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The Moorings Named National Sponsor of the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has been participating in the Leukemia Cup Regatta for more than 10 years. This year, they are proud to serve as an official national sponsor of this charitable sailing event. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of lively on-the-water competitions that take place all across the country to raise life-saving funds for leukemia, lymphoma, and blood cancer research.

Since 1993, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has been led by one of the most distinguished names in the yachting world and a passionate lymphoma survivor — Gary Jobson. In addition to serving as the National Chairman of the Regatta, Gary is also a world-class sailor, an ESPN commentator, a published author, and an America’s Cup Hall of Fame inductee.

Each year, the Leukemia Cup Regatta hosts over 45 races nationwide, with the total number of participants – sailors, sponsors, volunteers, and donors – exceeding 11,000 people. Thanks to continuous support and generosity from the sailing community, over $62 million has been invested in cancer research as a result of these events. As stated by Josie Tucci, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Moorings, “The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a cause that will always be near and dear to our hearts. We are thrilled to become a national sponsor of this philanthropic event, and continue our support of this worthy organization.”

Beginning on September 1, 2017 and running through September 2018, with any charter vacation reserved through The Moorings, guests will have the opportunity to make an additional monetary donation of their choosing to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition, Leukemia Cup Regatta participants at select locations will be eligible to win a number of sought-after prizes, including a private sailing experience with Gary Jobson and a week-long yacht charter with The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands. Any participant that raises at least $500 will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize giveaway — a dream BVI vacation aboard our flagship Sail catamaran, the Moorings 4800. Listed below are the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta locations where these prizes will be available:

  • Annapolis, Maryland – Eastport and Annapolis Yacht Clubs
  • Chicago, Illinois – Columbia Yacht Club
  • Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Yacht Club
  • Corona del Mar, California – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Newport, Rhode Island – New York Yacht Club
  • Rye, New York – American Yacht Club
  • San Francisco, California – San Francisco Yacht Club
  • Savannah, Georgia – Savannah Yacht Club
  • St. Petersburg, Florida – St. Petersburg Yacht Club

To learn more about the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta event schedule, registration process, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit moorings.com/leukemia-cup-regatta.


tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charity, Charters, Racing, Sailing, Travel

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