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Contents Sail 2013 Heritage.


and Pro-Am Regatta


SALM, Team Paradise and Sailing Heals




6] STARS IN OUR EYES Class overview 8] VIPER 640

Class overview

10] J/70

Class overview



By Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt editor


America’s Cup photography exhibit


19] WHY MIAMI AND NEWPORT? By Zach Brown Editorial Director: Gabriele Pedone Editor: Connie Bischoff Designers: Marcela Guerin Kelly Bailey Production: STUDIOMILANO Contributing Authors: Gabriele Pedone Sara Zanobini Connie Bischoff Craig Leweck Zach Brown Cont. Photographers: Cory Silken Onne van der Wal J Boats, SLAM West Marine Printed by: Aura Grafix

Special Thanks to: Eddie Cutillas and Bacardi U.S.A., Keith Gapp and EFG International, Marc D. Sarnoff and Staff, City of Miami, City of Newport, Regatta Chair Mark Pincus, Bill Allen and the Star Class, Justin Scott and the Viper 640 Class, Andy Burdick, Joy Dunigan and the Melges Classes, Jeff Johnstone and the J/70 Class, Sail Newport.


800 Brickell Ave. Ste 710 Miami, FL 33131 Tel. (305) 373-6671 | Fax (305) 373-6673


Regatta information


Most popular spots

Night Cap.

24] BACARDI RUM…IT STARTED WITH A PARTY Our favorite drinks | -  1

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hen a tradition begins in 1927 and is still going strong in 2013, it qualifies as a success. BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank is more than the BACARDI Cup. It actually is two big regattas with multiple racing circles. Spanning the sailing venues of Miami, Florida in March and Newport, Rhode Island in July, these regattas combine sailing competition with art (this year featuring Cory Silken and his amazing photos of the America’s Cup sailboats), the popular BACARDI Sailing Week Village and a big charity fundraiser in Miami for three great causes.



n Sunday, March 3, five top skippers (the Pros) will race against each other in Paralympic class Sonar boats. Their teams will be made up of people (Amateurs) who bid on the right to ride on the boats at the Auction held at the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week KickOff Party on Saturday night, March 2. All funds raised will go to three charities which have something in common; Shake-A-Leg Miami, Team Paradise and Sailing Heals all use sailing as a tool to help those who cannot go out on the water by themselves.

Enjoy your sailing and may you and your friends and families always celebrate the tradition of BACARDI. Eddie Cutillas – Director of Community Relations - BACARDI Gabriele Pedone – Event Chair – STUDIOMILANO



Commissioner Marc Sarnoff District 2 City of Miami

W Harry Winthrop Mayor City of Newport, RI

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Those of us who have full access to the water are very lucky. Maybe we bike or walk to our boats and go out on Biscayne Bay by ourselves on a sunny Miami day. A sunset sail on Narragansett Bay takes us under the Newport Pell Bridge before we return to our cars at Sail Newport or dock at Bannister’s Wharf and walk up the dock for dinner. We can look forward to many years of boating with our children and grandchildren. What if we, however, are confined to a wheel chair, are blind or are otherwise restricted from being fully independent. What if our “someday” would become limited to only a few months and we need to be able to get out of the house, hospice or hospital in order to see the horizon and share it with our friends, families and caregivers. How do we achieve freedom then? Here are several charitable organizations which are working hard to offer that “freedom”.

SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI (SALM) One of Coconut Grove, Florida’s hidden treasures is Shake-A-Leg Miami, a very active charitable organization. Founded in 1982 in Newport, RI, this vibrant summer-time sailing program which Harry Horgan helped establish, quickly became nationally known. In 1990, Dr. Barth Green, a co-founder of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, recruited Harry to start a year-round program in Miami. Shake-A-Leg Miami has made its mark around the world. Today, working in partnership with the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a host of community organizations and with Federal, State and local agency support, it serves adults and children with disabilities, their families, disadvantaged youth and the entire community. Using adapted sailboats appropriately called the Freedom Independence 20s, sailors are trained and accompanied out on the water by volunteers…many of whom learn that Shake-ALeg Miami does a lot more than give access to the water, it also teaches that no one need be defined or disabled by their handicap. Information is found at

TEAM PARADISE As a paralympic sports club, Team Paradise is working as a charity organization not only to introduce people with disabilities to the sport, but also to develop athletes for Paralympic sailing competition. At the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in Weymouth, England following the Summer Olympics, Team Paradise was very proud of Silver Medalists Jen French and JP Creignou. They certainly epitomize the Vision of “Finding the next generation of physically disabled and blind sailors who can become Paralympic medal contenders” which supports the Team Paradise Mission Statement which is to “Provide Paralympic Equipment (sailboats) and Coaching Support to Disabled and Blind Athletes”. We are Team Paradise Sailing and our name makes perfect sense! Team Paradise Sailing’s core mission is to support and promote disabled sailing. In order to accomplish this, Team Paradise provides Boats, Equipment and Coaching support to sailors for national and international competition (or regattas). We also provide coaching support to disabled and blind athletes from around the globe. More information is found at

SAILING HEALS Sailing Heals has a unique goal... to partner with sailors to offer VIP patient guests and their caregivers a memorable day of healing on the water... a beautiful day of sailing and respite. As a charitable organization, they match volunteer boat owners (sailing or motorized) with patients. They also want to bring the healing properties of the water to individuals who might ordinarily not be exposed to its benefits, such as military veterans. Sailing Heals wishes to be a premier charity of choice for sailing and boating enthusiasts. Currently most of their activities are in Coconut Grove, FL; Buzzards Bay, Marblehead, Marion and S. Dartmouth, MA; Newport, RI and New York Harbor. “Sailing Heals made my day special, Like Make-A-Wish, but for Adults! Special warm thanks for supporting me through this endeavor of Breast Cancer, 6 year battle, at 43, my life is short, in hospice at home. Again Bless all for making Sailing Heals happen for me!” Amy Preston Macbeth Snow For more information, visit -  3

