Posts for Leukemia Cup
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday November 6, 2012 09:01PM
Mary R. Spencer on Thursday May 31, 2012 04:45PM (1 comment)
LEUKEMIA CUP EARLY REGISTRATION
All sailors are reminded that early-bird registration for the 14th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta to be held in Deltaville over the weekend of July 6 - 8 closes on June 15. After this date, the registration fee increases by $25 and regrettably the names of participating yachts cannot be included on the commemorative Regatta T-shirt. It's easy to register, and it's all online at www.leukemiacup.org/va.
The sensational news this year is that the Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta has been voted Best Regatta on the Bay by the readers of "Chesapeake Bay Magazine." We invite everyone to come and experience two days of racing at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club and two nights of exciting activities at Stingray Point Marina which includes an appearance by sailing celebrity Gary Jobson, silent and live auctions, food and refreshments, and musical entertainment.
All the details can be found online.
While the Regatta is CBYRA sanctioned, it is important to note that an official PHRF rating is only required to race in the Offshore Divisions. Our largest racing contingent is the Cruising Division where other offshore sailboats, even those skippered by novices, are assigned a competitive rating by our team of experienced handicappers and can participate in a lower key racing format which the whole family can enjoy.
All proceeds from Regatta events, a portion of which may be tax deductible, assist the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For more information on The Leukemia Cup Regatta activities, contact Debbie Bridwell, Senior Campaign Manager, 804-673-5690 or Debbie.Bridwell@lls.org or visit www.leukemiacup.org/va.
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday July 12, 2011 04:32PM (2 comments)
The 13th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta held in Deltaville over the weekend of July 8-10 was another huge success with 77 registered yachts and enthusiastic crowds at the Auction and Gala helping to raise $112,000 in cash and $20,000 in kind donations, based on preliminary numbers, to support patients with blood cancers.
Typically the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta is one of the most financially successful Leukemia Cup Regattas in the country in spite of being one of the smallest of such national venues. And tornado ravaged Deltaville rose to the occasion and disappointed neither participants nor organizers this year.
Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday June 29, 2011 08:49PM (1 comment)
Reduced Registration Fee for the 13th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta, July 8 - 10, in Deltaville has been extended due to difficulties with processing registrations on the Leukemia Cup website. Now those who were unable to register by June 17 will be able to register at the lower entry fee of $125 either on line at www.leukemiacup.org/va or in person until registration closes on Friday evening, July 8, before the Auction & Crabcake Dinner at Stingray Point Marina.
Don't miss out on all the fun over Leukemia Cup weekend...almost 70 yachts so far have registered to participate in the Regatta. Thanks for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its effort to help patients with blood cancers.
Joseph L. Dennison on Tuesday June 7, 2011 10:25AM (1 comment)
Dont forget to register online at www.leukemiacup.org/va by June 17 for the early-bird entry fee of $125, a $25 savings, and to have your boats name emblazoned on the ever-popular official Regatta T-shirt. After June 17, the fee increases to $150. A portion of the registration fee will be tax-deductible.
Joseph L. Dennison on Tuesday May 31, 2011 10:35AM
A special treat for patrons this year will be the F.D. Crockett on exhibit at the end of the Fishing Bay pier. Recently re-dedicated by the Deltaville Maritime Museum, the log-bottom buyboat was originally built in 1924 and fully restored after 7,000 hours of hard work by talented volunteers from the Deltaville community. The Crockett serves as a floating ambassador for the Museum and the Deltaville community at large.
Joseph L. Dennison on Wednesday April 6, 2011 12:01PM
Tom and Mel Neale have lived and cruised aboard since 1979, averaging 3,000 to 5,000 miles per year, including 19 winters in the Bahamas. They raised and home schooled two daughters aboard. Tom has owned over 25 boats since the early 1950s, from 8 to 53 feet long. Mel has also boated and cruised since the early 1950s.
Tom and Mel write the Tom Neales Cruising for You section for BoatUS @ www.boatus.com. Tom is Technical Editor and writes the Sea Savvy column for Soundings and is Editor at Large for Passage Maker Magazine. For many years he was Editor at Large and columnist for Cruising World Magazine for which he wrote the monthly column "On Watch.
