New for 2018: A SailorBags Duffel for Your Regatta! FREE! is offering support for local hospice regattas as well as for the Championship — but only if you act promptly. Today.

The Alliance sponsor has donated 10 large sailcloth duffel bags, with one each for the first 10 local regattas to speak up. These bags retail for $99, so they make great prizes or exceptional auction or raffle items.

Featuring a genuine sailcloth exterior, YKK marine-grade zippers, corrosion-resistant metal hardware, super-tough webbing, and signature sailmaker’s zig-zag stitching, this SailorBags special donation is guaranteed for life.

It’s the perfect size for weekend travel or a full-day family outing.

Don’t take our word for it. Consider this comment from a very satisfied customer:

“I use it every weekend to carry my gear to and from our boat. I like the duffel because I don’t need to worry if it gets wet. I have washed this bag multiple times when I felt the outside had gotten a little dirty. Since purchasing this bag I have bought additional bags for the other members of my family, as well as other sailor bag products for additional uses. I love all my SailorBag products.”

Want one for your regatta? Click here, complete the reservation form, and attach it to an email back to us.

We only have 10 SailorBags duffels available, so don’t delay.

To qualify to receive one of the donated bags, your regatta must

  • have signed a Participation Agreement and paid 2018 dues;
  • recognize the SailorBags donation at your event;
  • distribute discount coupons to sailors and other supporters that are good for 25% off a single order from; and
  • use the duffel bag to raise more funds for your local hospice.

Complete the reservation form and return it today!

Reservation Form


Two Decades of Supporting Hospice Regattas

In the coming days, the Alliance will be sharing details about all of our efforts during 2018 to assist your regattas in raising funds and awareness for hospice services in your local communities.

Watch for: New Programs

  • The Hospice Regattas Store, an online marketplace where sailors and other supporters can find quality branded apparel promoting local regattas and hospices. Coming Soon!
  • Sailor Bags donation: Large sailcloth duffel bags offered to 10 Alliance sponsors-img2member regattas on a first-come, first-served basis. Plus coupons good for 25% discounts on purchases at Sailor Bags’ own online store. [Act now!]
  • Hospice advocacy: the Alliance is now a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and we will be sharing tools and techniques to encourage hospice enrollment for people with terminal illnesses. Coming Soon!
  • Willard Bond online store: another digital marketplace, this one selling 2018 and prior-year posters and notecards. (Your regatta can order your posters and cards online at a large discount off retail prices, too.)

Don’t forget: Ongoing Programs

  • The Hospice Regattas Championship, hosted again in August 2018 by Oswego (NY) Yacht Club, with invitations sent to trophy-winning sailors and Hospice Impact skippers nominated by your regattas.
  • Information sharing: we’ll soon announce our 2018 schedule of webinars and podcasts on ideas that contribute to regatta success and on advocacy for hospice.
  • More information sharing: you receive significant discounts when you register for tech webinars presented by Idealware, a trusted source for online learning. [See below.]
  • Hospice regatta promotion: More communications activities via the Alliance website, e-mail newsletters, and social media photos and posts that call attention to your events and the hospices you support.

This is the Alliance’s 20th year, and the all-volunteer board of directors continues to look for timely, productive ways to foster regattas’ effectiveness in advancing the hospice cause across the U.S. (and in Canada, too).

Thank you for your dedication to aiding nonprofit hospices that provide excellent end-of-life care to terminal patients and compassionate aid to their families.

Questions? Just click here and send them along.