Important news for all competitors and their friends: SPYC’s PRO for the championship has posted excerpts from the Sailing Instructions, describing how racing will be conducted using the Club’s fleets of Sonars and Ideal 18s. http://www.spyc.org/files/hospice-Letter%20_2.pdf
SAVE – THE – DATE!
May 19, 2012
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, dozens of colorful sails and magnificent sailboats from all of South Florida will compete off the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach in the 2nd Annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta. This highly anticipated annual sailing event is just one stop on the National Hospice Regatta Alliance’s racing circuit. For more information regarding the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, please visit www.hospiceregattas.org
The overall winner of 2011 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, Magic Marine, skippered by Bret Moss, qualified as Hospice by the Sea’s representative at the 2012 National Hospice Regatta Championship, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The 2nd annual Hospice by the Sea Regatta is a wonderful way to enjoy a fun-filled weekend, while supporting a great organization – Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
Following a day of spirited racing, sailors, families and supporters of Hospice by the Sea, Inc. are invited to attend the 2012 Post-Race Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, where awards are presented to top finishers in each class.
Tickets to the Post-race Awards Ceremony and Celebration may be purchased for $50 per person.
To purcharse your tickets online click here.
PHRF – PHRF of Southeast Florida Certificate Required
ARC* – Assigned Rating Class (see note below)
ONE DESIGN – Ocean Racing One Design Fleets (5 boat minimum)
MULTIHULL – MASF Rating Certificate Required or One Design Class
CRUISING CANVAS – For yachts not ordinarily raced. Only working sails allowed (i.e. main, jib, mizzen. No spinnakers or specialty sails allowed)
*Note – Race Committee will assign yachts a rating based on information supplied with entry.
In addition awards for top race finishers, three perpetual trophies have been established to honor the boats that raise the most donations for Hospice by the Sea, Inc., including the Hospice by the Sea Fundraising Challenge Award in honor of the late Diana Stephenson, the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Top Fundraiser Award and the Wes Holmes Memorial Regatta Fundraising Award, which is presented by the Gulfstream Sailing Club.
For more information, or to support the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta, please contact Betty Pepper directly at 561-416-5007, or email@example.com
Join the 2012 Hospice by the Sea Regatta!
With at least 14 teams registered for the Hospice Regattas National Championship, St. Petersburg Yacht Club is finalizing
the Sailing Instructions for the April 20-22 competition.
More good $$ news if you’re headed to St. Pete: SPYC and Suncoast Hospice have arranged special discounts on transportation into town for everyone arriving at Tampa International Airport.
Airport transportation: SuperShuttle is offering special rates in Tampa/St. Pete (and in other cities served by SS). Just go to www.supershuttle.com and enter discount code KF2Y4.
Limo and sedan service in the St Pete/Tampa area: Ambassador Limousine is offering rates that are comparable to (and often cheaper than) cabs from Tampa Airport. Lots of options are available, from sedans to SUVs or 10-passenger vans. For details, go to their website and use the discount code RCUP.
SPYC will be providing updates on SI’s and other news to all teams via e-mail. You can read messages already sent at the club website.
See you soon!
Sunday is the final day to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn and Suites in St. Petersburg for the Hospice Regattas Championship rate.
Use the group code NHC (National Hospice Championship) when you (a) call the hotel directly (727-892-9200) or (b) call 1-800-HAMPTON or (c) use the code to book online.
Our Price: $159 per night (double, queen or king bed)