Leukemia Cup

Leukemia Cup

The Leukemia Cup is held to advance the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. New York Yacht Club has hosted the RI Leukemia Cup since 2008.

The Leukemia Cup is a fundraising event. Racing is encouraged, but not required. Whether registered as a boat owner, crew or "phantom sailor", LLS will provide the tools, resources and guidance for fundraising success. In 2017, 51 captains and their crews from Rhode Island and around New England combined their passion for sailing with a commitment to help cancer patients, raising over $245,000 to help cure blood cancers.  A huge success!

Every three minutes (less time than a starting sequence), someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Thank you for raising your sail and funds for a cure.

2018 Leukemia Cup


WAIVERS - All participants must complete a waiver prior to the first race of the event

Fri, June 1 1700-1830 Race registration at NYYC
1800-2130 "An Evening at Harbour Court" reception
Sat, June 2 0800-0900 Race registration at NYYC
1200 First warning signal
1500 No warning signal shall be made after this time
1700-2100 Post-regatta awards & BBQ


The Sailing Office will be using TextCaster, a push notification service, to send competitors vital regatta information, including postponement announcements. Competitors will also receive text alerts any time the National Weather Service issues a relevant warning for Newport County. The sign-up for these alerts will be included in the waiver.


Regatta details, including the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Waiver and Entry Form, will also be posted on the RI Leukemia Cup website at www.leukemiacup.org/ri/.


Please use this LINK to purchase tickets fro both the Friday night Evening at Harbour Court and the Saturday post race BBQ.

Newport Area Logistics (housing, transportation, marinas, services, etc.)


Sail Newport from 1700 Saturday to 1200 Monday - contact [email protected] for more information
Oldport Marine - overnight moorings to rent - call VHF channel 68
Newport Harbor - overnight moorings to rent - call Harbormaster on VHF channel 16
New York Yacht Club - overnight moorings to rent - contact [email protected]