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.

the Mountain Mama Hospice regatta is sponsored in part by Annapolis Performance Sailing.

the Mountain Mama Hospice regatta is sponsored in part by Annapolis Performance Sailing.

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.

Sailors jockey for position in light winds before the start of a race in the 2013 Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta.

Sailors jockey for position in light winds before the start of a race in the 2013 Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta.