Sixth annual hospice regatta announced
August 16, 2017 : update
Sailing instructions for the sixth Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta are available here. Competitors are expected to review and understand these rules before entering the race course.
February 27, 2017
Sewell Mountain Sailing Association and Hospice of Southern West Virginia are pleased to announce that the sixth Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta has been scheduled for Aug. 19-20, 2017.
The formal Notice of Race has been posted today, notifying prospective competitors who have come previously from throughout West Virginia, from our neighboring states and from far beyond. We are planning for our best event yet.
The annual event at Summersville Lake has raised more than $50,000 since 2011, each year helping Hospice of Southern West Virginia to provide compassionate care to hundreds of people in their final days of life.
A flood in 2016 required cancellation of the annual event after devastating large and small communities in the West Virginia counties of Nicholas, Clay, Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, Greenbrier and Kanawha, among others.
Sewell Mountain Sailing Association is a registered non-profit West Virginia corporation organized for educational and charitable purposes. For more information about SMSA and its programs, visit smsawv.org.
These races are governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Rules of Sailing as amended by sailing instructions to be posted at least one month prior to the regatta.
We hope all our friends will recognize and support all sponsors and supporters whose contributions make it possible for us to keep this event going year after year.