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 (www.tybee500.com) 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
Now a total of Nine teams registered.
|Velocity||N20||Bryan Paine||Chris Stocke|
|Cattiva||F18||Cosimo Malesci||Andrea Orioli|
Seven teams are now registered to compete in the 2011 Tybee 500, thank you for taking a minute to fill out the online registration form.
So far these are the teams for this years race. I know there must be 10 or 15 more boats out there that just haven't visited this site to register, if you know someone who has stated they want to do the 2011 Tybee 500 please let them know they need to come here and fill out the simple form. We are approaching two months till the start date and many plans, deposits, and schedules need to be finalized soon, so it is very important to know who will be competing this year.
|Royal Yellow||N20||Steve Lohmeyer||Jay Sonnenklar|
|Royal Orange||N20||Jared Sonnenklar||Colin Page|
|Great Texas||F18||Seve Piche||Juke Ball|
|Velocity Sailing 1||N20||Trey Brown||Baily White|
|Velocity Sailing 4
||F18||Matt Krogstad||Thomas Poutays|
|Velocity Sailing 3
||N20||Alan Friedman||Alan Stewart|
|Velocity Sailing 2
||Ryan DootyBritches Boyle|
Three teams have become the first to register their intent to compete in the 2011 Tybee 500.
- Royal Yellow - Steve Lohmeyer and Jay Sonnenklar
- Royal Orange - Jared Sonnenklar and Colin Page
- Great Texas - Steve Piche and Juke Ball
To follow the 2011 roster of entries keep an eye on the 2011 Team List .
If you are planning to enter the 2011 race please register online now and you will be added to the entry list. For those seeking sponsorship getting on the Tybee 500 website as soon as possible will help your efforts.
Teams and support crews should be aware of checkpoint changes for 2011.
Detailed information on 2011 stops and hotels are checkpoint locations now available. See updated link in the Race Info menu and the Competitors Corner.
New for 2011 is a change from Jupiter to Jensen Beach and three hotel changes, check the list and book your rooms as soon as possible to get the best rate. Each hotel has a Tybee 500 discount for the checkpoint dates, so be sure and mention the race when you book.
Teams can now begin registration for the 2011 Tybee 500 by using the online registration form.
We are looking forward to the biggest and best Tybee 500, so if you have plans to enter the race please use the form to let us know. We will publish and update a list of the teams entered on this site to help you gain sponsors for your team.
2011 NOR Available Now.
Check the "Competitors Corner" for a link to the complete Notice of Race for the 2011 Tybee 500.
Quick summary of changes from last year.
- Dates: The 2011 Tybee 500 will start Monday, May16 and finish Saturday, May 21, 2011.
- Possible additional classes beyond the F18 and Nacra 20 classes from last year.
- Change in finish of Leg 2, now finishes at Jensen Beach.
Registration will open in a few days, check competitors corner for link.
Check back for more info, we should have a firm date for you within a few weeks and begin taking preliminary registrations at that tim
2010 Race Review page available for one stop for all the 2010 Tybee 500 memories.
Thirty stalwarts of the beach catamaran sailing community took sail on 15 boats May 10th, 2010 to face the elements in a grueling race to Tybee Island, Georgia, some 560 miles from the starting point in Islamorada, Florida.
- Team Seacats White talks about why they had to withdraw from the 2010 Tybee 500. | youtube.com