President and CEO of Hospice by the Sea Inc. Paula J. Alderson, left, congratulates skipper Bret Moss, second from left, after his team’s second-place win. Photo provided
Despite near gale force winds and torrential downpours, skipper Bret Moss, representing Hospice by the Sea, sailed to second place in the 2012 Hospice Regattas National Championship in St. Petersburg on April 22.
Team Fort Lauderdale, made up of Moss and Dalton Tebo, Karl Langefeld and Jason D’Agostino, competed to raise awareness and money for hospice care.
Moss is the also winner of the Miami to Key Largo mile race and the 110 mile Key Largo Steeplechase. “Sailing is like life,” he says. “You have to adjust your sails because you can’t always change the conditions.”
Forty years ago, Moss’ grandfather taught him how to sail. His participation in the regattas is Moss’ way of giving back for the compassionate hospice care his grandfather and his family experienced.
For more than 30 years, Hospice by the Sea, Inc. in Boca Raton has provided hospice care to patients and families in Palm Beach and Broward counties. For more information about Hospice by the Sea’s programs and services, call 395-5031 or visit www.hbts.org.
— Staff report