Aboard Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands 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® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. WWW.BACARDI.COM

EFG International is a global wealth management group, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It has a record of dynamic growth, courtesy of providing clients with a level of service they expect and deserve. It operates in 30 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and has some 2,300 employees. EFG International has a strong commitment to sailing, and is proud to be a partner of The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. In addition, it sponsors: BACARDI Sailing Week, Miami and Newport; The EFG Bank Viper 640 Pan-American Championships; The Star Winter Series, Florida; EFG Bank Mandrake (competing in leading regattas across Asia); EFG Bank Sailing Team (competing in the Melges 24 class, Europe); and EFG Bank Sailing Academy, Monaco Yacht Club. EFG International - practitioners of the craft of private banking. WWW.EFGSAILING.COM /


Since 1979 SLAM manufactures, distributes and licenses sailing apparel and accessories for men and women. The main idea behind this revolutionary clothing line is to constantly provide concrete improvements to the sailor’s comfort and performance. The company is renowned for paying extreme attention to product innovation, to the extent that they have made hi-tech their vocation. SLAM has maintained their original spirit, to constantly explore whatever is new and to continually strive to produce ultra-modern materials. The production of their clothing line is the result of a long experience with the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) and many professional racing teams. Today there are forty SLAM stores all over the world located in the most prestigious locations. In 2010 SLAM won the 33rd America’s Cup with BMW ORACLE Racing as it served as the Official Supplier and technical partner of the challenger. WWW.SLAM.COM

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West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 330 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and two franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 60,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies.  We are committed to improving and conserving marine habitats so that future generations can enjoy fish and sustainable fishing, reducing the impact on the environment and contributing to communities they operate in.  For more information on West Marine’s products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit :


North Sails is the world’s leading sailmaker with 63 major lofts and 56 service, sales & satellite locations in 29 countries. Since it was founded by Star World Champion and Olympic Medalist Lowell North in 1957 in San Diego, CA, North’s growth and success has been built on a foundation of superior performance, quality, technology and customer service. A proud sponsor of the Bacardi Cup, North Sails prides itself on employing One Design sailors who have the experience and knowledge needed to win local, national and world championship titles. When performance counts, the choice is clear.




YACHTING TIMES MAGAZINE is the only bilingual (English & Spanish) boating and yachting lifestyle magazine in America. Yachting Times is a luxury publication with very extensive and select readership and distribution channels. YTM can now be found in hundreds of luxury resorts, hotels, private social clubs and yacht clubs worldwide, as well as in West Marine’s top 100 stores. Yachting Times is present every year at exclusive yachting venues worldwide, like the Bacardi Miami and Newport Sailing Weeks, the Panerai North American Classic Circuit, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona. Visit YTM’s bilingual website wher e you can access current and past issues at your leisure.


STUDIOMILANO is 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 North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge for Officine Panerai, a company part of the Richemont Group, the BACARDI Cup regatta and is the promoter of BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank. For more information on our regattas please visit www. & www.


SAIL MAGAZINE is the world’s leading sailing magazine and reflects the way active, committed sailors spend their time on the water with stories on coastal cruising, the technical aspects of sailing, new boat coverage, chartering, boat upgrades, gear and more. SAIL’s mission is to educate, inspire and enable active sailors at every level. With print, video, web, email, digital, and social media content, SAIL aims to provide our readers with the information, resources and confidence necessary to improve their boats and skills and—in turn—increase their enjoyment of sailing. SAIL’s expert writers and editors produce only the most substantive editorial content across all of the magazine’s media channels, which inspire a commitment in readers.


NEWPORT RESTAURANT GROUP creates memorable experiences for their guests by blending thoughtful food with world-class hospitality in striking locations. As one of the largest supporters of local food in the state, they use the highest-quality ingredients available. Each restaurant is a unique reflection of its spectacular surroundings, and the team is dedicated to making every experience warm and memorable for both loyal guests and first-time visitors. The result is a vibrant, energetic atmosphere that encourages laughter, conversation, relaxation and celebration. NRG looks forward to sharing their enthusiasm for food and culture with you soon!


The Newport Yachting Center’s 2013 line-up to-date includes the Sunset Music Series (starting in late May through the end of August); the Newport Summer Comedy Series produced by RocJo Productions (starting in June through the end of August); the Newport Blues & BBQ Festival (July 20); the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival (August 10); the Newport Celtic Rock Festival (August 24), the Newport International Boat Show (September 12-15), and the International Oktoberfest (October 12-13). All the events are held at the Newport Yachting Center in the “city by the sea” where beach-going, shopping, dining and enjoying the nightlife are often a part of the pre- or post-Newport Waterfront Events activity. - 


Connect What a Star?


he Star is one of the most prolific keelboats in the world for a reason: it is an incredible boat to sail. Designed in 1911 by Francis Sweisguth, it has proven to be a classic in every sense. 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. Its 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. Boats 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 on the basis of skill and control cost. This has also served to help the longevity of the design, keeping older boats competitive through careful evolution. 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.



