34th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series
protests, no pageantry, just race with us - or against us!
2019 Release Form and Entry Form
The fourth and final race of
the Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is scheduled for Sunday,
April 28th 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
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 Cayo Ritmo!
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.
For information please call 292-3302. Visit SchoonerWharf.com or join us
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