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Leukemia Cup Regatta is July 11-13 in Deltaville

The grand finale of the 2008 Leukemia image Cup series will take place over the weekend of July 11-13 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville.

The Leukemia Cup Auction is scheduled for Friday evening, July 11, at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, which is a change from last year when it was sited at Stingray Harbor, who continues as a Leukemia Cup host. The new venue will provide a nautical backdrop for the enthusiastic crowds expected to attend this year. Live music, crab cakes, liquid refreshments, and both a silent and live auction are on tap again for this marquee event the public is encouraged to attend.
The auction will prelude the upcoming Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta activities to be based at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, and the Gala on Saturday evening, July 12, also to be held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

The regatta on July 12-13 will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event and will again be filled with exciting races, fun, good food, and entertainment. Leading up to the regatta, sailors and their crews raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to compete for prizes and a “Fantasy Sail” with Gary Jobson, a world class sailor, television commentator and author.

And speaking of Jobson, regatta organizers are pleased to report that he will make time in his busy schedule in this Olympics year to visit Deltaville on Sunday afternoon of regatta weekend to award trophies and speak passionately about his favorite cause of support for patients with blood cancers. An inspirational cancer survivor himself, Jobson is also the national Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Honorary Chair for the Leukemia Cup Regattas. Registration for the regatta is now available online at http://www.fbyc.net.

There will be PHRF Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Divisions, a Classic Division for boats designed prior to 1975, and a Cruising Division for a more casual racing format. Sailors don’t even need an official PHRF rating to participate in the Classic and Cruising Divisions. Just supply the boat’s specifications, and a temporary rating will be assigned for the series. It’s easy to do, and it’s all online.

The Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised over $1,500,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the past 9 years and was honored as the 3rd highest fundraiser of 43 such regattas throughout the nation in 2007. The Society is appreciative for the regatta participants, contributors, volunteers and especially the many sponsors who have made this event so successful in the past. SunTrust Bank and Riverside Cancer Care Center will be Co-Presenting Sponsors enhancing the success of this 10th anniversary event.

For more information on The Leukemia Cup Regatta activities, contact or 757-723-2676, ext. 202, or visit http://www.leukemiacup.org or http://www.fbyc.net.

posted 07.02.2008

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