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2019 Worrell 1000 Registration Open
by John Williams. 08/19/18 07:52 PM
What would it cost to do a Worrell 1000?
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08/08/18 07:42 PM What would it cost to do a Worrell 1000? [by Damon Linkous]
I know we have folks on here who have actually done some Worrell's so I'm wondering if anyone has a budget they could share?

As catamaran races go, the east coast distance races are some of the more expensive due to the fact that you are stopping in a new beach resort area every night. So hotels are expensive since you need to be right on the beach.

For the Worrell you'd need at least one hotel room per night for 16 nights, but probably two because of the need for ground crew.

RV's would save cash but aren't practical for everyone due to the lack of parking at most stops, hard enough to find a place for the trailers the ground crew are pulling.

So besides the entry fee (not nothing) and 32 nights in a hotel at $200-$300 per night what are the other major expenses?

Ideas for shaving down the budget?

The original bandit race, everyone leave Fort Lauderdale and let us know when you get to the bar at Virginia Beach, sleep on the beach when you have to, no support... was a lot cheaper!
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08/08/18 06:39 PM 2019 Worrell 1000 Registration Open [by Damon Linkous]

The sailing instructions and registration form have been added to the Worrell 1000 site

Who's in?

Fort Lauderdale to Virginia Beach in 13 legs on either F18 Class or Nacra Carbon 20's.
  • Day 1 - Monday 06 May 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL –> Jensen Beach, FL
  • Day 2 - Tuesday 07 May 2019 – Jensen Beach, FL –> Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Cocoa Beach, FL ->Daytona Beach, FL
  • Day 4 - Thursday 09 May 2019 – Daytona Beach, FL -> Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Day 5 - Friday 10 May 2019 – Jacksonville Beach, FL –> Tybee Island, GA
  • Day 6 - Saturday 11 May 2019 – Tybee Island, GA (lay day)
  • Day 7 - Sunday 12 May 2019 – Tybee Island, GA –> Isle of Palms, SC
  • Day 8 - Monday 13 May 2019 – Isle of Palms, SC -> Surfside Beach, SC
  • Day 9 - Tuesday 14 May 2019 – Surfside Beach, SC –> Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Day 10 - Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Wrightsville Beach, NC -> Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Day 11 - Thursday 16 May 2019 – Atlantic Beach, NC -> Hatteras, NC
  • Day 12 - Friday 17 May 2019 – Hatteras, NC -> Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • Day 13 - Saturday 18 May 2019 – Kill Devil Hills, NC ->Virginia Beach, VA

Early registration ends Dec 31, 2018.

"For entries received until 31DEC2018 for the entry fee shall be $2000 USD.

For entries received from 01JAN2019 and not later than 08APR2019 deadline the entry fee shall be $2500 USD.

Entries after 08APR2019 deadline may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organizing Authority."
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07/24/18 03:40 AM Nacra 18 Square [by Minnesota]
Hi Everyone! I have a 1987 Nacra 18SQ that I was looking to do some modifications to and would appreciate some input.

I'm planning to add a jib for additional speed & to make this beast of a boat tack better. It'll require a new forestay at the minimum since the current one parts about 1 meter down form the mast attachment. Would it be a good idea to fabricate a bridal foil to better distribute the load onto the hulls? Has anyone here ever done this before?

I'd like to upgrade the hulls to something a little larger than the 5.5 hulls it currently has so it can better handle 2-3 people on it during a lazy afternoon. Is there any harm in using some 1986 foam core 5.8 or 6.0 hulls in its place?
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07/21/18 03:46 PM New England 100 2018 [by brucat]
Official Site:

Eight boats entered, race started at 1125 today.


Start at Rose Island (G3)

Newport Bridge center span

Hope Island to starboard

Patience and Prudence Islands to starboard

Hog Island RN2 to port

Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse to port

Mount Hope Bridge center span

Fall River R10 to port

Mount Hope Bridge center span

Bristol RN2 to starboard

RGN (north of Hog) to port

Newport Bridge center span

Finish at Rose Island (R12)

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07/09/18 12:35 AM Aussie Nacra Nationals 2018-2019 [by JeffS]
The Aussie Nacra National Titles for 2018-2019 are at Great Lakes Sailing Club, near Forster in New South Wales. This is a top location where the Wildcat regatta is held every year, camping is available on site and you book your camp site when you register for the event or there is plenty of accommodation in the town or local resorts if you book early enough. Last time this event was held in NSW we had 24 x 5.8's on the start line, we should have more than 30 this time. It's a great event for kids as well with so many boats like the 350, 430, 450, 5.0, F15 and then there are so many kids on the larger boats. The F18's, F17's, 16 squares should have large fleets again plus the other smaller classes like, 14 squares, 18 squares, 5.7, F16, and so on. All up there should be more than 80 boats, this sailing club knows how to run big events that are great fun on and off the water so if you've got a Nacra come along and join the fun,
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06/28/18 02:01 AM Recreational A-Cat [by mike220]
I bought a 2003 Flyer A-Cat. Mostly to sail for fun. I believe their are about 4-5 regattas to go to a year, but I am supposing it’s not to competitive. I am not to concerned. But how far out of date am I on a development class?
I’m not to worried bout being last, but if everything is much faster should I upgrade something on the boat?
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06/24/18 11:43 PM Great Lakes long distance event Around PEC [by pitchpoledave]
Greetings folks,

We are having our 14th annual Around PEC long distance event on Lake Ontario.

Aug 3,4,5,6 2018

200+ km over 3 days of some of the best sailing you will have this year.

I am surprised that over the years we have not had any US boats join us.

Legendary wind conditions (CORK regattas in Kingston are close by)
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06/22/18 11:11 PM Hobie Getaway rudder assmbly problem [by Peterom]
After years of sailing a Hobie 18, we reluctantly sold it (it was getting on in years and needed work) and simplified with a Getaway (still fun, but we miss the 18!). Anyway: does anyone have an idea of how to adjust the rudder assembly so that the fittings connecting the rudder arms to the tiller crossbar don't rub against and gouge the topside of the hulls? It seems like there should be more space between them.
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06/13/18 06:47 PM Great Texas 300 [by cyberspeed]
Just started at 2:25. Delayed due to light wind and heavy surf. Day 1 Tracking:
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06/12/18 05:49 PM Great Lakes Cat Racing! [by TiberiusGV]
Sailing with CRAM is open to all! Hobie! Nacra! Solcat! Prindle! No matter what class or how old your boat is, we welcome you to race with us! Hobie class legal not required!

Come join the fun and excitement of sailing with others. We can assist you with the racing rules and are always happy to help you sail your best!

We're so sure you're going to have a great time, your first race is FREE!!!!

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