The 2022 Race for Ukraine is a PHRF race around Conanicut Island on June 4, 2022 to provide a fundraising platform that will directly support the people of Ukraine. There will be no entry fee, but organizers strongly encourage donations to Ukraine through our partner, Heart to Heart International (HHI).
Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization whose mission is to improve healthcare access around the world by ensuring quality care is provided equitably in disaster situations around the world. Through HHI 99% of all dollars donated will go to providing on-the-ground medical assistance in Ukraine.
Spearheaded by 12 Metre Yacht Club Commodore and owner of America's Cup-winning 12mR yacht Weatherly, Steve Eddleston quickly assembled a team of collaborators throughout the sailing community to orchestrate the event. Ida Lewis Yacht Club (ILYC) and Bristol Yacht Club (BYC) will provide simultaneous race starts at each end of Narragansett Bay and the Herreshoff Marine Museum (HHM) will serve as Organizing Authority by registering and scoring all entries. The International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) also supports the effort.
While hosted by the 12 Metre Yacht Club, the event is open to all sailboats with PHRF ratings. Official event charity, Heart to Heart International (HHI) will track the donations of each boat individually, enabling the broadest base of donors to "back their boat" with online contributions.