Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Sarcoma Cup: Aug. 27-28

The Sarcoma Cup ( is a charity fund-raiser and celebration of the sailing life that features great racing, excellent dockside activities, and support for a very worthy cause. All proceeds beyond costs will go towards research for a cure for Sarcoma, the 'forgotten cancer' - and we will strive to cover all costs through some form of sponsorship. The Sarcoma Cup trophy itself was custom-made for the event and donated by Jerry Kermode, a world-class woodworking master.

All one-design classes and PHRF racers are invited to this event. Multihulls are welcome on Sunday. The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (2009-2012). Good Karma, prizes and trophies given for charity donations and exceptional sailing!

The event organizer is the IRS-recognized 501(3)c nonprofit BeatSarcoma and your host is the Berkeley Yacht Club. Many other local orgs are pitching in to help run the event, including the Berkeley Marina, Richmond Yacht Club, and South Beach Yacht Club. See our creditspage for a more complete list.

We believe that it's possible to further a charitable cause in a highly efficient manner while still providing a great experience to participants and volunteers. The details of BeatSarcoma financial policies are spelled out on their website, but the short version for the Sarcoma Cup is: All net proceeds of this event go straight to the cause. There are no deductions for BeatSarcoma, Inc. expenses such as salaries, stipends, etc. Event expenses do not include compensation of BeatSarcoma insiders for their time or efforts. Event and organization staff are volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit Then join us on August 27-28 for two days of great racing and fabulous dockside activities! All net proceeds of this event go straight to the cause.

-Winner of the cup will win a free on the water rig tuning offered by Easom rigging

-Awards include gift certificates, sailing items, and various other prizes in addition to the trophies

-In particular, the J105s will receive
1st prize: $200 Musto gift certificate, redeemable at Pineapple Sails + Musto flag (see below)
2nd prize: $150 Musto gift certificate, redeemable at Pineapple Sails
3rd prize: $50 Musto gift certificate, redeemable at Pineapple Sails

-Skipper's Packets include:
ocean navigator magazine
sailing world magazine
discount vouchers at KKMI
free massage coupons for skipper and crew

-Events offer great FREE perks:
free bar: beer and rum punch on Saturday and free wine on Sunday
free massage for all participants!!!!
free coffee and pastries
free live bands:
Blazing Saddles for saturday afternoon
Ukulele Ladies for saturday dinner
Stephanie Teel for saturday party, rocking the house!
Jazz band for Sunday award/dinner

-Great deals on:
wicking event shirts
gourmet dinner on Saturday night
hearty breakfast on Sunday morning

-Charity auction include:
cruises and tropical getaways
personal flights
sailing gear
art work
pair of Ultima Boots donated by Dubarry Ireland

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