Over the years, several ECYC boats have successfully competed in the Leukemia Cup. The Leukemia Cup Regatta is an annual sailing event held by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization with state chapters throughout the United States.

This year, we are teaming up with 4 clubs on the lower Connecticut River: Essex Corinthian, Essex, Frostbite and Pettipaug Yacht Clubs will cooperate to run a two-day one-design regatta on the Connecticut River scheduled for the weekend of May 4th and 5th. The regatta is open to any One Design fleet that has 5 or more registered boats: Ideal 18, Etchells, MC Scow, Laser, JY‐15, Club 420, Sunfish, Force 5, all have local fleets that we are encouraging to participate. Boats that do not form a one-design class will race as a handicap class and the North American Portsmouth Tables will be used to calculate each boat’s corrected time.


Not only is the 2019 Connecticut River Leukemia Cup an exciting river race, it also serves to draw attention to the work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in working towards a cure for cancer. 

Go to http://www.leukemiacup.org/ct to register to sail.

For post-race party tickets (Saturday, May 4th) on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat docked at Essex Island click here:




If you have a boat from any of the above mentioned fleets, register your boat for the regatta by clicking on the button to the left. A link to purchase tickets for Saturday's party is also posted at Yachtscoring (you can also buy additional tickets for crew, family and friends!) Your boat registration will also automatically include a link to your own fundraising page.

If you have a business, please consider becoming a sponsor. Click on the red button to download a sponsorship brochure and form. 

If you are not sailing, you can either donate to a participant or create your own virtual boat / fundraising page! Simply click on the button of your choice to link to the donation page for the Connecticut River Leukemia Cup!

Find out more at www.leukemiacup.org/ct

For more information:

Sponsoring Clubs: ECYC, EYC, FBYC, PYC

Online: www.leukemiacup.org/ct

Register your boat at Yachtscoring:


Purchase Party Tickets at:



Tom Atkinson, Co-Chair & ECYC Rear Commodore 

Email: rearcommodore@essexcorinthian.org

Leukemia Cup Regatta May 4th & 5th, 2019

2018 Inaugural CT River Leukemia

Recap By Numbers:

2    Races
4    Classes
9    Total Boat types represented
38  Registrants
31  Boats on the starting line
44  Total Sailors
16  On the water RC Volunteers

$32K Raised for LLS

Race Committee Chair Bill Robinson

Contact: racechair@essexcorinthian.org

Steve Benjamin, Etchells World Champion

and Leukemia Cup Celebrity Ambassador

to present on Saturday, May 4th!


If you are a sailor interested in competing in the Connecticut River One-Design Leukemia Cup 2019 we will be happy to help you enroll your boat and crew in the 2019 Regatta - or if you do not have a boat, find a crew for you to join. We also encourage everyone to join a fundraising team to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - go to www.leukemiacup.org/ct to find out more!


Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane

PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Office Tel: (860) 767-3239

Office Email: ecyc@essexcorinthian.org