The signature event of southern Chesapeake Bay racing is hosted every year by Hampton Yacht Club. The event happens the weekend following the Memorial Day holiday and the weekend before Norfolk HarborFest. Opening night, Skippers Meeting, and welcome party are planned for the Thursday of SBRW weekend and the racing, socializing, awards presentations, entertainment, food and drink, and friendship are continuous Friday through late Sunday afternoon.
SBRW really does have something for everyone. Keel boats race in the PHRF Class, One Design Classes, and Cruising Classes. Courses feature drop mark courses and the SBRW trademark Saturday Distance Race. Racers compete on three difference venues – in Hampton Roads harbor, in the Bay off Buckroe, and in the Bay off Ocean View. Variety is the spice of life and of Southern Bay Race Week.