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  • Tybee 500 Cancelled

    The organizers of the Tybee 500 had to make the regrettable announcement that the
    annual jaunt 6 leg from Islamorada Florida (or there abouts) to Tybee Island Georgia
    has been run since 2003. Created as a more "Affordable Challenge" than it's older and longer cousin, the Worrell 1000, which ends in Virginia Beach Virginia and began in 1976.

    "To the Tybee 500 Fleet, its staff and supporters:

    Judi and I would like to extend our gratitude and respect to everyone for the years of dedication and effort. On behalf of the entire Tybee 500 administrative team, THANK-YOU ALL!

    The last couple of years have been a challenge as tough economic times have required us all to tighten our belts and choose carefully where our hard earned money and vacation time is spent. With that reality in mind, I have made the decision to postpone the Tybee 500 until May 2012. I will be contacting the checkpoints to inform them of this announcement.

    The race organizers and sponsors will plan again to set a start line for the Tybee 500 to push off the beach in South Florida and challenge the elements on a journey North to the finish line on Tybee Island, GA. This hiatus will allow the Tybee Sailing Association and sailing teams time to consolidate resources and personnel, and for us to consider other fleets that may wish to participate.

    For those teams that did post their pre-registration, this announcement is being made early enough so that any plans and bookings can be changed as to avoid any loss of reservations payments and to make plans in other areas of interest for this year. I make this suggestion also for the teams that had planned for this year's race and other teams, to put the expenses they would have used this year aside, to save and add to it in preparation for 2012.

    That's our plan!

    We remain dedicated to you and this race along with the tradition of off-the-beach catamaran distance racing along the Atlantic Coast, and we hope you'll join us in 2012 for the next chapter in this adventure.

    You are all welcome to contact us as you wish and we hope everyone will continue to visit our website ( for updates and plans for 2012 Tybee 500. The Tybee 500 website will be the only site where official news, information and announcements will be posted first as we plan for 2012.

    Best Regards and fly a hull! "

    Chuck & Judi Bargeron
    Team Tybee Island Sailing Association ~It's not the size of the website, it's how you use it! ~