ark Reynolds says “With its huge rig it’s a great boat in light wind and that also make it a demanding, but very manageable boat, in strong wind. It’s a technical boat but still very tactical as well, it’s got it all going on!” Augie Diaz answers “The boat, the competition and the camaraderie.” Tomas Hornos replies, “I like sailing stars because it’s been such an iconic class for so long, reading about all the sailing legends that have competed over the years makes it very appealing. In my opinion, it’s the pinnacle 6  BACARDI Sailing Week 2013

STAR | Class

of one design keel boat racing. I respect how difficult the tuning is and enjoy learning new things about sail shape, mast bend and hull design, things you don’t get from many classes. I like having the opportunity to compete in Star regattas internationally; there are only a handful of classes that have more of an international presence than the Star. I love the fact that I can at anytime hop on a plane and race in a Star regatta anywhere around the world. The people in the Star are fun and interesting and the organization of such a large and important class is impressive.” George Szabo comments that competing in Stars has less logistical hassles. He does not have to round up a team. All he has to do is call one of his best friends and ask “Do you want to hang out with me and sail this weekend?” Bill Allen, Star Class President writes “I love the Star because it’s so challenging to sail well. Very technical and has always attracted the best sailors. The camaraderie among sailors is the best of any of the many classes I have sailed.”



he 2012 Olympic Games had spectacular competition among the best in the Star Class. The Gold Medal went to Sweden’s Freddy Loof and Max Salminen, Silver to Britain’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson and Bronze to Brazil’s Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada. Congratulations to all. We know that Star sailor Dennis Connor went on to win the America’s Cup, but today other Star sailors are heavily involved in the America’s Cup. John Craig, former Star Coach for Canada, is the Principal Race Officer of the 34th America’s Cup. Paul Cayard is CEO of the 34th America’s Cup Artemis Racing and Ian Percy is the Sailing Director of Artemis. John Kostecki is the Navigator for Spithulls’s

Oracle. More great Star competition… Did you know that the Star is one of the featured boats in the San Diego Hall of Champions?



he Gold Star on the sail means World Champion. Silver is the winner of a Continental or Hemispheric Championship. A Blue Star means District Champion and a Green Star is displayed by the Novice winner of a District Championship.


STAR Power By Stuart Hebb


ith the move from the Olympics, we decided we needed to progress to the kind of racing that modern sailors want. The Star Winter Series put together shorter, more intense races - and more of them - with a venue and format (shorter races, more races in a series, and less days for the event) that encouraged a more relaxed attitude than the typical Olympic mindset. It seems people are noticing, and our biggest hope is that it brings new blood into this historic class. Just recently, a 22 year-old skipper won the last race of our Midwinters with a 24-year old skipper right behind him, and it wasn’t a fluke; these kids told me that it was more exciting than any of their dinghy, skiff or catamaran sailing had ever been. It also helps that the Class continues to attract the best sailors who want to sail a technical, tactical boat. Our Class organization and quality of events are the best among one design classes. With competitive Stars available for a comparative song and economical racing options like we are offering here on Biscayne Bay with the Star Winter Series, I think the future is bright for Star sailing here in Florida, and hopefully around the world.



hen you talk to Star sailors about who really was the best skipper of all time, they all shake their heads and say it is impossible to determine but several names do rise to the very top. Mark Reynolds says “that’s easy…it is Lowell North, 4 World Championships, a Gold medal and more top 10 Worlds finishes than anyone else, Bill Buchan

is right behind Lowell on those stats.” Others say that Mark Reynolds is in the top three along with those two. Robert Scheidt and his favorite crew Bruno Prada get a lot of raves too. Tomas Hornos says “Scheidt and Prada are definitely my favorite Star team. They are respectful on and off the water, have a high attention to detail and incredible work ethic. I also really admire their off the breeze dominance in the Star fleet, they are definitely a product of their environment with lots of long downwinds and big waves in Brazil, I think that is pretty cool.” Plus you have to include the recent Olympic medal winners Loof and Percy.


he great thing about Star sailing is that everyone acknowledges the importance of the crew. You cannot win a Star regatta without a great crew. In addition to Bruno Prada, the names which rise to the top in that category are Hal Haenel and Magnus Liljedahl. Mark Reynolds says that Bruno Prada should be up there, “not only because of his record but right now he’s one of the biggest crews and I don’t want him to kick my ass for not including him.” Phil Trinter also got a lot of compliments. Augie Diaz, who has always been complimentary of crews, adds Mark Strube, Frithjof Kleen, Marcello Ferreira and Marshall Duane to the list and Magnus included Steve Ericsson, Hugo Shreiner, Mike Dorgan, David Giles and Mike Wolfs. -  7


VIPER 640: Fast and Fun T

he Viper 640 is a high performance, three-person sport boat. The design mandate was to provide a fast and exciting sport boat that is easy to sail, so that high performance sailing is accessible and affordable to one-design sailors everywhere. 2012 was a banner year for the Viper 640 Class: • More than 70 boats participated in the EFG Bank Pan American Championship series. We saw 40+ boats on the starting line at the Atlantic Coast Championship at Charleston; and the North American Championship at Marblehead. • Rondar Raceboats opened a new production facility in Peabody, Massachusetts, so that Vipers are now being built in the USA and Europe. • Hull 200 was sold in December, 2012, and Rondar is reporting a record order book for 2013.


