Over the past 10 years the VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta as become a major fund raiser and sailing event for the Holland area. To be exact the Regatta to date has raised $723,183 for Hospice of Holland.
This year’s Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 19. It’s not too soon to sign-up crew and enter your boat. Entry forms, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found on the website here, Yacht Scoring or at www.vanderleekcup.com.
Two courses will be set on Lake Michigan, one for serious racers and one for the Comfort Cruisers. This is a full day fun event for the whole family with an Ice Cream Social and awards at MBYC followed by a corn roast/chicken dinner, silent and live auction and dancing to the music of Square Pegz at Yacht Basin in the evening.
VX one and S2 7.9 racers will have their own start and awards if fleet size in each is sufficient. I hope all members, whether sailors or partiers, will support our namesake event in honor of Past MBYC Commodore Paul VanderLeek. The countdown timer has started…..Don’t be late!