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EVENT TIME LOCATION Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Registration 3:00-7:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 3:00-7:00 Hospitality Village Welcome Cocktail Event 4:00-7:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Press Boat Departs 11:00 U.S. Sailing Center Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Race Start Warning 12:00 Biscayne Bay Bacardi Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Registration 9:00-12:00 Hospitality Village Press Boat Departs 11:00 U.S. Sailing Center Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Race Start Warning 12:00 Biscayne Bay Bacardi Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Skipper Meeting 9:00-9:30 CRYC Press Boat Departs 10:30 U.S. Sailing Center Race Start Warning 12:00 Biscayne Bay Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Registration 12:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Race Start Warning 1:00 Biscayne Bay Welcome Cocktail Event 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Bacardi Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Mid-Week Prize Giving 4:00-5:00 Hospitality Village Bacardi Mid-Week Party 5:00-8:00 CGSC Skipper Meeting 6:00-6:30 CGSC Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Skipper Meeting 9:00-9:30 CRYC Press Boat Departs 10:00 U.S. Sailing Center Race Start Warning 11:00 Biscayne Bay Race Start Warning 11:00 Biscayne Bay Race Start Warning 12:00 Biscayne Bay Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Bacardi Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Press Boat Departs 10:30 U.S. Sailing Center Race Start Warning 11:00 Biscayne Bay Race Start Warning 11:00 Biscayne Bay Race Start Warning 12:00 Biscayne Bay Cory Silken Art Exhibit 12:00-7:00 Convention Center Bacardi Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 Hospitality Village Village Hospitality Hours 8:00-5:00 Hospitality Village Media Center 8:30-6:00 City Hall Classic Car Show 8:00-10:30 Hospitality Village Press Boat Departs 10:00 U.S. Sailing Center Fleets Photo Opp. 10:15 Biscayne Bay VIP Yacht Departs 10:30 CRYC Race Start Warning 11:00 Biscayne Bay Cory Silken Art Exhibit 10:00-5:00 Convention Center Awards Party 4:00-9:00 Peacock Park
NOTES Open to Everyone Star Class Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Press Press Open to Everyone Circle #1 - Star Class Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Press Viper Class Press Open to Everyone Circle #1 - Star Class Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Press Viper Class Press Circle #1 - Star Class Open to Everyone All Remaining Classes Circle #2 - Viper Class Arriving Classes Participants & Invited Guests Star and Viper Classes Participants & Invited Guests Melges 20 & 24 Classes Participants & Invited Guests Press J/24 Class Press Circle #3 - Melges 20 & 24 Circle #2 - Viper & J/24 Circle #1 - Star Class Open to Everyone Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Press Press Circle #3 - Melges 20 & 24 Circle #2 - Viper & J24 Circle #1 - Star Class Open to Everyone Participants & Invited Guests Participants & Invited Guests Press Open to Everyone Press All Classes Invited Guests All Circles Open to Everyone Participants & Invited Guests
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Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you to Miami for the 83rd Annual BACARDI Cup Star Class Regatta now part of the Inaugural BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. Each year the BACARDI Cup grows in popularity and prestige, attracting the world’s most accomplished sailors. I am extremely pleased to extend this opportunity to many other sailors from many other classes. BACARDI U.S.A., Inc is proud to sponsor this weeklong event, which embodies class, sportsmanship and the spirit of racing. I think you will agree that there is no regatta quite like BACARDI Cup where anyone with a Star boat can compete against the best sailors in the world. I trust that the BACARDI Cup traditions will be embraced by all the new sailors making BACARDI Miami Sailing Week a memorable event on and off the water. Since the BACARDI Cup was last sailed in Cuba in 1958, the Cup has been fortunate to call Coral Reef Yacht Club its home; thank you for your continuous support. Please join me in thanking the dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, US Sailing Center and Shake-A-Leg all of whom will be a key component in order to make our expanded event a success. Thank you all for your passion for sailing, and your support of the BACARDI Cup and of BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. Welcome and enjoy your time in Miami. Salud,
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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 83rd running of the historic and famed BACARDI Cup & to the Inaugural BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. When BACARDI agreed to the expansion I was delighted, but at the same time I felt a great sense of responsibility as I was put in charge of this noteworthy prestigious regatta. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it, therefore my team and I determined not to make any significant changes to the BACARDI Cup; Star competitors will therefore find the same regatta in the beautiful turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. Some notable changes this year; we will see additional divisions participating in the Inaugural BACARDI Miami Sailing Week regatta. This opens up participation to the Audi Melges 20, the Melges 24, the J/24 and to the Viper 640 Class that will also race for their North American and Pan American championships. Due to an increase in participation in both the BACARDI Cup and BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, we have organized, in conjunction with the City of Miami, a hospitality village with a VIP hospitality suite that will be open to all participants from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Be sure not to miss the BACARDI Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 daily. In addition to the Mid-Week and Awards parties, we have also organized a quite impressive art exhibit of fascinating sailboats seen through the lenses of renowned photographer Cory Silken. The emphasis of this regatta is on the enjoyment of the sport we all are passionate about in the ideal conditions that can be found here in Miami and on safety on the racecourses. With this in mind I would like to once again welcome everyone and I sincerely hope you will enjoy your time spent with us.
