Triple Crown of Charity Sailing 2019
Published on October 23rd, 2019
(October 23, 2019) – Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Hospice organizations awarded the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing Trophy to Dan Flagler (above, second from left) of Flagfest at The Market House in Annapolis, MD.
Presenting the trophy was Mike Flanagan, CEO/President of Weems & Plath (trophy sponsors). The trophy is awarded annually to the skipper who raises the most funds and finishes highest in The Leukemia Cup, The CRAB Cup, and The Hospice Cup races each year. Each race is scored independently. Dan beat out first-year winner John Heintz by one-point for the trophy.
The jointly promoted charity sailing races are held in June, August,and September each year. In 2018, the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing Trophy was created to promote greater skipper participation in all three races and to enhance fundraising support for the respective charities.
The skipper with the best finish in all three races who also raises the most money for each of the three charities is presented with the trophy
CRAB is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been providing the thrill, freedom, and therapeutic value of sailing to persons with disabilities, recovering warriors, and children from at-risk communities for nearly 3 decades in Annapolis, Maryland. Office address 177 Defense Highway, Suite 9, Annapolis, MD 21401.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. For 31 years, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has helped individuals form fundraising teams through on-the-water races. 100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 800, Owings Mills, MD 21117
The Hospice Cup, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise funds for and awareness of hospice care in our region. Hospice Cup, Inc was founded 38 years ago and has continuously supported local and regional hospice programs ever since. The Hospice Cup is the largest charity regatta in the United States. Mailing address P.O. Box 1443, Annapolis, MD 21404.
Weems & Plath has been a trusted manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928 and is headquartered at 214 Eastern Avenue in Annapolis, Maryland, 21403.