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

"Wreck Ashore!"
 

2021 RACE SERIES SCHEDULE


SUNDAY, January 31, 1:00 PM • Captains’ Meeting Saturday, January 30, 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, February 28, 1:00 PM • Captains’ Meeting Saturday, February 27, 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, March 28, 1:00 PM • Captains’ Meeting Saturday, March 27, 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, April 25, 1:00 PM • Captains’ Meeting Saturday, April 24, 7:00 PM

The Race Course is 7 miles from Key West Harbor to Sand Key. Race starts are: 1:00 PM and 1:05 PM for up to seven different classes. Wrecks rarely occurred in good weather, but the Schooner Wharf Wrecker’s Cup Races are conducted SAFETY FIRST. Stand by on #68 if severe weather is forecast. The Captains’ Meetings are held in the Sail Loft at Schooner Wharf Bar at 7:00 PM the evening before the race. The Award Party & Ceremony is held at 7:00 PM on Race Day. Awards in each race will include Original Trophies, Pusser Rum & Goodies, Schooner Wharf Bar Tabs and Wrecker’s Race Tee Shirts.

Co-Sponsored by PUSSER’S RUM and presented by SCHOONER WHARF BAR.


Click here to print race rules!

To enter online, please fill out the form below.

This form is currently unavailable - please check back with us for the 2022 series!


 


 

 

 

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