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Gary Jobson will open Leukemia Cup Regatta

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Area sailors will welcome Gary Jobson, legendary America’s Cup winner and national chairman of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Regatta at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Barrington Yacht Club.

Jobson, will speak to several topics some of which include: A look back on the history of the America’s Cup, with special focus on the 34th America’s Cup that took place last summer in San Francisco; Ocean Racing including going around the world in 45 days; college sailing; speed sailing including current world record holder, some favorite sailing stories; and an exciting crash-and-burn video.

Information will be available about this year’s Twentieth Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta taking place on June 6-7 at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, R.I.

Jobson first got involved with The Leukemia Cup Regatta in 1994. Nine years later he was diagnosed with lymphoma, which is now in remission. Since its inception participants in the Leukemia Cup Regatta have raised more than $38 million to help advance the mission of LLS.

Tickets to the evening’s presentation will cost $20 with light appetizers and cash bar. If you register your boat for the Regatta by March 31st, you will receive a Goslings Rum hat.

For information, to register, or to purchase tickets for any of these events, please visit our website at www.leukemiacup.org/ri, or contact Carla Mulhern or Joyce Pastore at (401) 943-8888.