Hospice Cup names new Race Committee

We are pleased to announce that after 27+ years of successful racing with Shearwater Sailing Club, Hospice Cup is taking a giant leap in using Eastport and Annapolis Yacht Clubs to manage our race. The two clubs will have assistance from Storm Trysail and will be responsible for running and scoring the regatta and presenting the trophies to winning skippers.

 

Over the past several years the Hospice Cup board has looked at ways to increase the number of boats that participate.  After meeting with representatives from both clubs, we decided the clubs’ membership base and outreach capabilities are what we needed to enhance our event.  The added exposure should get our message in front of many potential racers thus making it a more competitive race for all involved.

 

Race registration is now open at www.eastportyc.org. You can also go to the Hospice Cup web site, www.hospiecup.org and there is a link from there.  Simply complete the registration process and click send. You can also contact the race director at race.committee@eastportyc.org.

 

Anyone can race in Hospice Cup!

For novice sailors looking to take part in a Chesapeake Bay sailing race, register to race in our HOSPICE CLASS. A non-spinnaker class, this is the perfect race to get a feel for sailing competition. Hospice Class racers are given additional instruction by our Race

Committee members can compete against boats in a circular race course.

 

Hospice Cup is sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) and counts toward the season highpoint total. Boats registered in the CBYRA Class race in one of two circles, Red Fleet or White Fleet, depending on PHRF rating and design.

 

If you are not a CBYRA racer, you can race in the Hospice Class, a non-spinnaker race intended for cruisers, those new to racing and skippers who are interested in taking hospice caregivers as crew. In 2012, we had 30 boats registered in the Hospice Class. We offer two trophies specifically for Hospice Class boats who host caregivers.

 

Hospice Cup XXXII – America’s largest charity regatta will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Hospice Cup is the largest fundraising regatta in the United States and is the original hospice regatta. 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. For more information, go to www.hospice.org.

 

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