50th Anniversary - 2024
Celebrating "The Spark that Lit The Flame"
Join Us May 12th through May 25th 2024!
The Worrell 1000 Organizing Authority closely monitors conditions at checkpoints and takes several trips a year to assess the conditions of potential checkpoint locations in person. Due to recent information received, the OA made a trip to assess the Hatteras location.
Unfortunately, what they found is that due to erosion of
the beaches, the Hatteras checkpoint options are no longer viable for the 2024 race. The OA has made the decision therefore to relocate to Ocracoke Island for the 2024 Worrell 1000:
Wednesday, May 22nd: Atlantic Beach, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Thursday, May 23rd: Ocracoke, NC to Kill Devil Hills, NC
We have been in touch with the fine folks at Visit Ocracoke, North Carolina and they are thrilled to host us! They are even hosting a Social Event the evening of our arrival!
What does this mean for the racers? The leg from Atlantic Beach to Ocracoke will be approximately 20 miles shorter, making the sail around Cape Hatteras the following day so much more likely to occur in the daytime instead of at the end of a leg.
If you haven't visited Ocracoke Island, please visit their official website here: https://www.visitocracokenc.com/ There is so much natural beauty and they have wonderful shops and restaurants - we hope you join us there in 2024!!!!
Closing in on just 200 days to go until the event, the Worrell 1000 welcomes another major sponsor to the team - ZHIK! They are hopping aboard in a big way, providing cool merch, prizes and race support. Please visit our "2024 Sponsors" page to see a full list of our partners, visit their websites and show them some love!
The Organizing Authority has decided to open the field to the remaining Alternate Teams!
We have heard back from the Australians, and there will be TWO teams coming to compete instead of 3. Brett Burvill has combined forces with Rod Waterhouse and they will comprise Team Australia 1. Team Australia 2 will be Pete Skewes and Bailey Skewes.
Two Trees Sailing and Team NED/GER are in as well!
That means......WE HAVE 15 TEAMS REPRESENTING 6 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES OFFICIALLY REGISTERED!
Still thinking about entering? The Alternate List is now wide open!
Click the "Registration" tab above. Who knows? You MAY just get lucky and be on the start line in 2024!
The 2024 NoR has been updated as of 10JUL2023. Dates and Checkpoints are set!
Please Click the "NoR" tab above
Join us in May 2024 for the 50th Golden Anniversary of the Worrell 1000 Race!
If it wasn't for that liquid-courage-fuelled bar bet between the Worrell brothers, the race would not be in existence. And although the first organized race wasn't until 1976, it was that fateful trip between Mike and Chris Worrell in October of 1974 that really lit a fire in Michael Worrell to make this race a world-wide sensation.
“The Worrell 1000 Race” is an offshore long-distance beach catamaran sailboat race to be held in May 2024 in the Atlantic waters between Florida and Virginia Beach, VA. The race will cover approximately 1000 miles with overnight stops at multiple locations along the East Coast of the United States. The Organizing Authority (OA) for the 2022 Worrell 1000 Race will be “Worrell 1000 Race Reunion Race, Inc.”, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, (dba “Worrell 1000 Race”).