Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead will host the 16th Annual Auction & Regatta to benefit Hospice of the North Shore. Proceeds support the Hospice of the North Shore mission to provide
comprehensive and compassionate support for children and adults with life-limiting illness, death and loss.
This year’s signature artwork, Incoming Tide, was created for Hospice of the North Shore by Salem artist, Racket Shreve. Incoming Tide captures Second Cove in Marblehead perfectly, bringing to life the subtle beauty of the cove as day approaches. The painting, to be auctioned June 18, will be on display at Arnould Gallery and Framery in Marblehead in the weeks prior to the auction. Proxy bids may be placed by contacting Hospice of the North Shore.
There are many ways to participate:
Friday, June 18, 2010 - Dinner & Live Auction – Tickets for the Event are $125 per person and sponsorships, including tickets and advertising space are available.
Sunday, June 20, 2010 - PHRF qualifying race in Marblehead harbor at noon, followed by Father’s Day family barbecue for skippers, crews, their families and guests. Race entry forms will be available on this website in May.
June 1st – June 21st
Hospice of the North Shore’s On Line Auction!
Bid on an amazing array of items with proceeds supporting Hospice of the North Shore.
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.
OSWEGO — Skipper Kirk Reynolds had “Mean Green” sailing like a machine on Saturday at the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta.
The Skaneateles sailor led “Mean Green” to the championship of the regatta, held in Lake Ontario off Oswego Harbor.
The event, a fund-raiser for Oswego County Hospice patients and their families, was hosted by the Oswego International Marina and the Oswego Yacht Club. Constellation Energy Nuclear Group was the event’s major sponsor.
A companion walk/run was also held. There was no estimate available as to how much money was raised through the regatta and the walk/run. Last year’s events raised more than $18,000.
“Mean Green,” a J-24, took first-place overall in two of the regatta’s three races, and was second overall in the other race.
By winning the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta, Reynolds has qualified for the 2011 National Hospice Regattas Championship, to be held in Rochester.
Finishing second overall in the Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta was “Oz,” a J-24 skippered by Tom Doran of Oswego. In the three races, “Oz” placed first overall in one and second in the other two.
Completing the top five in the overall standings were “Seaweed,” a J-24 sailed by Charlie Krylo of the Oswego Yacht Club; “Peewee,” a J-24 sailed by Kris Werner; and “Crusader,” a J-30 skippered by Dan Mather of Oswego.
Twenty-five boats raced in the regatta.
The overall Group 2 winner was “Puffin Plus,” sailed by Don Clark of the Selkirk Yacht Club. “Puffin Plus” was the top Group 2 finisher in every race out of the six boats in the group.
Competition also took place within four divisions.
“Crusader” placed first in Division 1. In the three races, “Crusader” finished first in the division in two of them, taking second in the other race.
“Hiawatha,” sailed by Bob Porter, took second in Division 1. “Moongator,” skippered by Peter Quackenbush, was third.
In Division 2, the champion was “Splash,” sailed by Ron Smith. Following were “Chaser,” sailed by Fran Doyle; and “Judicious,” sailed by Phil McBrearty.
“Mean Green” won Division 3 over “Oz” and “Seaweed.” The division consisted entirely of J-24s.
“Puffin Plus” won Division 4. Completing the top three in the division were “Colorme,” sailed by Mike Sorrell; and “Little Chickadee,” sailed by Dick White.
Ed Lindo won the run in the Walk/Run for Hope. His time was 21:02. The course was a bit longer than five kilometers.
Completing the top three, according to unofficial results, were Zach McQuaid (21:19) and Nate Sweet (22:19).
Debbie Smith won the women’s run in 24:37. She was followed by Karen Crisafulli (27:31).
Join us on June 12th for our Hospice and Sailor Reception! International Marina, Oswego Yacht Club, 19 Lake Street, Oswego. 4pm-7pm, only $15 per person!! Call 343-5223 for tickets!Shore Dinner catered by Blue Moon Grill including: New England Clam Chowder, Seafood Pasta Bake, Deep Fried Shrimp, Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions, Buttered Salt Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Chef Salad, and Artisan Rolls.Entertainment by the Cortini Brothers from 5-8. Silent Auction and Drawings throughout the event!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Oswego Yacht Club, Oswego, NY
Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Oswego Yacht Club, Oswego, NY
Congratulations to All Participating Skippers & Teams for a GREAT event!
