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CJ Buckley Regatta 2019

The 17th Annual CJ Buckley Regatta will be held at Goddard State Park on July 29 and 30, 2019.

This event , which is hosted by the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association (GBSA) and the East Greenwich Yacht Club (EGYC), was started in 2003 to honor the memory of CJ, a passionate sailor who died at age 17 after a courageous battle against brain cancer.

The regatta has grown to become one of the largest and most popular youth team race competitions in the country and has served as the Club 420 Association’s National Jr. Team Race Championship since 2009. The focus has never been just on winning but, rather, on providing a memorable learning experience emphasizing commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

The regatta is about giving back. It is run entirely by dedicated volunteers – over 75 strong on land and on the water – directed by Justin and Kyle Assad who have led the effort from the onset . It is made possible by generous gifts and donations from multiple sponsors. Proceeds from the event are placed in the CJ Buckley Sailing Foundation at GBSA and are used to provide assistance to talented young sailors based on merit and financial need.

This year we again plan to register a full complement of 24 teams, 72 boats, and over 150 junior sailors and alternates from across the US. We expect that upwards of 125 races will be completed each day before the Gold Fleet finals on day two. The energy and excitement of the participants give true meaning to CJ’s motto: “Sailing is life. The rest is just details”.

Check the CJ Buckley Regatta Sponsorship Opportunities page and agree to become a benefactor at any level. Your gifts and donations will insure that we can continue our mission: “To promote and develop youth sailing on Narragansett Bay.”

Thank you for your support.

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2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

All donations will include recognition on our web site.
All donations $500 and above will have logo on the T-shirt. Deadline for logo on T-shirt 7/5/2019

Gold Fleet - $500 and above - Logo on T-shirt

Includes the following:
Banner hung at event, and GBSA Sailing Center
Recognition at Opening Ceremony and Awards

Silver Fleet - $300 to $499

Includes the following
Banner hung at event
Recognition at Awards

Bronze Fleet - $100 to $299

Friends of CJ - $10 to $99

Designated Sponsorship Opportunities

Dinner Sponsor - $500 - Logo on T-shirt

Breakfast Sponsor - $100

Lunch Sponsor - $250

Water Bottle Sponsor - $250

Sponsor Payment

Make checks payable to: “CJ Buckley Sailing Foundation” and mailed to the attention of:

Ed Cure (Treasurer Greenwich Bay Sailing Association)
C/O East Greenwich Yacht Club
PO Box 267
East Greenwich RI 02818

To inquire about being a sponsor just Click Here

The CJ Buckley Sailing Foundation is administered by the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association, GBSA Tax ID#: 05-0446740. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.

The CJ Buckley Regatta is hosted by GBSA & East Greenwich Yacht Club