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Record Tally for Leukemia Cup

Smiles abound onboard J/120 Desdemona, who took second in their division, during the most successful Leukemia Cup to date.

© David Dibble

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.

Like some other boats, 1D35 skipper and fundraiser Mario Yovkov (standing), had leukemia survivors onboard as crew. They placed third in their division.

© 2007 David Dibble

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.

Local pro-athlete Johnny Moseley (far right), helped with the awards ceremony, seen here with participants including honorary skipper and leukemia fighter Campbell Nolan (holding the trophy).

© 2007 David Dibble

More Leukemia Cup coverage in November’s Latitude. For results visit More pictures of the event can be viewed and bought through

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