Jon Deutsch on Monday March 28, 2011 06:22PM
Joseph L. Dennison on Thursday February 24, 2011 01:09PM
R. Strother Scott on Monday July 12, 2010 08:44AM (1 comment)
Congratulations to Rob, seen pictured in the back row in sunglasses and a blue shirt.
R. Strother Scott on Friday July 9, 2010 11:07AM
This year, I registered as I always have, but things changed suddenly and drastically for me on June 9th following routine blood work. A life-threatening platelet level sent me straight to the hospital, where for over two weeks I underwent an escalating series of tests and treatments that finally culminated in surgery, biopsies, and confirmation of an earlier suspicion: Ive got lymphoma.
So, this year's race takes on a startling new significance for me. Not only will my boat (and I hope me) be a sailing participant again, but I now join thousands of others afflicted with this disease....At the bottom of his Leukemia Cup fundraising site, you can contribute to Wavelength's goal of $10,000 and help raise it up from the current 48% of goal.
Joseph L. Dennison on Wednesday June 9, 2010 01:31PM
Dont forget to register online by June 15 for the generously discounted early-bird entry fee of only $100 and to have your boats name emblazoned on the ever-popular official Regatta T-shirt. After June 15, the fee increases to $125, and, in addition, youll be forced to employ your calligraphic skills with a marking pen to list your vessel on the shirt.
Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday May 26, 2010 01:59PM
ART ON FISHING BAY
A Leukemia Cup Event
Friday, June 4, 6 - 9:30 pm
Fishing Bay Clubhouse
No reservations are required. Admission is a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a hors d'oeuvre to share with fellow patrons. Beverages will be available at the event.
16 artists and craftsmen will display their masterworks, perfect for home, office, and cottage. Background music will be provided by an acclaimed local guitarist.
This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome - bring your friends, relatives, and art connoisseurs of all persuasions and enjoy the convivial atmosphere of this annual FBYC-hosted event.
Proceeds generated by this event will benefit patients with blood cancers.
Inquiries regarding Art on Fishing Bay: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph L. Dennison on Tuesday May 25, 2010 01:22PM
The recipient of many international and national art awards, Joannas unique style has allowed her to maintain thriving relationships with fine art societies and galleries in the both the U.S. and Europe. Additionally she has shared her love of art as an instructor in Germany and Miami. Unfortunately space does not permit a full disclosure of all of Joannas accomplishments listed on her impressive résumé.
On top of it all, she is also a championship sailor. Her love affair with sailing began in Poland as a youth, first in a Cadet, then an OK Dinghy, and finally the physically challenging Olympic-class single-handed Finn dinghy in which she was a national champion multiple times. Later she joined the racing circuit on offshore vessels in Germany, Brittany, Mallorca, and, for 20 years, in Miami. Now she enjoys cruising the Rappahannock River but is still eager to land a crew position on boats racing in the Chesapeake area.
Joseph L. Dennison on Wednesday May 12, 2010 07:13PM
Talented exhibitors will again display their creations to both browsers and buyers. Each will generously contribute one item to the popular Leukemia Cup Auction to be held at the Stingray Harbour Yacht Club on Friday evening, July 9, during the big Regatta weekend. A complete list of exhibitors will be announced later in May, but there are still vacancies for artists who wish to participate.
While patrons hunt for the perfect art objects to complement their home and cottage decors, refreshments and musical entertainment will be on tap. Admission is a donation benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a hors doeuvre to share with fellow art aficionados.
Joseph L. Dennison on Monday April 12, 2010 02:35PM
This event is open to the public on Thursday, May 6, 6:00 PM, at the SunTrust Corporate Office at 919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor, in downtown Richmond. Free parking in the SunTrust parking garage is available. Admission is $25 per person and includes wine, beer, and heavy hors doeuvres. A similar event featuring Gary Jobson was a sell-out several years ago, so please RSVP by contacting Laura Boone at 804.627.0400 or email@example.com. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
Topics will include the 2009 12-Meter World Championship, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, US Sailing Teams highlights of the Beijing Olympic Games, long distance racing: the Chicago to Mackinac Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Bermuda Race, and the Transatlantic Challenge.
