Anne Edgley of Duck Island YC, Event Treasurer, Bob Davis, President of Sails Up 4 Cancer, and Ruth Emblin, of Duck Island and Essex Corinthian YC and Event Chair do the “Big Check” presentation.

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Over $80,000 was raised in conjunction with the CT Spring Boat Show at Safe Harbor Essex Island the same weekend.

Essex, CT  (June 30, 2022) – The fundraising tally is in for the 2022 Gowrie Group CT River Regatta One Design Regatta, held this year on April 30. $58,000.00 was raised through sailing team’s, entry fees, the fundraising party and the silent and live auctions. This event was put on by five area clubs, the Essex, Essex Corinthian, Duck Island, Frostbite and Pettipaug Yacht Clubs in conjunction with over 38 corporate or individual sponsors. 


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The 6th Connecticut Spring Boat Show, held the same weekend, raised an additional $23,000 through show ticket sales and show exhibitors contributing products and services to the Regatta’s auctions. Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), is a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research. 

“Sails Up 4 Cancer would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity. It was a stellar weekend for us. All of our events for 2020 had to be canceled and in 2021 we were just crawling back. We are so excited to be the beneficiary of the Regatta and the Show. And as we promised, the funds raised will go to help regional organizations in their efforts to beat cancer.” said Bob Davis, President and Founder of Sails Up 4 Cancer. 

Ruth Emblin, Chair of the Regatta and Vice Commodore of the Duck Island Yacht Club, said, “The outpouring of support in terms of numbers of people and organizations is truly gratifying. And while we probably can’t top the gorgeous spring weather we had this year, next year we think we can keep building on this success. Thanks to all volunteers and to the sponsors who made the event happen!”

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