About Us

Our Mission

We fuel smart research to develop new paths for breast cancer prevention and a cure. This turns
cancer patients into survivors, buys precious time,
and improves lives.

We do this through sailing.

Because that's what we do.


We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 46-4971664

Our Commitment

100% of Pink Boat Regatta’s net proceeds are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  In 2022-2023, BCRF awarded $52.7 million in grants to scientists from top universities and cancer centers around the globe, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center here in the Pacific Northwest.

Since 2012, Pink Boat Regatta donors have helped raise over $1,000,000 to fund breast cancer research and prevention.

3 Regattas. So. Much. Pink.

The Pink Boat Regatta is a fun, competitive sailboat regatta in which participants compete on and off the
water through a unique “buy-a-buoy” concept. Participants form teams and help raise money in advance of the regattas. Then, at each regatta, for each $100 donated on behalf of a participant, the sailboat earns an extra “buoy” on race day. Donations are tallied and prizes are awarded to participants with the most dollars raised, top female skipper and best costumes!

Many teams choose to race as all-female crews, while encouraging all cancer survivors to join the events or enjoy a day on the water.

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The Pink Boat Story

The Pink Boat Regatta began with a sailor, daughter, and scientist wanting to do more. Ashley Bell had recently fallen in love with sailing when she learned her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer - for the second time. Having been adopted at birth, Ashley hadn't met her mother until after the first diagnosis and treatment a decade earlier, and was determined to support her from several thousand miles away. Inspired by a sailing event in San Francisco, Ashley decided to rebrand the event and bring it to Seattle.

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