Gabriele Pedone Event Chair
A WORD FROM THE CITY Dear Sailors and Friends, On behalf of our Mayor and my fellow City Commissioners, I would like to welcome you to the 2010 BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. We are honored to be hosting the greatest sailors in the world for this outstanding event. The winter season is still upon us and while most of the country is battling challenging weather, you should be pleased to not have to worry about breaking through any ice on The Magic City’s beautiful Biscayne Bay. BACARDI has a longstanding relationship with the sailing community in Miami for 48 years and we are proud to be part of this event. As many of you may have noticed, this year’s event has been greatly expanded with more races, more sailors, and the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week Hospitality Village. The surrounding area of Coconut Grove offers the highest level of hospitality including the finest hotels, restaurants and shops. We are grateful to BACARDI for this outstanding partnership with the area merchants and for the incredible impact this event will have on or local economy. Welcome to the City of Miami and the 2010 BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. Sail fast, Sail safe, and Sail the Grove! Yours very truly,
Marc D. Sarnoff Commissioner – District 2 Chairman, City Commission
OFFICIAL SPONSORS/ Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the import, sales and marketing arm of one of the world’s leading wine and spirits producers. Bacardi U.S.A. boasts a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits in the United States including: BACARDI® rum, the world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Scotch whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the topvalued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the top-selling premium tequila worldwide; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.BACARDI.COM
EFG International, headquartered in Zurich, is a global private banking group offering private banking and asset management services. EFG International’s group of private banking businesses currently operates 55 locations in over 30 countries, with 2,400 employees. It is active in sailing internationally: in Europe through the EFG Bank Sailing Team in Melges 24; in Asia with EFG Bank Mandrake; and in the Americas with the EFG Bank Pan-American Viper Championships. For the latter it has joined forces with the Viper 640 Class Association, and the championships in 2010 comprise a circuit of three Viper 640 regattas, as follows: – Miami, March 8th-13th, – Kingston, Ontario, August 26th-29th, – Rye, New York, October 9th-10th, the
SLAM was founded in 1979 in Genoa, Italy by a group of sailing enthusiasts. Their dream was to create a collection capable of combining the most advanced fabrics with Italian style. One year later, SLAM became the official supplier of the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) and this partnership is still strong today after 30 successful years. Currently SLAM has forty flagship stores and appears at the most important boat shows around the world, from Genoa and Monaco to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. SLAM is a partner, sponsor and Official Supplier of BMW ORACLE Racing, the U.S. challenger in the 33rd America’s Cup. For this edition of the Cup, the most advanced marine and aeronautical technologies have been employed to develop the most extreme yacht to date.
Since 1962 Sailing World magazine has been the authority on performance sailing, providing competitive sailors the information edge they need to win.
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Sailing World keeps its readers in touch with the pulse of sailboat racing, and provides the best coverage of all aspects of our sport from collegiate competition to the America’s Cup. Sailing World’s awardwinning editorial covers the latest rules, articles from the experts, coverage of regattas and events, instructional tips and the latest in gear, technology and boats. Sailing World is proud to support and sponsor the inaugural Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. Sailing World aims to be the most-read magazine for those interested in sailing fast and sailing to win.
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STUDIOMILANO is a boutique business, project, event management and marketing company that offers a wide spectrum of services with meticulous focus, creativity and passion in every task. With strongholds in the sports and luxury industries, STUDIOMILANO believes in the power of tailored and unique solutions that will result in a competitive advantage for our clients. STUDIOMILANO currently manages the N.A. Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge for Officine Panerai, a company part of the Richemont Group, the BACARDI Cup regatta and is the promoter of BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.STUDIOMILANO.COM
Fifty years ago a sail loft opened at the B-Street Pier in downtown San Diego, CA. The space was living-room size at 15 feet by 40. “It was a little dusty and dirty but big enough to build a Star-boat mainsail,” commented Lowell North, the owner. Today, North Sails, the company this young Berkeley-trained engineer started in 1957, is the world’s premier sailmaker with 63 major lofts and 56 service, sales, and satellite lofts in 29 countries. North Sails got where it is today through an unwavering commitment to technical leadership and a service-oriented philosophy.America’s Cup winner BMW/Oracle Racing displayed a canting 223-foot wing sail whose height exceeds the wingspan of a Boeing 747. Her 3DL® headsails are built exclusively by North Sails.
Since its incorporation in 1896 the City of Miami has grown tremendously, transforming into one of the world’s renowned cities where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities, is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County and the Gateway to Latin America. Recognized worldwide as an international sailing center, the City welcomes every year over 20,000 sailors who compete on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay. Sail the Grove, a Coconut Grove program that aims at promoting and supporting sailing activities such as BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, is a clear indication that sailors are welcome and receive a tremendous support during their stay in the “Magic City”.
Founded by Managing Partner Dan Weikel, IBP is a company designed for corporations searching for efficient, easy to manage public relations and marketing solutions based on results. Since beginning work in the high-end luxury transportation category with the very finest automotive, motorcycle, maritime, and recreational brands, IBP has expanded its client portfolio to incorporate a wide array of industries. Now partnering with some of the best brands in luxury travel and adventure, fashion, healthcare, publishing media, motorsports, and energy, IBP brings the global media marketplace to its clients every day. Based in the Greater Los Angeles area in Woodland Hills, CA, the privately held firm offers a wide array of marketing support, including media relations, creative services, press tours, crisis communications, business development, and sponsorship services.
