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Hospice Regatta of Maine Team Wins National Hospice Regatta Championship

The team representing the Hospice Regatta of Maine won the National Hospice Regatta Championship in Charleston, South Carolina, June 20 – 23, 2019.  The team included Skipper Ned Johnston of Bar Harbor (who was the winning skipper in the 2018 Luders Class Hospice Regatta of Maine), Bill Smith of Northeast Harbor and Carter Cameron of Charleston who has family connections in Maine.

There are 20 Hospice Regattas held annually across the country, and each local regatta has the opportunity to send a winning team to the national championship.  This year, 10 teams representing their local events competed in J/22s in Charleston Harbor, with the three-day racing event hosted by the College of Charleston.

The Hospice Regatta is the only charitable regatta program in the country to host a national championship, and the Hospice Regatta of Maine is proud to congratulate Ned, Bill and Carter as the National Hospice Regatta Champions.  The local hospice regatta supports Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, and Mr. Johnston is also a Hospice Patient Care Volunteer.

The 2019 Hospice Regatta of Maine takes place on July 12 -14, with the Southwest Harbor Fleet, Northeast Harbor Fleet and MDI Community Sailing Center hosting the races, and a dockside Rendezvous party at Morris Yachts boat yard in Northeast Harbor, featuring the Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, upscale barbecue catered by Big Cats Catering and local craft beers on Saturday, July 13.  Visit the website at

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