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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week back for fourth annual edition

As many as 550 sailors from 13 countries are in Miami for Monday’s official start of the fourth annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, which runs through Saturday on Biscayne Bay.

The regatta features 62 Star class sailboats — racing for the Bacardi Cup for the 86th time — along with the Viper 640; Melges 24; Audi Melges 20; and the newest class, J/70. A total of 175 boats have preregistered — up from last year’s fleet of 155 but down from 184 in 2011.

“It’s more than we expected,” event chair Gabriele Pedone said. “A little bit down on Star, but the Melges 20 and J/70 are filling the gap. I’m pretty happy with the entries and it’s a fun event.”

The regatta kicks off Sunday with a five-boat Pro-Am race aboard Paralympic-class Sonar sailboats to benefit Shake-A-Leg Miami, Team Paradise and Sailing Heals.

The Stars are scheduled to hold one race daily Monday through Wednesday, take a lay day on Thursday, then resume racing Friday and Saturday.

Last year’s champs, France’s Xavier Rohart and crew Pierre-Alexis Ponsot — who are also the 2012 Star world champions — will defend their title. The two-person team with the lowest score at the conclusion of racing Saturday gets to drink rum from the silver Trofeo Bacardi.

The other four classes race Thursday through Saturday, completing as many as four races per day. An awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening at race village headquarters outside the Coconut Grove Convention Center.

The village encompasses most of the Coconut Grove waterfront, with sailboats tying up at the U.S. Sailing Center; Coral Reef Yacht Club; Biscayne Bay Yacht Club; Shake-A-Leg Miami; and Coconut Grove Sailing Club. An art exhibit of photographs and line drawings showcasing the history and memorabilia of the America’s Cup will be in the north hall of the convention center.


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11th Annual Savannah Boat and Outdoor Show held on Hutchinson Island

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) –

All sorts of boats and watercraft are sailing into Savannah for the weekend.

The 11th Annual Savannah Boat and Outdoor Show was held the International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island on Saturday.

 

 

 

“I’m a big scout person, yeah we like scout boats, my son grady likes them and he got me too.” said Chad Dunn. “You know, just coming to have a good time with my son today. We have a one week old at home, so kind of getting a boy’s day today. Mom’s staying home with the little girl.”

 


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