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BACARDI CUP/ HISTORY & HERITAGE In its 83rd year, the BACARDI Cup is an iconic event cherished by many. The time tested & now treasured tradition of competition, skill, and heritage culminating in the Trofeo BACARDI can trace its roots to 1920’s Havana, Cuba. The inaugural BACARDI Cup was conceived in 1927 as a three-day competition, with less than ten boats taking part in the week’s Regattas. It initially entered the sailing calendar as part of the Cup of Cuba’s Mid-Winter Championship, then part of the Silver Star Series. From its quiet, yet dignified beginnings, a strong foundation soon took shape, which would see the BACARDI Cup carry on 83 years into the future to the present day. Almost two decades after its inception, the unrest of World War II would impose a fiveyear sabbatical on the competition. Nevertheless, the BACARDI Cup persevered and continued to be held in Havana until 1957, when political unrest forced international sailing out of Cuba altogether. In 1962,
the BACARDI Cup would once again return, moving from Havana to find a new home at the renowned Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Miami. Miami Native James “Ding” Schoonmaker, and Frank Zagarino are credited with making the transition successful. Ding, who won his first BACARDI Cup in Havana at the age of 19, would go on to become World Champion and a seven-time BACARDI Cup winner. Long after its roots were established in Miami, the BACARDI Cup has grown into a prestigious international sailing showdown with 200 world-class sailors representing 23 different countries all converging to take part in the grand tradition of competition and camaraderie first evidenced by the regatta’s beginnings. The regatta is now a key event, followed by thousands of sailing enthusiasts from around the world as they watch some of the world’s finest sailors compete for the honor and pride that comes with winning this legendary cup. World Champions and Olympic Medalists continue to be in
attendance, speaking to the popularity both of the Star Class and of the BACARDI Cup on a worldwide stage. As such, the BACARDI Cup is quickly gaining fame as one of the few sporting events (from any discipline) in which weekend enthusiasts have the valuable opportunity to compete head on against Olympic and World Champion athletes. The two member race teams, comprised of a skipper and one crew member, aboard 22 foot Olympic class Star sloops test their endurance and navigating skills in order to pursue the ultimate prize: The Trofeo BACARDI. The “Tito” Cup, named for Jose “Tito” Argamasilla Bacardi, the great grandson of the BACARDI founder, was created by the Coral Reef Yacht Club to congratulate the BACARDI Cup winning crew. Mark Strube was the first crew to receive this award in 2005. New ground continues to be explored in recent years. 2004 saw the Portuguese team of Afonso Domingos and Bernardo
WINNERS ROSTER/ 1927–2009 1927-1930
Adrian Iselin II F. Robinson Fred Bedford W.F. Teves
Adrian Iselin II Paul Shields Harry Nye Paul Smart
Carlos de Cárdenas David Atwater Adrian Iselin II Adrian Iselin II
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Woodie Pirie Woodie Pirie Skip Etchells Durward Knowles
Harry Nye Harry Nye Alfred de Marigny
John Dane Hamish Pepper Afonso Domingo Peter Bromby
Robert Lippincott Ding Schoonmaker Alberto Reyes Jorge de Cárdenas Alvaro de Cárdenas
Ding Schoonmaker Ding Schoonmaker Read Ruggles Bill Buchan
Joe Duplin Richard Stearns Richard Stearns Frank Zagarino
Santos become the first European team to win this prestigious sailing regatta. The duo repeated the feat in 2008. 2006 BACARDI Cup winners John Dane and son-in-law Austin Sperry of Gulfport, Mississippi represented the United States in the 2008 Olympics. Dane, 55 at the time, was also the first Master sailor to ever win the BACARDI Cup. In keeping with its international expansion, teams from China and Croatia competed in the 2007 BACARDI Cup for the first time. In 2008, teams from Hungary and Russia were on the start line for the first time joining teams from 24 other nations. In fact, 2008 will go down in BACARDI Cup history as the first occasion to see almost three quarters of the fleet representing countries other than the United States. Heading into 2010, the BACARDI Cup continues to be the only Cuban-born sporting event to survive in the United States as it remains under patronage by BACARDI U.S.A., Inc. WWW.BACARDICUP.COM ÂŠ BACARDI USA
Ding Schoonmaker Peter Wright Ding Schoonmaker Ding Schoonmaker
Vince Brun Vince Brun Ed Adams Mark Reynolds
Peter Wright Bill Buchan Bill Buchan Vince Brun
Vince Brun Andy Menkart Mark Reynolds Vince Brun
Ross Macdonald Ross Macdonald Vince Brun Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds Ed Adams Mark Reynolds Peter Wright
Mark Reynolds Peter Bromby Afonso Domingos Mark Mendelblatt
Mark Reynolds Ross Macdonald Ross Macdonald Peter Bromby
John Dane Hamish Pepper Afonso Domingos Peter Bromby
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An exciting championship circuit for three person sport boats : March 10 – 13 Viper North American Championships at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. August 26 – 29 Viper Canadian Championships at CORK, Kingston, Ontario. October 9 – 10 Heineken High Performance Open, Rye New York.
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BACARDI® MIAMI SAILING WEEK
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THE FIRST ANNUAL BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW SAILING TRADITION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HISTORIC BACARDI CUP. PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A FUN FILLED SIX-DAY EXPERIENCE PACKED WITH HISTORY, PARTIES, AWARDS CEREMONIES, AND HIGH QUALITY ART, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE REGATTAS IN THE AMERICAN CONTINENT.
