Dear Organizers, Friends and Supporters of Hospice Regattas:
Hello, 2019! We would like to begin the new year by thanking everyone involved with hospice regattas for what you have achieved as you raise funds for and increase awareness of non-profit hospice services. Our mission is to help you do that, but it is you who are on track to have raised almost $2 million in 2018 for your benefiting hospices, based on year-end reports.
In August 2018, teams representing many of you took part in a very successful Hospice Regattas Championship! Congratulations to Tom Doran and his team from Oswego for winning a second consecutive Championship! We would also like to the thank the owners of J/24s in District 7 who generously donated their boats for our competitors’ use. And finally, we would like to thank Commodore Dan Mather, John Gary and all the members of Oswego Yacht Club for hosting the event two years in a row. OYC did a fantastic job with both on-the-water race management and shoreside social activities.
The Alliance had a productive year in 2018, undertaking several initiatives to benefit our members:
Finally, we look forward to the 2019 Hospice Regattas Championship in Charleston, SC, on June 20-23. We are grateful to the College of Charleston Sailing Association for agreeing to host the Championships in 2019 and 2020. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Championship, and of the Alliance, so we look forward to welcoming all competitors to beautiful Charleston for this historic event.
The 2019 hospice regatta season kicks off with our first regatta in Nashville, April 13-14 and April 27-28 and continues into November.
We value your feedback and your continued membership in the Alliance. If there are more ways we can be of help, please let us know. We are proud of your success over the past several years and hope to partner with you for many more successful regattas.
Mark LeNeave, President
National Hospice Regatta Alliance