As you may know, we are trying to build on the success of last year's regatta and make this year even better. Below is a bullet list of the information for the regatta. Please read carefully and let me know if you have any questions at all!!
1. The Lukemia/Lymphoma Society - The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. There are so many worthy causes in this world, fortunately we have the ability to help this organization by doing what we love, SAILING!!
2. Last year we donated $16,000 to the LLS, this year our goal is $30,000. We will do this with your help and sponsorships and any way we can.
3. Our individual boat fund-raising goal is $1000. I know this sounds like a lot, but let me break it down for you. I will use the Enchantress for purposes of illustration. We have 4 people on the boat, If each of us gets only $50 from only 5 friends, we have $1000 right there. WOW - how easy is that? We have 46 boats that race on Weds nights, imagine, that is $46,000 right there! Sailors can do amazing things. Keep in mind, this is a goal, if you don't reach $1000 for your boat, THE RACE IS STILL ON !! Did I mention there is NO ENTRY FEE??
4. The website is SAILINGFORACURE.ORG, check it out! We already have the boats from last year listed ready to accept donations, we will add the rest of the boats shortly.
Important Date!! July 13, after the race, we are hoping to introduce the first mates to the skippers who will race for them! This will be at the Limestone restaurant on Weds, July 13, after the race! Come meet your first mate!!!