Willoughby Racers

The events listed below are Willoughby and BBSA racing-related events that have been entered into our calendar.  You can also open the Southern Chesapeake Bay regional race calendar, which includes our BBSA events, in PDF form: 2020 CBYRA Region IV (South).  The Willoughby Race Committee Schedule is shown here.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • Little Creek to 24th Street

    BBSA's last race of the season, the Atlantic Regatta, is a CBYRA-sanctioned event.  Starting off Little Creek, racers transit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, sail down the coast, and finish off 24th Street. This race is part of the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS).

    This year, the race is unaffiliated with the cancelled Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.  Skippers' Meeting is Thursday, September 24th at Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park, 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake, VA  23324.  Details in the Notice of Race (link below).  Entry deadline is 1200 hours on Thursday, September 24th.  For questions, contact .

    For more information, use the following links:

    • Saturday, October 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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 (approx. 3:30pm) with refreshments in the southwest corner of Willoughby Harbor Marina.  Race awards will be handed out at the Willoughby End-of-Season Party following the Hot-Buttered Rum Race in November. 

    Notice of Race

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

    • Sunday, October 04, 2020
    • (EDT)

    CCV hosts the Fall Series Day 2 on October 4, 2020

    Notice of Race (NOR)

    • Sunday, October 11, 2020
    • (EDT)

    CCV hosts the 3rd day of their Fall Series on October 11, 2020.

    Notice of Race (NOR)

    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • (EDT)

    OPCYC hosts the annual Round the Lights Race on October 17, 2020.

    For details, go to:

    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • 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 Willoughby Harbor Marina. 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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