36th Annual Schooner Wharf Wrecker’s Cup Race
Ahoy Mates! It’s time to clean the bottom and pile on the sails.
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 Captains’ Meetings are held in the Sail Loft at Schooner Wharf at 7:00 p.m. the Saturday before each race. Captains enjoy complimentary Pusser’s Rum punch while reviewing race procedures.
Captains – in Sail Loft not Upper Deck
The Awards Ceremony & Party is held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, race day. Captains & crew can see themselves under sail while viewing film footage taken of the race by the official race committee boat. The popular Big Daddy Rich will be playing Rock, Soul, Blues, Country, Rare 1 Hit Wonders and AM Gold from the 60s and 70s all with fun and energy.
Trophies and prizes are earned by the top 3 vessels in 6 to 7 different classes –schooner, multi-hull, classic, monohull 29′ and under, monohull 30-39 feet, monohull 40 feet and possibly 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.