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Hospice Cup XXXIII:

America’s Largest Charity Regatta

PNG 20130221 Hospice-Cup-Logo-011Hospice Cup XXXII sails into Annapolis on Saturday, September 20, 2014, and EYC is proud to be a part. Registration is open now on our regatta management page.

Now emulated across the country, 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, visit the event website.

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This unique charity regatta is a cooperative effort of Hospice Cup, Inc., Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, and multiple hospices serving the Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas where most racers live and work. The participating hospices benefit from funds raised through sponsorships, sailing crews, Shore Party ticket sales, program ad sales, and the live and silent auctions.

The Race counts for High Point, attracting many of the best sailors on the Bay and requiring of racers only that they submit an entry and pay the fee. Even non-sailors and cruising sailors can enjoy a great day on the water, on spectator boats or in the special Hospice Class(a race designed for novice racers), and at the festive post-race party.

Racers can be Sponsors. Sponsorship is not required of racers, but by donating or raising money for participating hospices and hospice care, racers earn incentives including passes for the spectator boat for their non-racing friends and Shore Party tickets for crew or other guests. The Hank Lawton Trophy for fundraising is presented to the crew that raises the most money before race day, with prizes also for 2nd and 3rd place.

Hospice Class is a non-spinnaker class for sailboat owners who do not usually race but want to support participating hospices and hospice care. More experienced racers are encouraged to participate in other classes. Skippers who have previously won trophies in the Hospice Class are assigned additional handicaps of 6 sec/mile for each 1st place, 3 sec/mile for each 2nd place, and 1 sec/mile for each 3rd place. To orient Hospice Class skippers, there is a mandatory Hospice Class Skippers’ Meeting prior to race day.

Social events include the post-race Shore Party held at an elegant waterfront location with music, live and silent auctions, family-friendly activities, a catered dinner, and trophy presentations. Racers are honored guests at the party, and may purchase discounted tickets in advance, or qualify to win tickets by participating in the sailor fundraising program. See website listed below for more info. Commemorative items such as t-shirts and hats are available by advance order and at the Shore Party.

The Hospice Cup is the top honor awarded for best three-year performance, it qualifies the winner to compete in the annual Hospice Regattas National Championship against representatives of the many other hospice regattas sailed nationwide, each event patterned on this original hospice regatta.

Additional information: Shore Party & Donations

RegistertoRacebuttonNot a sailor or a racer? Then get out that dinghy you rarely use and join the 1st Ever Dinghy Poker Run hosted by Hospice Cup. What? No dinghy? Participate by car! The event will take place on Spa and Back Creeks on Saturday, September 20. The finish is at Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard on Back Creek, where the celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the largest shore party in Annapolis, featuring food, full bar, and band.

Registration is $50 per player, which includes a Shore Party ticket. A dinghy can have multiple players. Non-player dinghy riders can purchase a Shore Party ticket for $50; tickets for all other guests are $85.

For more details and registration, call 443-831-1643 or visit the Hospice Cup website.

 

Welcome to EYC

Not your traditional blue blazer club, EYC is built on activity, on the water and ashore. Our members are involved in a diverse range of boating activities, supported by social events and strong camaraderie. Known for our million-dollar view of the Severn River and Annapolis, EYC also is recognized in the Chesapeake Bay region and beyond as a club capable of managing major championship regattas, Friday night Beer Can races, and everything in between, as well as providing great social networking for cruising, parties, and charity events. It’s all about life on the water, and all about fun.

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Our last US Powerboating course for the season is October 18-19.  For more information and to sign up visit the PB section of the Junior Fleet.

Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
St. John's College Day Cruise
Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Hospice Cup XXXIII Regatta
Sun Sep 21 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Outfitters Open & Selling
Mon Sep 22 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Kids Eat Free
Tue Sep 23 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM
EYC Bridge Club (Dining Room)
Tue Sep 23 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
J80 All Hands Meeting
Wed Sep 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
J/80 World Championship
Wed Sep 24 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Windy Wednesday Happy Hour
Thu Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Parking Lot Closed for J/80 Registration/Measurement
Fri Sep 26 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Craft Beer Night

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