Presented by SunTrust and Riverside Health Systems

July 11-13, 2008

The 10th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta (LCR), taking place July 11-13, 2008 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. The LCR is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Since the inception of the Regatta series in 1993, more than $23 million has been raised to fight blood cancers.

The Leukemia Cup Regatta raises money to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Seventy-five percent of the money raised goes towards research and patient services, which includes financial aid, support groups, and educational programs.

Skippers register their boats and recruit their friends and colleagues to help crew and to raise funds. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat. LLS will set up an online fundraising page for sailors and their crew interested in this easy way to fundraise. Your supporters can visit your webpage and make a quick and secure online donation. Please contact Molly Tanner, Sr. Campaign Manager at LLS at or 757-723-2676, ex 202.

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Each individual who raises $8,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can go to Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson. Offshore Sailing School will host the Fantasy Sail Leukemia Cup Challenge on December 13, 2008 at Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. The Fantasy Sail Weekend officially starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 12, with fund-raising workshops and a welcome party. Saturday, December 13, racing will start at 9 a.m. with an awards party and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Fantasy Sail Leukemia Cup Challenge is a series of races held on the Gulf of Mexico, visible from the beach and spacious lanais of the resort’s waterfront suites. During each race, Jobson sails on a different boat, sharing his expertise and fun-loving whit. With racing in two flights, members of the St. Charles Yacht Club in Ft. Myers have offered to provide VIP boats for those waiting for their turn to race, spectators and press.

The LLS wishes to thank members of the local community in advance for their patience and understanding in acquiescing in whatever disruption and inconvenience the Regatta may entail. The LLS will plan and work hard with FBYC to minimize these effects. No doubt, there will be a heightened volume of traffic in the area over Regatta weekend. LLS and FBYC will work closely with the Sheriff to obtain adequate police presence to assist volunteers with traffic and crowd control. While we welcome all participants in the Regatta, we do admonish them to maintain posted speeds and to respect the privacy of residents by parking only in designated areas and minimizing any blockage of Fishing Bay Road.

Registration is $100 per boat if received before June 30, 2008 or $125 if received after June 30, 2008. Website registration cut off is Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6:00pm.

Register by June 13 and your boat’s name will appear on the official Regatta t-shirt!


There is no cost to attend these events as a spectator; however, you can purchase tickets for dinners as outlined below.

July 11, 2008

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

July 11, 2008 - 5:30pm

Silent and Live auction, homemade crabcake dinner, and cash bar

No charge for the event - $10 per dinner


July 12, 2008

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Skipper breakfast begins at 8:00am

Skipper meeting begins at 9:00am.

Racing begins at 11:00am.

Grand Gala and Awards Ceremony begins at 5:30pm. This evening includes a shrimp and chicken dinner, music, dancing, awards, and cash bar.

No charge for the event - $20 per dinner "(Two Gala Tickets included with Registration)"


July 13, 2008

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Racing begins at 11:00am. Gary Jobson, National Chairman for the Leukemia Cup Regatta, ESPN Commentator, and America’s Cup Hall of Fame inductee will join us for an afternoon of awards after the races.


The following is included in registration for $100:

Registration fee for one boat

One Leukemia Cup Regatta Hat

One Leukemia Cup Regatta T-Shirt

            Choose size:    Small





Two Dinner Tickets for July 12, 2008

The following items are available for purchase:

Tickets for Crabcake Dinner on July 11, 2008 at $10/person

Boxed lunch for July 12, 2008 at $10/person

Tickets for Gala Dinner on July 12, 2008 at $20/person

Boxed lunch for July 13, 2008 at $10/person


Official Leukemia Cup Regatta T-Shirt - $15

            Choose Number of T-Shirts

Choose Size of each:   Small





Leukemia Cup Regatta Hat - $20

SailFast Wrist Band - $4

NOTICE OF RACE from FBYC Sailing Events book


The SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA is hosted by Fishing Bay YC and Stingray Harbour YC. This regatta will consist of one race to be sailed by the Leukemia (cruising) and Classic classes and two races to be sailed by other fleets on two separate courses on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, 2008. The races and associated activities are to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America in their fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkinís disease and myeloma.  Entry is due by Thursday, July 10, 2008 by 1800.



Starts will be offered for the following classes:  PHRF Spinnaker, Non Spinnaker, J-105, Leukemia (Cruising) and Classic (Full-Keel and Fin-Keel Divisions for yachts designed 1975 and earlier, excluding the J24).  If sufficient yachts are registered, the classes may be subdivided, one design classes added or classís combined and different courses designated for each subdivision as a warranted to enhance the quality of racing.

The above is for information only. The Special Sailing Instructions will take precedence in any conflict and will be available at registration at the FBYC Clubhouse



Special Sailing Instructions, Social Program information and Registration package will be Fishing Bay Yacht Club web site, On-line registration is encouraged.

The FBYC Event Co- Chairs for this regatta are:

Judy Buis                                

                                                          (804) 725-0218     


Carolyn Schmalenberger         

                                                           ( 804) 776-9211


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America contact:

Molly Tanner Toll-free in VA-(800) 866-4483

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                W- (757)723-2676

27 W. Queens Way                F-(757)723-4056

Hampton, VA 23669



The preliminary schedule will include:

Friday evening, July 11:

      Welcome Reception, Pre-Registration, Silent/Live                   Auction

Saturday, July 12:

      Registration & Skipperís Breakfast
      Followed by CBYRA-sanctioned Regatta
      Followed by Grand Gala


Sunday, July 13:

        CBYRA Sanctioned Regatta

Followed by  Awards


Skippers will receive sailing instructions at registration. If sufficient yachts are registered, the classes may be subdivided and different courses designated for each subdivision as warranted enhancing the quality of racing.


Registration is $100 per boat if received before June 30, 2008 or $125 if received after June 30, 2008. Website registration cut off is Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6:00pm.


The event is sanctioned for CBYRA High Point awards for PHRF Spinnaker Classes, Non-Spinnaker and J-105 classes only.