYBROOK, he has participated with competitive amateur teams in hundreds of races and has accrued more than 75,000 miles of ocean racing. He has been involved with Hospice Cup for 27 years, serving as live race commentator for several years.

“Jim’s contributions to raising funds and awareness of Hospice care has been invaluable in helping our event progress throughout the years,” says Brien Jones-Lantzy, Hospice Cup President. “His well-known talent for sailing and passion for philanthropic causes makes him an ideal person to bring the community together to help the lives of individuals seeking hospice care.”

Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Cup Announces New Sponsorship Opportunity

The Hospice Cup Inc., an Annapolis-based organization that raises funds and awareness for hospice care, has added a new sponsorship to their program.

According to a press release, Hospice Cup Inc. has added a special sponsorship opportunity to its 31st annual sailing regatta fundraiser. The Memorial Sponsorship includes a special edition keepsake “burgee” with the name of a loved one imprinted.

The Hospice Cup Inc. supports the Hospice of the Chesapeake, which will open soon in Pasadena.

This $250 sponsorship also includes two tickets to the Shore Party with catered food, drinks and live band on the shores of Back Creek at Annapolis Sailing School, according to the release. The racing and awards event takes place on  Sept. 22 in Annapolis.

Hospice Cup raises funds for regional nonprofit hospices to aid them to continue providing end of life care to those in need regardless of ability to pay. The 2012 participating hospices include Capital Caring, Hospice of the Chesapeake and Montgomery Hospice.

Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Cup XXXI — September 22, 2012

Attend the Shore Party

We are returning to Annapolis Sailing School, on the banks of Back Creek and overlooking the Bay.  Purchase your Shore Party Tickets and come join in on the fun!
Shore Party tickets are just $85 per person(Sailor discount available for registered boats!).

This year’s shore party offers The Rovers, open bar, full catered meal including Oysters from McGarvey’s and Sushi from Tsunami, great appetizers and side dishes from Graul’s Market and many more choices. Come join the fun and help Hospice Cup raise funds for children’s bereavement services.

Read more — Learn more
Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice Cup XXXI News

Hospice Cup Adds Memorial Sponsorship to Event

Hospice Cup, Inc. has added a special sponsorship opportunity to its 31st annual sailing regatta fundraiser. The Memorial Sponsorship includes a special edition keepsake “burgee” with the name of a loved one imprinted. The burgee will be displayed during the daylong event. This $250 sponsorship also includes 2 tickets to the Shore Party with catered food, drinks and live band on the shores of Back Creek at Annapolis Sailing School.

To arrange a memorial sponsorship, contact Karma O’Neill at hospicecup@aol.com for information.

Jim Muldoon Named Honorary Chair of Hospice Cup XXXI

Hospice Cup, Inc. named James Patrick Muldoon, Esq., the Honorary Chair of the 31st annual Hospice Cup Regatta. The event takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis.

Mr. Muldoon has been an actively involved in international sailing and boating for more than 25 years. As captain and owner of the 73-foot yacht, DONNYBROOK, he has participated with competitive amateur teams in hundreds of races and has accrued more than 75,000 miles of ocean racing. He has been involved with Hospice Cup for 27 years, serving as live race commentator for several years.

“Jim’s contributions to raising funds and awareness of Hospice care has been invaluable in helping our event progress throughout the years,” says Brien Jones-Lantzy, Hospice Cup President. “His well-known talent for sailing and passion for philanthropic causes makes him an ideal person to bring the community together to help the lives of individuals seeking hospice care.”

Not a Sailor? We want YOU!

The Hospice Cup sailing regatta race is all about having fun. We love that we have attracted a balance of serious racers and casual sailors each year. Our special Hospice Class provides a unique opportunity for less serious sailors to relax on the Bay while supporting a great event and sometimes, host hospice caregivers on board to honor the work they do. The course is set up in a separate starting area. A non-spinnaker class, this is the perfect race to get a feel for sailing competition.  Hospice Class racers are given additional instruction by Shearwater Sailing Club members and compete against boats in a circular race course.

 2012 Honorary Commodore and Captain Sponsors

Join Our List of 2012 Sponsors! The following companies have climbed on-board with a $5,000 or greater sponsorship of Hospice Cup. Want to see your company or employer’s name here? Contact Karma O’Neil for sponsorship information at hospicecup@aol.org

GT Law
RBC Wealth Management
ARINC
The Village at Rockville

Hospice Cup 2012 Seeks Sponsors

One of Annapolis’ longstanding sailing traditions, the Hospice Cup, is on Sept. 22 and is seeking corporate sponsors to help with the fundraising efforts. The well-known event benefits local nonprofit hospices, including Hospice of the Chesapeake, Capital Caring and Montgomery Hospice.

For the 2012 event, Hospice is seeking companies and individuals to donate funds, goods and services and underwrite event day expenses such the tent, bar, tables, boats, catering and shuttle bus.

Sponsors enjoy a day on the Chesapeake Bay with catered lunch followed by a party on the Shores of the Bay with a live band, dinner and drinks. Sponsorship packages start at $500. Interested sponsors may contact Karma O’Neil at 410-919-8393 or hospicecup@aol.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.