Worrell 1000 Reunion Race clears Cape Point, heads for Kill Devil Hills

Worrell 1000 race stop in Hatteras. [Photo courtesy Worrell 1000]

By Joy Crist

At 9:55 a.m. on Friday morning, a crowd of onlookers watched as the three teams competing in the Worrell 1000 Reunion Race successfully navigated the small waves that bordered ORV Ramp 49 in Frisco, and started the day’s trek towards Kill Devil Hills.

Competitors and race organizers both said that Cape Point was the primary navigation hazard of the day, (if not the entire 1,000-mile event), however all three catamaran sailboat teams made it around the Point within minutes of each other, cruising past the shoreline roughly 200-300 yards offshore, according to spectators. By 10:30 a.m., the race’s current leader – Team Australia – was already heading out of Buxton and was steadily sailing north.

Read the latest updates and more on the race at the Island Free Press.

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