November 2018 –
The National Hospice Regatta Alliance is pleased to announce that the College of Charleston Sailing Association in Charleston, SC, will serve as Organizing Authority and host for the 2019 Hospice Regattas Championship, the annual competition for sailors who win charity regattas that support local hospices.
Home to an acclaimed intercollegiate sailing program, the College of Charleston (C of C) will provide a fleet of J/22 keelboats for Championship competitors.
Racing is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 2019, in Charleston Harbor.
“The College of Charleston is respected throughout the sailing world, and we are delighted to be working with them to present our 20th Championship regatta,” said Mark LeNeave, Alliance president.
C of C will establish a race committee to conduct the Championship in accordance with the Racing Rules of Sailing, and it will run and score all races during the multi-day event, LeNeave said.
“The College has hosted many national, regional and local championship regattas,” said Kevin Jewett, C of C’s Director of Sailing.
“We look forward to working with the Alliance on a great Championship for sailors from across the U.S.,” he added.
Charleston Harbor “is an exceptional venue where sailors will be challenged by a variety of wave states, currents, wind shifts and velocities. June is traditionally one of our best months for sailing.” Jewett said.
Once the Alliance makes its final arrangements for lodging and on-shore events and a Notice of Race is published, we will send invitations to skippers designated by their local hospice regattas.
About the College of Charleston
The College of Charleston was chartered in 1793, making it the 13th oldest institution of higher education in the U.S.
Renowned for its intercollegiate sailing programs for men and women, C of C also maintains a variety of instructional and recreational sailing opportunities for youth, for Wounded Warriors, and for other Charleston-area residents.
“The collegiate sailing tradition here is simply amazing,” said Kevin Jewett. “Our community programs continue to expand through the efforts of our staff and supporters.”
Click here to watch a video about C of C’s sailing program