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Races: August 10-11, 2024.  Skippers meeting: Friday August 9, 2024

General Information

Sponsored and organized by BBSA, the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup (LWMCCC) will be held on August 9-11, 2024. 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)

From the proceeds of the last eleven regattas, over $60,000 has been donated to Sail Nauticus Academy, a great training endeavor for underserved youth in our local community. Most of that was matched by other donors increasing our impact. “Through a partnership with Norfolk Public Schools, students are given the opportunity to participate in a program that promotes STEM activities, career development opportunities and life skills through the sport of sailing.”  Read more...

This race attracts racers from up and down the bay and offers multiple divisions including: 

  • PHRF - the regular PHRF racing fleets (A, B, C and N) with valid PHRF ratings.
  • CMA - the standard CMA multi-hulls with valid CMA ratings
  • Cruising - (Non-spin, single headsail only). Our traditional Cruising class. Open to monohull boats whose skippers race them only occasionally or cruising boats that do not have a valid PHRF rating​.
  • ORC Performance Cruiser - (Spin option only).  Cruising boats that have a valid ORC rating and meet the requirements found at
  • PHRF Cruising (NEW) - the new PHRF Cruising rating.  

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

For critical documents and support, go toDocuments

    Race Registration 

    • First year boat owner price:  $95 
    • Early price (through July 8):   $135
    • Regular price (through Aug 2):   $195  

    Registration quick-link:  

    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. 

    After racing across the Bay, the overnight in Cape Charles includes a fantastic social event 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. 

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    Crew-Skipper Matching

    To add your name to the Crew-Skipper Matching Board,
    send an email to:  Webmaster


    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.  

    To see who plans this event, go to the Volunteers page.  

    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 ORC Cruiser classe (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. 


    We thank our many sponsors for making this race happen.  Visit our Sponsors page for more information about sponsorship, which are available at different levels, depending on the amount of support.   2023 sponsors included:

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

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