Leukemia Cup

Leukemia Cup Regatta

Sail to cure cancer!

Five Courses, Fundraising and a Party

 This will be the 19th year for the Lower Lake St. Clair Leukemia Cup Regatta. Whether you are racing, cruising, or just having some fun at the parties, we thank you for joining us for this annual event and helping to support a great cause. Follow us on Facebook and look for announcements as we continue to make plans for this year’s event!  If you are interested in other racing activities at GLYC, don’t forget to visit our racing page here.

(Hover the images below or scroll to learn more about the regatta events that took place or to see the results!!!)

Leukemia Cup Regatta, presented by Real Estate One

Detroit Yacht Club Fun & Paddle for a Cause

Detroit Yacht Club Small Boats (Flying Scot, Paddle Boards, and Kayaks) Detroit River Course

Friday, May 17, 2019 7:00pm

Detroit Yacht Club

One Riverbank Road, Belle Isle, Detroit MI 48207

Thank you for your continued support and interest. Come back, follow us on Facebook, and look for updated announcements for this year’s event!

Award flags are presented to the first, second, and third place finishers in each of the classes below. Look for the link below for the 2017 results!

– Men’s racing kayaks – Over 18′ length

– Men’s racing kayaks – 15′ to 18′ length

– Women’s racing kayaks – Over 18′ length

– Women’s racing kayaks – 15′ to 18′ length

– Men’s racing stand-up paddle boards – 12’6″ length and over

– Women’s racing stand-up paddle boards – 12’6″ length and over

– Recreational kayaks – 18′ length or under (men and women combined)

– Recreational stand-up paddle boards – under 12’6″ length (men and women combined)

**Coming Soon:2019 Kayak and Stand-up Announcement and Course Instructions with Chart

**Coming Soon: 2019 Leukemia Cup Detroit River Course Sailing Instructions with Course Charts.

Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association Leukemia Cup Regatta

MISSA Tier Three Fleet Regatta

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Since 2016, MISSA participation in the Lower Lake St. Clair Leukemia Cup Regatta has been a highlight on the High School Racing calendar. Each year over 100 High School Sailors showed their love of sailing while helping raise funds for a fabulous cause. These young Sailors brought out the best of School Athletics and made local news for their involvement and contribution to the community.

New for 2018 was a change of venue from Crescent Sail Yacht Club to the newly constructed beautiful Sailing Center at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. This Regatta’s past popularity and success dictated a change to the GPYC’s fabulous facility. This will add more resources, better parking, superior accommodations, and a fantastic spectator viewing area from the second story balcony. Bring your family and friends who can now participate cheering for the School!

The Lower Lake St. Clair Leukemia Cup Regatta is one of over 45 Regattas across the United States.  These regattas to date have raised over $50 Million towards life-saving cancer research. 

Thank your for your participation in 2018. It was a great success! Our goal for 2019 is to continue to grow this event, increase participation, and yet maintain the “fun factor” with excellent racing. 

Again this year, each participating High School will have a “School” fund raising page set up by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  This allowed an expansion of the competition found on the race course into the school.  Now even the non-sailor students can participate supporting their School and Sailing Team. We are looking forward to continuing this next year!

**Coming Soon, Info about our $10 Charity Breakfast Morning of Regatta

**Coming Soon: High School NOR 2018

**Coming Soon: High School Sailing Instructions 2019

Please stand by for forthcoming information about activities and functions taking place as part of the 2018 HS Leukemia Cup Regatta. Our intention is to make this event a fun destination for High School Sailors, their families, friends and anyone else interested in sailing; or helping out with raising funds for this very important fund raiser. Your PARTICIPATING MEANS SAVING LIVES!

Please contact Mike Williams (mikewilliams5@comcast.net) with any questions.

Mobile: 313-549-8768

Lynn Frikker of MISSA - Why this Charity Regatta is Important

2017 High School Leukemia cup Regatta

GPYC State of the Art Sailing Center

Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association

Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association “A” and “C” Course Regatta

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Great Lakes Yacht Club

23900 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

**Coming Soon: Click here for the 2019 Early Bird Leukemia Cup Regatta Notice of Race.

**Coming Soon: Click here for the 2019 Early Bird Leukemia Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions.

Lake Shore Sail Club Leukemia Cup Regatta

Lake Shore Sail Club “Cruising Course”

Saturday, May 19, 2019

Lake Shore Sail Club

St. Clair Shores, MI

No experience necessary!

**Coming Soon: Click here for the 2019 Early Bird Leukemia Cup Cruising Course Sailing Instructions

General Fundraising & Spectator Information

Support & Participate as a Non-Boater

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Great Lakes Yacht Club

23900 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Not a sailor but want to get involved?  Sign up as a Supporter & Spectator to get involved in ending blood cancer!

***BONUS: Have you always wanted to sail, but not known how to get started?  Would you like to experience the fun and fellowship out on the water?  THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Raise at least $100 and you’ll earn a place on a sailboat during the regatta!  You’ll be sailing with experienced skipper and crew and get a taste of what regattas are all about – no boat required.  There’s no limit on the amount you can raise!

Early Bird/Leukemia Cup Regatta Party Information at GLYC and Event Program

Fun times for the whole family with live music, silent and live auction, dancing, and great food!



7:00am-10:00am $10 Donation Breakfast at GPYC Sailing Center (all proceeds go to LLS)

9:00am-5:00pm High School Racing at GPYC Awards to follow immediately
9:00am-6:00pm 10% Proceeds on all purchases at Tower Pub at GPYC 
(no reservation or dress code required)


6:00pm Registration & Check-in at Detroit Yacht Club

Stop by to register, drop off donations and/or pick up your skipper and/or crew bags


Flying Scots ($25 registration)

Kayaks—Racing men’s & women’s and pleasure paddle ($25 registration)

Paddle Boards—Racing men’s & women’s and pleasure paddle ($25 registration

8:00pm-10:00pm Free Refreshments at the Bitter End at DYC

Sponsored by Plunkett Cooney


8:00am Breakfast at GLYC, $11/person


See Sailing Instructions for times

DRYA “A” Course –  All boats registered with DRYA and LLS ($100 registration)

DRYA “C” Course –  All boats registered with DRYA and LLS ($100 registration)

LSSC “Cruising Course – All “Big Boats” with or without PHRF ratings.

This course is for non-racers, beginners, “cruisers” ($100 registration)


2:00pm-10:00pm Cash Bar Available

Beer, Dark n’ Stormy’s, Wine and selected mixed drinks
2:00pm–5:00pm Happy Hour at GLYC

50 cent beers, Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, DJ, R/C Sailboat races in the pool and lawn games

4:30pm-5:30pm Race Awards Ceremony
5:30pm-6:30pm Cocktail Hour w/hors d’oeuvres
6:00pm-7:00pm Fundraising Awards Presentation 
Announcements, Fund Raising Awards, Honored Hero’s Presentation

7:00pm-9:00pm Catered BBQ Dinner, $30/plate RSVP to Allison Rose at 586-778-9510 or greatlakesyachtclub@gmail.com
7:00pm-11:00pm Entertainment by RockDog Productions

9:00pm-9:30pm Live Auction & Raffle Results 

For additional information and dinner reservations contact Allison Rose at 586-778-9510 or e-mail: greatlakesyacht@gmail.com.

Party location:  Great Lakes Yacht Club, 23900 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080