National Supporters & Partners

National Supporters & Partners

We are very appreciative of the generous assistance that our national supporters and partners provide in supporting the Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign and advancing The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission.

Could your company use a higher profile?

Partner with a leader - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and reach thousands of sailors! LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Partner with us to target responsive audiences and take advantage of a proven event such as the Leukemia Cup Regatta.

For more information about how you can benefit from a relationship with LLS through sponsorship of the Regatta or other activities on a local, regional or national level, please contact us or call:

Marty Siederer | Senior Director, Campaign Development
phone: 732.390.5579 | email:


The history of Black Seal Rum® and the Gosling family began in the spring of 1806 when James Gosling, wine and spirits merchant, set out from England on the ship, Mercury, with £10,000 of merchandise, bound for America. After 91 days on a becalmed sea their charter ran out, and they put in at the nearest port, St. George's, Bermuda. Rather than pressing on for America, James opened a shop in Bermuda in 1806. Seven Generations later, they are still there! In 1857, after much trial and error, the distinctive Bermuda black rum was offered for sale. The secret blend of three different rums, aged independently, was not called Black Seal at first. It was called Old Rum. Up until World War 1, it was only sold from the barrel, and most folks brought in their own bottles for a "fill up." Eventually, the black rum was sold in reclaimed champagne bottles, and the corks were sealed with black sealing wax. Pretty soon, people began to ask for the rum with the "Black Seal." Many years later, the idea of the little, barrel-juggling "Black Seal" was born.

The Dark 'n Stormy® is Bermuda's national drink and has become a favorite of sailors across the US. So simple to make and uniquely refreshing, it is simply Gosling's Black Seal Rum mixed with ginger beer. Lime Optional, Enjoyment Mandatory! The Dark 'n Stormy cocktail will be featured at Leukemia Cup Regatta post-race parties, and coveted Gosling's gear will be available to fundraisers who reach certain goals.

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Sail America, the trade association for the US sailing industry, has announced a collaboration with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to invite companies and industry professionals to be involved with the Leukemia Cup Regatta series and advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 

Your company - even if you are not a Sail America member - can get involved in any of the following ways:

  • Including a "Donate to LLS" button on your website, with a link to LLS's donation page
  • Engaging your customer base and vendors to support LLS
  • Hosting an in-store fundraising program
  • Serving as a Leukemia Cup Regatta series sponsor
  • Providing a corporate donation to LLS - click here to donate
  • Participating in a Leukemia Cup Regatta

To learn more about how your company can get involved, contact or call Marty Siederer at 732-390-5579.

Sail America is the trade association for the US sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Sail America provides much-needed leadership and a unified voice for the sailing industry.

Established in 1990 by members of the sailing industry, Sail America now has over 200 members representing all segments of the sailing market.

Sail America's mission is to promote the health and growth of sailing. Their activities are focused on three goals:

  • Create Connectivity between Sailors and the Sailing Lifestyle
  • Contribute to the Growth and Success of Member Businesses
  • Represent the Sailing Segment of the Recreational Boating industry


Since 1969, The Moorings has been providing unforgettable moments on the water, offering a variety of vacation options to cater to everyone from seasoned sailors to first time charter guests. Options range from bareboat charters to an all-inclusive crewed yacht with a captain and a chef.

Moorings has the largest matched fleet in the charter industry, offering monohulls, catamarans and power catamarans, and offers more than 20 destinations throughout the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Far East.

For more than 10 years, The Moorings has been supporting Leukemia Cup Regattas throughout North America. The Moorings is proud to take this partnership to the next level, as a National Supporter of this remarkable sailing series.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, Moorings customers are invited to add a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) when they book a charter or add an upgrade to an existing trip. The Moorings will be matching a portion of the funds contributed by their customers to support LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Listed below are the 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta locations where participants and auction event attendees can bid on a week-long yacht charter with The Moorings in the Caribbean's own sailing mecca British Virgin Islands.

  • Arizona Yacht Club, Peoria, AZ
  • Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA
  • Eastport/Annapolis Yacht clubs, Annapolis, MD
  • Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago
  • Cleveland Yachting Club, Cleveland
  • New York Yacht Club, Newport, RI

In addition, any Leukemia Cup Regatta participant at all events that raises at least $500 by November 1, 2019 will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize giveaway: dream BVI vacation aboard The Moorings flagship Sail catamaran, the Moorings 4800. The drawing is scheduled to take place at the 2019 Fantasy Sail in Fort Myers, FL.

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North Sails, a national supporter of the Leukemia Cup Regatta since 2004, has become the worldwide leader in sailmaking through an ongoing commitment to designing and building sails that are the strongest, lightest and fastest in the world. North Sails provides gift certificates towards the purchase of a new sail to qualifying Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraisers and many North Sails sales and sail care representatives participate in local Leukemia Cup events.

