Worrell 1000: Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC:
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 take on the 1000 mile offshore adventure to Virginia Beach, VA. Here is the latest update from Beverley Simmons:
May 15: Leg 9 – Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC (approximately a 67 mile leg)
The wind seemed steady, coming from the North – forecast was for 12 knots. The Skipper’s meeting was short – racers needed only to be at the line when the horn blew, as all boats completed the leg prior with little to no issues – again. Spirits were high that all wa…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Worrell 1000: Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC, Editor
A Celebration of Yachting History:
When the 12 Metre World Championship 2019 takes place over July 8-13 in Newport (RI), it will celebrate one of the greatest classes in world sailing history.
The 112-year-old International 12 Metre Class attracted the world’s foremost naval architects with the resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907 to 1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition: the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987).
“It’s going to make quite a statement to the world when 21 of these historic 12 Metres – the largest gathering ever in the U.S. – converge in Newport and it becomes clear that they are still being sailed …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – A Celebration of Yachting History, Editor