The Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is set for Sunday, March 26. This all-in-good-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers in the Key West of the 1800s.
Last month’s regatta included 16-foot Hobie Cats, sloops of varying sizes, recreational yachts, live-aboard vessels and seven majestic schooners, all gracing Key West Harbor.
Vessels compete in different classes: classic; schooner; multi-hull; mono-hull larger than 40 feet; mono-hull 30-39 feet; and mono-hull less than 29 feet. First, second and third place will be awarded in each division, with trophies, Pusser’s Rum ceramic flask, Schooner Wharf Bar tabs and Wrecker T-shirts as prizes.
Visiting yachters are invited to join the local “wrecker’s fleet,” where they’ll meet fellow sailors, enjoy a fun day on the water and celebrate the “victor’s spoils” at Schooner Wharf Bar.
A Captains Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25 on the Schooner Wharf’s Sail Loft, with complimentary Pusser’s Rum punch and hors d’oeuvres from the Schooner Wharf galley.
All participating vessels will be eligible for up to four barbecue dinners for captain and crew at the awards ceremony, where a taping of the race will be shown on the big screen. The entry fee for each vessel is $30.
To learn more, visit www.Schooner-Wharf.com/16wreckersrace3.htm or call (305) 292-3302. ¦