Good luck Jared! You've been a great supporter and competitor of catamaran distance racing so you shouldn't have any trouble fielding a team.

Looks like the Worrell is shaping up to have quite an international flavor with several foreign teams already registered.

The entry list is showing 8 registered so far

It's not clear how much of a commitment that indicates for each team. I don't know if they are collecting any entry fees or if anything is nonrefundable. Saying that, most of the teams listed are well-known sailors that presumably can make the line.

What do you think about the OA decision to make the race a single class of F18 boats? I like having a level group, makes it much easier for non-sailors to understand and will generate more excitement in the press and beaches since anyone can understand "first to the beach wins" as opposed to a ratings system.