Category: Press Releases

2019 Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors and Donors! We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating on the 14th!

  • Sajak Family Foundation
  • BB&T Bank
  • Koons Ford of Annapolis
  • Joseph Gawler and Sons, LLC
  • Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
  • James Muldoon and Brendan Sailing
  • Right at Home
  • Sagal Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care
  • ServPro of Annapolis and Severna Park
  • Annapolis Yacht Sales
  • Visiting Angels
  • Council Baradel
  • Grand Yachts International
  • Toal, Murray, Day and Lalor, LLC
  • Advanced Nursing and Home Support
  • What’s Up Magazine
  • Spinsheet
  • R Thomas Bates

2016 Dinghy Poker Run

2016 Dinghy Poker Run

Registration is now open for the 2016 Hospice Cup Dinghy Poker Run. Not a sailor? You can still get in on the fun.  Bring your dingy and compete in this fun event.  Collect 5 cards from local eating establishments(list of participants published on September 17th!) and the contestant with the best poker hand wins a cooler full of great gift certificates and prizes!  Sign up today at: [button color=orange url= target=self]Sign-up for Dinghy Poker Run[/button]



Hospice Cup XXXIII Results

Hospice Cup XXXIII Results

What a great race!  Conditions were good, no rain and lots of boats!   Click on the button below to read all the race results.DSC_8068


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Hospice Cup Dinghy Poker Run

Hospice Cup Dinghy Poker Run

Picture1Hospice Cup is not just for sailors…we now have a DINGHY POKER RUN.  Dust off your soft sided dinghy and come out to support Hospice Cup.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, starting at 1pm.  Head to Bert Jabin Yacht Yard and get your first card.  Once you are registered the other 4 locations will be revealed.  This is not a timed race, so take your time! The boat with the best 5 card hand will win.

Registration can be found at [button color=green url= target=self]Register for Dinghy Poker Run[/button]

Seeking art for 2014

Seeking art for 2014


[ANNAPOLIS, MD] 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 September 20, 2014.

The deadline to submit artwork to Hospice Cup, Inc. is January 21, 2014. The judging will be done by popular vote at a public reception on January 30th. All submitted artwork will be on display at Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery from January 22th to January 30. 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.

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.

In 2013, Hospice Cup sponsors raised nearly $160,000. These dollars enable the hospices to provide skilled compassionate care, comfort and dignity to the terminally ill, their families and friends, regardless of their ability to pay. Funds also help support bereavement counseling, children’s bereavement camps, and support groups after the loss of a loved one.

Hospice Cup is the largest fundraising regatta in the United States and is the original hospice regatta. It is also a proud member of the 26-regatta National Hospice Regatta Alliance,

More information on the Hospice Cup event is available online at



Hospice Cup names new Race Committee

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 You can also go to the Hospice Cup web site, and there is a link from there.  Simply complete the registration process and click send. You can also contact the race director at


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





2013 Tickets on Sale now!

2013 Tickets on Sale now!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT:  Karma O’Neill

July 1, 2013                                                       


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 .


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


Hospice Cup chooses 2013 Art

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


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.