Sailing regatta at Summersville Lake to benefit Hospice of Southern W. Va.

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SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – Dozens of sailors and kayakers are expected to compete in this weekend’s 7th annual Sewell Mountain Sailing Association Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta.

This year’s regatta will take place at the Summersville Lake Battle Run Picnic Shelter, which is located near the Battle Run beach. The event welcomes sailors and kayakers from West Virginia and surrounding states.

This year, the regatta will feature sailboat and kayak races on Summersville Lake, along with a silent auction and a carnival for children.

The annual event at Summersville Lake has raised more than $50,000 since 2011. Funds from the sailing regatta will help Hospice of Southern West Virginia in providing compassionate care to hundreds of patients in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming counties.

The Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 & 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competitors can contact the Sewell Mountain Sailing Association’s Commodore Bob Rodak at 304-437-0251 or register the day of the event.

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