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The events listed below are BBSA racing-related events that have been entered into our calendar.  You can also open the Southern Chesapeake Bay regional race calendar, which includes our BBSA events, in PDF form: 2022 CBYRA Region IV (South)

Scheduled BBSA Racing Events

    • Saturday, January 27, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Norfolk Yacht & Country Club

    The BBSA Annual Banquet and Change of Command is scheduled for: 

    • Saturday, January 27, 2024 (6 pm - 10 pm)
    • At Norfolk Yacht & Country Club, 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505
    • Cost:  $60 per person plus a cash bar
    • Food:  Buffet style appetizers and dinner with chicken, beef, and vegetarian/gluten free options

    To purchase tickets, we recommend renewing your membership and purchasing the tickets during renewal Renew Membership 

    If you forget to buy banquet tickets during registration, you can order them here at any time.  Return here if you need to order additional. 
    Note:  Tickets purchased during renewal do not show up here.  

    The Banquet is a fun gathering of members who want to show their support for the outgoing and incoming BBSA officers, who give so much of their time to make BBSA a success.  The Banquet is also a great time to reconnect with your fellow sailors who may have gone into hibernation over the winter months.  We also provide music and dancing.  

    • Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company, 1901 E Ocean View Ave Norfolk, VA 23503

    Tides and Currents - Presenter:  Jeff Rogers

    Our speaker, Jeff Rogers, is a local expert on tides and currents, with a focused knowledge of tides and currents in south Hampton Roads.  He will discuss local conditions and differences in other locations on the east coast.

    This training is useful both for racers, who often must decide which side of a course is “favored” (based on currents as well as wind conditions), and for cruisers, who need to consider local current conditions in route planning. Jeff will also discuss how to visually recognize currents in various wind conditions.

    Where: Bold Mariner Brewing Company
    1901 E Ocean View Ave Norfolk, VA 23503

    When: Tuesday, January 30

    • Check-in at 6:30 pm and get food and drinks
    • Training from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
    Feel free to arrive earlier in order to sample Bold Mariner's offerings. 
    Beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase.  

    Pizza orders: 2 slices/$5. Estimate your order during registration but pay at the event.

    • Saturday, February 17, 2024
    • ODU Constant hall

    Details and registration info coming soon.  

    • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company

    Details coming soon.  

    • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing

    Details to come.  

    • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company

    Details coming soon.  

    • Wednesday, April 03, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Off Little Creek Inlet

    The first series of Little Creek Sailing Association's Wednesday night racing begins.  Go to the LCSA calendar for more detailed listing of days and RC assignments:  LCSA Calendar

    • Thursday, April 04, 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Willoughby Bay

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company

    Details coming soon.  

    • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • Hampton

    First race of the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series:  CCVR Spring Day Race 3

    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • TBD

    Tentative date for the sprint Sock Burning Ceremony

    • Saturday, May 18, 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • Chesapeake Bay off Buckroe Beach

    Saturday, May 18, 2024


    The Cape Henry Cup is a CBYRA-sanctioned event with points qualifying for their High Point standings and is Race #2 in the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series.  Based on forecasted weather conditions, the course is chosen from multiple route options taking racers around the lower Chesapeake Bay. 

    Entry fee is WAIVED for all BBSA members!

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company

    Details coming soon.  

    • Friday, May 24, 2024
    • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • Annapolis, MD to Hampton

    • Thursday, May 30, 2024
    • Willoughby Bay

    • Thursday, May 30, 2024
    • Sunday, June 02, 2024
    • Hampton Yacht Club

    Southern Bay Race Week.  

    more details to come.  This includes race 4 & 5 of SBDRS.

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company

    Details coming soon.  

    • Saturday, June 22, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 23, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

    BBSA's Broad Bay Regatta will be held on Saturday, June 22nd followed on Sunday with the NYCC’s Wolcott Memorial Regatta. Each regatta will have separate awards presentations.

    Registration will open in June.

    Click on important 2023 documents below (will be updated this spring):

    For questions not covered in the NORs, contact:
    Debbie Koelliker at 414/412-0907 or

    • Friday, July 12, 2024
    • East Beach
    • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • Sunday, July 14, 2024
    • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

    Details to come. Racers will participate in the Dink Vail Regatta while cruisers are invited to sail to NYCC and stay for the weekend.  Cruisers can also volunteer to help with the management of the race.  

    Race registrations will be separate, but cruisers can register here later.  

    • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
    • N/A

    • Friday, August 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 11, 2024
    • 11:30 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay - See for details

    BBSA is proud to organize and present the
    21st Annual 
    Leo Wardrup Memorial

    Cape Charles Cup Regatta (LWMCCC)
    August 9-11, 2024

    Registration will open in the spring of 2024
    The LWMCCC starts with the Skippers' Social and Meeting on Friday August 9 at 6:00 pm at the East Beach Club.  All skippers and one guest are invited. 

    The racing happens on Sat-Sun, August 10-11, 2024.   
    Registration includes 1 skipper's bag, 1 short-sleeve regatta T-shirt, 1 regatta hat, and 2 Saturday night dinner tickets.  

    See these critical documents will be published in the spring:
    (for more go to Documents)

    • Notice of Race (NOR) - coming in the spring
      • Saturday's race will start off Little Creek / Ocean View and finishin Cape Charles
      • Sunday's race will start at Cape Charles and finish near Fort Monroe
    • Sailing Instructions (SI) 
    • Scratch Sheet
    • Schedule of Events

    For more details and regular updates, go to: LWMCCC 
    At this site, you can find all documents, the schedules, the photos of all competitor boats, and more.  

    • Saturday, August 31, 2024
    • East Beach
    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay

    Registration opens in August.  

    BBSA's last race of the season, Neptune's Atlantic Regatta, is affiliated with Virginia Beach's Neptune Festival and is also a CBYRA-sanctioned event.  Starting off Little Creek, racers transit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, sail down the coast, and finish off 24th street.  After a night of fun at the Festival, participants leave the event's complimentary Rudee Inlet dockage (which is on a first come, first served basis) and return home.  This race is part of the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS).

    Registration fee includes 2 free dinner tickets, 1 skipper's bag, and 2 free t-shirts.

    Skippers' Meeting is Thursday, September 28th at Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park, 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake, VA 23324 Details in the Notice of Race (link below).

    For more information, use the following links:

    2023 documents - these will be updated later in 2024.  

    • Saturday, October 05, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Willoughby Bay

    Join us for an October tradition on Willoughby Bay... the Memorial Race.  Racing is for non-spinnaker, single headsail.  This is a staggered-start, pursuit-style race with handicaps taken into consideration at the start.  Each boat will have its own starting time.  There will be a post-race party (approx. 3:30pm) with refreshments at the Rebel Marina Breezeway Cafe.  Race awards will be handed out at the Willoughby End-of-Season Party following the Hot-Buttered Rum Race in November.   Entry fee is FREE for BBSA Members (dues paid).  All others - $10

    2023 documents below.  Will be updated later in 2024.  

    The sailing instructions with course descriptions and starting times will be provided at the Skippers' Meeting.  

"Broad Bay Sailing Association" is a non-profit organization. Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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