541 Hospice Regatta — August 18, 2012 St. Joseph, MI

This Saturday the St.Joe Benton Harbor Elks 541 is hosting the 541 Hospice Regatta. There will be a sailboat race on Lake Michigan and a big party afterwards at the Lodge. There will be food, a silent auction and entertainment, all proceeds to benefit the local Hospice organizations.
This event is open to the public so tell all your friends!

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541 Hospice Regatta NHRA page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page NHRA 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.

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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
The Village at Rockville

2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta photos

The 2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta took place Saturday, June 30, 2012.

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2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta website
2012 PC Paul and H Joan Joy, Niagara Hospice Regatta web page
Niagara Hospice website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

2012 Albemarle Hospice Regatta and Run for Hospice 5k August 4, 2012

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 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.

The day will finish with a regatta awards ceremony that will be held on the Terryberry property in Newbegun Landing in Weeksville near the old blimp base.  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.

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
info@albemarlehospiceregatta.com or call (252) 267-5530

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Albemarle Hospice Regatta website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

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.

Shortage of Wind Doesn’t Mar Hospice Regatta, Southwest Harbor, ME

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Howling winds and wild seas challenged sailors racing in last weekend’s Hospice Cup Regatta.

Oh wait, that was some other year.

This year, the various Hospice Regatta fleets faced a different challenge — racing Friday and Saturday in winds that rarely rose above zephyr level in Southwest Harbor and on the Great Harbor south of Mount Desert Island.

Despite the shortage of wind that turned much of the racing, particularly on Saturday, into barely more than a drifting match, there was no shortage of participation in the event that is a major fund-raiser for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.

“The event was a success in terms of participation and sponsorship, awareness-raising and feedback from participants and the community,” Jody Wolford-Tucker, the organization’s executive director, said in an e-mail Monday.

Saturday featured two groups of races, one for cruising boats the other for International One-Design (IOD) sloops. Both fleets struggled with wind that couldn’t make up its mind whether it was a sea breeze or a land breeze and sometimes seemed to give up the effort to reach a decision.

Six boats came to the line for a 1:10 p.m. start in the cruising race. With a west southwest breeze, the fleet set off on an 11.8-mile course that had it beating down the Western Way, rounding the Long Ledge gong buoy and tiding up the Western Way again before heading east for the Spurling Rock bell between Sutton Island and Islesford, then back to a finish off the Manset shore by way of the bell off Bear Island outside Northeast Harbor.

It was a slow race.

Hal Kroger’s Far Out covered the course in just under 2 hours 29 minutes and took overall honors with a corrected time of just over 2 hours 15 minutes. It was the second win in a row for the Morris 52 with the owl on its spinnaker.

Scratch boat in the fleet, Far Out took advantage of its tall mast, generous sail plan and the displacement that helped it push through the first of the flood tide in the Western Way that seemed to stop lighter boats such as Tom Rolfes’ J/105 Sidewinder and Mike Cook’s J/100 Flirt in their tracks.

Sidewinder actually led the fleet early on the beat but, as the ebb died, seemed almost pinned to the shore of Pebble Cove on Great Cranberry Island and finished the race almost 35 minutes behind the winner — a full half-hour on corrected time.

Written by  Stephen Rappaport

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Hospice  of Hancock County website
Hospice Regatta of Maine page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut Regatta — July 11 & 21, 2012

Set your sail to soar for a good cause at this annual fundraising series.

July 11, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Hosted by Stonington Dinghy Club, Niantic Bay Yacht Club, Thames Yacht Club
July 21, 2012 • 11 a.m.
Hosted by Mystic River Mudhead

Join us for good times, food and fun.
Support Hospice SE CT by participating in the prize drawing and auction.

Mudhead MegaParty
July 21, 2012 • 5 p.m.
Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St., Mystic, CT
$20 per person covers food, drinks and dancing to the sounds of Rock n’ Soul Revue.
There will be prize drawings for items donated by local businesses & nationally recognized sports teams.

Register in advance to events@hospicesect.org or purchase tickets at the door.

Niantic Bay Yacht Club Cocktail Party
September 7, 2012 • 6 p.m.

More details to come.

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Hospice Southeastern Connecticut website
Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut Regatta page
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Successful Hospice Event in Marblehead, MA

It was a glorious weekend for Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston’s 18th annual auction and regatta on June 15 and 17. This year’s event was the most successful in history, raising more than $355,000 to support the expert and compassionate care provided by Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. The festivities at Eastern Yacht Club, which included the auction on Friday and the regatta on Sunday, were attended by more than 400 guests.

Our deep appreciation is extended to our sponsors, including more than 200 North Shore and Boston area merchants who donated items for our auction and gift bags. We are grateful to this year’s signature artist, Ken Knowles. His magnificent painting “Summer Sky” was the highlight of the live auction.

Most importantly, we thank our 30-member committee, co-chaired by Brian McCarthy and Meryl Thompson, for their commitment to the mission of Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. We salute them for sharing their time, talent and enthusiasm to make this a truly memorable event.

We wish to acknowledge the Eastern Yacht Club for its gracious hospitality led by Commodore Phil Smith, General Manager Jeff Wargo, Assistant General Manager Ali Mahra, club members and staff. With beautiful weather for sailing, Cheryl Byrne and Dr. James McCully of the EYC Race Committee officiated the race on Sunday with 35 boats competing for a chance to participate in the National Hospice Regatta in St. Petersburg, Fla.

We thank the Marblehead community for welcoming us for this annual event and for its continued generosity that enables Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston to respond to the needs of all who call upon us.

Diane T. Stringer, President
Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston

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Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston website
Annual HNS Auction and Regatta web page
National Hospice Regatta Alliance web site
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog
National Hospice Regatta Alliance facebook page

Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta on Saturday, July 7, 2012

Not only will on-lookers be able to enjoy a beautiful view of sailboats on the lake, but there will be additional activities, including a family-oriented picnic and silent auction. The event, which first began in 2008, will take place at the Muskegon Yacht Club.“The Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta is a wonderful, fun-filled event for families to enjoy,” said Ammy Johnson, Harbor Hospice director of Development. “The event not only benefits Harbor Hospice, but also the entire community ensuring they have access to expert care and support for patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families.”The race will begin at 1 p.m. with a picnic dinner beginning at 3:30 p.m. The picnic will take place at the Muskegon Yacht Club and will feature barbecue chicken, ribs, hot dogs, tater tots, cole slaw, fruit and cookies. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at HarborHospiceMI.org or the day of the event.In addition to the picnic, there will be a silent auction taking place where attendees can have the opportunity to bid on items, such as a one-night stay at a bed and breakfast, dinner cruise, art and home accessories, and sporting and cultural events.

“Harbor Hospice is very appreciative of all the businesses and individuals who have helped sponsor this year’s event. Support at events such as the regatta enables Harbor Hospice to provide services for end-of-life care and support to everyone, regardless of ability to pay,” continued Johnson.

Top sponsors for the 2012 Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta include the Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Yacht Club, Trophy House and Jones Sports, Torresen Marine, Inc., Hines Corporation, Leila Poppen Reynolds, Lakeshore Employee Benefits and Port City Group.

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Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta web page
Harbor Hospice-Chronicle Regatta facebook page
Harbor Hospice website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Alliance  facebook page
National Hospice Regatta Alliance blog