The 83rd running of the BACARDI Cup and its Star Class will be the feature event of the weeklong regattas. In addition, the 2010 BMSW will offer competitors from a variety of different one-design classes the opportunity to compete during this new multi-class event: Melges 20, Melges 24, J/24 and the Viper 640 sailors will all take part in the competitions, bringing a considerable excitement factor to BMSW in conjunction with their 2010 North American and Pan American Championships. The weeklong competition will kick off BMSW March 8th, 2010, with racing concluding on Saturday March 13th. The festivities will culminate with the final awards presentation, which will take place Saturday night at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. A number of local sailing organizations will kindly put forth a collaborative effort to make this event possible. The renowned Coral Reef Yacht Club will continue to be the Organizing Authority for the Star Class and will coordinate on-water activities in collaboration with Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and Coconut Grove Sailing Club.
The U.S. Sailing Center and Shake-A-Leg Miami will also support the event. Regattas will be held on three different courses located on Biscayne Bay. Owing to the increased scale of the event, special emphasis has been placed on social events throughout the week. As such, the hospitality village will be a welcome component of BMSW; housing daily activities, cocktail and VIP areas, and an inspiring art show featuring the nautical photography of Cory Silken. The event’s venues and scheduled activities have been designed so that sailors will enjoy their time spent in Miami both on and off the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay. As many participants travel considerable distances, often with their loved ones to attend, BMSW aims to offer lasting memories. With its combination of high-class sailing talent, Miami’s renowned hospitality, plenty of rum, sunshine and great camaraderie in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, Miami Sailing Week and the BACARDI Cup are certainly par with the Nation’s sailing events.
STAR/ CLASS CREW
MAIN & JIB AREA
285 sq ft
221 sq ft
65 sq ft
JIB / GENOA AREA
it is an incredible boat to sail. Star Class boats work for the club racer as well as the international champion. The uniqueness of this Class is its depth and breadth; the Star has a worldwide reach with over 170 fleets and thousands of sailors. The ISCYRA truly is international with Class Officers at the world, continental, district and fleet levels. An international Governing Committee comprised of sailors from Europe, North and South America and Australia set Class policy, which is carried out, by an Administrative Committee and the Central Office. The Star has evolved into the consummate craft for all ranges of competition and performance sailing: its equipment and rig is simple enough for the novice, yet versatile enough for those on the forefront of sailing. It’s large, powerful sail-plan, combined with a sleek hull and light weight, propel the boat in the faintest of airs, while the flexible spar can be tuned to “de-power” when the breeze kicks up. The large main is infinitely adjustable, allowing the sailor to completely control the driving surface of the sail. Stars today are generally constructed of fiberglass, with positive flotation and an integrated keel. The design, sails and equipment of the Star are governed by stringent class rules, created to improve competition based on skill and control cost. This has also served to help the longevity of the design, keeping older boats competitive through careful evolution.
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The Star story began in 1910 with Commodore “Pop” Corry’s dream of a bigger, more comfortable and drier “Bug”, a 17-foot keelboat popular at the time. Francis Sweisguth’s design of the Star turned that dream into a reality. In May of 1911, the first five Star races took place on Long Island Sound, and the Star class has been sailing ever since. Sweisguth’s hull design was by all means genius; it has withstood the test of time and the application of new technology to
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remain at the forefront international regattas. It is the oldest Olympic Class, having first been used at the 1932 Los Angeles games, and is still at the heart of Olympic competition today. Supported by a worldwide association, the Star as a class is one of the best organized in sailing, with over 7,500 yachts built over its 80-year history and 2000-plus actively racing today. The Star is one of the most prolific keelboats in the world for a reason:
Stars are generally “dry-sailed”, that is, stored on their trailers when not in use, and with a total weight around 1500 lbs, can easily be towed from place to place. Many of the world’s top sailors past and present have been involved in the Star Class. Its list of former World Champions reads like who’s who of yachting: top sailors such as Colin Beashel, John Kostecki, Mats Johansson, Paul Cayard, Peter Bromby, Ross MacDonald, Ding Schoonmaker, Rod Davis and Mark Reynolds are also involved in the Star Class. But the class is made up of a variety of sailors of all ages and skill levels. One race on a Star has hooked some sailors for life: they’ll tell you: it’s a thrill. The
Star World Championship continues to be recognized as one of the most cherished prizes in sailing. On top of that, the Star has been raced in every Olympics but one since 1932. From newest novice to World Champion, the Star Class offers much to enthusiasts. At every step, there are new sights, new experiences and friendships; old ones renewed and new ones made.
cal turmoil in Cuba. In the present day, the BACARDI Cup is a staple of the Star Sailing Circuit, with entries often exceeding 100 boats representing up to 30 different nations. Although many aspects of the boats and the competition have evolved to keep up with modern times, the spirit of this legendary relationship remains intact. The Star Class
is extremely proud to have been associated with Bacardi for over 80 years, and is very excited to be a part of the expanded Miami Sailing Week in 2010. We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Bacardi for many years to come. WWW.STARCLASS.ORG
MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP SAILORS PAST AND PRESENT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE STAR CLASS. ITS LIST OF FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS READS LIKE WHO’S WHO OF YACHTING The relationship between the Star Class and the BACARDI Cup dates back to the first annual running of the regatta in 1927 in Havana, where five different star boats formed the American team. It can be said that from its formation, the regatta has never been short on excitement: “…the team race was the last race of the week…The U.S. team won by a score of thirtynine to fifteen, but the entire team almost fouled out. All five U.S. boats reached the windward mark in a bunch. We had just eased sheets and started downwind when the five Cuban boats, closed hauled, loomed up right in front of us. There seemed to be no space to get through. In some way Ratsey, Hayward and Inslee managed to do so.” Late Commodore George W. Elder. Because the BACARDI Cup was run as a competition between nations at the time, and the U.S. Star team numbered five entries, a contest was devised to determine the Cup’s keeper. That first year, each boat drew lots, and determined Bill Inslee as the keeper of the Cup, with the rest receiving a pair of fine binoculars, in a leather case, surmounted with the crest of Cuba in solid gold. Throughout the years, the BACARDI Cup has survived as a flagship regatta for the Star Class, outliving both a World War and politi-
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The Viper is remarkably simple to sail. It has a light carbon mast which actively responds to different wind strengths with three base tuning settings. The layout is clean and ergonomic with no unnecessary controls. Brad Boston, defending Viper North American champion and former Canadian Olympian describes the boat “ Viper racing is fun and exciting because the racing is so close. The boats are straightforward to sail and very fast, so it all comes down to the skill of the sailors and the tactics”
VIPER/ CLASS CREW
425 sq ft
MAIN & JIB AREA
252 sq ft
749lbs 1’ 10”
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The Viper 640 is a high performance, three person sport boat. The class is one of the fastest growing one design classes in North America, growing to over 125 boats in the fleet in the first 3 years since the class was re-launched in 2007. The class mandate was to provide a fast and exciting smaller sport boat, straightforward and easy to sail, that was affordable and accessible to the North American one design racing community.
