Willard Bond is having a show at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery October 7 – 11, 2010

Willard Bond, said to “paint the wind,” has donated use of his art to hospice regattas nationwide for years, and now dedicates part of his sales to hospice regattas. October 7-11 he will be at the Annapolis Sailboat Show AND having a show at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery. Don’t miss his new originals as well as wonderful sailing prints. He is known for his depictions of sailing action, and has recently become the spokesperson for the National Hospice Alliance, the sponsors of Hospice Cup regatta.

Here are some examples:

Hospice Cup XXIX Shore Party!

The Shore Party offers guests:
→Live music by The Rovers
→Full Bar with all your favorite libations
→Great Buffet including Sushi, grilled sausages, oysters on the halfshell and much more! 

You can also participate in the LIVE AUCTION, the WINE RAFFLE and help cheer on the winning racers during the AWARDS and TROPHIES ceremony.

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Hospice Cup XXIX Auction 2010 – September 25th

It’s time!  The 2010 Auction!  The Auction itmes are ready, the auctioneer is gearing up!  Come out to the Shore Party and bid on your favorite!  Auction to take place between 5pm and 5:30pm
Williamsburg Time Share
Donated by John Sterling. Available for December 4-11, 2010, during Williamsburg’s annual Holiday celebration. The house sleeps 6. Retail value: $910

European Vacation
Lufthansa and Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts would like to send you on a European Holiday! Fly business class roundtrip from any of Lufthansa’s 22 north American gateways to Germany and immerse yourself in the service experience that won 2010 “Best Airline Europe”. Upon your arrival, you and your travel companion can check into the Steigenberger Hotel of your choice for two nights and feel the warmth of European hospitality. If you would like to extend your stay youwill also have the option of an additioanl night at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt, just within reach of both the bustling downtown of Frankfurt and the beauty of the wooded countryside.
Retail Value: $8,000

Stay in Annapolis!
Enjoy a 2-night stay in the heart of Annapolis’ historic district. 50 Fleet Street is a quaint rowhouse located just steps away from The Market House, great shops, restaurants and City Dock. Date subject to availability. Donated by Eddie McGowan
Retail value: $700

Hospice Cup Original Art
This original piece by Kaeli Smith is spectacular! Titled, Sunset’s Embrace, it reflects all the familiar icons of Annapolis; The State Hosue, City Dock, Naval Academy Chapel, The Bay Bridge and Manresa. Then you find out the artist is seventeen and you say, wow!
Retail Value: Priceless!

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Hospice Cup XXIX – September 25, 2010 – Annapolis, MD

Hospice Cup is a charity sailing regatta, raising funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.  Participating hospices use funds raised through Hospice Cup to continue to offer quality, end-of-life care to patients, their families and friends.

The focus of hospice relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Hospice Cup offers a unique and fun way to give back to your community.  We offer several ways to participate in the Cup, including:

Hospices that Benefit

Capital Hospice
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA 22042
30 years ago, those who love the waters of the Chesapeake sought a way to unite their world of boating with a growing new phenomenon: hospice care. These lovers of boats and hospice care founded a sailing regatta in Annapolis, Hospice Cup, to raise awareness and funds to fill the sails of this new “lifeboat” for families. Supporters of Capital Hospice were the first to step up. Since that time, thanks to be generosity of these sailors, Capital Hospice has embraced thousands of families in their days, weeks and months of need.

Chester River Home Care and Hospice
100 Brown Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Caring Beyond Curing
Many people think of Hospice as care for people who have terminal cancer. However, our services are designed for anyone who desires a helping hand to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs near the end of life. Annually, Chester River Home Care & Hospice provides extensive care and supports for 100+ hospice patients who are facing terminal illness or the end stages of a chronic disease such as dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s and heart and pulmonary diseases. In addition, bereavement and support programs are provided to 300+ hospice family members and friends annually, without charge. We are the primary provider of Medicare-licensed hospice services in Kent and northern Queen Anne’s Counties on the Eastern Shore of MD. This year, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of non-for-profit hospice services in our community.

Hospice of the Chesapeake
445 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Hospice of the Chesapeake is a independent community-based nonprofit organization that provides physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social support services for those individuals living with or affected by advanced illness in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties.

Montgomery Hospice
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery Hospice, a nonprofit hospice serving Montgomery County, Maryland, has been providing professional medical care for patients living with a life-limiting illness, as well as support for their families, for 29 years.

Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc.
586 Cynwood Drive
Easton, Maryland 21601
Since 1981, the Talbot Hospice Foundation has offered patients and caregivers hope and dignity while embracing moments, facing end-of-life issues and dealing with grief.

