Picture yourself and your crew sailing off sunny Florida in December and a breeze catching your sails.
This could be you if you raise at least $15,000* or more at a 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta by November 1, 2019. Participants who meet this fundraising criteria will receive an invitation to join us at the 2019 Fantasy Sail, which will take place December 6 - 8, 2019 at the Pink Shell Resort and Offshore Sailing School in Fort Myers, FL. Fantasy Sail will feature an exciting weekend of fun activities, as well as get an update on the progress The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is making in accelerating cancer cures and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. We'll honor the top national fundraising event with the Jobson Cup, and recognize the top fundraising individuals and teams, with the top fundraising team receiving the Robert Edward Maher Memorial Trophy. The first Maher Trophy was presented in 2018 to Donald and Margaret Steiner, who participated in the 2018 Rhode Island Leukemia Cup and raised over $130,000.
The 2018 Fantasy Sail weekend included presentations by Leukemia Cup Celebrity Ambassadors such as:
- Steve Callahan, who shared his experiences being adrift on a raft in the Atlantic Ocean for 76 days, followed by a battle against acute myelogenous leukemia.
- Suzy Leech, member of the 1995 America’s Cup team and a winner of over 30 international Regattas
- Olympic sailors Annie Haeger and Luke Ramsay, who spoke about being married and competing for different countries
- Benz Faget from North Sails, who shared his tips for sailing success
The 2018 Fantasy Sail featuring sailing out of the Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain, and an awards dinner at Southern YC co-hosted by Kyle Smith (a three-time America’s Cup participant with Dennis Conner) and 2008 Olympic sailor John Dane III (who competed at the ripe young age of 58); along with an opening reception at Acme Oyster House….and more! Attendees had the opportunity at the reception to bid on having one of our Celebrity Ambassadors their crew for the Fantasy Sail Challenge race!
During Fantasy Sail weekend, we'll also select the winners of:
A $1,000 West Marine shopping spree and a Moorings yacht charter. Each Leukemia Cup participant throughout North America who has raised at least $500 in donations is automatically eligible for selection.
A trip for two to Bermuda, provided by Gosling's Rum. Travel, accommodations and a tasting experience at the Bermuda headquarters of Gosling's. Each Leukemia Cup participant who has raised at least $2,500 in donations is automatically eligible for selection.
The winners of the drawings do not have to be present at the Fantasy Sail.
*The more funds you raise, the more benefits you will achieve towards your participation in the Fantasy Sail. Qualification Levels:
Raise $15,000: Silver Level Qualification for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Fantasy Sail. Join us for a special weekend of sailing, social activities and workshops with fellow Leukemia Cup Regatta participants from throughout North America. Silver Level qualifiers responsible for travel and accommodations.
Raise $25,000: Gold Level Qualification for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Fantasy Sail. Join us for a special weekend of sailing, social activities and workshops with fellow Leukemia Cup Regatta participants from throughout North America. Coach airfare travel up to $500 included for Gold Level qualifiers. Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of Gold Level qualifiers.
Raise $50,000 or more: Platinum Level Qualification for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Fantasy Sail. Join us for a special weekend of sailing, social activities and workshops with fellow Leukemia Cup Regatta participants from throughout North America. Coach airfare travel up to $500 and accommodations covered for Platinum Level qualifiers, with additional activities for elite fundraisers to be offered.
Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. Participate in the 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Raise funds to fund lifesaving research.
"The Fantasy Sail should be on all sailors' bucket lists!" - Bill Scott, North Carolina