Jobson will present two special features on Classic Yachts and his recent expedition to Antarctica. He will also narrate a fast paced history of the Americas Cup which includes fascinating new footage of BMW Oracle Racings trimaran.
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday July 14, 2009 08:52AM (1 comment)
Photos courtesy of Geoff Cahill, Gary Hooper, Scott Alan Turpin, and Jon Deutsch.
Jon Deutsch on Saturday July 11, 2009 06:57AM
Follow whats happening at the Leukemia Cup on twitter @fishingbayyc
Gilbert L. Miles on Friday July 10, 2009 02:06PM
Joseph L. Dennison on Wednesday April 29, 2009 10:55AM
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday September 11, 2008 04:03PM
Included are a touching letter from my law partner Doug Garrou who rode with me on LOON as Mark Boat and who has two autistic sons, one with Leukemia. No doubt, his letter, and perhaps our success with FS NACs kept Deltaville and FBYC fresh in the editors' minds.
Jon Deutsch on Sunday July 13, 2008 11:49PM (1 comment)
Highlight video of the Leukemia Cup Event held at FBYC this weekend
Joseph L. Dennison on Thursday May 15, 2008 12:52PM
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday May 8, 2008 06:43AM
To encourage participation and give experience to novice One Design racers, there will be a separate start for those who wish to have their first or early experiences on the starting line and around the buoys. This start will be a combined class start. Entrants to the novice race should print "Novice" in the memo line of their check. The starting signal for combined class novice race will be signal flags "L" and "S" for Leukemia Society.
Skippers are asked to register, paying a Registration Fee of only $10 per boat. In addition, skippers are asked to consider raising funds, in any amount, from their families, friends and crew to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Prizes consisting of a set of 4 of the new 16 oz. FBYC Tervis Tumblers will be given to the top fundraiser and a set of 4 of the 12 oz. Tumblers will be given to the runner-up ( a $60 and $48 value, respectively). Novice racers and fundraisers are eligible for these top fundraising awards.
Contributions and entry fees can be paid on site before the skippers meeting, or can be mailed to the Event Chair, Noel Clinard at 6010 York Road, Richmond, VA 23226. Checks should be made payable to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contributions are Tax Deductible. More information can be obtained from Noel Clinard, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 804-788-8594 (Office).
Joseph L. Dennison on Tuesday April 22, 2008 11:59AM
Equally a fundraising event, kayakers are encouraged to raise funds to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Prizes are given to the top three fundraisers and the leading fundraiser will take home a special award. Refreshments will also be available and an informal reception will follow the tour. For an online registration form, go to www.leukemiacup.org/va. Further information can be obtained from Jan or Shawn Towne at Bay Trails Outfitters, 804.725.0626 and email email@example.com. Or contact Molly Tanner at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 757.723.2676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
R. Strother Scott on Thursday February 14, 2008 11:19AM
I hope they are unable to resell the space in which case they might leave you up there all summer!
Sue Willis on Friday June 22, 2007 01:57PM
We collected a total of $2236.00
We know that there will be additional donations mailed into the office, so we're not done counting yet! Here is a list of awards:
Top Fundraiser: Harrison Burton - $1350 (his money still to be turned in)
2nd Highest Fundraiser: Ben Shelton
3rd Highest Fundraiser: Drue Bagnal
Youngest Sailor: Nicholas Lennarz age 6
Most Laps: 36 - done by: Austin Powers, Alex Jacob and Jackson Berling
Thanks to Judy, Bob, Arleen and Willard for coming to help out! See you all on Monday!
Joseph L. Dennison on Monday May 21, 2007 05:44PM
A total of 26 artists will exhibit their creations for purchase or perusal. Each will donate one item to the Leukemia Cup Auction to be held later this summer at the Stingray Harbor Marina.
