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Leukemia Cup season begins Friday

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Winter Program Series will again team up to kick off the 11th Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup season with an appearance in Richmond by Annapolis sailor Tucker Thompson.

Thompson’s program of video and commentary will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at Dominion Resources Auditorium in Innsbrook Office Park, 5000 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen.

Tucker is a sailing TV and video commentator who covered the most exciting America’s Cup in recent history for Versus TV. His sailing accomplishments include multiple Grade 1 match race wins, National Championship titles, and offshore ocean racing records. He has sailed with America True in the 2000 America’s Cup trials and has competed around the world in everything from dinghies to grand prix and maxi boats.

Tucker co-owns and runs http://www.T2P.TV, an online sailing video network that covers sailing events all over the country, and he is also a writer and performance sailing coach.

Tucker’s presentation will highlight some of T2P’s best and most exciting sailing video footage from over eight years and 300 hours of on the water action. 

Admission is $20 for advanced registration, $25 at the door, and $15 for all students. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The public is invited to attend, and all proceeds after expenses will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Advance registration is available online at

In other Leukemia Cup news, the 2009 event calendar is now complete. Again this summer the auction and gala will be held on the grounds of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, affirming a successful effort last year to consolidate these major activities at a single location with a nautical setting. This consolidation also benefited visiting yachts with more convenient access to evening events during regatta weekend, July 10-12.

2009 Schedule
May 2—Junior Challenge at Christchurch School.
May 9—Kayak Tour at Deltaville Maritime Museum.
June 5—Art on Fishing Bay at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
June 25—Junior Sail-A-Thon at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
July 5—One-Design Challenge at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
July 10—Auction at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
July 10-12—The Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
July 11—Gala at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

The regatta will be hosted again this year by the Fishing Bay Yacht Club and the Stingray Harbour Yacht Club, both located in Deltaville. 

posted 02.19.2009

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