broad bay sailing association

Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup 


Races: August 15-16, 2020.  Skippers' meeting: Friday August 14, 2020
NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, the last day to order shirts and hats was July 19, 2020!!!

Sorry Registration is Closed

Sponsored and organized by BBSA, the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup will be held on August 14-16, 2020. Traditionally (but not this year), 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 and cruising classes.

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

Change in 2020 race plans due to COVID-19:  For this year only, we will not race to Cape Charles and stay overnight. Both day's races are designed for all boats to return to home port at the end of each day.  No overnight destination is scheduled this year.

Critical Documents for 2020

Race Registration 

  • First year price:    $50
  • Regular price: $75 through July 19
  • Late price: $95 after July 19

Registration is Closed    

NOTE:  Due to logistical challenges posed by COVID response, we cannot accept shirt, hat or other regalia orders after July 19. 
Late registrations may not receive a free hat and shirt.  

Important Dates

  • No upcoming events

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. 

Traditionally, when we are not in the middle of a pandemic, the overnight in Cape Charles includes a fantastic party 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.  

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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.   2019 Admiral Level sponsors included:


For those who ordered prior to July 19, great Cape Charles Cup tee shirts (long/short sleeve and women's versions), tech shirts (men's & women's), hats, and skipper's bags were available for purchase.

Sorry.  We cannot take orders for regalia after July 19.  

Crew-Skipper Matching

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

To find a boat or find crew, check here:  Crew-Skipper List

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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