2007 WRECKER'S CUP RACE SERIES!!!
No protests, no pageantry, just race with us - or against us!
Due to the inclement weather conditions on Sunday, the first race of the popular Schooner Wharf Bar Wreckers Cup Race will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. “Wind-checks” will be issued for vessels that cannot participate Saturday and new entries are welcome and may contact Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302.
It is once again time for the Wrecker's Cup Race Series, when local captains, crews and passengers race the seven miles to Sand Key on an annual quest for bragging rights on this small island.
The "day of wreckoning" is Sunday, January 28, at 1:00 p.m. when ships in six different classes will reenact the times in Key West history when wreckers would race to a disabled ship, rescue the crew and then lay claim to the cargo. The five classes for the race series are: Classic, Schooner, Multi-hull, Monohull over 30, and Monohull under 30 feet for boats participating in Key West Race Week.
There is nothing to rescue at Sand Key, except bruised egos from the last race, but the anything-but-serious race is still on. Join your friends, captains and mates for a day of rivalry and radio insults on the high seas.
The entry fee is $30.00, which includes free rum punch and hor d'oeuvres at the Captains Meeting on Saturday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. In the pool room at Schooner Wharf.
The Awards Ceremony will take place after the race on Sunday at 7:00 p.m., where all wreckers can feast on a BBQ dinner and share sailing stories while watching their maritime adventure on a big screen television. Dance the night away to the Reggae Party.
Winners will receive a bottle of Pussers Rum and a souvenir rum mug along with the antique looking trophies commemorating the victory, bar tabs and Wreckers Race Tee Shirts sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar. All participating vessels will be eligible to win a VHF Radio, Explorer Waterproof Foul Weather Jacket in a free raffle sponsored by West Marine. Each boat captain will take home a Pussers Commemorative Wreckers Race Hat.
But the crews and captains are not the only ones who can participate in the fun. The race is a great way for captains to fill their charter boats for an afternoon sail. As visitors to the island get to take part in a local adventure, spectators can watch the madness from Schooner Wharf Bar while getting an up-close look at traditional and majestic wooden boats.
For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena at or Sheree at 292-3302
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