Leukemia Cup

Leukemia Cup Regatta

Sail to cure cancer!

Five Courses, Fundraising and a Party

 This will be the 20th 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

POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 21 (new date subject to change)

Friday, June 21, 2019 7:00pm

Detroit Yacht Club

One Riverbank Road, Belle Isle, Detroit MI 48207

Award flags are presented to the first, second, and third place finishers in each of the classes below.

– 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 – 15′ length or under (men and women combined)

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

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.

Please join Regional High School Sailing Teams at this popular Tier 3 event with racing directly in front of the fabulous Grosse Pointe Yacht Club’s Sailing Center facility. High School sailing friends, family, or those just interested, are warmly welcomed to come watch the racing from the fantastic two story spectator viewing areas.  Enjoy free parking, open access to the unique “Tower Pub”, and during a race break stroll among the moorings or beautiful grounds by Lake Saint Claire.  Come down to cheer for your favorite High School, or just enjoy the day while helping raise funds for Leukemia!

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!

High School NOR 2019

High School Sailing Instructions 2019

Please stand by for forthcoming information about activities and functions taking place as part of the 2019 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

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

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 auction, dancing, and great food!

**This schedule is subject to change**

SATURDAY, MAY 11th

9:00am-5:00pm High School Racing at GPYC Awards to follow immediately

FRIDAY, MAY 17th

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

7:00pm RACING ON THE “DETROIT RIVER COURSE”

Flying Scots ($30 registration)

Kayaks—Racing men’s & women’s and pleasure paddle ($30 registration)

Paddle Boards—Racing men’s & women’s and pleasure paddle ($30 registration

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

Sponsored by Vibe Credit Union and Plunkett Cooney


SATURDAY MAY 19th

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

RACING ON THE LSSC “CRUISING COURSE”, DRYA “A” AND “C” Courses;

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)

EVENTS AT GREAT LAKES YACHT CLUB

2:00pm-10:00pm Cash Bar Available
Beer, Dark n’ Stormy’s, Wine and selected mixed drinks
2:00pm–5:30pm Afternoon Racer Party at GLYC
$2 Beers, Hot dogs, Burgers, chips, soft drinks, Music, R/C Sailboat races in the pool and lawn games

3:00pm-4:30pm Race Awards Ceremony (time pending on race finishing)
5:30pm-7:00pm Caucus Club Catered Dinner, $35/plate
Purchase tickets online by clicking here OR
RSVP to Allison Rose at 586-778-9510 or greatlakesyachtclub@gmail.com

5:30pm-9:30pm Live Band
6:00pm Silent Auction Ends
6:15pm Fundraising Awards Presentation
Announcements, Fund Raising Awards, Honored Hero’s Presentation

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