Wine, Women & Fishing

One of the most colorful annual events held by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, Wine, Women and Fishing (WWF) has raised more than $240,000 for breast cancer research at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Open to women of all levels of fishing expertise, we enthusiastically thank everyone who participates in the tournament, especially the anglers, the captains and mates, and our wonderful volunteers. All activities take place under the big tent at Southside Marina – 416 Southside Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Event Schedule 2014

Saturday, August 16

  • Registration: 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Captain’s Meeting: 7 pm

Sunday, August 17

  • Fishing: Lines in the water at 8:30 am; out of the water at 3 pm
  • Dock Party: 5 pm–7 pm
  • Scales open at 5 pm. Watch the decorated boats come in to the weigh station while enjoying great refreshments and North Carlina Shrimp!
  • Awards Party, Music and Dinner: 7 pm–11 pm

About the Dock Party

Enjoy a rockin’ good party with great wine, music and friends. Participate in amazing wine seminars from award winning Williamsburg Winery and Aratas Wines! Enjoy the special Bourbon Tasting new this year by Associated Distributors! Awesome North Carolina Shrimp will be served, thanks to our friends at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina! Watch the Crazy Crew contest, peruse the fantastic silent auction and enjoy the open bar with summer specialty drinks! Shop for beautiful artwork by Christopher Mize, Jewelry from Madison Jewelers or some cool new accessories from the Bling Lady! Best of all, we’ll raise money for breast cancer research at EVMS!

Headline Band: Guava Jam

Guava Jam begins playing at 7pm and dinner is provided by famous pit master, Jimmy Hagood of Food for the Southern Soul in Charleston, S.C. providing our low country boil!
Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the door

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Entry Fee

Registration is $700 per team for up to six lady anglers on a boat. (Entry fee does not include boat).  Each team receives an invitation to the registration party, six tickets to the all-inclusive awards banquet and a goody bag and t-shirt for each angler. Each team is responsible for charter fees and tipping, as well as any additional tickets for the awards banquet. Entry fee after July 15, 2013 is $800.

Scoring and Trophies

Trophies are given for first, second and third place. In addition, trophies are awarded for largest tuna, dolphin and wahoo, as well as for the Craziest Crew, Top Junior Angler, Hard Luck Crew and Top Lady Angler. There is also an optional cash prize division. For more information please contact Jennie Capps at 757.200.9463 or wineclassic@cox.net.

Accommodations and Dockage

Call 1-800-VABEACH or log onto www.vbfun.com for information on local hotels and boat dockage in Rudee Inlet. Most hotels offer oceanfront rooms.

Current boat entries: Eye Catcher, Fish Bones, Wave Runner, Backlash, Canyon Express, Double Dippin’, Victory Lap, Unreel, Delta Dawn, Captain Cheryl, Just One More, Bay Custom, Reel Hot, Geezin, Reelin’ n Dealin’!

Team Opportunities

If you want to fish, but don’t have a team or a boat, please contact Linda Church, WWF Committee Chair at 757.288,4842 or lchurchlady1@aol.com.

The Sponsors Who Help Make It All Possible

Our very generous sponsors include companies, organizations and individuals such as Farm Fresh, Cheryl  McLeskey, The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, Associated Distributors/The Charmer Sunbelt Group, Charles Barker Automotive, Cindy and Jeff McWaters, The Williamsburg Winery, Pat and Russell Proctor, W3 Marine, Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, Theresa and Wayne Sawyer, Portsmouth Trailer Supply and Hoffman Beverage Company. We appreciate their continued support and the participation of all of the sponsors who make Wine, Women and Fishing such a great event.

Interested in Becoming a WWF Sponsor?

In conjunction with the 11th Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Tournament we are having a spectacular wine dinner on Thursday, August 14 and a Fabulous Dining Event on Friday, August 15 – Tickets are going fast! For more information click HERE!

 

Event Sponsor

  • Farm Fresh

Venue Donor

  • Cheryl McLeskey

Blue Marlin Sponsors

White marlin Sponsors

Sailfish Sponsors

Wahoo Sponsors

  • Cabot Creamery
  • Bay Propeller
  • Carolina Crab & Fish
  • Debbie Livelli
  • PropTalk Magazine
  • Vicky and Duff McDuff

Tuna Sponsors

  • Angus Hines
  • Peacoat Press
  • Elsa Tiritilli
  • Mary Ahrens
  • Getem
  • Cindy and Mark Summs
  • NAPA Auto Parts, Manteo, NC

Donors

  • Aldo’s Ristorante
  • Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
  • American Laser Skincare
  • At Your Service Restaurant Group
  • 17th Street Surf Shop
  • Backlash
  • Balance Massage
  • Heather Brown
  • Rebecca Waller
  • Women of the Moose
  • Richard Bosley
  • Robert Bosley
  • Rudee’s
  • Juanita Felton
  • Cabot Creamery
  • Andrew Carney Photography
  • Zoe’s Restaurant
  • Aratas Wines
  • Eurasia Cafe and Wine Bar
  • David Wright Charters
  • Linda Church
  • Lucky Oyster
  • Dakota Spa and Salon
  • Doc Taylor’s
  • La Bella Italia
  • Christopher Mize
  • MassageLuxe
  • The Meridian Group
  • Captain Steve Richardson
  • River Stone Chophouse
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Georgia Shurtz
  • Cindy Summs
  • Tautogs
  • Nesle Water
  • The Blue Point
  • Waterman and Mike Standing
  • Welton’s Fresh Seafood Market
  • Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament
  • Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament

RESULTS FROM THE 11th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT:

16 boats entered and 5 fished
Fish caught: 2 Blue Marlin, 8 White Marlin

 

First Place: Double Dippin, Captain Kevin Stafford with 700 points –  1 Blue, 2 Whites
Second Place: Canyon Express, Captain Greg Span with 700 points – 1 Blue, 2 Whites
Third Place: Delta Dawn, Captain Pete Manuel with 150 points – 1 White
Crazy Crew: Team Cancer Dominators on the Geezin’  – wonderful costumes and decorations!