New dates for 2021 Worrell 1000 Race

Published on May 17th, 2020

In the process of ongoing permitting and planning for the 2021 Worrell 1000 Race, the Organizing Authority (OA) found the need to adjust the event dates to avoid scheduling conflicts at some of the checkpoints. This has necessitated a change in the previously published race dates of May 3-15, with the schedule now to extend from May 10 to 22.

The 2021 event has reached its entry limit of 15 teams with a waiting list forming. New for the 2021 event will be the Sandra Tartaglino Memorial Sportsmanship Award in remembrance of a world class competitive sailor (above), 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 was a past participant in the Worrell 1000. 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.

As in the past, the 2021 race will cover approximately 1000 miles with overnight stops at multiple locations along the East Coast of the United States. Here’s the current race schedule:

Monday 10MAY2021 – Hollywood, FL –> Jensen Beach, FL
Tuesday 11MAY2021 – Jensen Beach, FL –> Cocoa Beach, FL
Wednesday 12MAY2021 – Cocoa Beach, FL ->Daytona Beach, FL
Thursday 13MAY2021 – Daytona Beach, FL -> Jacksonville Beach, FL
Friday 14MAY2021 – Jacksonville Beach, FL –> Tybee Island, GA
Saturday 15MAY2021 – Tybee Island, GA (lay day)
Sunday 16MAY2021 – Tybee Island, GA –> Isle of Palms, SC
Monday 17MAY2021 – Isle of Palms, SC -> Surfside Beach, SC
Tuesday 18MAY2021 – Surfside Beach, SC –> Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wednesday 19MAY2021 – Wrightsville Beach, NC -> Atlantic Beach, NC
Thursday 20MAY2021 – Atlantic Beach, NC -> Hatteras, NC
Friday 21MAY2021 – Hatteras, NC -> Kill Devil Hills, NC
Saturday 22MAY2021 – Kill Devil Hills, NC ->Virginia Beach, VA


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