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Gabriele Pedone Franco M. Pedone
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Jose J. Seijo STUDIOMILANO
Contributing Authors: Gabriele Pedone
Franco M. Pedone
Star, Melges and
02 OFFICIAL SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS 04 BACARDI CUP HISTORY & HERITAGE
Cont. Photographers: Cory Silken
07 TROFEO BACARDI
08 BACARDI SAILING WEEK PRESENTED BY EFG BANK
Special Thanks to: Eddie Cutillas & Bacardi U.S.A., Marc D. Sarnoff and Staff, Regatta Chair Mark Pincus, Dan Weikel and Alexis Hill of Insignia, Bill Allen and the Star Class, Justin Scott and the Viper 640 Class, Andy Burdick and the Melges Classes, Stu Johnstone and the J/24 Class, Kim Cooper and Sail Newport. Printed by:
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10 STAR CLASS OVERVIEW 12 MELGES 20 & 24 CLASSES OVERVIEW 14 VIPER 640 CLASS OVERVIEW 18 J/24
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20 ART EXHIBITS FRANCO PACE, STEPHEN GAMSON
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AND THE INAUGURAL NEWPORT SAILING WEEK
& 100 YEARS OF STAR BOATS
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23 THE HOSTS MIAMI REGATTA 24 NEWPORT SAILING WEEK REGATTA INFORMATION 25 THE HOST
27 STAR Cory Silken
RACE COURSE MAPS
29 VIPER, J/24, MELGES 20 & 24 RACE COURSE MAPS 32 GO GREEN AUTO RALLY
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DRIVE GREEN BECAUSE YOU CAN
Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you to Miami for the 84th Annual BACARDI Cup Star Class Regatta now part of BACARDI 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 Sailing Week regattas memorable events 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, Shake-A-Leg, Sail Newport and 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 Sailing Week. Welcome and enjoy your time with us. Salud,
Jose “Tito” Argamasilla Bacardi
A word from the Chairman Along with Regatta Chair Mark Pincus, the judges and everyone involved, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 84th running of the iconic and celebrated Bacardi Cup, to the 2nd BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and to the inaugural BACARDI Newport Sailing Week. In addition, it is my delight to welcome EFG Bank as our presenting sponsor for both events now known as BACARDI Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank. If you have a chance, please take the time to thank all our sponsors for supporting our beloved sport. In 2010, we introduced a new format keeping true to the tradition and camaraderie of the Bacardi Cup. The Star Class competitors welcomed to the beautiful turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay the Audi Melges 20, the Melges 24, the Viper 640 and the J/24’s, which have all being invited back again to Miami and to the Inaugural Newport regatta. Be sure to take advantage of our social area and events that we have organized with the much appreciated support of our hosts. I truly hope that you will also enjoy the art exhibit featuring noteworthy sailing photographer Franco Pace and Miami artist Stephen Gamson for the Miami event and Cory Silken’s Color of Wind for the Newport regatta. We will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Star boat in several different ways. Whether you come as a competitor or as a spectator, your crew, your friends, and your family will find that our events and hospitality are a big part of what makes BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank such a memorable experience!
Gabriele Pedone – Event Chair
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OFFICIAL SPONSORS 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. With a network spanning 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America, it has some 2,400 employees (including 670 Client Relationship Officers). A publicly-listed company, it has a long-term rating of A (Fitch) and A3 (Moody’s). EFG International has a strong commitment to sailing, and in recent years has been busy supporting the sport around the world. Most recently, EFG signed an agreement to be the Presenting Sponsor of BACARDI Sailing Week for both the Miami and Newport, RI events. EFG International - practitioners of the craft of private banking. WWW.EFGINTERNATIONAL.COM WWW.EFGSAILING.COM
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.MiamiSailingWeek.com & www.NewportSailingWeek.com
Barton and Gray is a one-of-a-kind mariners club. Our club offers access to a fleet of captained Hinckley yachts all without the hassles of ownership. We provide both individual and corporate memberships that range from several outings to unlimited outings per year, from 10 highly desirable ports of choice along the east coast. We cater to novice and experienced boaters who prefer a day out on the water without the “work.” Our fleet currently consists of 36’ Hinckley Picnic Boats, which are ideal for small groups and a day of relaxing, swimming, entertaining and much more. The boats are meticulously maintained, and the amenities are top-ofthe-line, both above and below deck.
