The Worrell 1000 Race is a monumental event to plan, create, put on and above all else – FUND. Without the generous support of our sponsors, we could not make it happen. Please consider coming onboard by being an Event Sponsor (we have several levels to accommodate individuals and businesses of all sizes), or a Social Event sponsor – Teams love a hot meal, cold beer, entertainment – even goodie bag items! I guarantee there is a way we can make YOU a part of the Worrell 1000 family! Please contact us today about becoming a 2026 sponsor! Email us at

zhik comes aboard as major sponsor! Thanks to Mike Krantz, Johnny Rodgers and all the team at zhik, the 2024 Worrell 1000 will enjoy: – $100 Gift Certificate for the winners of each leg – Event branded Yellow/Red/Blue penne/vests for the leaders to wear (ala Tour de France) – Event branded long sleeve spandex shirts for all participants – Event branded polo’s and jackets for RC – Event branded t-shirts for sale to the general public!


The Worrell 1000 Organizing Authority, Race Committee and Volunteers are delighted to announce that Peggy Anthony, sister to Ron Anthony (Worrell competitor and winner in 1979) has generously agreed to once again, be a major sponsor for the 2024 event! It is because of Peggy’s amazing support of this race that we are able to offer the Ron Anthony Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Course Record (unveiled in 2022) and allows us to continue to run this legendary race. Without sponsors like Peggy Anthony, we simply could NOT make it happen. Not only is Peggy a dedicated fan of the event, she offers her support in honor of Ron – taken from us far too soon in a tragic plane crash in 1983. She is a cherished partner to the event and to us all! THANK YOU PEGGY!!!!!!

Welcome Aboard VA Beach!

                                           Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau                                                 Virginia Beach Sports Tourism

“On behalf of both the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Virginia Beach Sports Tourism team, we are thrilled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Worrell 1000 Race. This landmark event, which celebrates a half-century of exceptional sailing, perfectly echoes the adventurous spirit Virginia Beach cherishes.

The City of Virginia Beach takes immense pride in being woven into this historic journey, ensuring that this anniversary becomes a lasting memory not only for the brave participants but for every individual whose heart races with the sailboats. To all those setting sail, we wish you smooth sailing and moments that will stand the test of time. See you all in Virginia Beach, cheers to crafting history together!”

He’s not just a competitor….He’s an event Sponsor!

Welcome Aboard East Coast Sailboats

Hardy Peters, owner of East Coast Sailboats and Skipper on 2022 & 2024 Worrell Team Outer Banks has jumped onboard our sponsorship vessel! East Coast Sailboats, Inc. is a proud supporter of catamaran sailing in the USA as a Dealer and Distributor of multiple brands of boats.

From Hardy: “Our goal is to support the growth of the sport in our community and beyond. We focus our effort towards promoting the sport of sailing by working through individual sailors, clubs, school and events such as the Worrell 100 Race. We are looking forward to being a sponsor for the 50th Anniversary of the Worrell 1000 Race as a sponsor as well as a participant. We will see you on the beach!”

Murphy’s Irish Pub


Thanks to Tom Mooney and Lyndsay Thibault of Murphy’s Irish pub for not only hosting us the friday evening of our arrival in VA Beach with free drink tickets and 10% off our dinner cheques (valid only to those participants with Worrell wristbands), they have also jumped onboard as our banquet sponsor! The inside of Murphy’s will be reserved for us May 25th from 10-noon. But don’t worry, race fans – They open to everyone at noon so come on by and rub elbows with your Worrell Teams, RC, OA & Volunteers as we’ll be sure to hang out for awhile!

Duck Dive Tavern VA Beach

404 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Your favorite VA Beach local dive bar! Happy Hour: everyday 5pm-7pm

Ocracoke Tourism & Development

We are so please to announce that the fine folks at the Ocracoke Tourism & Development Authority have jumped on board to sponsor a Social Event the evening of May 22nd! Ocracoke is a new stop for the Worrell 1000 in 2024 and the night we land our finish there, Susan Rockel of the Ocracoke Seafood Company will be putting on a Fish Fry for the Worrell Teams and Staff. Our very own Mendy Worrell will be sponsoring the beer, soda and water and will be on hand to enjoy the festivities!