he BACARDI Miami Sailing Week in 2013 will see a competitive and international fleet—including defending North American Champion Pieter “The Flying Dutchman” Taselaar; and two-time defending EFG Bank Pan American champion Glyn Locke from Great Britain, accompanied by match race champion David Chapman from Australia. They will be vying with the Canadian team led by threetime Viper NA champion and Canadian Olympic Soling sailor Brad Boston. US Competitors include Jason Carroll from New York; and West Coast newcomer Ed Feo from Long Beach, CA. EFG International and The Viper Class Association are very proud to announce that the 2013/2014 EFG Bank Pan American Championship will conclude for the first time at BACARDI Miami Sailing Week in March, 2014. Organizers are anticipating the largest Viper fleet in history to descend on Biscayne Bay for the event. In addition to two qualifying events in South America, one qualifying in Europe and another in Australia, the six US qualifying events for 2013/2014 are: April 19-21: Charleston, SC Charleston Race Week June 28-30: Long Beach, CA Long Beach Race Week @ Alamitos Bay YC July 13-15: Newport, RI BACARDI Newport Sailing Week Viper Atlantic Coast Championship August 23-25: Kingston, ONT Canadian National Championship @ CORK October 9-12: LaPorte, TX North American Championship @ Houston YC February 2014: Miami, FL Valentine’s Cup @ Miami The Viper has a clean, simple and effective layout. Using state-of-theart materials and a high-tech resin infused construction, the entire boat weighs only 750 lbs. The hull design is a modern, low freeboard, sport

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boat shape with an aggressive flair amidships and pronounced rocker that provides high initial stability and distinctive “bow up” sleigh rides downwind. It is designed to plane! The Viper is the fastest production one-design keel boat in its category. It is also remarkably simple to sail and unanimously voted by crews “as the most comfortable sport boat in its category.” It has a light carbon mast which actively responds to different wind strengths with only three base tuning settings. The layout is clean and ergonomic with no unnecessary controls. The three person crew sits together in a “legs in” hiking position, and 32-inch wide curved tanks ensure that hiking is incredibly comfortable. The spinnaker is launched instantaneously and easily with a single halyard/retrieval line system from a throat in the bow. For those “Darn It!” moments that happen to all of us, the bulb keel at 37% of total displacement ensures that the Viper is forgiving and passes the international self-righting standard. Tyler Moore, three-time Collegiate All-American, Farr 30 World championship, 505 North American total displacement ensures that the Viper is forgiving and passes the international self-righting standard. Tyler Moore, three-time Collegiate All-American, Farr 30 World championship, 505 North American champion and Chesapeake Viper sailor sums it up, “The Viper brings fun back to sailboat racing. The fun of planing downwind without hassle, the fun of racing with friends and the fun of a simple boat with close tactical racing. The design sets


Viper | Class

the standard for modern sport boats.”

something special about the Vipers,” he said.

iper 201 Jackpot Viper super crew Lee Shuckerow (Detroit, MI) co-owns Jackpot, one of the most successful programs in class history, with Brad Boston. The team has won three class North Americans and a variety of regional championships. Lee is an electrician and is known for lighting up the racecourse and the post-race party. The team comes to Miami with a new Jackpot, having sold the old boat to the new and growing Sarasota Viper fleet on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We know that Lee’s favorite sailing condition is flat water and lots of breeze, so the team decided to return to Miami where they previously won the 2010 North American Championship. Lee’s two favorite things about sailing Vipers are “the speed grin,” and the people in the class.

iper 98 LoQi Kay VanValkenburgh (Boston, MA) is known by some in the class as “the really tall guy with the ponytail,” but to many others, the class stalwart is known for his big smile and affable manner on and off the course. Kay’s dozen years of Viper experience led to his recent appointment as one of the Class “Governors,” a small group charged with overseeing and safekeeping the most fundamental aspects of the Viper’s future. The software developer started racing Vipers after moving from France to Boston, and was hooked the moment he started helming the boat. As Class Governor, Kay’s goals are to encourage diversity in the Viper fleet.


“When you hit the dock at the end of a hard sailing day, everyone gathers at the dock and has a few drinks to talk about the day. I get to crew in a lot of other classes but there is


He is on a mission to tell as many people as possible about the low cost of owning a Viper, and how easy it is to sail in broad wind range. “The Viper is the iPod of sailing—brilliantly designed, easy to use and it’s changing the way we think about performance sailing,” he concluded.

PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS LOA 21ft 1in Beam 8ft 2in Draft 4ft 6in Weight 749lbs Spinnaker Yes Crew 3

“We have such a wide range of sailing backgrounds in the Class. We have guys that have come from PHRF boats, and others that have come from 505s, and we have more women sailors than any other sport boat class—and we even have tall guys with pony tails!” Kay said. -  9


J/70 | Class


DONE It Again


n less than nine months from introduction in March 2012, the recently launched J/70 one-design speedster is already sailing in 20+ countries and has over 350 orders with nearly two dozen fleets in development-- quite a remarkable debut for any sailboat in any market. Furthermore, the J/70 has achieved the unprecedented feat of being the first sailboat in history to receive four of yachting’s most prestigious awards at the same time- the “European Yacht of the Year”, “Sailing World Boat of the Year”, “SAIL Best Boat” and “Yachts & Yachting Best Performance” awards. Recently, an awesome, competitive fleet of 39 J/70s loaded with some of the sailing world’s leaders raced their first Midwinter Championships in Key West, Florida accounting for an incredible 30% of the entire Quantum Key West fleet. It’s been called “the right 10  BACARDI Sailing Week 2013

boat at the right time” by sailing industry veterans worldwide. And, if you think this is something that J/Boats has been working on for years, you’re right. We recently had a chance to catch up with Jeff Johnstone, President of J/Boats. For starters, where is J/70 being built today? “The J/70 is built in Bristol, RI and Les Sables d’Olonne, France. One hundred and fifty boats have already shipped and there are orders beyond hull #350; so it’s already the best-selling “J” out of the box since the J/24. In fact, J/70s doubled J/24s’ attendance for its first Midwinter Championship also held in Key West in 1978.”

