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2023 Hospice Regatta - Registration is open

John Kreidler | Published on 8/25/2023

2023 Hospice Regatta October 13-15

The 2023 Hospice Regatta is right around the corner and coming up fast (8 weeks from today). We have been doing a lot of prep and planning for the 2023 event and the team has been working hard to make all the plans to host another great event and to meet our goal of $120,000 for Hospice of the Upstate.

If you are going to sail in the event,Please Register early. This will help us with the planning to make sure we have enough food, drink and other great stuff available for you and your crew. Beat the deadline as the fees go up after Friday October 6th. You can imagine the planning involved to ensure that we have enough food and drink for 350 hungry sailors, friends and family, so in order to help prevent us from running out, we have early registration discounts on registration and food.
We have quite a few new members who may not know about this event. This Regatta supports a Hospice of the Upstate, a local non profit Hospice facility. We have raised almost $1.2m over the course of the last 20 years. All of the proceeds for this event are dedicated to patients at the Hospice House who can not afford end of life care. So it's a big deal and its a way you can make a difference.

We will need your help to accomplish our goal this year. And you can do that in a number of ways below.

Registration web site

Everything you will need is on our registration web site here. That includes registering your boat, buying meal tickets, regatta clothing, raffle tickets and bidding on the auction items.

Need a Golf Car?
This year we are selling chances at a really great golf car. Its a 2013 Club Car that comes with a charger and a 1 year warranty. Pictures and details are on the web site. You don't need to be present to win, so share the web site with friends/family who also might have an interest. Chances are $50 each. You can buy your chances online on the store page here

Lots of fleets available for you to race in

We have a fleet for everyone with Centerboard fleets, Keelboat fleets and Distance fleets. Don't want to race but want to participate? We have a Charity Sailing event where you will sail to locations on the lake, get a virtual card and later that night the best poker hand wins valuable prizes. This is a one day event (Saturday only) and is geared towards the sailor who wants to invite family and friends out to the lake and enjoy the Regatta AND support our event. Register here and select 'Charity Sail' as your course

Sailing for Others

We will again be holding the Sailing for Others sponsorship challenge to help raise additional funds. This program is not limited to just skippers. We encourage anyone who is attending the event and wants to help us raise money to start lining up your friends, family and co-workers to help. Everything can be done online at and follow the links to the Regatta web site. Again, this year we are giving away one-year membership dues to WCSC. That's right, one year free membership dues to WCSC will be the winning raffle item. We will also draw a 2nd place (6 months free membership dues) and a 3rd place (3 months free membership dues). Note, this does not include any boat, slip, storage or equipment fees, only your quarterly membership dues up to $616 in value. To qualify for the raffle, you must raise more than $500 thru the Sailing for Others challenge. If you raise more than $1,000, your name will be entered twice in the raffle and at each $1,000 increment you will get an additional chance to win. That means $2,000 raised will mean 3 tickets, $3,000 means 4 chances and so on. We hope this helps encourage all Hospice participants to promote the Sailing for Others program and help us meet our goal. Contact your friends, family and co-workers to help support the event. Note: we will once again invoke the 'Baker rule' where you can only win once.

Saturday night Dinner

We have always had great food at the event. Your meal ticket provides food and drink for the whole weekend including the Saturday night dinner. Don’t miss this great meal and make sure you purchase enough tickets for your crew and family.


Saturday night Raffle

Always a special event, the Saturday night ticket raffle is always looking for items that can be raffled off. A couple of notes for you to help us with the raffle event. Donated items should be greater than $25 in value.

New this year is a Amazon shopping list created by AnnaKay Lord. Purchase an item off the list and AnnaKay will handle the rest. Make sure you fill out the gift card with your name so you get credit for the donation.

If you don't use the Amazon list above, Email AnnaKay Lord at what you are going to donate. That will help on Friday night with the setup and coordination.


Need Fairshare hours? We always need volunteers, your help is appreciated

We always have a need for volunteers to help out. If you are interested, contact John or Ronnie at the links below. This would be a great way to help support the event AND receive fair share hours for the year.

If you would like to help please contact John Kreidler ( or Ronnie Ashmore (

With your help, we look forward to putting on another great Regatta while reaching our goal of $120,000 for Hospice of the Upstate.


Together, let's make it happen.

Ronnie and John