If you haven’t visited Ocracoke Island, please visit their official website (link above) There is so much natural beauty and they have wonderful shops and restaurants – we hope you join us there in 2024!!!!

THANK YOU Marshall Barnes, owner of the Tackle Box Tavern for generously hosting a Social Event at his establishment for the teams and their support staff, as well as the race organizers, volunteers and Race Committee. Looking forward to landing in Atlantic Beach on Tuesday, May 21st!

Welcome BACK Visit Folly!

The fine folks from Visit Folly are throwing the Worrell Teams, OA & Volunteers a good ol’ fashion Low Country Boil, and Keg the Saturday of our Lay day in Folly Beach, SC!

Thanks to Carl Hally of Visit Folly, they have secured Caroline Campbell, Chef/Owner of Ginger Vine Events who will be providing the food, beverages and service at the Pavillion just off the beach at the checkpoint.

Welcome Bolivar Yacht Club and Jim Denys!

THANK YOU Jim Denys and the Texas Bolivar Yacht Club for generously hosting a Social Event at Kill Devil Hills for the teams and their support staff, as well as the race organizers, volunteers and Race Committee. Looking forward to the Texas Cookout on Thursdday, May 23rd!

Indian River Yacht Club & Intracoastal Brewing Company

Thanks to a generous donation from a Board Member of the IRYC, Worrell Teams and their Ground Crews will enjoy Subway Meal kits upon their arrival on the beach adjacent to Sydney Fisher Park in Cocoa Beach (2200 N Atlantic Avenue) the afternoon of May 13th 2024! In addition, the fine owners of Intracoastal Brewing Company are supplying cases of beer that afternoon AND are donating promotional items for the team goodie bags!

If you haven’t heard of the Indian River Yacht Club, it’s the oldest, surviving (and thriving!) YC in Brevard County, FL. Want to know more? Visit their history on the official website at:

THANK YOU IRYC & Intracoastal Brewing Company!!!!

The Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar

Many thanks go out to the owners and staff of the Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar for once again hosting the Worrell Teams, Ground Crews, Race Committee and Volunteers for a buffet dinner and cash bar the evening of May 14th. We truly appreciate theor generosity and support of the event!

Thanks to Bob Taylor of Taylor’s Do-It-Centers, teams, ground crews, RC & Staff will be treated to their very own, privately rented Food Truck the evening of our stay in Wrightsville Beach Monday, May 20th!!!!!! Bob was a close, personal friend of Ron Anthony and served as his ground crew through many of the Worrell races in the 80’s. His generosity and support of our event is amazing and we appreciate his sponsoring us at Wrightsville. We’ll have 2 hours to partake of Catch the food truck and their delicious offerings – Voted Best Food Truck in Wilmington 2015-2019! Thank you Bob Taylor!!!!!!!

Thanks to Michelle Rodriguez and the fine folks at West Marine for providing $50 WM GC’s for each member of our 12 competing teams! They also provided the shopping bags that our fans will enjoy using when they purchase our branded merchandise, on sale at each of our checkpoints.

Thank you West Marine!!!!

Many thanks go out to these fine, VA Beach Sponsors! Seaboard Roof Services comes onboard as a new sponsor this year, while The Quarles and Cunnigham’s Design & Build are returning friends. We are so grateful for your support!!!!!!

We are pleased to welcome back Kattack as a sponsor in 2024! All boats will have GPS trackers and be tracked live during the event.

Thanks to Ben Harden and Allen Brothers Fittings for donating 20mm blocks and t-shirts for the competitor goodie bags!

Many Thanks to Tara, David, and the rest of the team at Bunn Insurance!!!!

MANY thanks go out to Candi and Mark Procos of Vigil America ( and UPT United Parachute Technologies for ONCE AGAIN, supplying the canvas drawstring bags and goodie items that will be given to each team in Hollywood. Our very own Robert Feldman of our Organizing Authority is good friends with these folks and brought them onboard as a sponsor again for 2024.

Robert & Jeanine Feldman