DIESEL Wins J/70s Hospice Cup

MIRAGE Nips 105s, AUNT JEAN Dusts 35s
(Annapolis, MD)- This past weekend’s 31st Annual Hospice Cup in Annapolis – one of the country’s oldest and longest-running charity regattas- saw a lot of boats come out and play, especially seven brand new J/70s in their first Chesapeake Bay one-design regatta!  While J/105s posted the biggest class, the J/70′s were turning lots of heads as they worked the waves downwind. Those that came out found great breeze with 12-15 kt southerlies, big waves and not a cloud in the sky.

The Hospice Cup, an annual tradition of mixing sailboat racing and charity, has not always brought good sailing weather to Annapolis. But anyone who participated in this year’s edition of the event on Saturday, September 22 has erased all bad weather from memory… What a day to be on the Bay! Great breeze, tight competition on the race course, fantastic food at the shoreside party, an auction, upbeat live music and all with the best views in Annapolis.

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31st Annual Hospice Cup — giving and getting

 

Action from last weekend’s 31st Annual Hospice Cup in Annapolis – one of the country’s oldest and longest-running charity regattas.  Those that came out found great breeze, big waves and not a cloud in the sky.  While J/105s posted the biggest class, there were also seven new J/70′s out turning lots of heads as they worked the waves downwind.  This shot of Scott and Carl Gitchell’s J/105 Tenacious gives you a taste of the challenges that shallow water and big air brings on the Chesapeake.

Nearly 300 more photos up from our friend Dan Phelps are up at www.SpinSheet.com.

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New for 2012 – Hospice Cup Memorial Sponsorhip

In conjunction with our partner, Norht Point Yacht Sales, Hospice Cup is pleased to announce a new sponsorship level, Memorial Sponsorship.

For $250 the sponsor receives:
–Yellow sailing burgee with loved one’s name embroidered on it, to be displayed at the Hospice Cup Shore Party
–2 tickets to the Hospice Cup Shore Party

Order your burgee today by contacting Karma O’Neill at 410-919-8393 or hospicecup@aol.com

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James Patrick Muldoon, Esq. named Honorary Chair of the 31st Hospice Cup regatta

James Patrick Muldoon, Esq.

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.”

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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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National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
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Hospice Cup XXXI — September 22, 2012

Attend the Shore Party

We are returning to Annapolis Sailing School, on the banks of Back Creek and overlooking the Bay.  Purchase your Shore Party Tickets and come join in on the fun!
Shore Party tickets are just $85 per person(Sailor discount available for registered boats!).

This year’s shore party offers The Rovers, open bar, full catered meal including Oysters from McGarvey’s and Sushi from Tsunami, great appetizers and side dishes from Graul’s Market and many more choices. Come join the fun and help Hospice Cup raise funds for children’s bereavement services.

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National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
National Hospice Regatta Allianceblog
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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.

Hospice Cup XXX — Hospice Cup Fundraising Update

Hospice Cup XXX has raised $170,000 so far. We are so incredibly grateful to our 2011 donors and sponsors.The generosity helps us realize our mission of raising funds for and awareness of hospice care in our region. This year, the money raised will go towards helping to provide bereavement services to children. Families served by Capital Hospice, Chester River Home Care & Hospice, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Montgomery Hospice and Talbot Hospice will continue to receive end-of-life services because of your donations. Thank you!

Check out the Race Photos
We have added many new race photos to the website for you to enjoy. Check them out at www.hospicecup.org

Thank you to our SponsorsThank you to our 2011 sponsors. Your contributions made for a successful event. We look forward to working with you for an even better fundraiser in 2012!

Honorary Captain
ARINC
Mrs. Gullan Kass
Dick and Sabra Ladd
Bill and Rose Lovelace
McArthy Trophy
Merrill Foundation
Cullen and Ailsa Murray
Robison International
The Lesly and Pat Sajak Foundation
Tech USA

Honorary Helmsman
Adventist Healthcare
Francis J. Collins Funeral home
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
Pettit Family Charitable Foundation
Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc.
Richard and Ellen Hostetter
MedImmune
The Village at Rockville
Advanced Pain Management

Honorary Navigator
Aisthesis
Carefirst
KEYW Community Connection
Black Diamond Medical Equipment
Kenneth and Gari Manning
Bill Hughes
Alan and Betty Schreitmueller
Rev. Dr. James and Elizabeth Kirk
Safe Sedation
Jo Erkilitian
Aertight Systems
Walker Johnson
Calvert Investments
Danzansky-Goldberg Memorial Chapels
Family and Nursing Care
Paul Davies, MD
Right at Home
Sandy Spring Bank
Visiting Angels
Roberts Home Medical
Jim Todd
AT & T / USi

Honorary Sailor
Guiseppe and Mercedes Cecchi
Eagle Bank
Dorothy and Larry Garrett
The Law Offices of Matthew Evans III
John and Maryanne Spencer
Ann Mitchell and Thomas Carroll
Dr. and Mrs. Hilary O’Herlihy
George Snyder

In Kind donations 
Annapolis Ice Cream Company
Annapolis Sailing School
Comcast
Desiree Scherini, Artist
Hinckley Yachts
Graul’s Market
Jamie Bush, Auctioneer
Maryland Federation of Art
Maryland National Guard Youth Challenge Program
Maryland Physician’s Magazine
McGarveys
Mills Fine Wine and Spirits
NorthSails
Severna Park Voice
SmartBox of Maryland
Spinsheet
Style Magazine
The Capital
Tsunami
WasteStrategies
Watermark
What’s Up
Scandia Marine Services, Inc.

