CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
2017 Marks the 25th Anniversary of Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta
New Events Added
It started in Annapolis 25 years ago ... who knew that the Regatta would spread to more than 46 sailing communities across the country, and raise almost $60 million dollars in the process—literally funding lifesaving research at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.
The impact of the funds raised, and the lives that have been saved, and improved, through this research, is astounding ... and EYC members should take pride in their support of the Regatta these many years—we have made a difference for those who have been diagnosed with leukemia.
This year, the 25th Anniversary, is even more important because we have a challenging goal ahead of us! We are currently ranked 5th in fundraising nationwide, behind San Francisco Yacht Club, who has held the #1 spot for several years. It’s time we took our rightful place back!
How can we get there? By participating in the Regatta weekend, June, 2 and 3, 2017 – Attend the Gala Friday, June 2, at EYC, participate in the Regatta the 3rd, and most importantly organize a fundraising TEAM under the Team EYC umbrella. The goal of this year’s Regatta activities is to raise $250,000 and to have more than 100 sailboats participating in the Regatta.
New events added in 2017 include the “Annapolis Restaurant Challenge, Clink for a Cure” campaign which will pit area restaurants against each other to create the best Signature Beverage (additional details follow, and a seminar “Racing 101: A Primer for Leukemia Cup for Cruisers “ at EYC on April 30, (additional details follow).
Fawcett/EYC Beer Can Season Starts May 12
The first gun for the 2017 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1815 on Friday, May 6. Please note, that's 10 minutes earlier than past years, so don't be late!
The series will have 14 races in two halves this year. Race dates are May 12, and 19; and June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 [Series 1]; and July 7, 18, 21 and 28, and August 11, 18, and 25 [Series 2]. The Notice of Race has been posted, registration is open, entries are coming in and we are ready for another great season.
The regatta is open to all boats at least 20 feet in overall length. It is not necessary to be a member of a yacht club or of CBYRA to enter and race. Boats usually racing PHRF are eligible to complete with a valid PHRF certificate.
In the spirit of Beer Can racing everywhere, we offer (with a nod of thanks to Scuttlebutt and Latitude 38) the Ten Commandments of Beer Can Racing.