Eastport Yacht Club to host two fundraisers this summer

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

EycFoundationThis summer, the Eastport Yacht Club will host to wonderful fundraisers which will be open to the public!

Saturday, June 4, ‘Rock the Dock Party for a Cure, Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta, Eastport Yacht Club- Public Welcome! 

Celebrating its 24th anniversary, the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta, presented by SunTrust Bank, is an exhilarating event that started in Annapolis in 1993 and has spread to over 45 sailing communities across the country. This year’s Leukemia Cup events take place on June 3 and 4, 2016 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis (Eastport), Maryland. The goal is to raise $275,000 for the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Regatta combines the excitement of competitive sailing (but for cruisers, too!) with the important goal of raising money to fight blood cancers. Racer registration is now open, visit http://www.eastportyc.org/leukemia-cup to register.

The fun will start with the Leukemia Cup Summer Gala & Auction at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, featuring fare from AYC’s Chef Michael on Friday June 3 from 6:30PM-9:30PM. This popular event will include fabulous live and silent auctions, Goslings Rum, wine, beer, elegant hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Open to the public, tickets are $95. Purchase your tickets soon for this annually “sold-out” event. Details can be found and tickets can be purchased at www.LLSSummerGala.auction-big.org

On Saturday morning, June 4, the fun continues with the Regatta, which attracted more than 100 boats in 2015 and which promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2016. Beginning at 4:00 that afternoon, join more than 300 sailing enthusiasts at the Rock the Dock for a Cure Party at the Eastport Yacht Club, featuring live entertainment by Pressing Strings and Swamp Donkey Newgrass. General admission tickets to the event are just $25; admission includes a BBQ dinner and 1 drink ticket. All-Inclusive tickets are available for $65 and include both the dinner and an open bar. Enjoy Gosling rum drinks, beer and wine, along with Rita’s Mango Italian Ice (with or without a splash of rum).

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta is a thrilling series of events that combine the joys of sailing and the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception in Annapolis, The Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta has raised more than $50 million nationwide for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families. For more information please contact Corinne Mayers, Campaign Manager at 443-471-1620 or by email at [email protected].

For Information Contact:

Carol Vilardo – EYC Special Events Chair – [email protected]

Thursday, June 9, the Latitude Adjustment Party, kicks off the bi-annual A2B (Annapolis to Bermuda) Ocean Race—Public Welcome! 

The Latitude Adjustment Party is Eastport’s best public block party (with dancing!) thrown by the Eastport Yacht Club to send off the Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race crews, and celebrate those who work in the Marine Trades. The event has a long and colorful history whose continued centerpiece is Wes’ famous Rum punch. Live dance music will keep Eastport a hoppin’ throughout the evening.

Latitude refers to the Annapolis to Bermuda Race and the latitudes that will be crossed during the race. Adjustment refers to the Marine Wizards who make adjustments to boats and maintain the boats in tip-top condition — not to mention the “attitude adjustment” that we all experience as nice weather returns and we enjoy being back outside.

The Latitude Adjustment Party is Eastport Yacht Club’s way to throw a great block party for the community. Come early — and stay late — as we wish “fair winds and following seas” to those who will depart the next day for the race to Bermuda and as we recognize those chosen as the 2016 Outstanding Marine Wizards of our community.

WRNR will be supporting the event with music, competitions and giveaways. Make sure to listen to WRNR the week prior to the event for the chance to win tickets to the Latitude Adjustment Party, concerts and more.  Then join EYC and WRNR at Eastport Yacht Club at 5:00PM on Thursday, June 9, with the Tiki Barbarians providing live music to keep Eastport rocking all night long, 7:00 – 10:00PM. Dance shoes suggested but flip flops and boat shoes are also great options. The frozen t-shirt contest is not to be missed.

American and Bermuda themed foods will be offered at reasonable prices. Lots of Gosling rum drinks, beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available along with Rita’s Mango Italian Ice (with or without a splash of rum) and frozen Dark ‘N Stormys.

EYC has designated the EYC Foundation (EYCF) as the 2016 beneficiary of the event. The EYC Foundation’s long-term vision connects kids with educational opportunities through sailing & boating. EYCF programming raises awareness about marine & maritime career opportunities and about stewardship of our Bay, oceans, lakes and rivers. Programs include: 5th grade STEM through Sailing & Boating; an annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair for grades 6-12+; scholarships for Jr. Sailing summer camps and Marine & Maritime Scholarships for college or technical training schools. For more information, contact: Pam Ray, Chair, EYC Foundation, Cell:  703-244-0044, [email protected]

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