Wine, Women & Fishing

2023 grand auction event

22nd 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 $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 2024

Saturday, August 17

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

Sunday, August 18

  • 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

Enjoy a great party with tasty wine, fantastic music by Snackbar Jones, and all your friends. Watch the Crazy Crew contest, try great tequila, and enjoy the open bar! Best of all, we’ll raise money for breast cancer research at EVMS!

Tickets: $85 in advance/$100 after August 1st IF AVAILABLE


Early Registration is $800 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, 2024 is $900.

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.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You, Sponsors!

THANK YOU, Donors!

Cynthia Rickman
Janie Jacobson
Cindy Summs
Linda Church
Long Jewelers
Chesapeake Bay Paddle Club
The Historic Cavalier Hotel – PHR
Chef Alvin Williams – Cobalt Grille
The Atlantic on Pacific
The Cheese Brothers
The Historic Cavalier Hotel
Cary Traverse
Malbon’s BBQ Catering
Tarnished Truth Distillery
Eurasia Cafe
Paula and Phil Davis
Atlantic Dominion Distributors
Breakthru Beverage Virginia
Dr. Alex Dale
Aratas Wine
Bob Smith
SeaHill Spa
Foodies Local Market
Short Rigger Sport Fishing
Hornsby House Inn
Linda Church
Onelife Fitness
Wayne Jones Florist
344 Beauty Bar
Sweet Treats Sugar Co
Tautogs and Doc Taylors
Oyster Cove Seafood
An Old Friend of the Classic
Lowenthal Outerwear and Boutique
Tempt Restaurant
Becca Restaurant & Garden
Virginia Beach Fishing Center
Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament
Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament
Zero’s Subs
Chick’s Oyster Bar
The Porch on Long Creek
Pollards Chicken & Catering
The Williamsburg Winery & Wedmore Place
Rudee Tours
Skin Oasis Institute
Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
Onelife Fitness
Capps Boatworks, Inc.
Burr Henderson
Kiwi Sport Fishing
Hearth Wood Fire Cuisine
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Todd Jurich’s Bistro
Zoes Restaurant
Terrapin Restaurant
Cosmetic Surgery Center
Bomber Floating Eyeware
The Shack