Wee Dram


Fri, Aug 26 - 28, 2022



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Kodes Koedel
  • Social Chair: Kodes Koedel

This event is full.  Contact John Koedel to see if there have been cancellations.  jgkoedel@yahoo.com or (804) 338-1158.

9th Wee Dram Race/Cruise
Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Wee Dram will voyage to Cape Charles again this year.  Note:  You may start any time after 7:00am on Thursday, August 25, 2022.  Bear in mind that the social is at 5:30pm on Saturday.  The fleet is split between arriving Friday or Saturday.  Some boats like to make it a longer weekend, thus the allowance for a Thursday start.  20 slips are reserved, so sign up early.  Each boat is asked to bring an appetizer to share, and one brown bag bottle (“entry fee”) of their favorite Scotch Whisky (no 'e') for the contest within the contest.

As votes for the most inspiring brown bag are being tallied, adjusted cruising elapsed times will be determined and the 2022 Wee Dram burgee awarded, along with what remains of the contents in the winning brown bag, to the boat with lowest adjusted time.

This is a family friendly event, except for the brown bag judging. This a non-spinnaker, single headsail event.  All crews are to overnight aboard.  Please check fbyc.net for most current updates/changes.

Start:  Each boat will start herself and record the time that the bow of the boat crosses a line between R #2 and G #P1, just south east of Stingray Light.  Also known as E & F.  You may start any time after 7:00am on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

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 when the helm position is within 100 yards due west of G “1CC” Fl G 2.5s (marking the entrance of the Cherrystone Inlet Channel and Cape Charles Harbor).

The Wee Dram history:

  • 2014 #1 - Motored to Cape Charles (no winner)  We’re all “winners”, however.
  • 2015 #2 - Sailed to Cape Charles averaging well over 8 knots. (Correyvreckan, D. Clark)
  • 2016 #3- Sailed to Onancock (Rhapsody, M. Roberts / J. Raper)
  • 2017 #4 - Sailed to Cape Charles (Santosha, Eric and Danelle Powers)
  • 2018 #5 - Sailed to Cape Charles (Trilogy, Wayland Rennie)
  • 2019 #6 - Sailed to Cape Charles (Red Sky, Doug Anderson)
  • 2020 #7 - Sailed to Cape Charles (Wings, John and Kara Koedel)2021 #8 - Sailed to Cape Charles (Bolero, Nancy Powell / Chris Lindbloom)

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.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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