Leukemia Cup Regatta


Sat, Jul 11 - 12, 2015


Event Managers

Registration for the 17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta is available online at:





17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta

July 10-12, 2015

Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Fishing Bay Yacht Club are co-organizing authorities for this regatta. Fishing Bay Yacht Club is the Host Club and will provide race management assisted by Stingray Harbor Yacht Club, with onshore activities hosted by the Deltaville Maritime Museum.


1.1 The Leukemia Cup Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

2. ADVERTISING – Advertising shall be in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20.


3.1 East Course Classes expected to compete include PHRF Spinnaker and PHRF Non-Spinnaker (only one (1) headsail to be set at a time downwind), and One-Design classes. Fleets may be combined for starts or sub-divided into PHRF A, B, C, and Non-Spinnaker. One Design classes (monohull over 20 feet LOA) with at least six (6) registered (entry complete and fee paid) are encouraged. PHRF boats must have a current valid PHRF rating certificate and must meet category ChesBay of the PHRF of the Chesapeake Safety Equipment Requirements.

3.2 West Course Classes expected to compete include Leukemia (Cruising) and Classic yachts designed 1976 and earlier. Cruising Class & Classic Class will receive a courtesy rating which may not be appealed. West Course competitors will be allowed only one (1) headsail to be set at a time downwind.

3.3 If there is sufficient interest, the Typhoon Class may race on a separate race course located inside of Fishing Bay.

3.4 Eligible boats may be entered by completing online registration at http://www.leukemiacup.org/va or by mailing registration form to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Attn: Leukemia Cup Regatta, 5540 Falmouth St., Ste. 101, Richmond, VA 23230. Late registration will be available Friday, July 10, at Deltaville Maritime Museum. Entries received before June 14th will have their boat name featured on the official Leukemia Cup Regatta t-shirt

3.5 PHRF Class entrants must provide a current, valid 2013 Rating Certificate with their entry form. One-Design competitors must be members of their respective class associations.

3.6 All boats must have a current, valid measurement or rating certificate on file with or issued by the appropriate CBYRA Class Association.

3.7 Boats shall display either the sail number issued by their National Authority (US Sailing) or the number as maintained by their fleet or class. All sail numbers on a boat must be the same except unless prior written approval by the Principal Race Officer is obtained.


4.1 Entry Fee: $125, increasing to $150 after June 12th.

4.2 Dinner tickets are available from LLS or at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on June 10 at a cost of $20 for Friday and $35 for Saturday. Child dinners are available each night for a reduced fare.


Friday, July 10

1800-2000 Dinner, Gala Auction and Social, Deltaville Maritime Museum. Dinner tickets available in advance with a limited number at the event

1930 Skippers’ Meeting for All Classes

Saturday, July 11

1100 Warning Signal for first race; subsequent races to follow

1800-2000 Daily Awards, Dinner and Social, Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sunday, July 12

1000 Warning Signal for first race; subsequent races to follow

1600 (Approx.) Awards Ceremony, Deltaville Maritime Museum


6.1 Sailing Instructions will be online at http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1349 and available at registration, Friday July 10, 2014, 1800 to 1930, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park.

6.2 Amendments to the Sailing Instructions and Notices to Competitors will be posted on the Official Notice Board at Deltaville Maritime Museum.


7.1 East Course – located in the vicinity of the mouth of the Piankatank River

7.2 West Course – Rendezvous is one (1) mile NE of Piankatank River "5"

7.3 Typhoon Class if a separate race course is provided – inside of Fishing Bay


8.1 East Course will use courses designating number of legs to be sailed

8.2 West Course will use a pre-designated triangular course around dropped marks whose lat/lon locations will be specified in the West Course Sailing Instructions

8.3 Typhoon Class if a separate race course is provided – number of legs to be sailed


The Low Point Scoring System will be used. There will be no throw-outs. This is a fundraising event - in addition to class fleet awards there will be awards for the top fundraising boats.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


The event is sanctioned for CBYRA Hight Point awards for PHRF Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker and One-Design Classes


The legal drinking age in Virginia is 21. Minors will not be served and proof of age will be required. Intoxication or discourteous behavior will be grounds for expulsion from the events. Boat captains and owners will be responsible for the actions of their crew. A BOAT IS SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION BY THE PROTEST COMMITTEE IF ANY UNDER-AGE CREW IS FOUND TO BE ILLEGALLY CONSUMING ALCOHOL 


LLS Staff Contact: Ann Flippin, 804-774-2268, ann.flippin@lls.org

2015 Event Chair: Alan Bomar, 757-810-4518, j24usa85@live.com

2015 PRO: Lud Kimbrough, lud.kimbrough@gmail.com

What is Leukemia Cup? The Leukemia Cup Regatta is designed to raise funds for research to cure blood related cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. It has raised over $50 million dollars since it began. In 2014 over 10,000 sailors around the country took part in raising funds and sailing for this important cause. It is a CBYRA-sanctioned regatta held annually, and all regatta proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Virginia Chapter. Top fundraisers will have the chance to sail with world-renowned sailor and ESPN commentator Gary Jobson, National Regatta Chairman!

Auction! The Friday Night Gala Auction features silent and live auctions of an incredible range of donated products and services. Past Auctions have featured stand-up paddleboards, catered cruises, artwork, nautical gifts, canvass work, housewares for the rivah, and other great prizes too numerous to mention.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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