Triple Crown of Charity Sailing 2020
Published on October 26th, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has been hard for charities in 2020, but three jointly promoted charity races in the Chesapeake Bay – The Leukemia Cup, The CRAB Cup, and The Hospice Cup – were able to award their third annual Triple Crown of Charity Sailing Trophy.
The trophy was conceived in 2018 to promote greater skipper participation in all three charity races and to enhance fundraising support for the respective charities. With racing held in August and September, the skipper with the best finish in all three races who also raises the most money for each of the three charities is recognized as the winner.
The final results had the top three finishers within two points of each other with the winner for 2020 being Dan Flagler, skipper of Flagfest, a Pearson 31 with a score of 4 points. Dan also won the trophy in 2019. Runner-up was John Heintz, skipper of Endurance, a Harbor 20 with a score of 6 points. John won the trophy in the inaugural year of 2018. In third place was Tracey Golde, skipper of Committed, a J/22 with a score of 8 points.
The trophy was awarded on October 22 and remains on permanent display in The Market House in Annapolis, MD.