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2019 34th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series
January 27th

No protests, no pageantry, just race with us - or against us!

Wreckers' Race 2019 Release Form and Entry Form

2019 Wreckers Race January RaceThe much anticipated first race of the Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is scheduled for Sunday, January 27th 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.

The 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.

The 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 29' and under, monohull 30-39 feet and monohull 40 feet 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.

2019 Race Dates are Sunday, January 27 – February 24 – March 31 and April 28. Come join the fun. Fair Winds and Full Holds --- Wreck Ashore!

For information please call 292-3302. Visit or join us on Facebook.


2019 Wreckers Race January Race Flyer
2019 Wreckers Race Series Schedule and Entry Form

Wreckers' Race 2019 Release Form and Entry Form

For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena at or Sheree at 292-3302


Past Winners
2005 Race Results  2006 Race Results  2007 Race Results  2008 Race Results 
2009 Race Results  2010 Race Results  2011 Race Results  2012 Race Results  2013 Race Results  2014 Race Results  2015 Race Results  2016 Race Results  2017 Race Results  2018 Race Results

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SCHOONER WHARF BAR: 202 William Street - Key West, Florida 33040 - Ph: (305) 292-3302


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