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Team Tartan Sails into the Sunset

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First things first.  Thanks to our many many donors over the years, Team Tartan has raised $404,661.61 since 2012.  We actually started sailing in 2009 on flying scots, but our major fundraising started only when we moved up to the big boats.  We sail in honor of my mom and Ann Myers, both of who were blood cancer victims.

Here’s a breakdown of our fundraising through the years.  We were the number one fundraiser in the DC Leukemia Cup every year we sailed (including this year). FWIW, the cup is yours again! For two years we were #2 in the entire country, and one year we were #3.

Special mention must be made of donor Phil Venables, who, though he did not participate in 2021, was our top fundraiser seven times running, donating a total of $247,000!  Holy cow.  Thanks Phil.

You can read about our various adventures on the water here:

 

Which brings us to 2021, our last year on the water.  This year Team Tartan took the cup again, raising $38,600 (so far…feel free to donate here).  We appreciate each and every one of the 110 donors who participated this year!  Together we have made a real impact on blood cancer research.

Hiatus

We sailed Hiatus this year instead of Rebecca.  And we were rusty.  And perhaps out of practice.  And Esther was on shore.  But we did have the best snacks and the most chill crew!  That’s it…snacks!

Oh yeah, and covid.  We took quick covid tests before intersecting our pods on the boat.  Cora is only three and not yet vaccinated.  Are you?  GET VACCINATED.

Eli (snack cup in hand)

 

Captain Chris

 

Romey

 

On the water (and very likely way behind). LOL.

 

Captain Esther stayed with Cora on land

The races went something like this.  Last place and last place.  It was a long day, but we had some fun.

Why are all those other boats in front of us?

 

SNACKS for the crew! Dark and Stormy.

 

Even Stretch gets snacks.

 

We did celebrate

 

Go team tartan!

 

And thank you again. Fair sails all!

 

 

Team Tartan Breaks Fundraising Record (More to Go Tho)

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We’re sailing the Leukemia Cup in kilts for sure again this year since we trounced our $30,000 fundraising goal. So far we’ve raised just over $43,000 and our NEW GOAL is $45,000!

Sailing our way to $45K! You can help…

GIVE TO TEAM TARTAN!

We have one week to go before the race. In fact, we were sailing this morning getting ready for the big race. Now we’re wiped out.

Some boat instrument maintenance was in order today.

Chris adjusts the windicator

Chris adjusts the windicator

Hoist that Chris!

Hoist that Chris!

Meet Team Tartan’s sailing squad.

Commodore Chris: Our fearless captain

Commodore Chris: Our fearless captain

Eli: Our 18 year old Ace in the Hole (grinder)

Eli: Our 18 year old Ace in the Hole (grinder)

Captain Esther: Our second captain (our trick is to have two)

Captain Esther: Our second captain (our trick is to have two)