Support the 2014 Rob Moore Memorial Regatta
Save the Date - February 15, 2014
the Second Annual Rob Moore Memorial Regatta
We're just begininng to gear up for our 2014 regatta and plan to make it even better than last year. Once again, the event will benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership, and organization that is doing remarkable work in providing patients and their families with new options for treatment and support.
- Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women: it takes more lives in the U.S. every year than breast, colon, pancreatic, and prostate combined.
- The overall five-year lung cancer survival rate is only 16.3%, compared to breast (90%), prostate (99.9%), colon (65.2%), and leukemia (56%).
- Lung cancer research is woefully underfunded: it receives less than 1/10th the amount of funding per lung cancer death compared to breast cancer.
- You don’t need to be a smoker to get lung cancer: 80% of all cases of lung cancer are in people like Rob who never smoked, or who quit smoking years ago.
We aim to continue Rob's legacy -- supporting fun, mid-winter racing, and raising funds for lung cancer research and awareness. We are looking for sponsors at all levels, and donations of goods and services for our online and live auctions.
We're looking for donations to our silent and live auctions -- information is on the Sponsorship Information tab above, or contact us for more information at BayAreaRF@gmail.com
Please consider making a generous donation to the National Lung Cancer Partnership in memory of Rob -- any amount is appreciated and will help raise awareness and research funding for lung cancer.
2013 Rob Moore Memorial Regatta Recap
Thank you to everyone for making the first Rob Moore Memorial Regatta such a success! With 120 boats competing, we had over 400 sailors participated in this year's events. The event raised over $25,000 in its first year.
The weather was beautiful, with wind and current conditions that enabled nearly all boats to finish and make it to the warm, sunny deck for free beer from Latitude 38 and complimentary pizza from Waypoint Pizza. Stan Honey delivered an entertaining and illuminating talk about technology in use and under development for the America's Cup. Thank you Stan!
Corinthian Yacht Club dished up a delicious buffet dinner, complemented but the generous donation of wine from Dry Creek Vineyard.
From his 18 years as racing editor of Latitude 38, to boat ownership (Summertime Dream, Urban Guerilla, E-Ticket, Grump Old Men, etc.), to crew on many large and small racing programs, Rob made innumerable contributions to sailing in San Francisco Bay. As he penned in his “Ten Commandments of Beercan Racing,” first published in Latitude 38 in 1989, Rob believed strongly that sailboat racing should be competitive and fun, and encourage participation at all levels. He was discouraged by the recent downturn in participation in SF Bay racing, and he was constantly trying to find ways to increase the number of boats on the water. With this in mind we are collaborating with Corinthian Yacht Club to launch a yearly event that will honor Rob’s contributions to our sport with a focus on upholding his Ten Commandments.
Rob was a great supporter of the CYC MidWins, putting in hours of time counselling generations of PRO's and recruiting racers to participate in this venerable regatta. Rob was originally recruited to CYC by Commodore Peter Hogg as race chair, and put in many years running the race personally.
Rob desired to make a "parting" gift to CYC, and to Bay Area racers with a bequest that would support regional racing at CYC. A group of dedicated racers is working with CYC to help make this happen. As there are already SO MANY races on the bay, and as Rob had a close relationship to the MidWins, we've agreed to make Rob's Race part of the MidWins.
The race took place as part of the second weekend of the Corinthian Yacht Club MidWinter regatta, February 16, 2013.
Rob was struck down by lung cancer at the age of 58. We've learned that this is a shockingly prevalent disease with less research funding than many less frequent ailments. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the U.S., taking over 160,000 lives every year.