The 2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race brings back the beach cat contest, which held 20 editions from 1976 to 2002. Beginning May 6 from South Florida, three teams took on the 1000-mile offshore adventure to Virginia Beach, VA.
By Beverley Simmons
“The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race” (W1KRR) is an offshore long distance beach catamaran sailboat race held in the waters between Florida and Virginia Beach, VA. The race covers approximately 1000 miles with overnight stops at multiple locations along the East Coast of the United States. Through a collaborative agreement between “Worrell 1000, Inc.” and “Sail Series Promotions USA, Inc.,” an organization was formed to oversee the Research and Development, and Running of the race.
The Race consists of two classes scored separately based on overall elapsed time. Eligible classes are the Nacra F20 Carbon and the Formula 18. Boats must be able to launch from and finish on the beach. Nacra F20 Carbon FCS and EVO configurations are not eligible.
Race Schedule: The race was conducted in stages, with each stage starting and ending on the beach.
Monday, May 6 – Hollywood, FL to Jensen Beach, FL
Tuesday, May 7 – Jensen Beach, FL to Cocoa Beach, FL
Wednesday, May 8 – Cocoa Beach, FL to Daytona Beach, FL
Thursday, May 9 – Daytona Beach, FL to Jacksonville Beach, FL
Friday, May 10 – Jacksonville Beach, FL to Tybee Island, GA
Saturday, May 11 – Tybee Island, GA (Layday)
Sunday, May 12 – Tybee Island, GA to Isle of . . .
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