Dear Flip Flop Regatta Friends,
Since 2002, the ALLY Foundation has raised awareness and contributed to innovative solutions to end sexual violence. Along side our 12 year journey, the Flip Flop Regatta has, in a very significant way, helped drive these efforts. As we approach and plan for 2015 we have a tremendous opportunity before us. The opportunity is to leverage the work done to date to take the Foundation and it's mission to the next level as a National organization. Through this transformation we will orchestrate a far greater rate of change and awareness with substantially increasing impact. It's an opportunity we are extremely excited about and will be sharing with all of you via our website and other communications as progress continues.
While our love for the Flip Flop Regatta and all of you as participants will continue eternally, we have come to the realization that for the remainder of 2014 all focus and effort must be on the tasks at hand. So, it is with bittersweet sentiment that the ALLY Foundation has decided to forego the Flip Flop Regatta in 2014 and to revamp and refresh to come back better than ever in 2015.
We are grateful to Courageous Sailing and Constitution Yacht Club for keeping the FFR tradition alive and organizing the Barefoot Regatta in its place, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Kick your flip flops off and enjoy!
There is no greater love and caring in the world than that you all have demonstrated through the Flip Flop Regatta to our cause and the memory Alexandra. We thank you more than you will ever know. We are excited to set the FFR 2015 on a firm trajectory with all of your support. Thanks to you all as a part of Team ALLY and individually for your great support.
Much love to you all,
Andi & Steve
The Flip Flop Regatta is one of the largest major PHRF regattas in the New England area. The race will be a pursuit race with each boat starting on her own time.
The Flip Flop Regatta has many annual supporters, always attracts a crowd of corporate and community leaders and garners significant media attention.
Whether you are a landlubber or a sailor, this event has something for everyone. Our tent parties are always heralded as some of the best parties that Boston has to offer. Our auctions feature restaurant gift certificates, trips, hotel accommodations, sports tickets and related merchandise, jewelry, clothing, and beauty or other services.
We are proud to be a member of the Mass Bay Pursuit Race Championship series! The Flip Flop Regatta has over an 85% return rate.
The Flip Flop Regatta benefits the ALLY Foundation and the development of The ALLY Institute at RAND. The mission of ALLY Foundation is to be a transformative and innovative force to end sexual violence by advancing evidence-based research, best practices, education, prevention and awareness to significantly improve lives.