It’s time for one of the best charity regattas in the Northeast as our friends at Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), Mystic Shipyard, and Mystic River Yacht Club present the annual Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta on Saturday, June 18.

Sponsored by Mystic River YC with pre- and post-race festivities hosted by Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, CT, the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta is open to all sailors, from serious racers vying for Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points to weekend cruisers and day sailors. This regatta is meant to be fun while supporting a great cause.

Racing begins on the water in Fishers Island Sound in the vicinity of Seaflower Reef at 12pm. Registration is $50 per yacht and includes four tickets to the shore party. Skippers register their boats and recruit their friends and colleagues to help crew and raise funds. Skippers and crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat. Prizes will be awarded to top three finishers in each class.

The post-regatta shore party and awards ceremony at Mystic Shipyard starts at 5pm, featuring a BBQ with entertainment by Rock & Soul Revue, an open bar with wine, beer and the famous Dark n’ Stormy station, a silent auction, and surprises! This event is open to the public and non-sailors! Tickets are $25 per person.

The Notice of Race can be found at Register to race via at To sign up to volunteer, log onto

SU4C is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention, care, and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing. All sailors are cordially invited to sail and party to support the cause. For additional information, contact Bob Davis at (860) 383-5405 or visit ■