Where did J/Boats get the idea? “We’d been discussing having an entry-level sprit boat to complement the J/80 for nearly a

engage the whole family.”

Aren’t you competing with yourselves?

“No. We believe the J/70 is a great complement to both the enormous J/22 and J/24 fleets and the larger J/80 -- it gives us our first design that can truly be ramp-launched almost anywhere in the world. There are now J/70s sailing in about 20 countries and the reason is simple, there are thousands of boat ramps worldwide and places where our boats simply don’t exist and aren’t sailing due to launching restrictions. The J/70 seems to be satisfying enormous pent-up demand for a fun, family-friendly, easy-to-sail boat that has no limitations on where or how you want to experience sailing-- that’s a good thing! J/70 is really about growing the sport of sailing. Less than 15% of current J/70 owners are previous ‘J’ owners, the rest are coming from all four corners of the compass.”

What about the sails? “For the sails, the

class is open to all sailmakers provided the sail materials and sizes meet the class rules. What is exciting to see is that many of the sailmaker teams that helped promote the J/24, J/22, J/80 classes are also jumping aboard the J/70 bandwagon. They too see the ‘base’ of sailors broadening quite dramatically as a wide-range of sailing experience can be accommodated with the J/70; it’s not a ‘twitchy’ boat like some others and most sailors can be competitive at the top of the fleet with little practice. The sailmakers themselves acknowledge this as they’re seeing their client base of sailors jumping into the J/70 coming from a remarkably diverse range of boats-- TP52s, Farr 40s, IRC MiniMaxis, Catalina 22s, 470s, 49ers, PHRF, Etchells 22s, Solings, Lasers and so forth.”

We note that the designer is Alan Johnstone. Who is this talented person?

dozen years and address a segment of the marketplace that has been largely untouched by J/Boats and others, but the timing was never quite right. If you take into account the fact that J/Boats has built over 1,600 J/22s, 5,500 J/24s and 1,600 J/80s with 95% of them using harbors, marinas and yacht club hoists, it clearly points to the opportunity to broaden the appeal and use of a fun-sailing boat that can be launched and sailed anywhere-- after all, didn’t Catalina 22s sell in the 20,000+ units range? It all came together about two years ago when we thought there was a real need for a trailerable, ramp-launchable boat with stability that could

“Alan is the son of ‘J/24’, just kidding. But, truer than you can possibly imagine! As Rod J’s son, Alan has perhaps been engaged in one of the longest design apprentice programs ever. As they say, the ‘apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree’ in the Johnstone family. Building on his dinghy experiences and having a more diverse, open-minded approach to the extraordinary dynamics of sailboat design than most, meant that Al would push the envelope of convention in ways that would extract more performance. Inheriting the philosophy of ‘balanced design’ from his Dad has meant that Al has ensured the J/70 has that signature J-design element of delicate, finger-touch balance on the helm upwind while enabling excellent downwind performance under a high-aspect sail plan and asymmetric spinnaker-- it’s a unique attribute in today’s ‘sportboat’ market.”


un race to race and easy to trail Comments from the fans:

“This is a great combo of the J-22 and J-80.” “The drop keel is super easy.” “I especally like the open transom and wide cockpit; this makes it fun to sail.”

“Did I hear that you had 39 J/70s at your very first Key West week?”


ot off the press Doyle Sails report “With

the J/70 named the 2013 Boat of the Year with over 300 J/70s sold, fleets springing up all over the country … Doyle Sailmakers is excited to be making fast, easy to tune J/70 sails. The J/70 was the largest class at Quantum Key West Race Week with 39 boats registered, and the brand new design was showcased with some spectacular racing. SAIL Magazine writes “There’s nothing more disappointing than test sailing a high-octane sport boat in a drifter. But that wasn’t a problem with the new 22ft, 9in J/70” J/70 wins Yachts & Yachting Best Performance Award!!! The winners of the Yachts & Yachting Awards 2013 have been announced and the J/70 has been voted the “Best Performance Boat under 30 feet.” J/70 announced as 2013 Boat of the Year! Sailing World magazine announced the winners of its annual Boat of the Year awards, the most anticipated awards in the sailboat-building industry. Topping this year’s field of winners as the Boat of the Year is the J/70 from J/Boats and CCF Composites (Bristol, RI).


icknames North Point Yacht Sales calls it “The Speedster”-- “The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats’ first ramp-launchable keelboat. Key Yachting says it is the new “Baby J”-- “The J/70 is the new ‘Baby J’ which is kicking up quite a stir and generating tremendous enthusiasm for a next-generation slipway-launchable keelboat. Sailing Anarchy wonders if it is the next “Great Sporty”! -  11

