One of the most colorful annual events held by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, Wine, Women and Fishing (WWF) has raised more than $1 million 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.
WWF Event Schedule 2023
Saturday, August 19
Registration: 5:30–7:30 pm
Captain’s Meeting: 7 pm
Sunday, August 20
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 by
and Dinner: 7 pm–10 pm BUCK SHOT
Headline Band: BUCK SHOT
Tickets: $85 in advance/$100 after August 1st
Early 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, 2023 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 email@example.com.
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION – Coming soon!
Call 1-800-VABEACH or log onto www.vbfun.com for information on local hotels and boat dockage in Rudee Inlet.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sponsors Who Help Make It All Possible
Our very generous sponsors include companies, organizations and individuals such as Cheryl McLeskey, The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, Dave Jester, Cindy and Jeff McWaters, Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, Cynthia Rickman and Joel Texter and the Franklin Family Foundation. We appreciate their continued support and the participation of all of the sponsors who make Wine, Women & Fishing such a great event.
Watch Linda Church in this touching video
Call Linda Church at 757.288.4842 Interested in Becoming a WWF Sponsor?
Would you like to make a donation? Venue Donor
Blue Marlin Sponsors
Cynthia Rickman and Joel Texter
White Marlin Sponsors
Sharon and Larry Slipow
Portsmouth Trailer Supply – Earlene Coyner
Robinson Development Group – Tom Robinson
Jan and Dennis Ellmer
Pam and Aaron Kelley
Alanna Kay and Wave Runner Sportfishing – Captain Pat Foster
Chesapeake Bay Paddle Club
The Historic Cavalier Hotel – PHR
Chef Alvin Williams – Cobalt Grille
The Atlantic on Pacific
The Cheese Brothers
Yiannis Wine & Food
The Historic Cavalier Hotel
Ed and Lindsay Bennett – Press 626 Wine Bar
Malbon’s BBQ Catering
Tarnished Truth Distillery
Tautogs and Doc Taylors
Oyster Cove Seafood
An Old Friend of the Classic
Lowenthal Outerwear and Boutique
Becca Restaurant & Garden
Virginia Beach Fishing Center
Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament
Chick’s Oyster Bar
The Porch on Long Creek
Delta Waterfowl Back Bay Chapter
Coastin’ Outer Banks
Pollards Chicken & Catering
The Williamsburg Winery & Wedmore Place
Pinboys at the Beach
KT Nails II
Il Giardino Ristorante
344 Beauty Bar & Face Salon
Rudee Inlet Jet Ski Rentals
Skin Oasis Institute
Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
Capps Boatworks, Inc.
Paula and Phil Davis
Atlantic Dominion Distributors
Breakthru Beverage Virginia
Dr. Alex Dale
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 WINNERS!
1st Place: SEVEN with 1 blue and 1 white; 2nd Place: Sea Trader with 1 white and 1 sail (on time); 3rd Place: Mercenaria with 1 white and 1 sail; Largest dolphin: Anticipation; Largest wahoo: Samurai; Top Lady Angler: Priscilla Gunter on SEVEN; CRAZY CREW: NATURAL; CRAZY CREW RUNNER UP: Captain Cheryl. 34 boats, 12 bill fish and 180 female anglers!