All of our Skippers are volunteers, donating their time, boat and refreshments to help raise money for Niagara Hospice. We have both Sailboats and Motorboats available. We will try to fulfill all requests but we are limited by who volunteers.
Please arrive at YYC by 1:30pm to meet your skipper and find your boat. Once you depart from the village docks, where you go from there is up to you. Most of our guests choose to take a nice smooth ride up river to Lewiston, New York where they’ll meet up with our live band floating downstream. Some guests prefer to raise the sails and head out onto Lake Ontario for a little different experience. Whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to enjoy a great view along one of the most scenic waterways in the world!
Anyone that has attended this event in the past will tell you the food is absolutely outstanding! With the help of local restaurants, community service organizations, and our dedicated group of volunteers, we go through great lengths to ensure our guests receive a quality “home-cooked” meal. Fresh steamed clams, grilled chicken, Italian sausage, hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade potato, macaroni and pasta salads, and fresh corn and tomatoes from our local farmers combine to make this the best cookout of the summer!
We will have a Basket Raffle and Silent Auction available. Some of the great auction items we have had available in the past include Kate Spade purses, a week’s vacation in a private cabin, dinner for 10 by Macri’s, Designer Sunglasses, beautiful Artwork and more! If you would like to donate an item for the Auction, please contact Lori Burns or Amy Reynolds at 716-523-2294.
Compete in the Annual 2016 Hospice Regatta on June 11th for a chance to compete in the 2017 National Hospice Regatta. The 2016 Hospice Regatta will be held in Galveston Texas!