In Memory of
Virginia Cantner
Donald W. Gilbert
John Rhody
Paul Hughes
Edith A. Ladd
Hal Kass
Dr. Mathew Connolly

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Hospice Cup XXX Results

 Hospice Cup Sails to Success

Despite the ominous clouds and windless conditions, Hospice Cup XXX sailed to success with a wonderful race, auction and Shore Party on Saturday, September 24th at Annapolis Sailing School. A total of 75 boats raced and 375 supporters attended the Shore Party.

It was truly a wonderful event and we are delighted that money raised will go towards helping to provide bereavement services to children.

We would like to thank our generous 2011 sponsors:

  • ARINC
  • Mrs. Gullan Kass
  • Dick and Sabra Ladd
  • Coram
  • Bill and Rose Lovelace
  • McArthy Trophy
  • Merrill Foundation
  • Cullen and Ailsa Murray
  • Robison International
  • The Lesly and Pat Sajak Foundation
  • Tech USA

 Sailors and Top Fundraisers Awarded Coveted Trophies 

With tough sailing conditions, a cooperative of the Shearwater Sailing Club, Storm Trysail Club and Annapolis Corinthans coordinated the officiating of the race on Saturday with 75 boats competing for a chance to participate in the National Hospice Regatta in St. Petersburg. Some highlights of the race are as follows:

The Hank Lawton Trophy: Top Fundraiser: Riley Chadwick, a junior racer, raised a whopping $3,048!

The ARINC Trophy: Helmsmanship by a Midshipman: Midshipman Mary Cox aboard Allegiance

The Sajak Family Foundation Trophy: Best in Cruising One Design: Carl and Scott Gitchell aboard Tenacious

The Hal Kass Memorial Trophy: Best in PHRF: Brian Jones aboard Problem Child

Best in Fleet: Carl and Scott Gitchell aboard Tenacious

The Martin F. McCarthy Memorial Trophy: Best in Hospice Class: Greg Whalen aboard Sailin’ Whalen

The Lovelace/Sniegon Memorial Trophy: Best in Hospice Class with a Caregiver on Board: Vicki Saporta aboard Pleiades

The Allan C. Westcott Trophy: Caregiver on Board Hospice Class Caregiver Boat: Karen Bryant aboard Pleiades

The Hospice Cup Trophy sponsored by Robison International : Consistent High Performance over Three Years;  Cedric Lewis and Fredrik Salvesen aboard Mirage

 

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Maryland’s Supportive Sailing Regattas By: Allison Eatough

No one in Cedric Lewis’s family has needed hospice care, but for the past 15 years hospice has touched his life.

Each of those years, the lifelong sailor raced the annual Hospice Cup charity regatta to help raise awareness of hospice care. Last year, Lewis and racing partner Fredrik Salvesen won.

“You can’t really go more than one person away and find someone who hasn’t used hospice care,” the Annapolis resident said. “It really is an amazing way for people to pass with dignity and without pain.”

The Hospice Cup

Billed as America’s largest racing regatta, Hospice Cup is one of several area races designed to raise money and awareness for medical and support care. With causes ranging from leukemia to the physically- and developmentally-challenged, the events have all found successful homes in Maryland.

A hospice is a program or facility that provides care to those in the final stages of a terminal illness. Care focuses on comfort and quality of life. Bereavement support is also available after a loved one dies.

Today, hospices can be found nationwide. But 30 years ago, when Hospice Cup began, hospice treatment was an “unknown entity,” said Karma O’Neill, executive director of Hospice Cup, Inc.

In 1982, Virginia Holland Brown, a member of the Development Committee for Hospice of Northern Virginia, Inc., was searching for a unique way to raise money for the hospice. After talking with Josephine Knoerr Erkiletian, a St. Michaels property owner, and Al Van Metre, a local sailor and businessman, the charity sailing regatta was born.

Other hospices throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. quickly joined the effort. Since its inception, Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support hospice programs.

Most hospices use the event as a “springboard” for their individual fundraising, O’Neill said. Others, like Talbot Hospice Foundation in Easton, rely on the event to help fund their programs.

At Talbot, Hospice Cup money goes toward programs like Pathways – a pre-hospice program providing non-medical support services to Talbot County residents with life-limiting illnesses.

“It’s a wonderful event to be a part of because it spreads the word about hospice, which is a difficult subject for a lot of people,” said Kate Cox, associate director of the Talbot Hospice Foundation. “We’re happy to be a part of it.”

In addition to Talbot, hospices benefiting from this year’s event are Capital Hospice, Chester River Home Care and Hospice, Hospice of the Chesapeake and Montgomery Hospice.

Hospice Cup XXX kicks off September 24 at the mouth of the Severn River. The race is managed by Shearwater Sailing Club and assisted by Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station. It is sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA). A special Hospice Class is available for novice racers. Overall, organizers expect about 100 boats to participate.