Our mission is to support charity sailing regattas that raise funds for and awareness of non-profit hospice services in local communities. Activities include
One way we support our members is by conducting a Hospice Regattas Championship regatta, which is open exclusively to skippers/teams selected to represent their regatta. The 2018 Championship will be hosted in August 2018 by Oswego Yacht Club in Oswego, NY.Read More
The team representing Oswego’s own hospice regatta finished first overall, ensuring that the Virginia Brown Inspiration Trophy will remain on display at OYC for a year.
Skipper Tom Doran acknowledged a ‘home-lake’ advantage. “When the lake was really rough, we are kind of used to that condition more than some of the other teams. We knew how to take care of it.”
For a local newspaper’s full report on the Championship, just click here.
“Without the hard work of the Oswego Yacht Club and the generosity of the District 7 J/24 fleet, the 2017 Hospice Regattas Championship would not have been possible,” said Alliance president Tom Tomlinson
“We can’t thank enough all the volunteers at OYC for helping to put on a very successful Championship, and all the J/24 owners that donated their boats to the event. Truly a remarkable effort,” he added.Read Less
The Alliance solicits support from national sponsors, advertisers, and others to cover the costs of its operations and programs that assist Member Regattas in achieving their goals.
National sponsors are recognized at the local events with images, ads, banners or other material that the Alliance provides to it Member Regattas.
The National Hospice Regatta Alliance has introduced a new partnership with everydayhero, providing hospice regattas access to a fully developed peer fundraising platform at no cost.
The Alliance is investing in this initiative entirely for the benefit of our member regattas. By providing a mechanism for regattas to engage sailors and other supporters in raising funds for local hospice services, the everydayhero partnership offers new tools to achieve even greater success in 2016.
The evidence is clear that peer fundraising produces more donations and more money for charities that embrace it. The platform can be particularly effective for special events – like hospice regattas – that feature competitive activity.
Slides of January 27 NHRA webinar
We collect and share information about strategies and practices that contribute to members’ successes in raising funds and awareness for hospice, and we foster the sharing of ideas among our member regattas in the U.S. and Canada. One way we do this is through webinars and discounted access to online technology courses through which members learn about tools and approaches that may help them achieve better results.Read More
The Alliance produces and distributes e-newsletters and hosts webinars through which Member Regattas learn what others have done to increase revenue, or reduce expenses, to attract new audiences, or to organize their events in ways that excite participants, sponsors and their communities.
Recent webinars (link to page) have explored memorial activities at regattas, trophy sponsorship, and different ways to score races and designate their top winner.
“How Three Regattas Choose their Skipper/Team for the Hospice Regattas Championship” (April),
“Using Online Tools to Boost Regatta Support” (July).
The Alliance provides free access to top-notch marine art for members’ use, and we offer members low-cost posters and notecards featuring that artwork to support their efforts to increase revenues or reduce expenses. In 2014, the posters and notecards featured the image of “February 14th,” a painting by the late Willard Bond, to be sold, used in auctions or raffles, or presented as awards or gifts.Read More
Member Regattas may use artwork by the late marine artist Willard Bond, thanks to his family continuing his partnership with the Alliance. The art is used for local promotion in any many the regatta organizers choose.
Each year the Alliance uses the artwork to produce a limited-edition poster and note cards featuring that year’s image, which Member Regattas may purchase at low cost for fundraising through resale, auction or raffle, or for gifts or awards to major sponsors or others whose efforts help the regatta succeed.Read Less
We also promote member regattas through digital media (including the Alliance’s website and Facebook pages, e-mail newsletters) news releases, advertising, and other communications media. Financial contributions and in-kind support from sponsors are used to cover expenses of Alliance operations, including the costs of programs and services offered to member regattas to enhance their effectiveness.Read More
The Alliance promotes its Member Regattas online (website, Facebook and other media) and through contact with media devoted to sailing and boating.
It also encourages Member Regattas to locally promote their Alliance involvement, national sponsors, and the other regattas.