Whether you race or cruise, North Sails is committed to designing and building sails that are just right for you! When performance counts, the choice is clear.

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Offshore Sailing School, the country's leader in sailing training courses and learning vacations, joined The Leukemia Cup Regatta national sponsor family in 2009. The school, led by noted sailing figures Doris and Steve Colgate, has donated a portion of their sales of course tuitions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and contributed sailing training tuitions to be auctioned at Leukemia Cup events throughout the country. The Colgates and their staff also develop new Leukemia Cup Regatta events and assist with promoting Leukemia Cups in existing markets. They have hosted four Fantasy Sails With Gary Jobson, and hosted the Offshore Sailing School 50th Anniversary Celebrity Pro-Am in January 2015 to benefit LLS. Offshore Sailing School will be hosting the 2019 Fantasy Sail December 6-8 in Fort Myers, FL. 

To celebrate Offshore Sailing School's 55th anniversary year, and their 10th year of supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as national sponsors of its Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign, they will be inviting students to "round-up" their course fees to benefit LLS.  Offshore Sailing will send you confirmation of your support and will present a check to LLS at their annual Leukemia Cup Regatta "Fantasy Sail" celebration weekend we are supporting at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, 

Doris and Steve Colgate, and Offshore Sailing School were the recipients of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Chairman's Citation Award in 2013.

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As national sponsors of The Leukemia Cup Regatta since 1995, Sailing World magazine and its sister publication Cruising World has been instrumental in building and promoting The Leukemia Cup series throughout the years. Gary Jobson, the national chairman emeritus of The Leukemia Cup Regatta, serves as an editor-at-large for both publications. Their staff has also helped encourage involvement by other companies and organizations in the Leukemia Cup series.

Sailing World is the clear choice for the sailor who enjoys competition. For their readers, what matters is the technology and techniques of speed under sail. Their mission is to deliver the information and expertise their readers need to excel - and to entertain them along the way.

Check out articles about the Leukemia Cup Regatta from past issues of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines.



US SAILING is a grassroots, volunteer supported organization that is dedicated to sailors of all levels of racing and recreational sailing across the country, and focused on encouraging advancement, promoting integrity and ensuring a bright future for the sport.

Why Become a Member of US SAILING

  • Continue to develop and maintain programs for instructors, race officials, volunteers, clubs and sailors across the country.
  • US SAILING's programs directly or indirectly impact your sailing activities, whether it is through your children's junior program, the regattas you sail, insurance and other services for your club, or resources for local community sailing programs.

And, by joining or renewing your membership through our partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you'll save up to $15 on your membership and help support programs for patients and their families who are on the front lines of the battle against blood cancers.

Learn more about US SAILING at

US SAILING and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are providing a great opportunity to join US SAILING or renew your membership to US SAILING - and help accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Get more information and join today.


West Marine, a national sponsor of The Leukemia Cup Regatta since 1996, is recognized as a leading waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine now has 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico, an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, and a wholesale business for professional customers.

West Marine's support includes the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree for Leukemia Cup Regatta participants who raise $500 or more by November 1, 2018. 

Many West Marine store managers and their Associates teams also serve as volunteers for Leukemia Cup Regattas in their local communities.

West Marine stores throughout North America teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in September 2018, October 2017 and September 2016 to raise nearly $190,000 through paper sailboat promotions to fund LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

For more information on West Marine, Inc. its products and store locations, visit or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). To learn how a portion of your online West Marine purchases can benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit



Gill was an idea born on the water. In 1975 our founder, Nick Gill, was a keen sailor who utilized his father’s factory in Nottingham to begin production of truly capable sailing apparel that could be both protective and comfortable.

We develop and test all our garments and we’ve grown to become one of the leading marine apparel brands in the world. We’ve equipped round-the-world teams when they’ve won prestigious ocean races, as well as Olympians to get them on the podium. Inspired by our nautical heritage we’ve also developed lifestyle clothing that can be worn anywhere, but which is still engineered with a marine pedigree.

Today our garments utilize a range of cutting-edge technologies, from Activated Carbon baselayers to SuperFabric™, the most abrasive-resistant fabric in the world. At sea, saltwater comes at you from everywhere, so our clothing is tested in-house and on the water to withstand the very worst. That means whatever environment you find yourself in – sea, shore or inland – we’ve already engineered the apparel to perform for you.


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, marine accessories and gear used by millions of boaters in North America. The association serves its members and their sales and service networks by improving the business environment for recreational boating including providing domestic and international sales and marketing opportunities, reducing unnecessary government regulation, decreasing the cost of doing business, and helping grow boating participation. As the largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., NMMA connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round. Learn more at and get engaged with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.