simple and effective layout. The entire boat
The Viper is light, fast and has a clean,
rides downwind. It is designed to plane!
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weighs only 750lbs including a bulb keel that weighs 275lbs. With a downwind sail area of over 670 sq ft, the Viper is a rocket ship and probably the fastest production one design keel boat in its category. The hull design is a leading edge, low freeboard, sport boat shape with an aggressive flare amidships and pronounced rocker that provides high initial stability and distinctive “bow up” sleigh
The Viper Class has a combination of regional and national regatta circuits supported by a strong foundation of club racing at the local fleet level. The class has 14 active regional fleets which the class expects will double again over the next three years. Regional circuits include Texas circuit, South East Circuit and the North East Circuit. National level circuits include: the Viper West Coast Championship Circuit - 6 premier regattas including Phoenix, San Diego, Long Beach, and San Francisco, The Viper East Coast Circuit – 5 regattas from Florida to Ontario. The Class Association is now thrilled to announce the EFG Bank Pan American Viper Championships which consists of three premier regattas in Miami, Kingston Ontario and New York. The EFG Bank Pan American Championships is an open international competition for Viper sailors. The preliminary event will be staged at BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. Competitors from Europe, the US, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and Canada have already signed up. We expect the number of participants to grow as the circuit continues through the year with a total participation in excess of 50 boats. The Class Association & EFG International expect BACARDI Miami Sailing Week to remain the anchor event for the Pan-American Championship Circuit in future years and for the event to grow to encompass competitors from all over the Americas and overseas. The Viper Class in America is managed by a Class Association that belongs to the owners and crews of the Viper class. The Boats are built by a Class appointed builder,
Rondar Raceboats and distributed by class approved distributors who in all cases are avid Viper owners themselves. This unique class supported commercial structure has been described by marine industry commentators as “Vipernomics” and enables a high tech’ race boat manufactured by one of the world’s premier race boat builders to be delivered to Viper owners at a fraction of the cost of the typical business model.
MEASURING 21 FEET IN LENGTH, AND WEIGHING IN AT ONLY 748 POUNDS, IT COMBINES THE STIFFNESS OF A KEELBOAT WITH THE ACCELERATION OF A DINGHY. The Viper 640 Class Association consists of over 200 enthusiastic Viper owners and crew. The stated mission of the Class Association is to provide a Fast, Exciting, Fun, Simple-toSail, Affordable & Accessible, sport boat to the One Design sailing community. The success of the Viper class and its popularity with the racing fraternity reflects those objectives. WWW.VIPER640.ORG
PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Miami, March 8th-13th, Viper North American Championships at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. - Kingston, Ontario, August 26th-29th, Viper Canadian and Atlantic Coast Championships at Canadian Olympic Regatta at Kingston (CORK). - Rye, New York, October 9th-10th, the concluding regatta and award ceremony at American Yacht Club’s High Performance Dinghy Open.
© Brian Bennett
/ MELGES 20 & 24 CLASSES CREW
In 1992, success for Melges was at an all time high. The America’s Cup Challenge donned a high-tech look and a high performance attitude. In a boat designed in part by Reichel-Pugh, Buddy Melges captured the America’s Cup title alongside Bill Koch. Their campaign symbolized the last successful defense of the Cup by an American team. The Melges 24 was designed by the same winning yacht design team that developed America 3 – Reichel-Pugh. This incredible sportboat takes advantage of high-tech engineering advancements, utilized at the America’s Cup level. With the development of the Melges 24, Melges Performance Sailboats set the standard in the performance sportboat category. Buddy’s sons Harry Melges III and Hans Melges continued the passion with the sport by providing the driving force behind the Melges 24 project. The success is evident with over 800 boats sailing in just 17 years of production. World Championships with over 120 boats on the start line and an a one-design class that is know for its organization and incredible sailing events.
24’ 8’ 2”” 1783 lbs.
264 sq ft 126 sq ft
670 sq ft
© Joy Dunigan
MELGES BOAT WORKS, INC. was founded by Harry C. Melges, Sr. in 1945. He became an instant leader in Scow boat design, production and delivery in the U.S. particularly in the Midwest. Harry, Sr. initially built boats out of wood. Branching out into race boat production delivering the best hulls, sails, spars and covers making sure his customers stayed on the competitive edge.
perseverance and passion that surrounds
Melges is one of the most reputable, recognized and respected family names in the sailing industry. The devotion, generosity,
ing and gained an impressive collection of
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the name are undeniable. It will forever be a legendary symbol of quality, excellence and experience that is second-to-none. Early on Harry Sr.’s son, Harry “Buddy” Melges, Jr. was involved in operating the family boat building business. Over time, Buddy established a passion for the sport of sailchampionship titles and Olympic Medals. Of course an America’s Cup victory in 1992.
