Essex Steam Train & Riverboat teams up with Connecticut Spring Boat Show to help raise funds for SU4C!

Sails Up 4 Cancer is pleased to partner with the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. This boutique, in-water show is May 4 – 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina.

Produced by Windcheck Magazine and supported by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and Yacht World, this show offers boats for every buyer.

A suggested $5.00 donation (from attendees over 13 years old) will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Sails Up 4 Cancer is a non-profit organization based in Mystic, Connecticut. SU4C is dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the Shoreline and Southeastern regions of Connecticut.

Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is hosting a sunset cocktail cruise aboard the Riverboat Becky Thatcher to benefit SU4C. Passed hors-d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale aboard Becky Thatcher at 5:00 pm. Boarding time is 6:00 pm, setting sail at 6:30 pm. Tickets are first to come, first served and capacity is limited to 125 guests. ESTR will match all ticket sales up to 125 tickets to benefit SU4C. Proceeds from all bar sales during the cruise will be gifted to Sails Up 4 Cancer.

Hot coffee, cold juices, and morning bites will be available aboard Becky Thatcher from 8:00 am – Noon on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6.

“We’re absolutely ecstatic,” says two-time cancer survivor and Founder of Sails Up 4 Cancer, Bob Davis. “With the projected donations from this year’s event, SU4C will be able to provide direct financial relief to a significant number of families.”

With the creation of the financial, family-assistance program, the Spinnaker Fund, SU4C has been able to alleviate financial stress and give much-needed financial relief to many families. Additionally, SU4C gives significant donations to local Cancer Hospitals, Center for Hospice Care, and Visiting Nurses among others.

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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:

“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!

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