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.





2013 Tickets on Sale now!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT:  Karma O’Neill

July 1, 2013                                                                 info@hospicecup.org


Enjoying a day on the Chesapeake is not your typical charity event.  Hospice Cup tickets are now on sale! Join us as a Spectator and then come to the infamous Shore Party. Hospice Cup XXXII – America’s largest charity regatta will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.


Watch the Races from our Spectator Boats

By purchasing tickets for the spectator boat you not only get to be in on the excitement of the race, you help us raise funds for hospice patients and their families. 2013 Spectator boats include a 76-foot sail boat, a power catamaran and other luxury yachts. Get close to the action, “race” the other spectator boat to the starting line and enjoy a great day on the Bay.


The SPECTATOR BOAT leaves the dock between 10 and 11 am and heads out to the race circle. The on-board race commentator will help decipher the race, pointing out leaders, rules of race and interesting facts about our racing teams. On board you are treated to a catered lunch, beer and wine and nautical entertainment (knot tying competition, trivia etc.)


The SHORE PARTY is from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and will be held at the Annapolis Sailing School, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Shore Party offers live music, open bar, full catered meal including fresh shucked Oysters, great appetizers and side dishes from Graul’s Market and much more.


Spectator tickets are $150.00 per person and Shore Party tickets are $85.00 for general public and $50.00 for registered sailors and their crew. You can purchase tickets at www.hospicecup.org .


2013 marks 32 years of the Hospice Cup Regatta. To date, we have raised over 8 million dollars for hospice care. With your help we can continue to help our participating hospices provide quality, end-of-life-care to all who seek it. Hospice Cup XXXII is raising funds for Pediatric Hospice Programs, including Chesapeake Kids, Montgomery Kids, and other members of the Pediatric Alliance.


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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Hospice Cup chooses 2013 Art


Annapolis, MD–Hospice Cup XXXII – America’s largest charity regatta will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.An Artist Reception was held at The Circle Gallery in Annapolis on January 24, 2013. There were 19 entries this year, including three from youth under 15 years old (two of those from students at Central Middle School). Community members selected Ms. Sterner’s painting, Pipe Race. The painting can be viewed at www.hospicecup.org.


When Shannon found out about the Hospice Cup poster competition, she knew she had to enter. The Hospice Cup is such a necessary and wonderful cause, so Sterner decided what she was going to paint and after a few days, she had finished. Shannon won, and is so excited for the Hospice Cup Shore Party after the race where Hospice Cup will raise additional funds at the auction, which will include her painting! Limited addition posters of her artwork will also be for sale.

Shannon Sterner has been an art teacher for 5 years and an artist her entire life. Sterner is from Cape May, NJ; but now calls Annapolis home. Sterner is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.She majored in Illustration and refined her watercolor painting skills. Sterner has exhibited her paintings in several galleries in Annapolis. In addition to her watercolor painting skills, she takes great pride in producing handmade greeting cards, which are sold in many stores in downtown Annapolis.














Hospice Cup Adds Memorial Sponsorship to Event

Annapolis, MD – 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.

The racing and awards event takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 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.

For more information on how to participate visit www.hospicecup.org

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Jim Muldoon Named Honorary Chair of Hospice Cup XXXI

Annapolis, MD – 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 35 years. As captain and owner of the infamous Andrew 80 yacht known as 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 help the lives of individuals seeking hospice care.”

For more information about the event, please visit www.hospicecup.org or email info@hospicecup.org.


2014 Call for Artists



Hospice Cup, Inc. is calling for all artists — from painters to photographers — to submit work to serve as the official image of Hospice Cup XXXIII taking place in Annapolis, MD on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

The deadline to submit artwork to Hospice Cup, Inc. is January 20, 2014. Artists may submit their original work of “Racing and Sailing Representations” by contacting Karma O’Neill, Hospice Cup, Inc. Executive Director at 410-919-8393 or simply deliver it to the Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD. All artwork received will be displayed at the Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis from January 22-February 2, 2012.  Hospice Cup, Inc. board members and local hospice representatives will judge the artwork and the winning selection will be announced at a reception at the Gallery on January 30, 2014.

The winning artwork will be the representational image for the 2014 Hospice Cup event and will appear in promotional advertisements, videos, event t-shirts, and posters.  Hospice Cup has regional exposure with participating hospices representing Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Calvert County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and the Eastern Shore.

While the chosen image will become the property of the Hospice Cup, Inc., the winning artist will receive full recognition for the image. The image will also be donated to the 2014 Shore Party Auction following the Hospice Cup XXXIII race to help raise funds for hospice services.


Hospice Cup Selects 2012 Artist

Annapolis, MD – The painting, “Spinnaker Finish,” by Kathyrn Leonard was selected to be represented at the Hospice Cup XXXI – America’s largest charity regatta. The event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Ms. Leonard’s painting can be viewed at www.hospicecup.org.Community members selected Ms. Leonard’s painting during a reception at The Circle Gallery in Annapolis on February 10, 2012.  Ms. Leonard, a native of Annapolis, is a full-time artist who also teaches art classes to adults and children at Studio 7.  Her artwork is recognizable for her distinctive use of textures, colors and patterns. When she is not painting, Ms. Leonard is a part-time chef, cooking for sailing teams and occasionally travels with them overseas. “My mother was cared for by hospice so I feel especially proud to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser. Hospice really helped my family so contributing this painting is my way of giving back,” said Ms. Leonard. The limited edition autographed artwork will be available for $35 at various Hospice Cup, Inc. events or by emailing hospicecup@aol.com .Entering its 31st year of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, to date the Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.


2012 Date announced

Just Announced!  Hospice Cup XXXI will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

The Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss changes and plans for next year’s event.
If you would like to volunteer on the planning committee, please contact Karma O’Neill at info@hospicecup.org