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 .
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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 WWW.WESTMARINE.COM
Miami was officially incorporated as a city in 1896 with a population of just over 300 inhabitants. Over the last decade, Miami has become one of the most important financial centers in the United States. It is a major center of commerce, finance, and boasts a strong international business community. This city is rapidly transforming into one of the world’s top desirable locations where individuals can boats unmatchable living standards and quality of life. The strategic geographical position of the city of Miami has contributed to its demographic expansion. The strong immigration from South America and the rest of the world has contributed to rendering this city renowned for its diverse mixture of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Each year the city of Miami hosts over 20,000 sailors who compete on beautiful Biscayne Bay. The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County are dedicated to serving this numerous community which have made this area their sailing winter “retreat”. WWWW.MIAMIGOV.COM WWWW.MIAMIDADE.GOV
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, California, 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. For more information, please visit www.insignia-bp.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.
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BACARDI CUP HISTORY & HERITAGE With its incredible history, the Bacardi Cup means so much to so many people. Sailors travel from all over the world to participate in this celebrated regatta. A combination of tradition, companionship, gorgeous weather and the pleasure that comes from being among friendly spirits, draws sailors to participate in this fine week of racing, which offers one of the most incredible races available anywhere. The Trofeo BACARDI began in Havana, Cuba in 1927 where it was first sailed as part of the Mid-Winter Championship. Back then, the regatta was known as the “Cup of Cuba”: a three-day race event which fielded less than ten sailing boats at its inception. The reputation of the regatta grew favorably until political instability forced BACARDI to leave Cuba in 1957. Since its relocation in 1962 from Havana, the Bacardi Cup has been hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Miami, FL. The transition was planned by
Miami native James “Ding” Schoonmaker, a former World Champion and seven-time BACARDI Cup winner, and by 1969 Bacardi Cup winner Frank Zagarino. Today, we can be grateful for the passion and involvement these two individuals played helping this great tradition to live on.
and sailing fans strong and unforgettable emotions. There are few emblematic dates which mark the remarkable path of the Bacardi cup: In 2004, the Portuguese team of Afonso Domingos and Bernardo Santos was the first European to win this prestigious sailing regatta. They won again in 2008.
Today, in its 84th year, the Bacardi Cup boasts more than 200 participants from twenty-three different countries drawing the attention of an incredible international audience. This has become one of the most popular events in the world of sailing. The Cup remains one of the few sporting events in which weekend enthusiasts have the opportunity to compete head on with Olympic and World Champion athletes like in 2001, when ten of the aforementioned were in attendance.
In 2005, the “Tito” Cup, named after Jose “Tito” Argamasilla Bacardi - the great grandson of the founder, was introduced by the Coral Reef Yacht Club to congratulate the BACARDI Cup winning crew. Mark Strube was the first sailor to accept the award. 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.
Over the years, long after the Bacardi Cup settled in beautiful Biscayne Bay, the event has continued to provide spectators
WINNERS ROSTER 1927–2010
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
In 2007, teams from China and Croatia competed in the BACARDI Cup for the first time. In 2008, Hungarian and Russian teams were on the start line for the first time joining teams from 24 other countries. In 2010, the Bacardi Cup became the featured event for the inaugural BACARDI Miami Sailing Week; a weeklong event opened to the Viper 640, Melges 20, Melges 24, and J/24 classes. While the Bacardi Cup format and traditions have not changed, the new format gave other sailors the opportunity to sail alongside the only Cuban-born sporting event to survive in the United States and still under patronage of Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
WWW.BACARDICUP.COM © 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
Rick Merriman/ Phil Trinter
John Dane Hamish Pepper Afonso Domingos Peter Bromby
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TROFEO BACARDI AND THE INAUGURAL NEWPORT SAILING WEEK
IF MIAMI IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE WINTER SAILING CAPITAL, WHAT BETTER PLACE THAN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND TO ADD A SECOND BACARDI SAILING WEEK EVENT PRESENTED BY EFG BANK! NEWPORT IS A CONTEMPORARY CITY WITH TREMENDOUS SAILING HERITAGE AND CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE WORLD’S SAILING CAPITAL.
