21st Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Ladies-Only Charity Billfish Tournament

One of the most colorful annual events held by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, Wine, Women and Fishing (WWF) has raised more than $900,000 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.


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!

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 and Dinner: 7 pm–10 pm

Tickets:  $85 day of the event


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.