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Broad Bay Sailing Association PHRF Racing

The Broad Bay Sailing Association is very active in PHRF sailboat racing in Hampton Roads. Sailors can enjoy weekly racing on Wednesday nights at Little Creek and Thursday nights on the Willoughby Bay in Norfolk (use links to the left). These races go from mid-April to late September. In addition to weekly racing, BBSA sponsors four weekend regattas and administers the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series.

For downloads including Notices of Race, sailing instructions, registration forms, etc., please visit the PHRF sections of our downloads page. Previous years' race results are posted here.

BBSA awards, annually, the Leo Wardrup Trophy to a skipper with outstanding performance in the area's major weekend regattas. Here is the list of recent recipients.

Crew Wanted/Ride Wanted Signup Lists! Click here to post your need for crew or a ride! Here is the listing of skippers looking for crew and this is the listing of crew looking for a boat.

The Cape Henry Cup is a CBYRA-sanctioned event with points qualifying for their High Point standings. This unique long distance race takes racers over both openings in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. More information is on the regatta page.

Race Results...
Championship/ Bold Mariner Cup

Upcoming Races & Events
No upcoming PHRF races or events.

2014 was the last year of the Little Bay Challenge; an individual and team racing event co-sponsored by the Portsmouth Boat Club. For 18 years, boats raced for individual honors as well as contributing to the score for overall team competition (past club winners). Starting in 2015, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club will be hosting the New Willoughby Challenge following a smiliar team competition concept.

The Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup is a CBYRA-sanctioned weekend event with 2 races; Race 1 starts on Saturday from the Little Creek area and ending at Cape Charles. After a big party and trophies that evening, competitors race back across the Bay on Sunday. More information is at

BBSA's last race of the season, Neptune's Atlantic Regatta, is affiliated with Virginia Beach's Neptune Festival and is also a CBYRA-sanctioned event. Starting off Little Creek, racers transit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, sail down the coast, and finish off 24th street. After a night of fun at the Festival, participants leave the event's complimentary Rudee Inlet dockage and return home. More information is on the regatta page.

For more information on these or any PHRF racing, please contact the Racing Fleet Captain at


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