Typical of many races and regattas this summer weather was a big factor in the 2011 VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta. Between no wind and the threat of thunderstorms (that did materialize) the start of the race was delayed for 3 ½ hours. The race was eventually held on Lake Macatawa with the Spinnaker Fleet racing 6.8 miles and the Comfort Cruisers racing 4.8 miles.
Hot Tamale, Jeff Vanderveen 1
Blackbeard, Tom VanTol 2
Hat Trick, Scott Derby 3
Serenata, P.C. Bob DeJong 1
Relentless, P.C. Rod VanTol 2
Cosmic Hippo, Larry D’Haem 3
Despite the challenges dealing with the weather the event was a big success for the Hospice of Holland Tulip Tree Fund. Although the final tally isn’t in at this time, we do know that more than $30,000 was raised. 53 dinghies participated in the Dinghy Poker Run and 400 people attended the dinner and live auction at Yacht Basin Marina.
It’s with great pleasure and satisfaction that we’ve watched this regatta blossom into such a major fund raising event. It’s also been a pleasure to get to know and work with our boating neighbors at Bay Shore Yacht Club, Anchorage Yacht Club and Yacht Basin Marina.
The generosity, enthusiasm, and hard work of all those who have participated have made the VanderLeek Cup Regatta a community event we can all be proud of.
Tom Slanec, Rear Commodore, Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, and VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta Race Chair
On behalf of the 2011 planning committee, welcome to the Ninth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta! Along with host partners, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, and our generous sponsors, we hope you enjoy this weekend of celebration and recognition of the wonderful work of Sharp HospiceCare.
Proceeds will benefit the Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build residential, hospice care homes in San Diego County. As you know, Sharp HospiceCare is the only hospice in Southern California to operate this one-of-a-kind, palliative, hospice-care model that provides highly specialized care in a residential setting. In fact, this care model is so unique there are only 50 similar homes throughout the entire United States. Sharp HospiceCare currently operates two hospice homes, LakeView and ParkView, which together, have served over 4,500 families. Plans to build a third home in the South Bay are now in the works, thanks to the support of our Homes for Hospice Campaign Chair, Scott McMillin.
Since 1991, the highly trained, dedicated professionals and volunteers from Sharp HospiceCare have provided end-of-life care to more than 19,000 individuals throughout San Diego County.
Thank you for your continued generosity and support during these difficult economic times. You are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of Sharp HospiceCare patients, families and friends. Our goal is to raise $225,000 in proceeds through this weekend’s event; we would not be able to accomplish this without your unwavering support.
Bill Quealy Co-Chair & Maggie Watkins Co-Chair
It’s time for the 2011 Rochester Hospice Regatta, being held this year at Rochester Yacht Club on August 19-20! Find all your forms on this page to register your boat and sign up sponsors! If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, call Kristina at (585) 214.1034 or email@example.com
This is the area’s largest charity regatta, with more than 60 sailboats racing on Saturday, plus hundreds of Hospice supporters attending great parties on Friday and Saturday.
Proceeds from the Regatta benefit Hospice services provided by Lifetime Care, the Rochester area’s leader in helping families care for loved ones who are terminally ill.
The 2011 Hospice Regatta is being held August 19-20, hosted by Rochester YC.
Over the past 12 years, the Regatta has raised more than $550,000 to support improvement and expansion of Hospice services, including creation of Lifetime Care’s Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center.
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
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