A special congratulations to:
Click here for CHAMPIONSHIP details & photos
June 5, 2010
Join us for a magical evening next to the historicÂ Concord Â Point Lighthouse on the shores of theÂ Susquehanna River Â in Havre de Grace, Maryland.Â Come at 5:00 pm and watch Â the Race andÂ prominent Harford County Chefs Â prepare dinner!
More information: http://www.uchospice.org/
The home-lake advantage prevailed in Friday’s round of the Hospice Regattas National Championship, with Team Rochester and Team Niagara ending the day in 1st and 2nd place. Watch out for Team Naples-Marco Island in 3rd! Click the “Results” button at the top of the linked page for updates.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2010
National Hospice Regatta Alliance – email NHRA@HospiceRegattas.org – Jean Kluttz 703-402-8788 or Bill Northwood 585-704-1052
McLean VA – Noted marine artist Willard Bond has created a new painting to benefit the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA) and the annual championship of hospice regattas.
The 30 x 36-inch oil painting â€œFantasy Regattaâ€� is inspired by photographs taken during the 2009 Hospice Regattas National Championship.Â It will be unveiled at the 2010 championship, which is taking place June 3-6 at Rochester NY.
Expressing the artistâ€™s vision of children who sail small dinghies rigged with special commemorative sails, the painting portrays young sailorsâ€™ aspirations to compete with the bigger boats seen ahead of the sailors — and in their future.
Each year since 1992, Bond has encouraged hospice regattas in communities around the U.S. to use one of his dynamic sailing images to promote their fundraising events.Â The distinctive artwork helps the charity regattas present a noteworthy and consistent image for publicity, t-shirts, and publications.
Proceeds from the sale of the original â€œFantasy Regattaâ€� will aid NHRA in supporting the 25 local charity regattas that have raised more than $14 million, to date, for hospices in their communities.
The bright outdoor hospice regattas attract sailors and nonsailors alike.Â Sailors, of course, enjoy the racing.Â Nonsailors, such as sponsors and donors, may watch the racing from shore or spectator boats.Â Everyone then celebrates at a shoreside party.
Hospices provide comfort-focused care to patients with terminal illness, and help their families deal with the challenges of caregiving at the end of life.Â Services are provided without regard to ability to pay.Â Public fundraising makes that possible, and has the added benefit of making more people aware of what Hospice care offers before a loved one needs it.
Bond is a Fellow Emeritus of the American Society of Marine Artists who is known for “painting the wind.â€�Â That makes his art especially appropriate for hospice regattas with their motto that applies equally well to sailboat racing and to hospice care: â€œWe Cannot Direct The Wind, But We Can Adjust The Sails.â€�
More information on Hospice and hospice regattas is available at www.HospiceRegattas.org.
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Higher resolution photo is available for publication.Â Email NHRA@HospiceRegattas.org.
About National Hospice Regatta Alliance – NHRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) association of hospice regattas that independently raise money and awareness for hospices in their communities. An all-volunteer organization, NHRA helps hospice regattas grow and learn from each other, and it promotes Hospice care nationally.
NHRA members organize an expanding nationwide network of more than two dozen charity regattas, from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the Great Lakes to Florida.
Since the first hospice regatta in 1982, more than 20,000 sailors, sponsors and volunteers have raised over $14 million to help hospices serve terminally ill patients and their families regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.
About the Hospice Regattas National Championship – Held annually since 2000, the national championship is the first sailing championship for charity in the U.S. To help promote the local regattas, the championship offers three days of sailboat racing for one winning skipper and crew from each local regatta.
Most early championships were held in Annapolis, MD, where the original Hospice sailboat race was held in 1982.Â More recently, the NHRA board selected the renowned Rochester Yacht Club to host and conduct the event 2009 through 2011.Â Another prestigious sailing club will host the championship 2012-2014.Â By moving the championship around the country, NHRA expects to increase community awareness of the local regattas and about hospice care.