CT Spring Boat Show Announces Sails Up 4 Cancer as Beneficiary

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show is expecting over 70 boats varying in size from 20-75 feet to journey to the second annual 2017 Spring boat show. The exhibition is set for May 5-7, 2017 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT and will attract interested boat buyers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and beyond. The show is a production of Windcheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

For the third consecutive year, Sails Up 4 Cancer, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization, is the beneficiary. Working with Marley’s Restaurant, a percentage of food and beverage sales go to SU4C who are dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research. For further information, please visit: www.su4c.org.

“We are honored to be chosen as the shows’ charity; we enjoy working with Anne Hannan, of Windcheck and with the Marley’s crew and appreciate their dedication to Sails Up,” says Bob Davis, president of SU4C. “Come to beautiful Essex Island Marina- see beautiful boats plus help our cause and enjoy delicious, fresh food from Marley’s.”

Visitors attending the free show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models. Boating gear, accessories and service companies will also be on site. Additionally, family friendly events are planned for the entire weekend – lawn games, face painting and more!

Visit www.ctspringboatshow.com for specific event details, parking info and more.

Sails Up 4 Cancer Music Showcase at Mystic Luxury Cinemas

Three talented bands. Beautiful venue. Awesome charity.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7 – 11pm, Support Sails Up 4 Cancer and enjoy three amazingly talented local bands at Olde Mistick Village’s Luxury Cinemas (Coogan Blvd.). Newly renovated, the cinema offers the best seating, sound and now offers beer and wine. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at www.su4c.org.

Wooly Mammoth kicks off the evening. Wooly Mammoth is: Gray Hallberg on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Erik Laisi on Drums, Toby Halsey on Rhythm Guitar and back up vocals and, Mike LaChance on Bass – they have played Mystic Blues Festival, Mystic Eats, the Air & Sea Celebration and play often at The Daniel Packer Inne.

The second band is The Hoolios; they are a diverse group morphing from solo singer-songwriter Jim Carpenter to an acoustic quartet and six-piece rock/dance band depending upon the venue. The Hoolios have garnered an excellent reputation for their Americana/Rock/Latin and Zydeco grooves, featuring three lead vocalists, accordion, mandolin, washboard and organ.

Green Tea closes out the evening. Green Tea is Toby Kniffin on Guitar and Vocals, Jamie Conroy on Guitar, Amie Coffey on Vocals, Michael Chicoria on Keys, Jay Hartley on Drums, Marty Moroney on Bass and Gino Maiorano on Percussion. Green Tea was formed in 2001 when members of Third Stone & Beggars Bash got together to make some music, jam and share ideas. Over 15 years later, Green Tea is going strong with a wealth of original material, four CDs and contagious momentum. Music influencing the sound of Green Tea ranges from the melody and magic of Garcia/Hunter, to the driving rock n roll and melody work of the Allman Brothers. Mix that with a Dylanesque writing approach that focuses on the lost art of “the song” and you get Green Tea.

Sails Up 4 Cancer is dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research. All proceeds from tonight’s show – post production – go to our cause. For further information, please visit: www.su4c.org


Canvases For A Cause

New England’s Largest Marine Art Charity Event

WHEN: September 15, 2016 from 6-8 pm
WHERE: Harbour House, 3 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT

Canvases for a Cause is a month-long marine art exhibition and sale to benefit Sails Up 4 cancer. All are welcome for amazing art, delicious appetizers, music and cash bar.

Music by the Marcy Kelly Trio: www.facebook.com/marcykellytrio

Past exhibitors include: Doug Aaberg, Ralph Acosta, Del-Bourree Bach, David Bareford, Peter Barrett, Pam Carlson, Jean Dalton, Bill Davidson, Sadie Devore, Sandy Garvin, Luther Kelly Hall, Blaney Harris, Wendy Jacobs, Tod Johnstone, Russ Kramer, Gerald Levey, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Ian Marshall, Liz McGee, Howard Park, Robert Perkowski, Clancy Philbrick, Dennis Sirrine, Jennifer Welch and Christa Whitten.

Over thirty new works will be offered to the public with a significant portion of art sales going directly to help fight cancer.

About Sails Up For Cancer
SU4C is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention, and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing.

Sails Up 4 Cancer Annual Regatta & Wellness Expo

Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) announces the exciting details for the 2016 Annual Regatta and Wellness Expo on June 18. The Regatta is open to all sailors and all classes. Entry forms and additional information may be found on the su4c.org website. The Skipper’s meeting is Friday, June 17st 1800 hours, at Mystic Shipyard. Scratch sheets and sailing instructions will be distributed and all sailors and crew are welcome to attend.

The Regatta’s first gun is set for 1200 hours in Fishers Island Sound on Saturday, June 18. This is an ECSA sanctioned race and good for points. Following the race the Post Regatta Shore Party will be held under the tent at the Mystic Shipyard,100 Essex Street, Mystic, beginning at 1700 hours.

SU4C pays tribute to children battling cancer with their special guests of honor, The Sunshine Kids. The children will cruise down the Mystic River aboard the historic vessel, Prudence, one of only three original Maine Steamboats still on the water today, to watch the start of the race. Upon arriving at Mystic Shipyard, the kids will get a wonderful welcome from pirates, artists and musicians. To close their day, Mystic Aquarium will provide the group with passes.

In tandem with the regatta is the Wellness Expo.at Mystic Shipyard from noon-5pm featuring local healers from reiki to reflexology – all homeopathic options for those battling cancer. Enjoy an array of exhibitors offering information for healthy living and lifestyles. Attendees will receive information on acupuncture, yoga, massage, nutrition, meditation and pre-cancerous screenings.

For the post-regatta shore party, SU4C, with Mystic River Yacht Club will light up the grill for a BBQ, with entertainment by Rock N’ Soul Revue featuring Josi Davis. Also included in the festivities are: open bar with wine and beer plus our famous Dark- n- Stormy stations; plus silent auctions and awards ceremony.

The Wellness Expo is free and open to the public. The post-regatta party is $25 (whether you race or not!)

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters – especially Holmgren Subaru and Mystic Shipyard.
See you under the tent!

For more information please visit: www.su4c.org