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Cape Henry Cup

Cape Henry Cup

One of the FREE races that come with BBSA Membership

The 2024 Cape Henry Cup will be held on Saturday May 18, 2024, with a 0930 scheduled first start. This is a long-distance race in the lower Chesapeake Bay.  The race officers selects from multiple course options prior to the race depending on the weather.  The race course length may be over 20 nautical miles for the faster divisions.

The Cape Henry Cup Race was established in 1974.  As one of the most popular races on the southern Chesapeake, the course originally passed out through the Maryland Channel opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and returning through the Thimble Shoal Channel opening.  Now we maintain the distance, but usually do not go through the openings.  

This race is part of the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS).

Cape Henry Cup Awards will be presented on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 6 PM at the Bold Mariner Brewing Company, 1901 E Oceanview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503, in conjunction with the BBSA May Monthly Membership Meeting.

New for 2024, the Broad Bay Sailing Association is teaming with Hampton Yacht Club to include The Cape Henry Cup into the 2024 Hampton Roads Hospice Regatta, in support of the Dozorets Hospice House of Hampton Roads.

Cape Henry Cup Registration fee is $30. (Waived for BBSA Members)

BBSA Membership includes 4 free Races (about a $100. value)


The hospice house is scheduled to open soon and will be located in the Red Mill area of Virginia Beach and provide care to patients in a homelike setting. Designed by medical professionals who have experience with hospice care, the hospice house will include twelve private bedroom suites for patients and welcoming common areas for caregivers and visitors, including a screened porch, chapel, living room with fireplace, and a kitchen.

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Racing Fleet Captain's Blog for the Cape Henry Cup

The Racing Fleet Captain will post news updates and information in the Blog below.  

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