Hospice of Washington County, Inc.
Celebrating 30 Years of Caring
747 Northern Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21742
For 30 years the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers
at Hospice of Washington County have been and continue
to be dedicated to serving our community with care and
support for those loved ones who are terminally ill.
In 2009, Hospice of Washington County served nearly
1700 Washington County patients and their families.

Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta – Oct. 10, 2010

The Hospice “Turkey Shoot” Regatta is more than just another sailboat race. It’s a series of events that brings sailors and non-sailors together to enjoy the beauty of sailboat races and support a good cause — Hospice!

The regatta is being sponsored by Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck, and Riverside Hospice Agencies, Inc. of Tappahannock and Walter Reed.

The regatta, an annual event on the Rappahannock River, began in 1989 as a project of Chuck Harney, a wooden and classic boat enthusiast, and John McConnico, then the owner of Yankee Point Marina. In 1996 the Turkey Shoot became a benefit event for Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck and in 2003, the Riverside Hospice Agencies joined.

The Turkey Shoot Regatta has become a major attraction drawing over 100 vintage and classic boats of all designs, including the skipjack, once the workhorse of Chesapeake Bay watermen and now approaching extinction.

In 2008 the Turkey Shoot Regatta and the Maryland Governors Cup Race were voted Best of the Bay in the regatta category by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

The regatta is open to fiberglass or wooden mono-hulls with designs that are at least twenty-five years old.

How can such a diverse collection of boats be arranged in classes for racing? Over the years regatta officials have evolved some very practical methods.

By using a combination of published PHRF ratings, design measurements, previous performance data and common sense, they handicap boats into reasonably equivalent groupings called fleets. Each boat flies a colored ribbon from its backstay indicating its fleet.

The fleets are grouped into two divisions—Lightning and Flying Cloud.  The former is for those skippers who want their weekend to include all out competition.  The latter is for those who desire “friendlier” competition.

On Saturday, the yachts will race around a traditional triangular course and on Sunday they compete in a pursuit race which takes handicaps into account up front, allowing the slowest boats to start first.

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each fleet. The two division winners will have their boat names inscribed on the Virginia-Spirit Trophy. In addition, the winner of the Lightning Division will be invited to compete in the annual National Hospice Regatta competition in 2009.

The Riverside Health System is sponsoring two trophies in the Sunday pursuit race. The Wobbly Compass Trophy will be awarded to the first wooden boat to cross finish line.  The Riverside Trophy will be awarded to the first boat to cross the finish line with one or more Riverside Health System staff members aboard.

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2010 Wedding bells at Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta

Wedding bells at a hospice regatta? The first was a few years ago in Annapolis; another match originated at the first championship. Now, on October 10, after the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta on Virginia’s Rappahannock River, S. Carolina sailor Joe Waters and Linda Minginini will tie the knot where they first met. Joe has competed in many of the East Coast hospice regattas as well as the national championship. They hope to include in the celebration the historic replica GODSPEED, which will “race” with the fleet that day. (Check your history books). Fair Winds to the regatta and to Linda and Joe!


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17th Annual HOSPICE CHARITY CUP – Chaumont & Sackets Harbor, NY

August 6 & 7, 2010

The 17th Annual Hospice Charity Cup, resulted in a net profit of over $36,000, announced Linda Sharlow, Executive Director of the Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County. 100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the Foundation’s mission of providing financial assistance for Hospice of Jefferson County and their mission of providing care for individuals and their families, experiencing a life limiting illness.
The weekend began on Friday August 6th with an extremely spirited junior race competition between Crescent and Henderson Harbor Yacht Clubs followed by a cocktail reception and dinner with live entertainment at the Crescent Yacht Club in Chaumont. Saturday’s events held in Sackets Harbor included: Sailor registration, Charity Cup Races, Shore party, live entertainment, and awards presentations.
We were extremely fortunate this year to have a brand new hand crafted 12’ sailing and rowing dinghy and trailer valued at over $8,500 donated to us to use as a fundraiser. Raffle tickets selling for $10 each were sold at various venues throughout the County from April – August 7th with sales exceeding $9,000. The donors Granddaughter drew the winning ticket and, how fortunate for us, the recipient donated the boat back for another fundraising opportunity.
20 boats sailed in this year’s Regatta, with the overall Championship going to Tom Doran, sailing Oz and second place to Jack Jones, sailing Bonhomme Richard.  Tom and his crew will represent Hospice of Jefferson County and the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club in the National Hospice Regatta Championships in Rochester, NY next June.

The Sailors did a very nice job of fundraising this year; Pete Hrabchak raised over $2,600 in pledges alone!
The 18th Annual Charity Cup Regatta will be held on August 5 & 6, 2011.
Direct community contact and education about Hospice and its mission remain the primary objective of this annual event.