Of the 46 Leukemia Cups held in the United States this year, the San Francisco YC’s was the most successful, raising a whopping $296,400 on September 28-29. And more money is still coming in. Even the participants and organizers were amazed. Not only was the event a financial success, but there was a record 80-boat turnout, up from 55 a year ago.
In addition, 40 Opti youth sailors also competed in the inaugural Youth Regatta, including young Campbell Nolan, who is battling leukemia. His father Bill, co-chair of the event, was the top invidividual fundraiser, having brought in $50,233.
The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) has announced that the 2008 Tall Ships Challenge, slated for the North American West Coast, will add San Francisco as a port of call from July 23 – 28, 2008.