Bacardi Cup & Miami Sailing Week Newsletter - Issue 4
16 February 2010
As published by Bacardi Maimi Sailing Week
Once again it’s time for an update on the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week as we near competition time! Yes, that’s right, we are only 19 days away from the regattas!
ENTRIES ARE STRONG!
A great thank you to all the competitors that have registered already as we have over 100 boats from all over the world that are ready to race in the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week and the Bacardi Cup. The Audi Melges 20 and Melges 24 numbers have been steadily growing in the last week and we’re confident we will see more coming… so keep registering!
SLAM ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD
This is the last call to get your team’s personalized SLAM wear… time is running out for SLAM to produce it for you so email Filippo Bovio or call (305)885-9580.
Already available for purchase through the MSW website is BACARDI Miami Sailing Week Performance T-Shirt. Sleek and modern design, light color and Cool Comfort moisture wicking fabrics combine to keep you cool while the Raglan sleeve cut allow easy movements while racing and looks cool on land.
SHAKE-A-LEG COMMUNITY DAY
On Sunday March 7th Shake-A-Leg will host a Community Family Day. Participants, family and friends are invited to take part in the event. Miami Sailing Week is supporting the family day by organizing a special opening of the Color of Wind Art Exhibit with photographer Cory Silken. Cory will be talking about photography and sailing and through his work and images will inspire the group. Youngsters will then have the chance to go out on the water with SAL fleet for the rest of the afternoon. Miami Sailing Week and all of you who donated funds during registration will sponsor part of the Community Family Day, and for this we thank you.
Additional information can be obtained by calling S.A.L. Miami at (305)858-5550 or visit their website.
COLOR OF WIND POSTER
In anticipation to Cory Silken’s Color of Wind Art Exhibit Presented by Bacardi, we would like to anticipate the image that was chosen for the official poster. The show will be opening on Sunday March 7th at 4:00PM with a cocktail reception and will remain open daily through March 13th from Noon till 6:00PM. For more information on Cory Silken please his website.
SUPPORTERS OF BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK
In this edition we want to recognize the Coconut Grove Sailing Club for their support in the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week.
It was founded in 1946 with purpose to encourage the sport of sailing, promote the science of seamanship and navigation, sponsor cruises, races, and instructional classes and to foster a spirit of cooperation and good fellowship. Their commitment to our sport, way of life, and community is exemplified by the many programs which are open to the general public like the “Learn to Sail” program which has introduced more than 10,000 local children to the sport of sailing over the years. All of the programs are sanctioned by the US Sailing Association and always look to incorporate the local community. For more information on the Club please visit their website.
BOAT PROFILE – AUDI MELGES 20
The Audi Melges 20 was envisioned and built as an easy boat to sail with great performance and sleek sexy lines. Judging from the success they have enjoyed, it hit the mark spot on as it is fast becoming a benchmark in the small 20-foot sportboat range. Part of the Audi Melges 20 appeal is the lack of restrictions in crew weight or sailmaker, low load sheets that makes it easier for individuals of all ages, physique, and skill while maintaining a strict one design boat and rig. Thanks to the support of a great sponsor such as is the case of Audi, the Melges 20 US Series is one not to be missed. The first event was held in Miami last December and was a great success. This coming weekend CGSC will host the second regatta and Bacardi Miami Sailing Week will conclude the Miami Winter Series. The Series will then move north and will stop in Charleston, Detroit and Toronto before the Nationals and the Fall Championship. For more information on the boat & the Class please visit the official Audi Melges 20 website.