2018 Robie Pierce Regattas
After a great deal of soul searching and evaluating all that is going on around us, we have canceled the 2020 Robie Pierce Regattas. Refunds to those who paid when registering for the original event will be issued shortly. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 Robie Pierce regattas at Larchmont Yacht Club June 3-6. As you can imagine, we can’t put on the Robie without the underwriting support of our amazing sponsors, three of which are hospitals (Burke Rehabilitation, White Plains, and Montefiore). We hope they can use this year’s Robie sponsorship funds a little closer to home for them.
We would like the Robie Pierce Regattas to show our support for the health care workers at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains Hospital (WPH) and Montefiore Medical Center. Our other sponsors at Subaru of America, Inc. (when at AYC), Carlsberg, and Gowrie Group are in full support. We welcome you to participate! Here’s what the three of us are doing: Another Robie sponsor, UK Sailmakers NY, is now making much-needed PPE isolation gowns out of spinnaker cloth (non-porous, washable, reusable). UK said we (the Robie) can purchase these gowns at UK’s cost and deliver them to our three hospitals. UK Sailmakers has 200 gowns on hold for us so we’re moving quickly. It’s our turn to give back! To pay for these PPEs, Siobhan set-up a Venmo account “RobiePierceSponsorThankYou.” We want to get these PPEs to the hospitals ASAP—hopefully by May 1. We welcome any of Robie sailors or volunteers to join us in donating to our PPE campaign. Any size contribution is welcome. We will miss seeing all our Robie friends this summer but, by banding together in providing PPEs, we’ll all be together in spirit. Heck, Robie would like that!
Commodore Mike Bruno Passes The Robie Pierce regatta lost a great friend and supporter, with the sudden passing of Commodore Michael S. Bruno in August, 2019. Mike was Commodore of American Yacht Club when the club hosted the US Sailing Disabled Nationals in 2008. Shortly after the regatta, he was approached by members about establishing a permanent regatta for sailors with disabilities, to be hosted by American and Larchmont in alternate years. He embraced it immediately, and the Robie was born. Over the years, Mike was a great friend of the regatta. He is sorely missed.
2019 Robie Pierce Women's Invitational
Photo credit @ Erick Krust 2019
Thank you to our sponsors
2020 Robie Pierce Regattas - Canceled - See You June 3-6, 2021 at Larchmont Yacht Club. Please read below regarding our sponsors.
2019 Robie Pierce Regattas