broad bay sailing association

Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup 

17th annual 
Leo Wardrup memorial Cape Charles Cup

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Sponsored and organized by BBSA, the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup will be held on August 15-16, 2020. 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. 

Critical Documents for 2020

  • General Information (Cape Charles Cup Flyer) 
  • Notice of Race - updated 2/28/2020
  • Scratch sheet - coming soon
  • Sailing Instructions - released in July
  • Schedule of Events - released sometime in July

Race Registration 

  • First year price:    $50
  • Early-bird price: $115
  • Regular price: $165

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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. There are many raffles and silent auctions going on during the festivities to give you a chance to win prizes and support our donation. 

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

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. 


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.  

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. 


Great Cape Charles Cup tee shirts (long/short sleeve and women's versions), tech shirts (men's & women's), hats, skipper's bags and extra dinner tickets are available for purchase on the entry form. Order early as these tend to run out. 

Places to Stay for Crew

If you have crew that need accommodations, there are some options available. Check with our coordinators and make reservations early. 

Crew-Skipper Matching

If you are available to crew or you are a skipper who needs crew, sign up here:  Crew-Skipper Matching  



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:

Slip Accommodations

Docking at Oyster Farm Marina to be closer to the after-race party or Cape Charles Harbor for a DEEP-WATER solution!  A reservation will be made for you and a slip at the location you request on the Race entry form. There’s no need to call the marina to make a separate reservation.   Enjoy race hospitality and Sunday morning munchies at both Marinas! There will also be a fast, reliable, and fun shuttle service on Saturday to Oyster farm Marina from City dock, Cape Charles Harbor for Party and awards. Hail on VHF-16 when approaching the docks.

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

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