broad bay sailing association

Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup 


Races: August 14-15, 2021.  Skippers meeting: Friday August 13, 2021

Registration for 2021 is closed

Sponsored and organized by BBSA, the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup will be held on August 13-15, 2021. This 2-day distance racing event with its overnight destination of Cape Charles is unique to racing in the southern Bay.  Both days are part of the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS).  This race attracts racers from up and down the bay and has PHRF, CRCA, and cruising classes.

It is the cruising event for serious racers and the racing event for serious cruisers. There is truly something for everyone. 

Critical Documents for 2021

For more relevant documents go to:  Documents

Race Registration 

  • First year price:    $50
  • Early price:    $115 through July 16
  • Late price:     $165 until 1200 Aug 9

 Registration is now closed

Important Dates

For details on an event listed above, click on the event title.  For more information about all events, go to the CCC Calendar page.  


The event also enables BBSA to make a contribution to Sail Nauticus, to support the sport of sailing and the development of young sailors. 

It is the cruising event for serious racers and the racing event for serious cruisers. There is truly something for everyone. 

We plan to head to Cape Charles as usual. The overnight in Cape Charles includes a fantastic party (this may be slimmed down depending on the pandemic guidelines) at the Oyster Farm Marina at King's Creek, including great food, music, dancing, first day awards, and camaraderie with fellow racers.  Plus get ready for another day of exciting racing back to Buckroe Beach on Sunday. There are daily and overall winners, so anyone can win.  There are many raffles and silent auctions going on during the festivities to give you a chance to win prizes and support our donation. 


The race doesn't happen by magic. If you want to help with the race, volunteers are welcomed. Go to our Volunteers page and you can post your availability to the Forum or you can send a private email to the CCC Contacts.  

The planning committee.

Photo Gallery

  • Click on a link below to see photos for each event.  For the best viewing experience, use a PC or tablet and use slideshow mode by pressing the arrow circled in the image below:  


  • Cape Charles Cup 2021


We thank our many sponsors for making this race happen.  Visit our Sponsors page for a complete list of those who make this race possible.  Sponsorships are available at different levels, depending on the amount of support.   2020 Admiral Level sponsors included:

Crew-Skipper Matching

To add your name to the Crew-Skipper Matching Board,
sign up here:  Crew-Skipper Matching  


Prizes and Awards

Daily class awards are based on the number of entries in your class. There are also Cape Charles Cups for the best total corrected time in PHRF, Cruising, CMA/Multihull, and CRCA classes (13 boat minimum). Keeper trophies are traditional big brass Weems and Plath yacht lamps. Winning boats earn their names on the perpetual trophy awarded at the final party at the September BBSA meeting. 

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

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