Local Sailors to Race in Leukemia Cup Regatta

Byline: The Log Staff

Local Sailors to Race in Leukemia Cup Regatta

ORANGE COUNTY — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has announced dates for this year’s Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of boat races that combines the joy of sailing with the satisfaction of fundraising for a cure.

The events will take place with three series of sailing races at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach: the Junior Leukemia Cup Regatta May 18-19, the Harbor 20 Leukemia Cup Regatta May 19 and the PHRF Leukemia Cup Regatta July 13. The Leukemia Cup Regattas are designed to raise funds to aid in LLS’s mission — to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma; and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.

Gary Jobson — a world-class sailor, an ESPN sailing commentator, and also a lymphoma survivor — is the national spokesman for Leukemia Cup events across the country.

Sailors who participate in The Leukemia Cup Regattas and raise $10,000 or

Since 1949, LLS has invested $875 million to support research for blo more are automatically entered into the “Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson” — an exciting weekend of sailing activities with fellow sailors. Aside from “Fantasy Sail,” participants who raise funds are also automatically entered into other special incentives from LLS national and local sponsors.

Regatta winners will be announced and awarded trophies after each race. To register for these events, visit

There are a number of other events supporting the Leukemia Cup Regatta for non-sailors, including the Junior Board’s Family Bingo Night May 17 and Vineyard Vines’ Giveback Night June 14 at Fashion Island.

For more information, visit or contact Krystle Lisenby Joseph at or (714) 481-5620.

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