Thirteen two-person crews from six international locations are set to start the seventh leg of the thrilling, 1,000-mile catamaran Worrell 1000 race at 10 a.m. Monday morning in entrance of the Tides Hotel in Folly Beach.
Folly’s native companies will host the rivals and occasion workers throughout their night time on the island as they put together to sail to their subsequent cease within the morning. Plan to reach early to seek out parking and get a great place on the seashore to observe the race start.
The race is approaching its fiftieth anniversary after an unlikely origin story involving a bar guess between brothers Michael and Chris Worrell in 1974. Catamarans sail constantly within the spectator-friendly checkpoint-to-checkpoint race. This 12 months’s even will conclude in Virginia Beach with a proper awards banquet held with a program honoring Ron Anthony, a Worrell competitor and prior champion who died in a aircraft crash in 1983.
The successful staff may also be honored with a Champion’s Perpetual Trophy, and one other chosen competitor will obtain a sportsmanship award named for Worrell alumna and fallen sailor Sandra Tartaglino.
Can’t make it out to Folly? Follow alongside on the official Worrell race stay tracker at Kattack.com. Visit Worrell1000Race.com for extra data, and observe the Worrell 1000 on Facebook, for each day stay feeds. —Skyler Baldwin