FAQ & Forms

FAQ and Forms

Since 1997, The South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta, organized by the members of the Charleston Ocean Racing Association, has raised over $2 million for research and patient programs for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia Cup Regatta is more than boats and crew racing: it is a community  effort of our planning and race committee members, sponsors, skippers, crew, windless sailors, auction contributors, event volunteers and staff, and guests.  This year's Leukemia Cup Regatta is the weekend of September 23, 2017.  We invite everyone to join us for our 21st Anniversary Leukemia Cup Regatta and Gala!

Helpful Documents

2017 Skipper Registration

2017 Crew & Windless Sailor Registration                Meet our Honored Skipper

2017 Fundraising Incentives

Auction Donation Form                                           Ticket & Table Order Form          

Fundraising Information *COMING SOON



Sponsorship Information                                          Sponsorship Commitment Form



Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up? Do I have to have my own crew? How do they sign up?

Click Here to register online.  Skippers, crew, windless sailors, and volunteers can all register online or by completing the appropriate registration form (available for download above).  Once registered, crew and team members can join a team. 

Only one registration fee per boat is required.  All registered skippers will receive a 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta t-shirt as well as one complimentary ticket to our Gala & Awards Party! 

Crew, windless sailors, and volunteers can register for free online  or download the appropriate form above.  Tickets for the 21st Anniversary Gala and Awards Party can be purchased online, through our local chapter office, or at the door.  Want to earn FREE tickets to the Gala or even a reserved table for you and your friends?  Keep reading to learn about fundraising opportunities!

Contact Crystal Feller at 843.972.4774 or crystal.feller@lls.org to get more information about registering for the 2017 South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta, held the weekend of September 23, 2017.

How soon do I have to register?

The sooner you register the better. You'll need time to recruit others to participate as crew members or even other skippers who want to compete. And the longer a fundraising window you have, the more opportunity you'll have to grow the donations.

How does fundraising work?

Whatever your style, we'll help make fundraising fun and easy.

For a super-simple approach, make use of the efundraising page you'll be given when you register. We invite you to download our fundraising packet filled with great fundraising tips, ideas, samples and instructions to create a personal fundraising Web page. You can use the site as is or add your own photos and messaging. Then, email your contacts a link to your site and watch the dollars start coming in!

In addition to raising funds online, you can also send letters to friends and contacts or be creative and hold fundraising events - parties, sales or auctions. Check with Crystal Feller at 843.972.4774 or crystal.feller@lls.org for more ideas and instructions on collecting and submitting donations. 

How are funds used?

Proceeds from The Leukemia Cup Regatta help advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. This mission is carried out through funding extensive research for treatments, cures, government advocacy, patient assistance programs, community outreach and education programs.  In the 2015 fiscal year, 78% of the funds raised in South Carolina went directly to our mission. 

Are there any fundraising incentives?

Every one wins when cancer loses.  Every $1 you raise fights back against blood cancer and allows you to join in the FUN in celebrating 20 years!  All 21st  Anniversary Gala & Awards Celebration tickets that you sell will count towards your fundraising total!  Family and friends can purchase tickets directly from your website!  Each skipper receives one complimentary ticket to the Gala with paid boat registration.

We are excited to present the national 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta incentives!  Check back for additional local incentives.

How do I qualify for the Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson?

This year's Fantasy Sail will take place in the Chesapeake Bay on October 27-29, 2017, out of Annapolis, Maryland.  Participants who raise $15,000 or more by October 20, 2017, will be invited to attend this exciting weekend.  The 2017 Fantasy Sail will celebrate Gary Jobson's 25 years of service as the National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta Campaign.

Do I have to be an expert sailor to participate?

Not at all! Even if you're not a sailor, you can join in on the fun! From being a crew member to watching the action on a spectator boat to attending the parties, sailors and non-sailors alike can participate in theLeukemia Cup Regatta.

How do I attend the Gala and Regatta Awards Party?

We invite you to join us at the USS Yorktown at 6:30pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017, for a lively evening of entertainment, food, drink, and live and silent auctions.  Both racing and fundraising winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from your favorite registered participant or by contacting our local office at 843.881.8176.  Reserved tables (both with and without tickets) are available in limited numbers and must be purchased before the day of the event.  You may also download the Ticket and Table Order Form and submit to crystal.feller@lls.org to order tickets and/or tables. 

*Please note: individual ticket prices will increase from $50 to $60 after September 8, 2017, including tickets purchased at the door.

What is the Yacht Club Challenge?

We celebrate the Yacht Club Challenge by presenting the aware to the club with the most participation at the 21st Anniversary Gala We would like to invite members of all yacht clubs to join us this year in this fun fundraising event. Everyone is encouraged to raise funds for some really great incentives.  Contact Crystal Feller at 843.972.4774 or crystal.feller@lls.org for ideas and instructions on collecting and submitting donations.

How can my yacht club hold a Leukemia Cup Regatta event?
From junior regattas to racing round robin weekends, your group can host its own event in support of The Leukemia Cup Regatta.  Please contact Crystal Feller at 843.972.4774 or crystal.feller@lls.org and ask about hosting a Leukemia Cup Regatta event.


National Supporters

The Leukemia Cup Regatta
is endorsed by

Celebrity Endorsers
Betsy Alison  |  Steve Benjamin  |  Steve Colgate  |  Carrie Howe  |  Terry Hutchinson  |  Gary Jobson  |  
Suzy Leech  |  Katie Pettibone  |  Paige and Zach Railey   |  Dawn Riley   |  Matt Rutherford   |  Anna Tunnicliffe

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