On May 17th the Outer Banks 500 will depart Tybee Island on its way to the Outer Banks. We currently have the following teams that we know are attending (Team Tybee, Weathermark Sailing, John McLaughlin, Doug Kirby and Andy Herbick, Accelerated Chaos, Todd Hart and Bart Hall). These are the teams which we know are sailing. We have heard rumors about numerous other teams. Charles and I may sail depending on our on shore responsibilities. THIS RACE IS GOING REGARDLESS IF ANYONE ELSE SIGNS UP!! We have worked very hard to put this together and believe that this race and the Tybee will become the premier distance races in the US. Look for website updates in the next few days. Hotel room rates go up after April 15th so get signed up and save some money. Chuck is working extremely hard to make his race even better then last year and the Outer Banks 500 is falling nicely into place with some new stops in Surfside Beach and Ocracoke (the hospitality in Ocracoke is unbelievable), seeing some old friends (Wrightsville Beach and Atlantic Beach are putting on great parties for us) and finishing around Cape Hatteras on the last day and not having to go to Virginia Beach.
We even promise great weather !! We are really looking forward to sailing in the Tybee and putting on the Outer Banks 500 this year and we hope you can join us!!

Jon Britt and Charles Thuman