The Notice of Race for the 2011 Tybee 500 has been published.
There are several changes from last year.
The date has been moved about a week later, the 2011 race will start on Monday, May 16 from Islamorada, FL and finish Saturday, May 21 at Tybee Island, GA.
The NOR has been changed to allow for the inclusion of additional classes. This doesnâ€™t automatically mean that more than just the F18 and Nacra 20â€™s from 2010 will be there, but it leaves the door open for new classes if they can come up with 5 entries and are acceptable to the organizer as suitable for the race. This appears to be geared towards allowing the new Nacra Predator 20x10 carbon beachcat introduced recently, but how about a class of F16â€™s, could the lightweight boats and crews handle the 560 miles of open water?
The stopping place for leg two has been changed from Jupitor Beach to a little further up the coast to Jensen Beach. This was done to even out the length of legs two and three, the Jensen Beach location has a long history with both the Tybee 500 and the Worrell 1000.