Sue Willis on Monday May 14, 2007 02:57PM
Judy Buis on Thursday November 3, 2005 07:51AM
I was honored to be asked to speak at the conference as to the success of our regatta. They were all curious as to how a small yacht club in a very small town could be so successful. By the end of my presentation they all knew our success was do to the dedication of my great committee and the continued support and generosity of FBYC. I cannot thank you enough for this support. FBYC has made a great impact in working toward the LLS ultimate goal, to cure all blood related cancers. The survivors thank you for giving them the opportunity to be here today. The researchers thank you for giving them the opportunity to work on vital research that hopefully will cure all blood cancers.
I ended my presentation by saying "TO LOOK OUT INTO THE AUDIENCE AND KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THE WORK WE DO IS REASON ENOUGH TO WORK HARDER." I know FBYC will be willing to do just that. Thank you again.
R. Strother Scott on Friday July 1, 2005 01:17PM
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 1, 2005) On Friday, July 8, 2005, West Marine and Boat U.S Marine Center locations in Deltaville, Glen Allen, Gloucester Point and Hampton, Virginia will donate five percent of sales to the Leukemia Cup Regatta in Deltaville, Virginia.
West Marine and Boat U.S. Marine Center locations are making this donation to support the seventh annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta taking place in Deltaville on July 9. To show support for this local group and to find a nearby location, refer to the list below or visit westmarine.com for store hours and directions.
West Marine has long championed good corporate citizenship. The company's mission includes contributing to the social needs of the communities in which it does business - all while enjoying the fun of boating. In the years ahead, West Marine looks forward to partnering with other local boating, fishing and conservation groups.
We are excited to support the upcoming Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta taking place in Deltaville, VA, said Rob Wilcox, Virginia district manager, West Marine. Consumers can help raise money for this important cause by shopping in these five West Marine and Boat U.S. Marine Centers on Friday, July 8, 2005. "We're thrilled that these Virginia based West Marine and Boat U.S. Marine Center locations have decided to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through this upcoming donation. Funds raised on July 8, 2005 will enable us to fund blood cancer research and provide education and patient services, said Dwayne Howell, president and chief executive officer, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Lud H. Kimbrough on Tuesday June 14, 2005 01:32PM
Each of the artists donated works to be auctioned at the upcoming Leukemia Cup fundraising auction to be held at the Deltaville Fire Department July 8, and we are very grateful to these artists for their generosity. Numerous attendees also made cash contributions to the Leukemia Society.
Artists in attendance included Kathleen Noffsinger, Joan Mannell, Ben Richardson, Jane Hall, Dixie Hoggan, Jane Wells, Rip Radcliffe, Carolyn Davis, Wayland Rennie, Brockett Muir, Blanche Scharf, Martha and Bill Hayes, Tina McCloud, Kaptain Krunch, Elise Ritter, Jerry Spangler, Caroline Long, Kathy Morand, Patricia Garber, Susan Crave Rosen, Cecky Ropelewski and Caroline Long.
Unknown Unknown on Friday February 25, 2005 04:16PM
Jobson helped win the Americas Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner. He has written 14 books on sailing, is an editor at large for two sailing magazines, serves as ESPNs sailing analyst and producer, and promotes the sport through his company, Jobson Sailing, Inc.
His stature in sailing is such that in 2003 Jobson was inducted into the Americas Cup Hall of Fame. But he is equally proud of serving since 1994 as Honorary Chairman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, which has grown from one to 45 events throughout the country. Last year he helped the Virginia Chapters regatta at Fishing Bay raise more than $188,000 for research and treatment.
Judy Buis on Tuesday November 16, 2004 10:41AM
I was fortunate enough to be attending this conference and accept this award. There are 47 Regattas around the country. The Regattas are put in six regions, and the best Regatta in each region gets the award. We were competing with some very LARGE Yacht clubs!!!
Our regatta grossed $188,000 last year. An amazing amount for a small town and yacht club on the Chesapeake Bay!!!
