Please select your home edition
Edition
Lennon Thermalite 728x90 2

LMSRF endorses Rainbow Races COVID-19 response

by Gail M. Turluck 28 Apr 2020 07:52 PDT
Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation © Gail M. Turluck

The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation has endorsed the effort of Rainbow Races, Inc., of Chicago, Illinois, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to coordinate efforts to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to medical professionals and first responders through purchase and grassroots construction efforts, funding for meals and drawing hands-on volunteers.

Buoyed by the sport of sailboat racing's Corinthian Spirit, self-sufficient tradition, and the Racing Rules of Sailing, Rainbow Races has called upon the boating community as they work to coordinate donations, distribute supplies for construction of masks, surgical caps, face shields, hospital gowns, cause meals to be acquired and provided to working staff, provide instruction for volunteers who step up to sew, and coordinate delivery of completed items to medical facilities and first responders.

Yacht clubs, sailmakers, and businesses are helping but much more is needed.

They seek donations for their PPE Fund, Food Fund, and more Helping Hands to sew. To take action, visit rainbowracesinc.org/covid-19.

Rainbow Races, Inc., was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 2019 to conduct the Rainbow Regatta Chicago, a sailboat racing event aimed to connect the LGBTQ community and its allies by hosting a casual regatta to raise funding and awareness of Chicago House and Rainbow Railroad while introducing people to the sport.

Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation is the Regional Sailing Association designated by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailboat racing, that coordinates sailboat racing events, education, youth development, official training, grants and more to clubs and sail racers in the greater Lake Michigan area.

Further information on LMSRF may be found at www.lmsrf.org.

Related Articles

Puget Sound racing, World Sailing's 'Back the Bid'
Several “memorable” bumps en route into Sea-Tac airport Thursday evening The quality of the upcoming weekend of racing became obvious as the Boeing 737-800 that I was flying aboard hit the first of several “memorable” bumps en route into Sea-Tac airport Thursday evening. Posted today at 3:00 pm
Linda Ambrose and Cedric Lewis on the J/105 NAs
Ahead of the 2021 J/105 North American Championship at Annapolis Yacht Club Sail-World checked in with Cedric Lewis, regatta co-chair, and Linda Ambrose, Harborside Director of the Annapolis Yacht Club, which is hosting the 2021 J/105 North Americans, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta. Posted today at 3:00 pm
2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 3
The 209 competitors finally set off shortly after noon The sun at its zenith, the wind of 7-8 knots from the north-west sector well established and the two race committees are already in place, ready to welcome the competitors. Posted today at 11:25 am
11th Hour Racing named official partner of the TJV
Organizations work together to highlight ocean health in the Race Village Building on 10 years of sponsorships focused on the power of sport to create change, 11th Hour Racing announced today its support of the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre as an official partner of the race. Posted today at 9:06 am
World Sailing kick-starts reinstatement bid
For the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles 2028 World Sailing, the international federation for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today officially kick-started their campaign for sailing to be reinstated at the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (USA) in 2028. Posted today at 9:00 am
Comanche sets "unbeatable" monohull record
Rolex Middle Sea Race first event of the IMA 2021-22 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge In one of the most superb high speed offshore racing competitions, three of the world's largest and fastest racing maxis this morning arrived back in Valletta, first monohulls home in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Posted today at 7:04 am
Race Yachts Premium Brokerage - Latest yachts
Including Blink, a custom built Craig Partridge Yachts carbon flyer Blink is a custom built (Craig Partridge Yachts) carbon flyer with an excellent usable interior, you will be surprised. A proven performer, both in 2 handed racing and fully crewed. Posted today at 5:09 am
2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race still delivering
With seven yachts in harbour, the race is far from over With seven yachts in harbour, and no more expected until much later tonight (Monday) or the early hours of Tuesday, one might be excused for thinking the Rolex Middle Sea Race is over. Far from it. Posted on 25 Oct
Hands-on Safety at Sea seminar
Volunteers took part in pyrotechnics, firefighting, damage control and liferaft training After last year's pandemic cancellation, Storm Trysail Club recently held its first Hands-On Adult Safety At Sea in the New York area in over two years. Posted on 25 Oct
WASZP Americas Championships - Entry open
Set to take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA ahead of the SailGP season 2 final Entry is open for the first-ever WASZP Americas Championship. The championship will take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA where sailors are set to enjoy the famous waters of San Francisco Bay ahead of the SailGP season 2 final. Posted on 25 Oct
C-Tech 2021 America's Cup 728x90 BOTTOMUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERDoyle Sails 2020 - Built for Adventure 728x90 BOTTOM