6th Wee Dram Race/Cruise

Cruising

Sat, Aug 24 - 25, 2019

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  • Event Chair: Jim Raper

6th Wee Dram Race/Cruise
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Wee Dram will venture on August 24th again to Cape Charles.  The 2018 spectacle was attended by over 15 FBYC boats and invited guests.  This is a family friendly event, except for the brown bag judging.

This is a non-spinnaker, single headsail event.  All crew are to overnight aboard the boat.   

This remains a casual cruise/race format with a formal (shorts and tee shirts – no holes) social Saturday afternoon on the docks in Cape Charles Harbor.

As votes for the most inspiring brown bag are being tallied, adjusted cruising elapsed times will be determined and the 2019 Wee Dram burgee awarded along with what remains of the contents in the winning brown bag to the boat with lowest adjusted time.

Start:  Each boat will start herself and record the time that the bow of the boat crosses a line extending on a bearing of 180ºM to FBYC A (Q G 15ft 4M "5"), FBYC A Left to Starboard.

Course:  Wolf Trap Light is not a mark of the course and may be left to either Port or Starboard. 

Finish:  Each boat will record their finish time as they cross the finish line which is a line to G “1CC” Fl G 2.5s (marking the entrance of the Cherrystone Inlet Channel and Cape Charles Harbor) on a bearing of 0ºM.

The social on the dock will begin at 5:30 PM.  Each boat will bring an appetizer to share, and one brown bag bottle of their favorite Scotch Whisky for the contest within the contest.

Please email Jim Raper with questions at jlraperjr@gmail.com.

15 Slips are reserved for FBYC for the evening of the 24th, more are available.  50 amp service.

The Wee Dram history:

  • Year 1 Wee Dram - Motored to Cape Charles (no winner)
  • Year 2 Wee Dram - Sailed to Cape Charles averaging well over 8 knots. (Correyvreckan . D. Clark)
  • Year 3 Wee Dram - Sailed to Onancock (Rhapsody . M. Roberts / J. Raper)
  • Year 4 Wee Dram Rally - Sailed to Cape Charles (Santosha . Eric and Danelle Powers)
  • Year 5 Wee Dram Rally - Sailed to Cape Charles (Trilogy . Wayland Rennie)

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in any race or regatta entirely at their own risk as instructed in RRS, Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the race or regatta.

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