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Note from SBRN:
Weekend before this past, Dennis Hannick and crew raced in the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship in Charleston SC.  They were one of 10 teams from across the country to compete in the regatta.  They raced J22s.  Alex Resio was on the bow, and  David Hagar, did the trimming.  Dennis drove.  Dennis said, “Thursday was practice day and we promptly lost our (non-locking) winch handle overboard.  We were only allowed one non-locking winch handle onboard, so practice was rather short for our first time on a J22.”   They did get another winch handle for the Friday races, but , Dennis continued, during the racing the jib was not coming in as fast as normal.  He explained that the trimmer had become ill – so ill that  during the second race of the day, the team dropped out and took their trimmer to the hospital.  Taking care of the crew became the #1 priority, so they did not race on Saturday.  They picked up a substitute crew for Sunday, but racing was eventually abandoned due to lack of wind.   Even after all the trials and tribulations, the team representing the southern Bay Hospice event – the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta – is 10th in the Nation!!  Dennis and his team all plan to be back at the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta, October 4-6, 2019, hosted at Rappahannock River Yacht Club. 


June 2019
Countdown to the Championship
> We've got Charleston Harbor!
> We've got J/22s! 
> We've got a great race committee! 
> We'll have wonderful parties! 

Friday at 11 a.m. -- it's time for the first warning signal of the 20th annual Hospice Regattas Championship, hosted by the College of Charleston.

2019 Competitors:
  1. Dan Machold, NY-Jefferson County
  2. Ned Johnston, ME-Mt Desert Island
  3. Roger Strube, FL-Charlotte Harbor
  4. Matt Kern, OH-Sandusky
  5. Dennis Hannick, VA-Turkey Shoot
  6. Chris Kafsky, SC-Hartwell Lake
  7. Sean Clare, TN-Nashville
  8. David Nickerson, CT-Mystic
  9. Steve Rowlands, MD-Havre de Grace
  10. Cedric Lewis, MD-Annapolis

Watch the Alliance’s Facebook page for daily updates from Oswego, to see all the teams are doing.
Competitors will gather each morning at the College of Charleston Sailing Center before heading out to the course.
When skippers receive their Sailor Bags tote bag embroidered with the Championship logo, they're as happy as Chuck Sheets was.
Championship Sponsors
The USS Yorktown is not part of the College's fleet, it's the next-door neighbor.
Competitor Accommodations

Chances are, the winning team will have stayed on Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Express.
Competitors Meeting & Reception

It's a sail loft. It's a party room. On Thursday, June 20, it's a sail loft and a party room.
Championship Dinner & Auction

On Saturday, sailors will mingle with Alliance board members, Hospice of the Upstate volunteers, and our local hosts to feast on Low Country Boil and bid on auction items.
Proceeds from the Hospice Regattas Championship benefit
the National Hospice Regatta Alliance and Hospice of the Upstate,
both recognized as tax-exempt § 501 (c) 3 charities.
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