Hospice Cup, a 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, and the live and silent auctions.
The Race counts for CBYRA 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. Non-racers and cruising sailors can enjoy a great day on the water, on spectator boats or in the special Hospice Class (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 Shore Party tickets for crew or other guests.
Entrants with racing experience are not permitted in the Hospice Class; experienced racers shall participate in other classes. Boats that host a caregiver and/or have a junior sailor at the helm are eligible to race in the Hospice Class.
REMINDER: All Hospice Class & CRCA skippers must be represented at a mandatory Skippers' Meeting at EYC on Thursday, September 15, at 1900 (7 p.m.)
Sailing Instructions have been amended (#3). 9/15/16 2230