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Fund-raising regatta set for June 24


Most racing sailors in this area by now have received mailing from the Leukemia Society for this year's third annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, set for June 24.

Organizers and sponsors of this event, which includes a CBYRA-sanctioned race as well as the fund-raising aspects, have been at work for nearly a year.

They are hoping that as the word of previous years' success has spread more sailors will want to take part by getting pledge sheets filled up to benefit the Leukemia Society.

The first-place winner raising the most money will win an eight-day, seven-night bareboat BVI charter with The Moorings, complete with airfare and one night's shoreside lodgings. There are plenty of other prizes, including vacation trips to San Diego and Newport.

To get things started, Annapolis' Gary Jobson, noted sailor/author/ESPN-TV commentator, will make his first post-America's Cup lecture appearance at Maryland Hall in Annapolis on Tuesday evening at 7:30 to share his views and some previously unseen footage on the latest go-round in San Diego.

Tickets for the lecture, sponsored by BOAT/U.S., Icelandair and The Moorings, are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For information, or to pre-purchase tickets via charge card, call the Leukemia Society, (410) 825-2500, or fax (410) 828-9066.

Check the CBYRA Green Book or call the Leukemia Society for details on the Leukemia Cup Regatta, which will be headquartered at Eastport Yacht Club, complete with Saturday party/awards ceremony. A Leukemia Class for those who don't normally race also is part of the event.

Although the regular entry fee for nonfund-raisers will apply, fund-raisers can join by raising a minimum of $5 per foot of boat length and be eligible for all the goodies.

Miles River results

The season's first big destinational weekend of racing went off last weekend with the Miles River Yacht Club's Race to St. Michaels on Saturday, and the Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Club's reciprocal race back on Sunday.

Because one protest in one class still was pending at deadline, Miles River YC scorer Jean Wilson would not release any results, including those which now are final for the other 12 classes as well as the provisionals for the class still in protest.

In the AMCYC Race Back, results came in too late on Friday for more than just a listing, and still were unavailable in the MORC class.

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