The San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta | Modern Sailing

The San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta

October 20, 2019

Join Modern Sailing in the Fight Against Blood Cancers

The Leukemia Cup Regattas, established in 1993, are national charitable sailing and cruising events committed to raising funds to support the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The San Francisco Leukemia Cup has raised almost $8M since 2006 and has been the top fundraising regatta in the country for 12 consecutive years,

Modern Sailing has been participating in the Leukemia Cup since 2010. Each year our boat owners, instructors, and members give generously to support this worthwhile cause, and have fun doing it! Why do we focus on the LLS?

Our CEO Leigh Hunt explains:

"Many of us have friends and family that have been touched by Leukemia or other blood cancers. I personally have friends that sail with me today that would not be here if not for the drug treatments that were made possible by the funding driven by the LLS.

"I am proud to be able to support an organization whose aim is to eradicate such horrible diseases, and one that is succeeding. Funds donated by the Modern Sailing community are making an impact on the lives of the survivors and their loved ones. And the beauty of the Leukemia Cup is that we are making an impact while having fun!!

"MSC’s Leukemia Cup Campaign is designed to get as many of our community of sailors on the water as possible. We enter the boats, skippered by Modern Sailing Instructors or other VIP Guest Skippers, and you simply join the team. Please join us and be Pirates for a Cause!"

How can you participate?

Join Pirates for a Cause - Come sailing with us!

Join one of the race boats as crew! Each boat will have a Modern Sailing Coach on board to guide you and lead the team across the finish line – no racing experience necessary.

The registration fee to participate is $150. Modern Sailing donates 100% of this to the LLS.


Fundraising Above & Beyond

As a participant, you can have an online fundraising page to raise additional funds. Help fund research to cure blood cancers and support this worthwhile organization. If you would like a personalized fund-raising page, simply send us an email and we’ll help get you set-up!!

Thanks very much for supporting the cause!

More about the LLS and the Leukemia Cup Regatta

For more information from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society about the San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta, visit the event website. or watch this video produced by the LLS - with cameo appearances by MSC member (and now instructor) Captain Kevin Holden and our CEO Leigh Hunt!


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