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The Community

of ONE Design Sailing by Craig Leweck, Editor of Sailing Scuttlebutt

The best part about one design sailing is the opportunity. The sailors come from all walks of life. Private schools or public schools. Self-employed or unemployed. It doesn’t matter who your family is or what kind of car you drive. Out on the water, when the Warning Signal is raised, all the boats have an equal chance on that start line. But the strengths of one design sailing can also be its weakness. Class rules control the equipment and manage the costs to promote close racing. Information on how best to prepare the boat is readily available. When the race has begun, the only glaring variable is the sailors. There is one truth that resides in all one design classes: not everyone will win a prize. At the end of the regatta, the sun will only shine on a few, and it can get kind of cold in the shade. There needs to be more reasons for people to participate than the pursuit of a pickle dish. People may choose one design sailing for the convenience,

the simplicity. Or people may choose one design sailing for the honest test of their ability. But what ultimately keeps people engaged is the community of one design sailing. I often say the racing we do only keeps us busy between the parties. While the prominent championships require a sharp focus on the competition, the majority of our racing needs more balance. There needs to be more to a regatta than just the racing. The community of one design sailing should be every class’ strength. Different classes attract different segments, but the commonality of the class is what connects its members. There are experiences that can be shared, that must be shared. Each class is its own fraternity, and each event is its reunion. As much as every team has an equal chance at a good start, not every team has an equal chance at a good finish. Some teams are just better. Better gear, better training, better genetics. That is the test we take on the water, but it is not a score we carry over onshore. To maintain the community of one design sailing, be concerned if the finishing order also reflects the social order. If top teams only hang out with top teams, then the community suffers. If there is a contingent that is only about the racing and nothing else, the community suffers. The 2013 BACARDI Sailing Weeks in Miami and Newport provide a unique reunion for each one design boat, attracting class members from wide range of sailing areas. Meet some new people, share your experiences, offer help where needed, and don’t forget to have a good time after the racing. You are a member of one design class, a fraternity. Embrace it!

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AMERICA’S CUP PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Cory Silken’s photography of sailboats which have competed for the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest continually contested sporting trophy.

History on the water The very first America’s Cup race wasn’t really named that. It was just a 53 mile race between one radically designed American schooner and 12 British boats around the Isle of Wight. The 100-foot America had a black hull, V bottom, two tall masts and a sharp bow. In modern terms, America did a “horizon job” on the fleet. Even Queen Victoria commented on it from her royal yacht as she witnessed America beating the 2nd place boat by 22 minutes. That is where the term “Your Majesty, there is no second” came from. The date was August 22, 1851. The America’s Cup trophy itself is a good size, 35 pounds, with an original height of 27 inches but it has since had its base extended twice. It is affectionately called the “Auld Mug” by the sailing community and it stands for a lot more than just a regatta trophy. Over the years, through all of the different boats which have competed in this event, the importance of improved sailboat design and innovations has moved the entire industry. The “Deed of Gift” mandates that whichever club or nation who wins the Cup has the right to make the rules…including the type and size of boat to be sailed. These yachts, while not identical, are all designed to a particular formula, so as to make the boats involved in a competition roughly comparable, while still giving individuals the freedom to experiment with the details of their designs making it a unique contest. Who can ever forget the “winged keel” controversy of 1983? From the America and comparable schooners and to the 130 foot long J-Class sloops to the 12-Metres ranging from 65-75 feet to the 82 foot long IACC (International America’s Cup Class) and to today’s catamarans (72.2 feet long, 45.9 maximum beam and masts at a maximum of 131.2 feet with a powered by a towering wing sail), sailboats have certainly changed. These new America’s Cup 34 sailboats will soon be blasting their way across San Francisco Bay at top speeds in excess of twice the wind speed. The America’s Cup will continue to be the oldest active trophy in international sports. For more information, go to

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his lively style into imagery. There is a reason that his Bacardi Sailing Week Exhibit in 2010 was titled Color of Wind. With his camera, Cory Silken is able to translate the motion, passion and power of sailing into a photograph...clearly capturing the color of wind on the sails.

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Cory has a broad photographic background which gives him an excellent creative palette to approach new photographic assignments from a unique perspective. Whether photographing from a chase boat or helicopter, Silken infuses


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Cory studied Environmental Science and Economics at Boston University. He now travels throughout the world for personal work and assignments, and his sailing photographs are published worldwide. In 2012, he opened the Cory Silken Photography Gallery, located at 518 Thames St., in Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.


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n avid outdoor explorer, Cory Silken’s main photographic and outdoor interest lies in sailing. He has crewed aboard the classic America’s Cup 12 Metre Class fleet in Newport, Rhode Island and is a champion Herreshoff S Class sailor. Cory now combines his passion for photography and love of sailing to document and preserve the grace of classic yachts, and convey the real thrill of sailboat racing. He is world renowned for his ability to fuse serenity with adventure in the inspiring scenes he captures. Cory’s awardwinning fine art racing images are never posed or set up; rather, they are special images, each a unique vantage point which portrays the dynamic range of light and life on the water.

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Champions on the Breeze exhibit is complemented by images of Minneapolis, MN photographer JH Peterson - and line drawing artist Will Sofrin The Cory Silken Photography Gallery is located at 518 Thames St. (lower Thames) in Newport, a block north of Zelda’s and Scales and Shells, or you can visit them online at



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THE SIR THOMAS LIPTON ERA Scottish businessman Sir Thomas Lipton became the financial backer for the Royal Ulster Yacht Club’s 1899 challenge. William Fife was chosen to design the challenging yacht because of past success in American waters. The yachts increased yet again in size, and this time Herreshoff fitted a telescopic steel mast to his defender Columbia, but his largest contribution was to recruit Scottish-American skipper Charlie Barr. The latter had helmed Fife designs in Yankee waters before, and he had shown perfect coordination with his handpicked Scandinavian crew. Barr successfully helmed Columbia to victory. Sir Lipton challenged five times from 1899 to 1930 and never won, but his fair play provided unprecedented popular appeal to the sport and to his tea brand. Lipton’s final challenge in 1930 was the first in the new J-Class boats, the beauty of which is still appreciated today with the rebuild or construction of eleven magnificent J-Class yachts: JK3 1930 Shamrock V - Restored Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton’s fifth and last America’s Cup challenge. Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have been built in wood.

