14th Annual Lake Norman Hospice Regatta : Lake Norman Yacht Club

About Event

Welcome to the 2014 Lake Norman Hospice Regatta website!

To date, the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta & Party has raised over $470,000 for Hospice and Palliative Care Lake Norman!  Thanks to all who have helped make this such a fantastic program.

Why mess with success?  As with the past several years, festivities include a Friday evening social, the Regatta, auction/raffle, games, an interfaith “Memorial Moment” for those interested in honoring or remembering loved ones, Saturday dinner, and Sunday donation cookout.  Merchandise provided by Coral Reef Sailing Apparel will be on sale, featuring artwork provided by Marine artist Willard Bond.

You don't have to race to help us support Hospice & Palliative Lake Norman; visit the Storefront to purchase dinner tickets, and please come join us for all of our shoreside activities.



Friday, May 30th


1700 – 1830

Check-In/Late Registration

1800 – 2000

Sailor Social--with music provided by LNYC's own Mike Robinson

Saturday, May 31st


0830 – 0930

Check-In / Late Registration


Competitors’ Meeting


First Warning

After racing

Games and ice cream


Memorial Moment


Dinner donated by Outback Steakhouse®

After dinner

Raffle and Auction

Sunday, June 1st



First Warning


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After racing

Lunch followed by Awards Celebration

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News & Notices

  • Jun 05, 2014 18:31 EST

    Did you attend any of the Hospice Regatta events? 

    If you did, please complete this survey, so we can make next year's event even better!

  • Jun 05, 2014 18:29 EST

    Thanks for meeting the challenge!

    Our goal for this year's event was to raise $20,000. With your help, we exceeded that goal by more than 25%!

    Thanks to everyone who supported Hospice and Palliative Care Lake Norman by registering to race, buying dinners, raffle tickets and auction items!


  • May 19, 2014 11:04 EST

    Late Fee Waived until May 28
    In order to maximize participation, the deadline for registration without a late fee has been extended until end of day, Tuesday, May 27. Please enter today! ...

  • Apr 23, 2014 15:27 EST

    Why Do You Support the Hospice Regatta?

    Mike Robinson, a past Commodore of LNYC and musician with the moniker, Capn Dar, is donating his time to play at this year's Lake Norman Hospice Regatta.  We asked Mike why supporting hospice is important to him; here is his reply:

    Capn Dar

    We have supported Hospice for a number of years.  We were happy to contribute a little money and sail in the regatta  each year.  Intellectually, we "got" what Hospice was about...or so we thought.

    In November of 2013, my mother-in-law, Nancy Pearson, began a rather rapid downhill slide.  At 84, she wasn't really sick, she was just wearing out.  Nancy lived with us and we tried to provide the best care that we could.

    Thanksgiving had been a good holiday for all of us, but almost immediately afterward, Nancy's energy level seemed to plummet.  She began eating less, and with less food had less energy.  We hurriedly got her in to see her physician, who did all the right tests and assured us there was no cancer and no trauma from an unseen fall.

    All through December we were at a loss as to what to do.  We tried everything to get her to eat and drink more.  We were wearing ourselves out trying to give her the care she needed.  In early January she fell and couldn't get up.  We couldn't get her up and called EMS for help.  The EMS staff suggested that we ask Nancy’s doctor to call Hospice for help.

    Nancy's doctor approved Hospice care, and immediately everyone's world took a turn for the better.  Both Nancy and her caregivers (us) got the support we all needed.  Hospice came in with support and information that helped us understand what was going on, how to care for her--and for ourselves.  The information alone was invaluable, and the support from the Hospice professionals and volunteers was beyond belief.

    Nancy lived her last month in her home, surrounded by family and those who loved her.  She passed peacefully, and though we still mourn the loss, we are so grateful that Hospice enabled us to care for her in her home in her final days.

    Capn Dar will be performing on Friday, May 30 at the LNYC Clubhouse.


  • Apr 23, 2014 15:25 EST

    The Charlotte Observer's Lake Norman News has published this article about the regatta. ...

  • Mar 07, 2014 16:02 EST

    14th Annual Lake Norman Hospice Regatta & Party



    Party:   Saturday, May 3, 6:30pm, The Peninsula Club
    Regatta:  Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1, Lake Norman Yacht Club
    Sponsorship Levels: $10,000, $5000, $2500, $1500 and $750

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    The Party. . .

    The Peninsula Club in Cornelius offers a beautiful venue for our upscale party with a stunning view overlooking the golf course and lake.  Your party ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, a delicious dinner, music, dancing, and a cash bar.  You will also have the opportunity to bid on items in both live and silent auctions.  You don't want to miss it!  Ticket price is $100 per person.   


    The Auctions. . .

     The live and silent auction will feature:

    • Personal chef services
    • Amazing artwork and beautiful jewelry
    • Golf packages
    • Garden items
    • Restaurant gift cards
    • Much more!

     Thank you to our Party Hosts! 

    Lorna & Ron Bishop
    Margaret & Blair Boggs
    Nancy & John Buttrey
    Kathryn & John Fitzgibbons
    Arlis & Peter Galloway 
    Meredith & Bob Fite

    Thank you to our Table Hosts! 

    Lisa Muse
    Kathryn Keele


    Thank you to our Sponsors! 

    Commodore Level
    LKN Transportation

    Captain Level
    Huntersville Ford

    Sailor Level

    Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hematology    Davidson Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors    Marand Builders, Inc.

    Mariner Level

    Charlotte auto   Holiday Marina
    Dolf Dunn   simonini


  • Feb 26, 2014 11:32

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