In 2002, Harry Melges, III continued with his sailing success by winning the Melges 24 World Championship in Travemunde, Germany. Harry has a long list of International, North American and National victories in sailing and iceboating. Under his leadership and passion for the sport the Melges Company maintains a course of progress that includes innovation & deep respect for the art of boat building. Delivering the best boats and making the customer feel special is the ultimate goal at Melges. The relationship does not end when you drive away though. Owning a Melges is a special experience for years and that is why the company thrives on repeat customers. Customer Service at Melges is not a department it is an attitude. Two additional sportboats were added to the Melges line of performance sailboats in 2005 – the sporty Melges 17 and the supersonic racer, the Melges 32. The design skills of Reichel-Pugh, Melges’ knowledge and experience & their devotion to building
88 sq ft
20’ 7’ 992 lbs. 4’ 6” 26’ 5” 172 sq ft
© Joy Dunigan
strong one-design classes made these classes instant successes as customers longed for exciting boats in the above size ranges. Melges now has the Melges 32, Melges 24, Melges 17 and their 5 other one-design scow classes. Next up, the Audi Melges 20. The docks clamored for a smaller “Melges Style” keel boat that could be sailed with just three people. A 20-foot boat with a big wide-open cockpit that could give you room but also a playground for youth sailors. An ideal boat for starting out in the sport of sailing. Sail with your family in the Melges 20. Or simply tow it behind any vehicle to a Melges Event
and go full out. Reichel-Pugh and Melges again teamed up to design the 2009 Sailing World Boat of the Year – The Audi Melges 20 an instant success in the USA and Europe. The boat still in its early stages promises to be as big as or bigger than the Melges 24. The 2009 / 2010 Audi Sailing Series started out in Miami for a three event Winter Series run out of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club. This relationship promises to be strong for years to coming allowing people to come south in the winter and race their Melges Boats. Then tour up the coasts and have major championships all across the USA. With class support from Audi, this venture proves to be exciting and fun.
More than seven decades later Harry Melges, Sr.’s legacy still survives. The Boat Works is still family owned, operated and in the very same spot that it opened – famous Zenda, Wisconsin USA. Innovation is the focus. Every boat is manufactured with care and respect. Melges’ goal is to build better boats, distribute the best racing products to their scow and sportboat customers, provide outstanding product support and service, promote youth sailing as well as excel in the area of performance sailing. WWW.MELGES.COM WWW.MELGES20.COM WWW.MELGES24.COM
BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK
C o l o r o f W i n d M a r c h 7 - 13 , 2 010
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in Stonington, CT. Having been a dinghy sailor racing both 505s and 470s, the J/24 took form over several half-hull models, inspired by the planing hull shapes of dinghies at
the time. The result was nothing short of revolutionary for the sailing industry. While diamond-shaped water-planes, pinched bows and sterns and masthead rigs were the norm
in the IOR Offshore Rule those days, the
J/24 sported a fractional rig, fin keel, flared
MAIN & JIB AREA
topsides and transom-hung rudder. The
debut in 1976 of the original one-off J/24
was nothing short of sensational, winning
virtually every race or regatta it entered,
often sailing alongside or beating 30+ foot
263 sq ft
IOR designs boat-for-boat. By 1977, the first J/24s were rolling off the assembly line in Warren, RI and fleets were immediately established across the U.S.- with J/24 Fleet #1 starting on Lake Minnetonka, MN! The J/24 quickly grew into the world’s largest keelboat class for a number of reasons. One, is its sparkling performance- it is easy-tohandle sailing under main alone and a family can sail it comfortably. It is affordable (today, used boats go for $5,000). It has strict onedesign class rules and construction from a sole source builder, ensuring that all boats were coming from the same molds. Both amateur competitors and sailmakers alike flocked to the J/24 because it had great competition, as evidenced by the Who’s Who that sailed the first J/24 Midwinters in Key West. © Cory Silken
For the first time, a remarkable cross-section of prominent dinghy, collegiate, big boat and Olympic sailors competed against one anoth-
Today, the International J/24has more than
It all started in 1975 when Rodney Johnstone
er, including Scott Allen, Bob Barton, Gordy
50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats in 150
was seeking to enjoy a fun, performance boat
Bowers, Vince Brun, Augie Diaz, Neal Fowler,
fleets in 40 countries- it continues to be the
that he could go weekending with his family
Rick Grajirena, John Kolius, Larry Leonard,
world’s largest one-design keelboat class and is built in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Argentina and Italy. BACARDI Rum has been part of that tradition over time, having sponsored various J/24 events since 1978, including the J/24 World’s and multiple J/24 Midwinter Championships in Key West and Miami to name a few.
