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 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. 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.
Whether or not you plan to compete on the water, if you want to join the "off the water race" to raise funds for Hospice Cup, click here.
Social events include the post-race Shore Party held at a waterfront location with music, live and silent auctions, family-friendly activities, a catered dinner, and trophy presentations. Racers may purchase discounted tickets in advance, or qualify to win tickets by participating in the sailor fundraising program. See the Hospice Cup website for more info. Commemorative items such as t-shirts and hats are available by advance order and at the Shore Party.
2018 Leukemia Cup June 1-2
New Races, Participation Opportunities Added
The 2018 Leukemia Cup sails into town in a few weeks, bringing some exciting new changes, including feeder races from St. Michaels and Herring Bay. Racing registration is open at eastportyc.org/leukemia-cup, and all of the details are in the Notice of Regatta. But the Leukemia Cup has always been about much more than fun on the water.
The Leukemia Cup began 26 years ago at Eastport Yacht Club and has spread to over 46 sailing communities across the country with over $60 million dollars raised to aid in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission, to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Funds raised in the Annapolis Leukemia Cup support research and families right here in Maryland including institutions such as Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland.
Our goal for 2018 is to raise $250,000 with 100 boats participating. There are a number of ways to get involved this year and help in the fight, while also celebrating the incredible strides our sailors and fundraisers have made in the fight against blood cancers including the Triple Crown Trophy, Summer Cocktail Party, and Rock the Dock for a Cure.
EYC sailors -- of both racing cruising persuasions -- are active participants in this signature event. But it's possible to be a member of Team EYC without going out on the water. Check out eastportyc.org/team-eyc to find out how to make a contribution in support of a fellow EYCer's fund raising campaign.
Triple Crown Trophy
This year, the Leukemia Cup Regatta is proud to be one of three charity sailing events part of the NEW Triple Crown of Charity Sailing Trophy, sponsored by Weems & Plath. The CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating) and Hospice Cup mark the second and third race skippers can compete in for the Triple Crown Trophy. In order to compete for the trophy, skippers must race and fundraise in all three events.
The Triple Crown Trophy is awarded to the skipper raising the most funds for each charity and finishing highest in all three races. The trophy presentation will be held in October. The Annapolis Leukemia Cup is the first on the three races held on June 2, followed by the CRAB Cup August 18, and the Hospice Cup September 15.Read more ...
Fawcett Beer Can Season Begins May 11
The first gun for the 2018 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1815 on Friday, May 11. Please don't be late!
The series will have 12 races in two halves this year. Race dates are May 11 and 18; June 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Series 1); and June 29, July 20 and 27; and August 10, 17, and 24 (Series 2).
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.