Willoughby Racers

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

    OPEN TO ALL and also meets US Sailing requirements for Club Race Officer certification or renewal. Testing is optional, but required for US Sailing Club Race Officer certification.  On line registration and detailed info is available at: .

    US Sailing instructors, John McCarthy and Jerry Thompson will be teaching the seminar.  Early registration is recommended since spaces are limited.

    Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided for an additional cost of $20 per registrant payable at the door prior to the beginning of the course. There will not be time for participants to go off site for lunch due to the length of the course.

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • ODU Constant Hall
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    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, Doughnuts, and Bagels. 

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

    Registration will open after the first of the year is NOW open!!

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bold Mariner Brewing Company (upstairs Conference Center), 1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503
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    Tides and Currents for Sailing Presentation

    Featuring  Speaker: Jeff Rogers, Old Point Comfort Yacht Club Pointer Maritme University (PMU), owner S/V Halaha.

    Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 6 PM to 8 PM    

        6:00-6:30 PM  - Check in / Pizza & Beer

        6:30-8:00 PM  -  Tides and Currents for Sailing Presentation         

    Location: Bold Mariner Brewing Company (upstairs Conference Center), 1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 

    $5.  BBSA Members

    $10.  Non-Members

    It is a fabulous presentation for racers and cruisers, discussing 

       - the impacts on tides and currents on sailboats

       - how tides and the size/shape of body of water affect currents in different locations

       - predicting currents

       - and more

    Limited Seating.  

    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Featuring speakers Austin Power and Allan Terhne from North Sails
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    Broad Bay Sailing Association (BBSA) presents:

    Spinnakers, Double Head Sails, and Off Wind Sailing Presentation

    Featuring Speakers: Austin Powers and Allan Terhne from North Sails

    Location:  Bold Mariner Brewing Company (upstairs Conference Center),  Address:  1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 

    When: Monday March 23, 2020   


    6:00 - 6:30 PM – Check-in, Pizza, No-host Beverages from Bold Mariner

    6:30- 8:00 PM – Spinnakers, Double Head Sails, Off Wind Sailing Presentation Presentation  / Q&A


    $10 BBSA Members

    $15 Non-Members

    Includes a couple slices of pizza with registration

    Please arrive early enough to get a beverage and some pizza,  check-in and get settled into you seat before the seminar starts.

    Limited seating.  Register early to guarantee your seats

    • Thursday, April 02, 2020
    • Willoughby Bay

    • 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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