2017 32nd Annual
Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series
Due to strong winds of 25 knots, high seas and rain,
the January 29th Wrecker's Race was cancelled.
No protests, no pageantry, just race with us
- or against us!
much anticipated first race of the Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race
Series is scheduled for Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 p.m. The course
is 7 miles from Key West Harbor to Sand Key, re-enacting the ancient
wrecking tradition of Key West…a series of ruthless one way races to the
reef to claim the booty.
This all-in-fun race
series recalls the tradition of the wreckers in the Key West of the
1800’s. Vessels laden with rich cargoes from Gulf and Caribbean ports
often became victims of storm and the unmarked reefs off Key West.
The first wrecker to reach the site had the responsibility to save the
passengers and crew---but they also won the right to salvage the cargoes.
Some historians have written that it was not unusual for 20 or 30 boats to
race to a wreck.
Captains’ Meetings are held on the upper deck of Schooner Wharf at
7:00 p.m. the Saturday before each race. Captains enjoy complimentary
Pusser’s Rum punch and Schooner Wharf Galley hors d’oeuvres while
reviewing race procedures.
Awards Ceremony & Party is held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, race day.
The popular Wreckers BBQ is served to captains & crew while they view film
footage taken of the race by the official race committee boat and dance to
the popular rhythmic steel drum sound of the Island Time Duo!
Trophies and prizes are earned by the top 3 vessels in 6 classes
--schooner, multi-hull, classic, monohull under 30 feet, monohull 30-39
feet and monohull 40 and over. At the race start Key West harbor is a
magnificent sight, filled with colorful sails and spinnakers on vessels
ranging from 16 feet to 120 feet.
This original nautical event is another creation of Schooner Wharf Bar
owners, Evalena and Paul Worthington, and is enjoyed by visiting yachters,
local private boats and Key West charter vessels. You don’t need a boat of
your own to participate, book passage and crew on one of the charter boats
in the Wreckers’ fleet.
2017 Race Dates are Sunday, January 29 – February 26 – March 26 and
April 30. Come join the fun. Fair Winds and Full Holds --- Wreck Ashore!
For information please call 292-3302. Visit SchoonerWharf.com or join us
For more information, do not
hesitate to call Evalena at or Sheree at 292-3302
2005 Race Results
2006 Race Results
2007 Race Results
2008 Race Results
2009 Race Results
2010 Race Results
Results 2012 Race Results
Results 2014 Race Results
2015 Race Results