Early registration for the 22nd “Turkey Shoot, a Hospice Regatta” is now open. Sailors register by going to www.turkeyshoot.org and follow the link to Yacht Scoring. Once there, skippers can also select hats, t-shirts, coffee mugs, drink tickets and buy Friday cocktail and Saturday dinner tickets for themselves and their crew. All proceeds go to support the all-volunteer Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck [HSSNN] and the volunteer portion of Riverside Hospice Agencies.

“This regatta is sponsored by Yankee Point Racing & Cruising Club, Rappahannock River Yacht Club and Ullman Sails, and hosted by Bruce Sanders Rappahannock Yachts/Marina in Irvington” said George Bott, event Co-Chairman.

This is a 3-day event, beginning on Friday September 29th with a 5:00 pm Happy Hour, which is open to the public. Skippers out for fun are most welcome. A racing rules simplified briefing begins at 7:00 pm. Register by 1 September and get your boat name on the official T-shirt. Several prestigious awards are available, including a stay at the Tides Inn for the previous year’s overall winner, courtesy of manager Gordon Slatford.

Changes this year are significant in that the entry criteria has been reduced and now includes boats with a 20 year design. “That means your boat can be newer, but its design has to be from 1997” Bott explained. Additionally we’ve added a DJ for Friday evening and the Riverside doctors Greatful Dads band on Saturday evening.