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THE J/24 CLASS CONTINUES TO ENJOY STRONG COMPETITION, GREAT CAMARADERIE AMONGST ITS SAILORS
© Cory Silken
Mark Ploch, Jim and Charlie Scott, Dave Ull-
Class Association is constantly engaged
to sail every month in a J/24 year-round!
man and Gary Weismann. At one time, the
and produces a widely acclaimed Interna-
J/24 was the only offshore one design boat
tional J/24 magazine; avidly read for its
approved by the ISAF. Racing has never been
reams of tuning information, boat handling
as close or more fun - witness the continu-
tips, go-fast ideas, race reports, and
ously large turnouts at virtually any J/24
cruising stories, it’s all about support
regatta. Continental Championships often
to the sailors and their activities. Today,
They continue to be sailed quite actively on every major continent. It is both an honor and a pleasure to be part of the Inaugural BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, and everyone is looking forward to a long-lasting relationship; thank you Miami, it’s good to be back!
average between 50 and 100 boats. And it’s
the J/24 class continues to enjoy strong
not just the big ones that get this turnout;
competition, great camaraderie amongst
district and local events get impressive
the sailors and events that take place ev-
turnouts, too. The International J/24
ery month around the world. It is possible
REGATTA/ INFORMATION EVENT ORGANIZERS/
Miami Sailing Week Event Director:
Miami Sailing Week Regatta Chairman:
Star Class Representative:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS/ HQ– Hospitality Village Gabriele Pedone Mark Pincus Bill Allen
Viper Class Representative:
Melges Class Representative:
J24 Class Representative:
PRINCIPAL RACE OFFICERS/ Circle #1 - Star course: Circle #2 - Viper 640 and J/24 course: Circle #3 – Melges 20 and Melges 24:
Bill Smoak Judy Hanlon Bruce Golison
Tom Rinda Elliot Levy: Alex McAuley Leo Reis Carl de Hart Arthur “Tuna” Wullschleger
USA IJ VEN IJ CAN IJ CAN IJ USA NJ Arbitrator
SAFETY/ There are three main goals for BACARDI Miami Sailing Week: Provide a great sailing experience with lots of fun and unforgettable memories. All of this can be achieved if everyone is conscious of the dangers of our sport. Safety on and off the water is paramount to us and we ask that everyone follow the rules and regulations. It is always a good idea to take the time to review your emergency procedures before leaving the dock and should you have any question or concerns please do not hesitate to ask us.
BISCAYNE BAY & COMMON AREAS/ Welcome to Biscayne Bay waters and Coconut Grove public areas. We ask everyone to be extremely diligent in protecting the pristine waters from pollution and help us leave the premises and surrounding properties in good order.
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The efficient operation of this regatta is the result of the extraordinary detailed work that goes on unseen by many. If you have a chance please help us to acknowledge sponsors, organizations and individuals who helped us organizing this event. A special recognition goes out to our Regatta Chair, the Principal Race Officers, the Race Committees, the Jury, the Shoreside Staff, the Volunteers, the US Coast Guard and all the supporting Organizations. Thank you all, you make the difference! *The main purpose of the information presented in this brochure is to offer a comprehensive overview of the event. For all the official competition rules and regulations, please refer and rely to the Sailing Instructions.
/ STAR RACE COURSE MAPS COURSE “0” START 1 2 3 1 3 (or gate 3A – 3B) FINISH (upwind) = optional offset mark
COURSE “1” START 1 2 3 1 (or 1 + offset mark) FINISH (downwind) = optional offset mark
COURSE “3” START 1 2 3 (or gate 3A – 3B) 1 2 3 (or gate 3A – 3B) FINISH (upwind)
STAR CLASS COURSES (STCR 34.3 and 34.4) In case of small regattas the starting line may be set up at mark 3 and the finishing line at mark 1 or mark 3 Courses 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 are diagramed as described in STCR 34.3 and modified in the diagrams as allowed by STCR 34.4 In Gold and Silver events, Course 0, 1, 3 or 4 shall be used. Course 2 (not pictured) may be used in silver events if requested by the sponsoring fleet and approved by the Continental Committe. In Blue and Green events Course 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be used. No course may be shortened during Gold, Silver Blue or Green Events. In Red events and Qualifications the above courses are not mandatory and may be shortened.
COURSE “4” START 1 2 3 (or gate 3A – 3B) 1 2 FINISH (downwind)
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/ 24 MELGES 20 RACE COURSE MAPS EXAMPLE: COURSE BOARD DISPLAYED ON R/C SIGNAL BOAT Sail Course #4 - windward, leeward, windward, leeward (Finish) 4 With Offset at the weather mark, and a Gate at leeward mark. 1.8 nm. 120° The Weather mark is 1.8 miles from start at 120° magnetic.
