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36th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series

January 31st
No protests, no pageantry, just race with us - or against us!
Wreckers' Race 2021 Release Form and Entry Form



Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wreckers Cup Race SeriesThe much anticipated first race of the Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is scheduled for Sunday, January 31 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 7 classes --schooner, multi-hull, classic, monohull 29' and under, monohull 30-39 feet, monohull 40 feet and 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.

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.


Schooner Wharf Wreckers Cup Race
2021 Flyer

For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena at or Sheree at 305-292-9520


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 2019 Race Results 2020 Race Results






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SCHOONER WHARF BAR: 202 William Street - Key West, Florida 33040 - Ph: (305) 292-9520


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