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 $300,000 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 2015

Saturday, August 15

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

Sunday, August 16

  • 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 Carolina Shrimp!
  • Awards Party, Music and Dinner: 7 pm–10 pm

About the Dock Party

Enjoy a rockin’ good party with great wine, music and friends. Participate in a variety of wine seminars and Bourbon Tastings by Associated Distributors! Pitmaster Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina will WOW you with his amazing cooking and will be assisted by local stars Rodney Scott and Harper Bradshaw for the dinner celebration!  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

Rodney Scott splits hogs and smokes them over live fire at Scott's BBQ ...

Guava Jam begins playing at 7pm and dinner is provided by famous pit master, Rodney Scott of Scotts Bar-B- Que of Hemingway, South Carolina and will be assisted by Harper Bradshaw and Rick George.
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, 2015 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

Accommodations and Dockage

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

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

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, Zoe’s Restaurant, W3 Marine, Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, Theresa and Wayne Sawyer, Portsmouth Trailer Supply, The Franklin Johnston Group, B.F. Stanton Foundation, Cythia Rickman and Joel Texter. 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 13th Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Tournament we are having a spectacular wine dinner on Thursday, August 13 and a Fabulous Dining Event on Friday, August 14 – 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

  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Cynthia Rickman and Joel Texter
  • Theresa and Wayne Sawyer ~ Victory Lap
  • Marlyn Development Corporation
  • William A. Gooch Conservation Fund
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Franklin Johnston Group
  • Nestle Waters
  • One Life Fitness
  • Cason Barco
  • Mickey and Dave Jester
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Clear Channel

Tuna Sponsors

  • Angus Hines
  • Peacoat Press
  • Bay Propeller
  • E.G. Middleton, Inc.
  • Janice and Bob Wells
  • Cavalier Sportswear
  • Cindy and Mark Summs


  • Aldo’s Ristorante
  • Sunday Blue Box
  • American Laser Skincare
  • 17th Street Surf Shop
  • Glamor Shots
  • Backlash
  • Balance Massage
  • Rebecca Waller
  • Richard Bosley
  • Robert Bosley
  • Andrew Carney Photography
  • Zoe’s Restaurant
  • Aratas Wines
  • David Wright Charters
  • Linda Church
  • Lucky Oyster
  • Doc Taylor’s
  • La Bella Italia
  • Christopher Mize
  • MassageLuxe
  • The Meridian Group
  • Captain Steve Richardson
  • 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


35 boats  fished
Fish caught: 2 Blue Marlin, 35 White Marlin, 2 Sail Fish

 First Place: Jubilee –  1 Blue, 3 Whites

Second Place: Wired Up – 5 Whites
Third Place: Delta Dawn – 3 Whites
Crazy Crew: Bay Custom  – wonderful mermaid costumes and decorations!