Leukemia Cup Regatta Sails Past a Milestone

Gary Jobson

At the end of June, the Leukemia Cup Regatta passed the $50 million mark in support since the first event was held in Birmingham, A.L., in 1987. The Leukemia Cup Regatta has grown throughout North America, and now there are more than 40 races in 38 states, plus Canada.

Cruising World editor at large Gary Jobson, who was a member of Ted Turner's America's Cup crew in 1976, has served as the national Leukemia Cup Regatta chair since 1993. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003 and underwent a stem-cell transplant. Jobson has been disease-free since.

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