I was constantly asked at the conference how a small yacht club and town, managed to raise such an impressive amoumt. My answer was easy, I had a great committee and belong to the BEST yacht club in the country, that it is because of their support we are so successful.
You as members should be VERY proud of FBYC's continued support of this event. The money we raise goes toward the Society's mission to cure all Blood related Cancers and provide support for family members that are affected by these diseases.
We are truly making a difference!!! I speak for all survivors in thanking you for your generosity and support.
Judy Buis on Saturday July 3, 2004 12:59PM
Neil R. Alley on Wednesday June 30, 2004 03:19PM (53 comments)
Unknown Unknown on Tuesday May 18, 2004 01:02PM
Coming up in June is a brand-new addition to this year's line up of regatta events, Leukemia Cup Night at the Ball Park," takes place Saturday night, June 19th. "Our goal is to reach out to increased numbers of people, sailors and non-boaters alike, who might want to support us in this important fundraising cause," says Brenda Coffman, coordinator of the baseball event. We have learned that many, many people will take part if we provide events they can get behind, enjoy and support." Tickets for the game between the Virginia League Deltaville Deltas and the Fredericksburg Meadow Farm team are just $4.00.
Judy Buis on Monday November 10, 2003 01:24PM
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday July 15, 2003 10:44AM
"Copyright Richmond Times-Dispatch, used with permission."
The first sailing lesson came before we even stepped off the dock.
"You have to have a sense of humor to sail," said Willard Strickland, a sailor with a sense of humor. "If you don't, you're going to have a miserable life because so many things can go wrong."
The second lesson became evident soon enough: While just about any reason to go sailing on the Chesapeake Bay is a good one, occasionally reasons emerge that are particularly decent, compelling and noble. Reasons such as 4-year-old Katie, 7-year-old Hannah and 11-year-old Blake.
Neil R. Alley on Sunday July 6, 2003 02:16AM
Wednesday night - Art on Fishing Bay, 6-9:30pm, FBYC
Friday night - Silent Auction, including the duck race, 7-9pm, FBYC
Saturday - Regatta, including separate fun race for cruisers, FBYC
Saturday night - Gala Awards Dinner & Ceremony, 7-11pm, at Stingray Harbor Marina
Come out and support these great events and this worthwhile cause and have a great time to boot!!!! For details, click the icons at the top left on this page.
Unknown Unknown on Sunday May 11, 2003 09:01PM
Lin McCarthy on Thursday April 24, 2003 10:33PM (2 comments)
This morning Gary Jobson began chemo treatments for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Judy Buis on Sunday April 13, 2003 11:57PM
The Junior Sail-A-Thon will be held on Friday, June 20 at the conclusion of Junior Week at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. The event is a sailing fundraiser for kids to collect pledges and donations for the number of laps they can sail around the course in the allotted timeframe. This is not a race. Trophies will be given for the top fundraisers. In addition, each participant will receive a goodie bag and an official Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta Tee Shirt.
Judy Buis on Monday March 17, 2003 03:41PM
Neil R. Alley on Friday February 7, 2003 01:12AM
The America's Cup at the Leukemia Cup Wine Reception with Gary Jobson, Friday, March 21st, the Mariner's Museum
Unknown Unknown on Wednesday January 29, 2003 11:34PM
Sailing doesnt get much better than the Americas Cup competition currently being waged in the waters off Auckland, New Zealand. After months of competition among several teams, New Zealand will begin defending the Americas Cup in mid-February, accompanied by lots of thrilling racing action and on-the-water excitement. A winner will be known by the end of February and the highlights of the racing action will have been captured on video to be shared with sailing fans and landlubbers alike.
At the forefront of the Americas Cup action again this year is Gary Jobson, a prominent author, racing sailor, and ESPN analyst. And,
Unknown Unknown on Sunday May 12, 2002 04:36PM
R. Strother Scott on Sunday June 24, 2001 08:41AM
Neil R. Alley on Tuesday May 15, 2001 07:40PM
Deadline for getting your boat's name on this years' tee-shirt is 5pm, June 2nd!! So don't delay.
Judy Buis on Wednesday March 14, 2001 04:12PM