Sir. Thomas Lipton

JK7 1933 Velsheda - Restored Designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933 for Mr W.L. Stephenson, Owner of Woolworth chain of shops, she was built in 1933 at Gosport. She was Nicholson’s second design for a J Class and Stephenson’s second big yacht. Velsheda was named after Stephenson’s three daughters, Velma, Sheila and Daphne. JK4 1934 Endeavour - Restored Endeavour, a 130-foot J Class sloop, was commissioned by Sir T.O.M. Sopwith and built by Camper & Nicholson at Gosport England to challenge for the America’s Cup in 1934. Having prepared his campaign in Shamrock V, Sopwith was keen to ensure that this yacht was the most advanced design possible. Elizabeth Meyers and the Royal Huisman shipyard completed a massive five-year restoration of Endeavour in 1984.

Columbia & Shamrock, 1899

J5 Ranger - Replica Referred to as the ‘Super J’ since her defense of the America’s Cup against Endeavour II. Ranger team of designers, naval architects and industry specialists has designed a yacht that recreates the look and feel of the existing J class yachts Shamrock V, Endeavour and Velsheda.

JK6 Hanuman (Endeavour II) - Replica Back in 1937 the original Endeavour II was built in steel at the Nicholson’s Yard and designed by Charles Nicholson. Endeavour II was built to battle the J’s in the America’s Cup Race that year, maximizing the waterline to 87ft she challenged Ranger but did not beat her. The new replica was redesigned by Dykstra & Partners and built by Royal Huisman. JH1 Lionheart - Replica Lionheart is one of the J Class designs made for the original Ranger syndicate by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens which was never built. Hoek Design has updated the design from the original plans to create a modern boat suitable for both contemporary racing and cruising. JH2 Rainbow - Replica Vanderbilt’s second J Class defender Rainbow successfully defeated Endeavour in the 1934 America’s Cup. The original boat was a Starling Burgess design built in the Herreshoff yard, and the newly launched replica was redesigned by Dykstra & Partners and built by Holland Jachtbouw. Other J Class yacht replicas under construction or in the planning phase are: JH7 Atlantis J1 Cheveyo J4 Enterprise JS1 Svea


If you’re in Newport this summer make sure to visit the Champions on the Breeze Art Exhibit which will be held at: • IYRS Restoration Hall 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI • July 8th to the 14th Open everyday from 12 pm - 7pm • Free Admission -  15






Sailing Conditions

OF MIAMI & NEWPORT by Zach Brown


iami, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island are at the top of a long list of favorite sailing venues in the world. The atmosphere, weather, and sailing conditions of these two sailing meccas combine for an unbeatable regatta experience. Grab your suitcase and throw in some business casual clothes for the night life, flip flops for the weather, and some UV protected long sleeve sailing shirts to handle the sun and wind. Here we go! If you are sailing in Miami, you will most likely launch out of yacht club row in Coconut Grove. Coral Reef Yacht Club, its two neighboring clubs, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, and the US Sailing Center are lined up on Biscayne Bay’s northwest shoreline protected by mangroves and shallow water. Be sure to respect the channel markers on your way in and out of the harbor because it gets shallow. Biscayne Bay provides ideal sailing conditions in March that will challenge even the most elite sailors. Count on the famous Biscayne Bay chop derived from twelve to fifteen feet of water

depth to test your boat speed ability. Because the tides are only three feet, current isn’t too much of a factor unless you are sailing near a passage to the Ocean or the North. The wind shifts and velocity changes are tough to predict, but keeping an eye on the moving clouds overhead and over the Gulf Stream will give you a hint. A good wind forecast can be found online at the Miami Flats location of WindGuru. Known as the home to the America’s Cup venue for over fifty years, Newport is truly a sailing town. It was just picked the only U.S. stopover of sailing’s around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in 2015. As you dodge the hundreds of moored boats on your way out of Brenton Cove, home of Sail Newport, you may experience a wave of nostalgia when you pass the classic 12-Metre yachts like Courageous and Freedom on your left near Fort Adams. Newport’s Narragansett Bay is famous for its tricky current which comes from the vast quantity of water that moves through only two narrow passages. Newport local and J24 World Champ John Mollicone suggests that a chart

should be looked at prior to racing as water can be over 100 feet in the deepest channels and under the Pell Newport Bridge. Wind strength and direction are typically dictated by the land and water temperature differential as well as the tides. There may also be frontal passages that can affect the wind. July is a great month for a steady sea breeze from southwest but you often wait until the late morning for the breeze to fill in. Enjoy your time on and off the water in two of the world’s greatest sailing locations!

Zach Brown The author Zach Brown is teamed up with Fred Strammer pursuing Olympic Gold in 2016 in the 49er class. With a win at Miami’s 2013 World Cup, Zach and Fred are the top US 49er team. To learn more about these Olympic hopefuls, check out their website at -  19

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Organizing Authority and Host Site: BACARDI Sailing Week Representatives: RACE OFFICERS & CIRCLE LINE-UP Division 1: Swan 42, J105, Farr 30, J80, Etchells

Sail Newport Gabriele Pedone Sara Zanobini Mark Pincus

Division 2: J24, J70, Viper, 505, Star

PRO Mike Levesque

Division 3: Vanguard 15, Laser Full Rig, Laser Radial, Sunfish, Byte CII

Division 4: VX One, F18, 49er, 49er FX, ACat

Division 5: 12 Metre

PRO Peter Reggio

PRO Dr. Robin Wallace

tion to all the people that have helped us create this extraordinary event. Without the work of so many unseen but fundamental players we couldn’t have achieved such incredible results. Among these numerous individual we would like to acknowledge our Sponsors, race officers, the Race Committee, the jury, the scoring team, the shore side staff, the volunteers, the US Coast Guard and all the supporting organizations. Thank you to our sailing community and the following yacht clubs for being an integral part of our team: Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Coaster’s Harbor Navy Yacht Club and Barrington Yacht Club. A special thank you to the City of Newport and to its Mayor Henry


F. Winthrop for welcoming us to City-by-the Sea. PRO Leo Berendes

PRO Peter Gerard

* Provisional List, see Sailing Instructions for final line-up






SAFETY There are three main goals for the Newport Regatta ®: 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 our organizers. Please review Rule 4, DECISION TO RACE.


