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Cock-A-Hoop Regatta™

Sailing for Charity

Cock-A-Hoop Regatta is organised by Waterline Challenge Foundation to be run in September. It is a corporate event and will raise many thousands of dollars for our major beneficiaries at Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and ConnecTed Foundation.

CMRI has a long history of medical discoveries and public fundraising, and the establishment of the nationally recognised “Jeans for Genes” brand. CMRI pioneered microsurgery, immunisations against lethal childhood illnesses and care for premature babies, all of which has improved the
lives of countless Australian children over the last 58 years. Today, CMRI is the site of world-leading research in areas such as cancer, neurobiology, embryology and gene therapy.

ConnecTeD’s prime focus is to support the kids, the grown ups and the families of persons with connective tissue disorders. Everyone at ConnecTeD has been affected in one way or another by a connective tissue disorder and understands how emotionally and physically challenging having one of these rare and complex conditions can be. The other primary focus is to raise much needed funds to support the Connective Tissue Dysplasia (CTD) Clinic at Westmead.

So if you would like to make up a crew and be part of the race for the “Jolly Crock” go to the crew page by clicking the red button. If you are boat skipper and prepared to host a crew for a chance to win the “Jolly Crock” or if you are just interested in becoming a sponsor of the regatta go to skipper’s page by clicking the blue button.

The Cock-A-Hoop (full of anticipation) Regatta emblem depicts the sailing course with Cockatoo Island being the largest star, followed by Spectacle Island and Snapper Island. The small stars around the edge of the sailing area are the Balmain Sailing Club (BSC), the Greenwhich Flying Squadron (GFS) and the Drummoyne Sailing Club (DSC). Why Cock-A-Hoop? The general meaning is “in a state of exuberant elation” believed to be derived from when the brass Cock (spigot) was hammered in and Hoop wrapped around it before the barrel was turned on its side, ready for the flow of ale to run without intermission!


For further details please contact
0413 309 056.