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 2024 sponsor! Email us at



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!"

THANK YOU Rich Porter, 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 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!


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!!!!