Registration is underway for the 2023 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta


The 28th Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta, in support of local Hospice programs, will be held September 29 through October 1.

Always an enjoyable local event—with perhaps over 100 beautiful sailboats—this will be hosted by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club (RRYC) in Irvington, said committee member Tom Wicks. Registration is open at

Two historic sailing vessels will visit: the Godspeed, a replica of the ship that helped found Jamestown, and the Luna, a replica 48-foot Virginia sloop of the Colonial Seaport Foundation.

At present, both ships will be berthed at the nearby Tides Inn and are planning to be open to the public at times, said Wicks. Godspeed may also continue her educational program in cooperation with the Lancaster Primary School and the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck.

The event is open to classic sailing monohulls of a design older than 20 years, from 18 feet and larger, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. Co-sponsored by RRYC and Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club, the regatta is….

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