Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta Series
Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta Series
The Orange County Inland Empire Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce an exciting set of new races for the 2019 Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta®, setting sail to raise funds to support blood cancer research and patient services.
This year’s race will be the 17th consecutive event hosted by Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Title Sponsor, Hot Ticket Racing. Locally, more than three million dollars has been raised to date, funding lifesaving cancer research.
2019 will be the first year this regatta series will include the Farr 40 West fleet. The Farr 40 races will include two days of windward/leeward racing off the Newport Beach coast with a special event after racing on Saturday and with the Awards presentation on Sunday.
In addition the the August Farr 40 races, there are other exciting events that support the Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta:
May 4, 2019 Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Poker Run
June 2, 2019 Harbor 20 & Junior Sailing Regatta
July 31, 2019 Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Golf Tournament
August 9-11, 2019 Farr 40
August 11, 2019 PHRF Regatta
The Farr 40 and PHRF events also feature a presentation by world-class sailor Katie Pettibone. Learn more and purchase tickets.
This year's Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta events are held in recognition of our honorary skipper, Jack Egan.
Jack Egan, Honorary Skipper
A message from Jack:
"Hi, my name is Jack Egan and I am a Point Loma High School student in San Diego, class of 2020. It is a real privilege to be an Honored Skipper for the Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta and I am hoping that the sharing of my story will help inspire you to generously support this deserving cause.
As it turns out, I have personal connections to both the sailing community and to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am an active sailor through San Diego Yacht Club and a skipper on the Point Loma High Sailing Team. I started sailing when I was six years old, eventually finding my way into racing Sabots. My early competitive sailing days were going very well when in 6th grade I was diagnosed with precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is very similar to leukemia.
The next year of my life was spent undergoing frequent chemotherapy treatments and enduring long stays in the hospital. At the end of the first twelve months I was cleared to begin three years of maintenance treatment, which I completed in the spring of 2017. I was fortunate to have a treatment program which had been developed in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the course of many years and many patients.
I know from personal experience that our sailing community is incredibly generous. I will never forget the encouragement and support of my fellow sailors and club, including their contributions to a successful Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Regatta as a show of support during my treatment.
Sailors understand that having a game plan is a critical part of having success on the water. By raising funds for LLS, you are contributing to research and treatments that will ultimately lead to a game plan for kids and adults in their greatest time of need. It is a privilege to have an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, and I am hoping you will decide to make the most of it."
There are many other stories like Jacks, by participating in the Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta, you will be helping LLS get closer to creating a world without blood cancer. We hope you can join us for this year’s events.
Thank you for your interest in the Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta, benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Your support is the key to helping LLS achieve its mission of creating a world without blood cancers. You can support our cause by:
- Making a donation to a participant, a team, or in general support of the campaign. To search for a participant or team, click here.
- Participating in the event – you don’t have to be an on-water sports participant to raise funds or attend the social functions that are part of the Leukemia Cup Regatta series!
For help, call 888-557-7177, or email SupportServices@LLS.org. On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!