51st Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta
Be sure to thank our Sponsors, Advertisers and Auction Donors

An American Cancer Society Benefit

April 26-28, 2024


This family-oriented event is held each year at Shell Point Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Southern Wakulla. Regatta proceeds aid the American Cancer Society (ACS) in memory of Stephen C. Smith, a local sailor who died from a rare form of leukemia at the age of twenty-nine.

Looking back at the 50th anniversary event we are "blown away" from our great fund-raising success. In the last 50 years the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta (SCSMR) Foundation, Inc. (a 501c3 organization) and our generous donors, volunteers, and sponsors have contributed over $600,000.00 toward supporting the American Cancer Society programs. Your contribution to this event helps our community support the fight against cancer and provides educational programs and patient services to your neighbors and families in the Big Bend region of Florida (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties.)

The 2024 Regatta event organizers are the Shell Point Sailboard Club and the Apalachee Bay Yacht Club, and numerous businesses and individuals. So, what do we do to continue our momentum for the 51st event? We are still losing loved ones, friends, and neighbors to cancer. Let us continue to do all we can to support the families impacted by cancer.

Featured at the family-oriented event will be sailboat and windsurfing races, beautiful sights and beach activities for non-racers, a catered dinner Saturday night, and a closing auction on Sunday afternoon.

How Can You Help?
  • If you are a continuing sponsor or donor, we thank you. Can we count on you once more this year?
  • Does your employer provide a company match for charitable contributions?
  • Do you know any new sponsors or new potential donors who would like to contribute or advertise?
  • Do you want to make an honorary donation for someone gone too soon?
  • Would you like to volunteer?

To be an important part of the event, contact a SCSMR Official

Andrea Schwendinger Bennett Wright C. Finney Susan Shoemaker
2024 Event Chair SCSMR Foundation President 2024 Sponsorship Chair
(850) 321-5350 (850) 668-7700 (850) 766-3199
ads0568@gmail.com wfinney@fsu.edu Sue.shoemaker61@gmail.com

Sponsor Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000) Sponsor Benefits:
  • Presenting Rights: "The Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta brought to you by . . ."
  • 8 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program (first choice of placement)
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo in a prominent location on the back of T-shirt
Commodore ($2,000) Sponsor Benefits:
  • 6 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program (second choice of placement)
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo on the back of T-shirt
Vice Commodore ($1,000) Sponsor Benefits:
  • 4 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo on the back of T-shirt
Captain ($500) Sponsor Benefits:
  • 2 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
* Registration packets include 1 event t-shirt, 1 dinner ticket (catered by Posey's) and 1 Regatta program

Regatta Program Advertising Rates

Full Page $250
Half Page $125
Quarter Page $65
Business Card $35


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In MEMORY or HONOR of:

In Memory of Stephen Molnar
In Memory of Evelyn Watson
In Memory of Linda White
In Memory of Aurora T. Pascual
In Memory of Dupree
In Honor of Debra Mock, Joanie Leary, Beth Rodan, Bonnie Koon
In Memory of Richard Rowland.
In Memory of Markee Bennett
In Memory of Lee Chapin
In Memory of Rhonda Losure
In Memory of Joeann Vesecky
In Memory of Brian Burton
In Memory of Louise Harms
In Memory of John and Judy Denmark
In Memory of Ann Getman
In Memory of Rod Anderson
In Memory of Rev. Fred W. & Grace Bell
In Memory of Ambrose Kirkland
In Memory of Brenda Higgins
In Memory of Becky Proctor
In Honor of Tanner and Tate Hill
In Memory of Dean Sims






Sailing

The Regatta has drawn as many as 200 registered participants and hundreds more spectators from all over the southeast. The event includes: races for yachts rated under the PHRF handicapping system, catamarans such as Hobie Cats, smaller day sailors including Sunfish, and windsurfers, the most numerous and arguably the most colorful participants in the Regatta.

Catamarans and one design day sailors, and small and large (22 feet and over) monohulls will race over their own courses as with the windsurfing fleet. Races are held both Saturday and Sunday (only windsurfers on Sunday), with other events for sponsors, spectators, and participants on Saturday night.

The public is invited to view the races on Saturday and Sunday and get lunch at the Regatta Grille, and to participate in the auction of thousands of dollars worth of donated items on Sunday afternoon beginning after the trophy presentations (about 2:00 pm). Everyone can have a great time and pick up some great deals while making a contribution to help us all fight cancer.







To our many 2023 sponsors, participants and volunteers.
We could not have done it without YOU!



Presenting Sponsor

Mike & Nicole Koski



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