Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup

The next Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup: February 8-10, 2019. Three days of racing, cruising and desert hospitality.

Registration will open shortly, but here are the key documents:
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Lake Pleasant Chart L
Additional Chart Information
Cruising Fleet Race Chart

Donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society here.

International racing expert and speaker Dave Perry will headline the 2019 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup.

Regatta Headliner: Sailing expert, coach and speaker Dave Perry will present a fun tactics seminar Friday evening, then he’ll video races Saturday, edit the video, and present a second seminar Saturday night with suggestions based on that day’s racing. It’s a great opportunity to learn.

Another Regatta Highlight: Amazing dinner Saturday night presented by one of the Valley’s top catering companies, Arizona Taste. It’s a a three-course dinner served in our regatta headquarters, a 40×70 tent, fully decorated for the occasion. Featured entrée is Chicken Piccata Medallions in a Caper Lemon Chardonnay Sauce, accompanied by Panzanella Salad, Market Vegetables, cookies, coffee, tea and water.  Adult beverages? Craft beer and a quality selection of wines.

Another Regatta Highlight: Sailing of course! We can’t control the wind, but the weather odds are on our side. Average high temperature in February is 72° and on average we get rain two days during the month.

Expected Classes: Buccaneer, Portsmouth, Catalina 22, Viper 640, Laser, Montgomery 17, Santana 20, PHRF Sport Boat, PHRF spin, PHRF non-spin, Multi-Hull, and Cruising.

More information soon. We’ll list auction items, camping area, Friday night events and overall weekend schedule.

Sail with us, with over 200 sailors and “shore crew,” and 70+ boats. Sail under blue skies in front of the Black Mountains near Castle Hot Springs, Buzzard Neck and Humbug Bay. Celebrate with us under the stars, between the saguaro and ocotillo, with the burros and coyotes on Lake Pleasant, just 45 minutes northwest of Phoenix.

The event is the nation’s first Leukemia Cup Regatta of the year. Tony Chapman is heading up fundraising and invites you to begin collecting money and to set up a fundraising page. If you have questions, please contact Tony or Naomi Martinez of LLS.

Tony Chapman pulls off a tight leeward rounding and heads upwind. Photo: Mike Ferring

Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup Race Committee. Photo: Mike Ferring

Viper 640s launch at the Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup. Photo: Mike Ferring

High Wire Act at the Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup. Photo: Mike Ferring