2022 Worrell 1000
"We'll Be Baaaaaack..."
Postponement of the 2021 Worrell 1000 Race
In light of the uncertainty linked to the current Covid-19 international health crisis which has had an unprecedented impact on sailing events, personal safety and every aspect of life throughout the world, the Worrell 1000 Organizing Authority, in consultation with the PRO of the Worrell 1000, has unanimously made the decision to postpone the 2021 running of the race, which was scheduled to take place from 10 - 22 May 2021, until May 2022.
The next Worrell 1000 race will be held from 9 - 21 May 2022.
“We all are very disappointed to not be able to hold the 2021 Worrell 1000 Race. After many months of most activities being cancelled, suspended and postponed throughout the world, we know that all Worrell 1000 Race participants were very much looking forward to being able to get together and take part in an exciting race. We have already started work to ensure that the 2022 race celebrates the resurgence of normality in the world and can welcome back this exciting race on an international scale,” explains Robert Feldman, Member and Spokesman for the Worrell 1000 Organizing Authority. “With the unknowns that exist in immunization availability, international travel restrictions, and in consideration of the investment that each team, sponsor and race official makes to participate in the race, the risk of a last minute Covid-19 exposure-forced cancellation, or even worse a cancellation required because of a Covid-19 infection during the race, is not acceptable.”
Feldman added, “The Organizing Authority and Race Officials of the Worrell 1000 Race would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all members of the registered teams, sponsors, providers and fans for the trust they have placed in us. We share their disappointment, but we will continue to keep everyone advised as we progress towards 2022 and to sounding the starting horn at Hollywood Beach. We are looking forward to once again running a race that will be a memorable success.”
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!
“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”).
|1||Team Outer Banks||Nacra F18 Evolution||Hardy Peters||James Eaton|
|2||Way of Life||F18||Stefan Rumpf||André Hauschke|
|3||Team Sonnenklar||Nacra F18 Evolution||Jared Sonnenklar||David Cerdas|
|4||Team Australia||Goodall C2||Rod Waterhouse||Beau White|
|5||Pura Vida||Goodall C2||Christopher Green||Christian Vuerings|
|6||TBC||Nacra Infusion||Katie Pettibone||Carolijn Brouwer|
|7||Team The Netherlands||Nacra F18 Evolution||Gerard Loos||Pieter van Ruitenburg|
|8||Cat in the Hat||Nacra F18||Larry Ferber||Zack Panetti|
|9||Vampire Project||F18 Edge||William Sunnucks||Mark Self|
|10||Team Rudee's||Nacra F18 Evolution||Randy Smyth||Dalton Tebo|
|11||Easy Tiger||C3||Chris Way||Brett White|
|12||T-Squared||Goodall C2||Trey Sunderland||TBD|
|13||Big Cat Rescue||Phantom F18||Chad Freitas||Cameron Biehl|
|14||Team UFO||Goodall C2||Philippe Bettler||Mike Beuerlein|
|15||Rocket 88 Racing||F18||Brendan Busch||Jeremy Boyette|
|16||Team Cyberspeed||Nacra F18 Evolution||Craig Van Eaton||Rob Behrend|
|17||Team TBD||F18||Tommy Gonzalez||TBD|
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