The Narragansett Bay waters and the surrounding area are part of an amazing ecosystem. We kindly ask all the participants of the Newport Regatta® event to take particular care in keeping the property and the surrounding are in order. Sail Newport is located at Fort Adams State Park at the invitation of the State of RI. We ask that you use the Sailing Center respectfully both to the park and to other users of the public area. The park is a carry-in, carry-out area in order to keep Fort Adams the remarkable beautiful facility that it is. Welcome and enjoy Newport!


We would like to take a moment to give special thanks and recogni-



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Bacardi Newport Sailing Week Monday July 8 through Sunday July 14


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Do you really think you like to go places because of your sailing passion? Think again! Everyone’s thought as we hit the docks is a cold and refreshing drink (Bacardi of course) and make plans for an enjoyable dinner. Miami is known for its International cuisine and if you want to make plans outside Coconut Grove and away from the “movida” of Miami Beach we would like to suggest an upcoming area just behind Brickell Avenue. You can have a cocktail before or after dinner (the choice may influence your racing the next morning) at Blue Martini at Brickell Bay Village and then dine at upscale Toscana Divino or at Pizzeria Piola. In Newport we like to stop by at Anthony’s Sea Food, a casual family restaurant and market. We found them few years ago just because they are located in Midlletown, R.I. close to our storage facility and we end up there every year. Another popular stop is the more central The Mooring, an upscale waterfront popular sailor hang out where Bacardi drinks are always featured.









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Contemporary Italian At Toscana Divino everyone is passionate about good food, wine and Tuscan lifestyle! The restaurant features an authentic Italian menu, presenting both the most contemporary and traditional Tuscan and Italian cuisine, including the world-famous Fiorentina steak. But the main reason why we go there is to enjoy Pici Senesi, fresh Pici pasta with braised duck and tomato ragout topped with pecorino cheese. Choose a table in the courtyard and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Brickell Bay Village and the astonishing view of Miami’s skyline.

If you’re looking for a nice, relaxing and easygoing place on America’s Cup Ave., there is no better choice then the Smoke House Café. You can expect a nice atmosphere, attentive staff, good food and excellent drinks. I also love the openness; the way the restaurant was designed is very clever. I suggest you try the Barbecue Combo Platter with an extra side of braised greens. The ribs, pulled pork and sausage are excellent and the greens delicious. Oh, did I mention it’s located in a perfect spot for people watching?

Their website says that the “The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar elevates the Newport seafood tradition to a new level, providing a casual elegance while maintaining all of its relaxed Newport charm,” and we can’t agree more. The menu combines unique and distinctive flavors that fuse with specially selected ingredients on top of a great service. We love the Atlantic Salmon with a fresh selection of vegetables and the Sole Francaise served with jasmine rice, tomato dill puree, lemon beurre blanc and capers.

A world-class steakhouse with an award-winning wine list offers harborside dining on the docks of downtown Newport. Inside, guests enjoy the easy elegance of an upscale dining experience; outside, our summertime bar, Portside, delivers refreshing cocktails, casual fare, and all of the action of Newport in season.The restaurant’s goal is to present the highest quality culinary experience and to infuse a creative, thoughtful and responsible approach in preparing the dishes for you. -  23 25

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BACARDI | Drinks

Did you know…

Following an article on military life in The Saturday Evening Post, the Navy sailors’ term for leisure time on board ship “Happy Hour,” enters civilian use as the popular name for after work imbibing.

The Mojito Believe it or not, 16th century hipsters drank cocktails too. It may not have looked like a cocktail, but the forerunner to the Mojito was invented way back in 1586. Called ‘The Draque’, it was named after an English Privateer known as Drake, and made with rough-as-old-boots Aguardiente, the only rum they could get their hands on at the time. Fortunately, by the late 1800s, thanks to Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, the founder of BACARDI®, rum had found its mojo. ‘The Draque’ turned into the far more enchanting Mojito, which means “little spell” in Creole.


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Ultimate Cuba Libre & Cola MAKE ONE

2 parts Bacardi Superior 12 fresh mint leaves 3/5 part bar sugar or simple syrup (Equal parts sugar and water) 1/2 lime cut into wedges Club soda 1 spring fresh mint for garnish In a highball glass, muddle 12 mint leaves and lime wedges. Add simple syrup or sugar and top with ice. Add Bacardi Superior and top with club soda. Stir gently to combine and serve with a spring of mint for garnish and a straw.

In 1900, a group of American soldiers gathered at the American Bar on Neptuno Street in Havana combine Bacardi Carta de Oro with an exotic new Cola beverage . The ultimate Cuba Libre, or Bacardi Eight and Cola as it’s known among the Bacardi Cup sailors, is a more modern variation of the popular drink.


2 parts Bacardi 8 4 parts Cola 1 lime wedge Fill a highball glass with ice. Add Bacardi 8, followed by Cola and garnish with a wedge of lime and a straw.

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