Leg 1 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 2 – Leeward (gate) Leg 3 – Windward (Finish)
Leg 1 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 2 – Leeward (gate) Leg 3 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 4 – Leeward (Finish)
Leg 1 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 2 – Leeward (gate) Leg 3 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 4 – Leeward (gate) Leg 5 – Windward (Finish)
/ J-24 VIPER RACE COURSE MAPS COURSE “4” START 1 (port) 1a (port) Between 2S and 2P 1(port) 1a (port) FINISH
COURSE “5” START 1 (port) 1a (port) Between 2S and 2P 1(port) 1a (port) Between 2S and 2P FINISH
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1.58 FT HIGH
0.40 FT LOW
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DATA COURTESY OF MOBILEGEOGRAPHICS.COM 1.71 FT HIGH
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SOCIAL EVENTS/ INTRODUCTION © Cory Silken
FROM DAY ONE, BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK WAS DEVELOPED WITH YOUR ENTERTAINMENT IN MIND. IN ADDITION TO THE WORLD-CLASS RACING YOU WILL SOON COME TO EXPERIENCE, THIS WEEKLONG EVENT IS FILLED WITH GREAT ON-LAND ACTIVITIES FROM START TO FINISH. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A FUN AND INTERACTIVE ATMOSPHERE FOR SAILORS, THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND SAILING ENTHUSIASTS IN COCONUT GROVE. Whether you have come to fulfill hopes of trophies and glory, or simply to partake as a spectator, rest assured you will walk away with a smile and a deep appreciation for the beauty of our sport. Our mission will become clear the minute you step into our Hospitality Village conveniently located in the heart of the waterfront. For our sailors the social experience will commence here, at registration, with a complimentary welcome cocktail which will allow you to join your fellow class competitors, and set the tone for the competitions to follow. The focal gathering point throughout the week, our Hospitality Village, will hold a variety of exciting activities for both competitors and the spectators alike. Whether you are a participant looking for the latest addition to your sailing wardrobe at the SLAM store, a youngling ready to give the art of knot-making a first shot, or a local art aficionado coming to experience Cory Silken’s grand photography, the Village is sure to become the highlight of your stay. Adjacent to the Hospitality Village, visitors are invited to immerse themselves into the photogenic world of sailing by strolling through the Color of Wind exhibition by famed marine photographer Cory Silken, held inside of the north hall of the expo center. Admission to the gallery is complimentary to participants and the general public, and will surely satisfy even the most demanding of tastes. A preview
of the exhibit will be offered to those participating in Shake-A-Leg Miami’s Community Bay Day on Sunday, March 7th, to be followed by an on-water hands on sailing session. The exhibit will officially open later that evening with a cocktail event offered by BACARDI. The fun carries on outside of the Village area, as BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and the Coconut Grove Sailing Club host the Mid-Week party on Wednesday. The party will follow daily prize giving and offer music, hors d’oeuvres and a BACARDI bar. Saturday night will see the most anticipated event of the week, as the overall awards party reveals the weeks’ victors at Peacock Park on the Coconut Grove bay front. The party will also feature music, cocktails, dinner and a slide-show projection of the week’s notable pictures. No opportunity to socialize will be spared in between parties either, thanks to BACARDI U.S.A. and their daily happy hours, bar hopping events, and BACARDI Belief rum-tasting seminars hosted by Brand Master Apprentice Juan Coronado. Without further adieu, we hope you will find the first-annual BACARDI Miami Sailing Week to be unlike any other regatta available. We are honored you have chosen to join us as we christen this new Miami tradition. Please remember take full advantage of the exciting offerings on our schedule, and get ready to have the regatta of your life!
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THE CLUBS/ BACARDI MIAMI SAILING HAS BECOME A REALITY BECAUSE OF THE INTUITION, PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF SEVERAL KEY INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THEM & THANK THEM FOR THEIR EFFORTS. CORAL REEF YACHT CLUB/ (CRYC)
Building upon a mutual tradition, the 83rd BACARDI Cup will be hosted by CRYC for the 49th consecutive year. As such, CRYC will official the Star circuit. CRYC will also provide logistical support for the Viper 640 and the J/24 classes. We would like to thank Commodore Mark Kamilar and everyone at the Club for their valuable insight and motivation. Also very special thanks to Mark Pincus, who has been instrumental in the event’s development, and will serve as BMSW Race Committee Chairman. Founded in 1955 by an enthusiastic group of sailors in Coconut Grove, CRYC has turned over the years into a pillar for the sailing community in South Florida and in the United States. WWW.CORALREEFYACHTCLUB.ORG 2484 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, MIAMI, FL 33133 (305) 858-1733
COCONUT GROVE SAILING CLUB/ (CGSC) The shore-side host for the Audi Melges 20 Class and the Melges 24 Class for BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. In addition, CGSC will provide the RC for these two classes during the event. We would also like to thank Rear Commodore Clare Hamm, and Dragan R. Savin (Club Manager) for helping to coordinate and host the BMSW Mid-Week Party at CGSC on Wednesday 3/10. CGSC is also the Host Club for the University of Miami’s Sailing Team, the Olympic Class Regatta and the Orange Bowl Regatta. WWW.CGSC.ORG 2990 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, MIAMI, FL 33133 (305) 444-4571
SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI/ The Shake-A-Leg Miami Aquatic Center and Marine Academy, was built to help children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges; liberating them from the realm of imagination into the realm of experience. This non-profit organization has successfully created an inspirational haven. Shake-A-Leg will work hand in hand with CGSC, helping to coordinate the Melges 20 and Melges 24 classes. WWW.SHAKEALEGMIAMI.ORG 2620 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA 33133 (305) 858-5550
U.S. SAILING CENTER, MIAMI/ (USSC) Has been an official U.S. Olympic Training Site since 1998. The Schoonmaker Center and the Herman F. Whiton Pavilion provide everything necessary to train champion sailors and host worldclass regattas. USSC will provide necessary technical support to the Star class and CRYC. WWW.USSCMIAMI.ORG 2476 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, MIAMI, FL 33133 (305) 854-1058
BISCAYNE BAY YACHT CLUB/ (BBYC) Will provide extra support to CRYC in the form of logistic and RC aid for the Star, Viper 640, and J24 classes accordingly. 2540 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE MIAMI, FL 33133 (305) 858-6303
Special thanks to the City of Miami, the numerous City Departments involved, Miami-Dade County and the Sail the Grove Program for their invaluable aid in securing the locations and services necessary to make BACARDI Miami Sailing Week a reality. We cannot speak highly enough of the City and County initiatives and willingness to promote the sport of sailing in Coconut Grove.
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