Maine Team Takes Second Place in National Hospice Regatta 

A group of Mainers spent a few days in Florida taking part in the National Hospice Regatta. The three-day event raises money and awareness for hospice care. It’s a charity event, bringing together sailors from throughout the country. The team from Maine had a good run this year. ” Out of 10 teams, we got eight first places. It’s just that the two races we didn’t get first place, we got last place. So the way the scoring went put us in second place,” explained Jim Fernald, skipper of the Maine team. Regattas are the biggest fundraiser each year for the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. Last year, Maine’s team came in 7th in the national regatta.