broad bay sailing association


Weekly Racing & Regattas

The Broad Bay Sailing Association is very active in PHRF and handicap racing in Hampton Roads. Sailors can enjoy weekly around-the-buoys racing on Wednesday nights at Little Creek and Thursday nights on Willoughby Bay. These races go from mid-April to late September. There are also One-Design and Hobie Fleet races on a regular basis. In addition to weekly racing and administering the Southern Bay Distance Racing Series (SBDRS) , BBSA sponsors four weekend regattas:

The new 2021 CBYRA Southern Bay Racing Schedule is posted here!

For more information on "racing for the uninitiated", check out the article in the Spinsheet explaining the different types of racing.

Racing Rules

All BBSA races are managed according to the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021.  To access these rules, you must be a member of US Sailing and you can find information about their rules app at:  US Sailing RRS.

You can also find the World Sailing Organization's rules for free at:  WSO RRS

CBYRA Standard Entry Form

US Sailing Protest Form

Upcoming race-related events

Little Creek Racing

Willoughby Racers

Hobie Fleet


Cape Henry Cup

Cape Charles Cup

Neptune's Atlantic Regatta

Bold Mariner Cup

Other Racing News

Lin McCarthy publishes a regular newsletter called South Bay Racing News You Can Use (SBRNYCU), which provides the latest information and links to important racing events in the southern bay.  To subscribe to receive this newsletter via email, send an email to:   - put SBRNYCU on the subject line, give your name, and say, "Sign me up!"  SBRNYCU is free.

Look for updates from the racing fleet Captain Below

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:55 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    If you want to spend some time on the water and help BBSA run the annual Cape Henry Cup, we are looking for volunteers to help with Race Committee.  

    The Cape Henry Cup is on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  No experience required.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Magoon at 757.876.6067

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020 8:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:09 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    Results have been posted and photos uploaded for the BBSA Championship for the Bold Marina Cup.  Go to:  BBSA Championship

"Broad Bay Sailing Association" is a non-profit organization. Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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