Willoughby Racers

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
    • 421


    "Off the Wind": Modern Advancements in Downwind Sailing.                       

    In this seminar we will look at how downwind sails have evolved.   We will discuss the new advancements of downwind sails and how they relate back to the club racer and cruiser.   At the end of the seminar we will have a Q&A session pertaining to the topics discussed.

    Speaker: Austin Powers, from North Sails

    Date of Presentation:     Thursday April 2, 2020

    Time of Presentation:     7:00 to 8:00 PM

    Each person that registers for this webinar will receive email instructions on how to log in to the presentation.

    Webinar is open to BBSA members and non-members.

    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • **CANCELLED**
    • 23



    Last year we covered Right of Way rules plus Proper Course.  This year we'll close the loop with mark rounding scenarios plus problems occurring at obstructions. Also, we'll deal with starting situations and, of course, everyone's friend... barging.

    Instructor - John McCarthy (US Sailing Race Officer, Instructor, and Judge)


    - 0800 to 0850    Check-in / Refreshments - Complimentary Coffee, Donuts, and Bagels. 

    - 0900 to 1200    Racing Rules Presentation with Q&A. 

    Where:   Virginia Room on the second floor of the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center (located adjacent to Nauticus / Sail Nauticus)  

    Address:  One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510

    When:      Saturday April 4, 2020


    $15   BBSA or Sail Nauticus Members

    $20   Neither BBSA or Sail Nauticus Member

    Recommend parking across the street from Nauticus / Sail Nauticus in the Town Point Parking Garage.

    Link to to map (Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center and Parking)

    Please arrive early enough to park your car, walk across the street, check-in and get settled into you seat before the seminar starts.... and enjoy a cup of coffee and a bagel or donut.

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • Willoughby Bay

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • Willoughby Bay

    As of now, the first 2 races of the Spring Series have been canceled and will be treated, with respect to scoring the series, as any other type of cancellation (such as bad weather).  This leaves 5 races (we hope) in the Spring Series.  Stay healthy, my friends.

    • Friday, August 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4317 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, Virginia (corner of Pretty Lake Ave and Shore Drive)

    The Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup (LWMCCC) officially begins with the Skippers' Meeting on Friday afternoon.  Skippers and one guest may come to the event to pick up registration packets, purchases, and information about event changes (the green sheet).  The event provides a friendly meeting of the skippers before the race and serves a light dinner and refreshments. 

    Registration in the LWMCCC race is required.  
    If you still need to register, go to: LWMCCC Registration  

    Note the new location for the Skippers' Meeting at the corner of Pretty Lake Ave and Shore Drive.  


    • Saturday, August 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay between Little Creek and Cape Charles

    BBSA will again sponsor the annual 17th Annual
    Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup

    on August 14-16, 2020 with the skippers' meeting on Friday August 14.  

    • General Information (Cape Charles Cup Flyer)
    • Notice of Race - updated 2/28/2020
    • Sailing Instructions (will be released in July)
    • Schedule of Events (will be released in July)

    For more details, go to: LWMCCC

    • Saturday, August 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay between Little Creek and Cape Charles

    Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup (LWMCCC) registration update form.  

    Use this form to update your registration to add more dinner tickets or paraphernalia.  If you have not registered as a skipper for the LWMCCC, please do so first at:  

    Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup

    If you have already registered, click on Register here and please be sure to enter the same skipper name, email address, and boat name so we can link your order to the original registration.  

    Additional items will be included in your skipper's bag.  

    • Saturday, August 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Chesapeake Bay off the Oceanview Pier

    The 2020 BBSA Championship is scheduled!

    Little Creek Sailing Association will again be defending its title against the intrepid Willoughby Racers in the BBSA Championship on Saturday,  August 22, 2020.   

    Get this event on your calendars now! Registration will be only available to BBSA members and is free.  Registration will be opened at a later date so check back often.

    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • Chesapeake Bay to Rudee Inlet

    17th Annual Neptune's Atlantic Regatta (2020)

    Neptune's Atlantic Regatta, is affiliated with Virginia Beach's Neptune Festival and is also a CBYRA-sanctioned event. Starting off Little Creek, racers transit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, sail down the coast, and finish off 24th street.

    After a night of fun at the Festival, participants leave the event's complimentary Rudee Inlet dockage and return home.  This race is part of the Southen Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS).

    Stay tuned for more updates and registration as this event develops. 

    • Saturday, October 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Willoughby Bay

    Join us for an October tradition on Willoughby Bay... the Memorial Race.  Racing is for non-spinnaker, single headsail.  This is a staggered-start, pursuit-style race with handicaps taken into consideration at the start.  Each boat will have its own starting time.  There will be a post-race party with beer and Memorial Race awards (approx. 3:30pm) at Rebel Marina.  The Willoughby End-of-Season Party will follow the Hot-Buttered Rum Race in November. 

    Be sure to check back here for upcoming Registration and NOR.

    The sailing instructions with course descriptions and starting times will be provided at the Skippers' Meeting.  

    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Willoughby Bay and Rebel Marina

    The Broad Bay Sailing Association and Willoughby Racers are pleased to announce the 2020 Hot-Buttered Rum Race.   Classes will be non-spinnaker, single headsail only.   Class splits will be based on the entries. There will be 2 classes (Silver Label & Gold Label).  See the Notice of Race for details and registration information*.

    *Check back here later for registration and NOR. 

    1000 hours - Skippers’ Meeting – Front steps of WHM

    1200 hours - First Flag

    1500 hours - End-of-Season Party and Awards

    Following the race, hot-buttered rum will be served and war stories exchanged along with a chili cook-off at the Willoughby Racers End-of-Season Party at the Breezeway Café at Rebel Marine. Willoughby Racers season trophies will also be handed out.


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

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