Worrell 1000

May 9th through May 22nd 2022

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Join us starting May 9th, 2022 in Hollywood Florida!

 

Day 1: Racing starts on the beach adjacent to the Hollywood Beach Marriott on Monday, May 9th, 2022. The race will start at 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Hollywood Beach Marriott:

2501 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

Day 2: The second leg for the Worrell will begin Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 in Jensen Beach, FL on the beach adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Jensen Beach Courtyard Marriott:

10978 South Ocean Drive
Jensen Beach, FL. 34957

Day 3: The third leg for the Worrell will begin Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 in Cocoa Beach, FL on the beach adjacent to the Best Western Oceanfront Resort. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Cocoa Beach Best Western Oceanfront Resort:

5600 N. Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Day 4: The fourth leg for the Worrell will begin Thursday, May 12th, 2022 in Daytona Beach, FL on the beach adjacent to the Comfort Inn Daytona Beach Oceanfront. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Comfort Inn Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort:

103 S. Ocean Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Day 5: The fifth leg for the Worrell will begin Friday, May 13th, 2022 in Jacksonville Beach, FL on the beach adjacent to the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront Resort:

1515 First Street North
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

Day 6: Saturday, May 14th, 2022: Lay Day for all teams! The racers, their ground crews, fans, family and the entire Worrell 1000 Team will be relaxing on the beautiful beach near the host hotel, Hotel Tybee! Racing resumes the following day. (please see below for that info)

Day 7: The sixth leg for the Worrell will begin Sunday May 15th, 2022 in Tybee Island, GA on the beach adjacent to the Hotel Tybee. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Hotel Tybee Resort:

1401 Strand Ave
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Day 8: The seventh leg for the Worrell will begin Monday May 16th, 2022 in Folly Beach, SC on the beach adjacent to the Tides Folly Beach Hotel. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Tides Folly Beach Hotel Resort:

1 Center St
Folly Beach, SC 29439

Day 9: The eighth leg for the Worrell will begin Tuesday May 17th, 2022 in Surfside Beach, SC on the beach adjacent to the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach Resort:

1601 N Ocean Blvd.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Day 10: The ninth leg for the Worrell will begin Wednesday May 18th, 2022 in Wrightsville Beach, NC on the beach adjacent to the Blockade Runner Beach Resort at Wrightsville Beach. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the Blockade Runner Beach Resort:

275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Day 11: The tenth leg for the Worrell will begin Thursday May 19th, 2022 in Atlantic Beach, NC on the beach adjacent to the DoubleTree by Hilton  Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel Resort. Race start is 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! The address for the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Resort:

2717 Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Day 12: The eleventh leg for the Worrell will begin Friday May 20th, 2022 in Hatteras, NC on the beach at ORV Beach Access Ramp 49 in Frisco, NC. Although the racers and the Worrell staff will be staying at the AWESOME Cape Hatteras Motel  - The start is on the beach at the access ramp - 10am (weather permitting) for each checkpoint along the way! Google Map directions for the ORV Beach Access Ramp 49:

https://goo.gl/maps/AE3mrifTvtopK6TNA

Address for the Cape Hatteras Motel: 46556 Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920

Day 13: The twelfth and final leg for the Worrell will begin Saturday May 21st, 2022 in Kill Devil Hills NC on the beach adjacent to the Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills. This final leg will begin at 10am (weather permitting) and the teams will be sailing for the finish in Virginia Beach! The address for the Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront Resort:

401 N. Virginia Trail Dare
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The racers will be finishing near the Oceanfront Hotel on Atlantic Ave in Virginia Beach, VA! 

Although it isn't possible to predict the exact time(s) the racers will arrive for the finish, your Race Committee and all Worrell 1000 volunteers will arrive around noon on May 21st, 2022 to set up the finish line on the beach. Look for the Orange Worrell 1000 flags and all the folks in the red shorts and navy blue polos!

The Oceanfront Inn
2901 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

There will be an Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 22nd that will be for the racers, their teams and family members/crews as well as the Worrell 1000 RC & OA. There will be some invited, special guests to assist with awards, and this event will be by invitation only. Please contact us at OA@worrell1000race.org if you would like to inquire about non-participant invitations.

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Introducing:

The "Ron Anthony Memorial Course Record Perpetual Trophy"

Thanks to a very generous donation, this new, perpetual award will now be a permanent part of the Worrell 1000 Race for years to come. Peggy Anthony, sister to Ron Anthony, wanted to honor her brother in the race he loved. Ron was a constant participant in the Worrell 1000, competing throughout the 1970's and 80's, until his sudden, tragic death in a plane crash in 1983. Working with Peggy, the OA and Race Committee have created this award to recognize the incredible sailing abilities and perseverance it takes to not only win the Worrell 1000 - but to have the best overall course time - something that was very important to Ron. Peggy explained that Ron would pour over nautical charts and weather reports, putting together a course strategy to not only win the race - but to do so faster than anyone ever did. Will the standing course record be broken this year? It currently stands at 71 hours, 32 minutes and 55 seconds - Set in 2002 by Team Alexander's on the Bay - Brian Lambert & Jamie Livingston. Prior to that, the course record had not been broken since 1998. Stay tuned here for an update and pictures of the trophy once it has been completed. It will include this logo, honoring Ron:

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Introducing.......Our Updated Logo for 2022!!!!!!

The OA wanted to stay as true as they could to the iconic, original logo, while updating the boat to reflect the f18 requirement and put another sailor on the boat. After all - it takes a team!

This logo is not approved for general use. Teams have been emailed with a hi-rez file and release form should they want to use it for their team for 2022.

 

 

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In this crazy time that we’re all in, your Worrell 1000 Race OA and volunteers are still meeting (virtually!) and solidifying plans for the 2022 event. We extend our best wishes to all of you and hope that we come out on the other side of this, unscathed and hitting the tiller under fresh breezes!

With that said – we would like to announce a very special award that will make its debut in 2022 & be a perpetual part of our event.

We all know a sailor or two who have helped us in our journey to be better at & on our craft – those that selflessly offer their advice, their expertise, their wisdom and capable assistance. We saw this exemplified last year with Brett White from Team Australia – and we, as the Worrell Team, felt that recognizing folks like him should be the norm – and so – with the permission of a very special lady’s family, we have created The Sandra Tartaglino Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

For those that knew Sandra, she was a world class competitive sailor, well known in the high-performance racing world as one of the few female skippers of Formula 18s, even serving as USF18 Class Treasurer. A true lover of multi-hulls, she raced in several classes including Nacra 6.0s, Hobie 16s, Nacra 17s and more – Including the Worrell 1000, for which she competed with various skippers over numerous years. Her passion as a skipper included a special gift for educating many a willing student. Her competitive spirit and love for sailing was and still is, inspiring. She was the kind of soul that picked up everyone around her.

For each Worrell 1000, the OA and Race Committee will determine the honoree and announce them at the awards ceremony. A perpetual trophy will have their name proudly engraved and they will receive a plaque of recognition to keep. The trophy will be displayed at every Worrell awards banquet from now on. And although we are not the 1st to honor our friend Sandra – we are proud to be counted among those who have and still do. Fair winds, safe sailing – See you May, 2022!

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 “The Worrell 1000 Race” is an offshore long-distance beach catamaran sailboat race to be held in May 2022 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”).

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