Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Ready to Roll!

J70s sailing upwind off FloridaJ/70s & J/80s Racing on Biscayne Bay
(Miami, FL)- If you didn't get enough of Vitamin D in Key West (or need more), then you absolutely must enjoy one of the most entertaining events on the winter racing calendar, known simply as "The Bacardi", to soak up more of that famous cool winter sun in Florida.  First started in Havana, Cuba, "The Bacardi" has grown famous for hosting the International Star class's pre-eminent winter event in the Northern Hemisphere.  Recently, the famous trio of clubs in Coconut Grove (Biscayne Bay YC, Coconut Grove SC and Coral Reef YC) have played host to both the Bacardi Cup and the Bacardi Sailing Week, providing fabulous race-course management and gorgeous sailing on the emerald waters of Biscayne Bay. Sailing this year will be the International J/80 Class and it will also mark the debut of the J/70 Class-- which recently made a stunning debut in Key West.

With winter sailing season in full swing, it's time to take a spin down to Miami's warm, sunny days, with pleasant 10-16 kt sea-breezes and have fun with your family and friends.  "The Bacardi" also happens to be one of the most "kid-friendly" venues anywhere, with lots of pools, grass, sailing, exploring, beaches, shopping and Miami Seaquarium to keep the gang busy and having fun!  Plus, the international vibe of South Beach can't be beat for dining, music and evening entertainment and you have the "The Grove's" casual, laid-back, campy atmosphere for more sybaritic relaxation-- you actually can have the best of both worlds!

So, now is the time to get hopping and register for BACARDI Miami Sailing Week (March 6th- 9th for J/70s and J/80s)-- close your eyes and start dreaming about being in sunny Miami. Don’t wait any longer! March is around the corner and you want to take advantage of the discounted registration rate until it lasts.  Sailing photo credits- Onne Vanderwal    For Bacardi Miami Sailing Week sailing and registration information