Worrell 1000 update

Mike Worrell reckons there could be over 30 teams for the 2001 running of his eponymous race

Monday December 4th 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
With 25 entries at the end of November and more in the pipeline, Mike Worrell reckons they could be looking at well over 30 teams for the May 2001 classic cat dash up a 1000 miles of US coastline - the Worrell 1000. There are serious efforts underway in South Africa, Australia and Germany, as well as here in Britain, with another ten teams looking serious in the host nation. Previously the largest number of entries was in 1998 when 21 started and seven finished.

It's a long trip if you're a UK team looking to compete, but there will be a repeat of last year's successful briefing seminar. This will be held in Virginia Beach over the weekend of 13-14th January. The agenda will include presentations on the rules, the Inter 20 cat (which is now used), sponsorship, team organisation, safety, US Coastguard and media. The final rules and conditions of entry will be published after the seminar, for the 1 February, 2001.

If anyone is chasing sponsorship in the UK, the race organiser has a media book, 434 pages of coverage of previous events. And if you have a hankering to do it, then read Will Sunnocks and Mark Self's account of their first time Worrell experience - well-worth a look - they are believed to be the first Brits ever to have finished.

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