36th Annual Schooner Wharf Wrecker’s Cup Race
Mates! It's time to clean the bottom and
pile on the sails.
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.
Captains’ Meetings are held in the Sail Loft at Schooner Wharf
at 7:00 p.m. the Saturday before each race. Captains enjoy
complimentary Pusser’s Rum punch while reviewing race procedures.
Captains - in Sail Loft not Upper Deck
Awards Ceremony & Party is held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, race
day. Captains & crew can see themselves under sail while viewing
film footage taken of the race by the official race committee
boat. The popular Big Daddy Rich will be playing Rock, Soul,
Blues, Country, Rare 1 Hit Wonders and AM Gold from the 60s and
70s all with fun and energy.
Trophies and prizes are earned by the top 3 vessels in 6 to 7
different classes --schooner, multi-hull, classic, monohull 29'
and under, monohull 30-39 feet, monohull 40 feet and possibly a
Hobie Cat class!
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.
NEW: ENTER THE SCHOONER
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