Riding on the success of its Miami counterpart, Newport Sailing Week - that will begin on Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday June 26th, will be a regatta not to be missed for many years to come! Featuring the same world-class performance boats seen in Miami, the event on water activities will be managed by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s premier sailing site with award winning instructional programs and flawless race management skillfully coordinated by Brad Read and Kim Cooper. Located at picturesque Fort Adams State Park, Sail Newport offers easy access to Narragansett Bay, a great facility with a spectacular view of downtown Newport and of the New York Yacht Club. Sailors will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a town that looks forward to the upcoming summer season and to the vitality of Sail Newport where cars and trailers are parked on the surrounding lawns and sailors are busy rigging their boats. Because many of the world’s best sailors of the past and from the present day have been involved with the Star boats for the past 100 years, Newport was a clear choice for both Star Class President Bill Allen and for Bacardi when it was decided to expand the program. “The Star Class does not have deep roots with Newport and it was time for us correct this,” says Bill Allen. “Our relationship with Bacardi dates back to 1927 when we first ran the Bacardi Cup in Havana, Cuba and it’s going strong 84 years later. On our 100th anniversary I’m proud to start a new tradition and reinstate the Trofeo Bacardi, an award that can trace its roots back to the 1920’s.” Although the Melges boats have a more recent history, Melges is nowadays one of the most reputable and respected names in the sailing industry. The Melges 24, designed by Reichel-Pugh, is a phenomenal product that sold well over 800 vessels world-
wide since its launch 18 years ago. In 2008, the Melges 20 was launched and it was an instantaneous hit both in the US and Europe. Newport is a familiar territory for the Class that supports participation to different events; this year the Melges 32 will be at Block Island Race Week and the M20 and M24 at BACARDI Newport Sailing Week. For the Viper 640 Class BNSW will be the second leg of the EFG BANK Pan-American Championship that will host, on the same weekend, an East Coast-West Coast double-header. The Marblehead, MA fleet is responsible for the Class renaissance when, in 2005, the Class Association was reformed during a now historic meeting. Since then many more fleets developed in the US and Internationally making Viper sailing one of the fast growing class. With many boats scattered throughout New England, we expect a robust participation to the inaugural BNSW Presented by EFG Bank. J/Boats and Newport are synonymous with sailing and this is not because the boat builder is headquartered Newport, but because both are steeped in proud maritime history and tradition. Sail Newport is home for J/24 fleet 50, which is one of the most active and passionate in the Nation; from May to September, 30 or more boats race every Thursday and if you’re looking to catch a ride, just show up and you will not be disappointed. Rest assured that J/24 sailors throughout the New England will be at the starting line under the majestic Newport Bridge. The countdown has begun for June’s most anticipated sailing regatta in the northeast, a four-day experience that gathers sailing communities together in a fun-filled events with regattas, awards ceremonies, parties and an impressive art exhibit by renowned sailing photographer Cory Silken. Details are available online at www.NewportSailingWeek.com
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SAILING WEEK REGATTAS PRESENTED BY EFG BANK
IN 2010 STUDIOMILANO LAUNCHED THE INAUGURAL BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK, A NEW MULTI-CLASS FORMAT BUILT AROUND THE BACARDI CUP, A STAR CLASS TRADITION WHICH CONTINUES TO BE THE FOUNDATION FOR BACARDI SAILING WEEK REGATTAS.
Both events will be fun and entertaining for participants, family, and friends. Sailing is of course the main component of our events and remains our main priority in offering the best race committees, judges and scoring members, but BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank is also about hospitality and camaraderie among sailors. Following an exhilarating day on the water, what could be better than visiting the BACARDI village, a pleasant, welcoming environment where participants can relax and get a taste of what the Miami and Newport lifestyle are all about? The hospitality village has been carefully thought out with this particular objective in mind. Participants are also invited to join the event’s social activities and take full advantage of the local flair. BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank is also synonymous with art, particularly with how it relates to the sport of sailing. Keeping this in mind, we are pleased to offer our guests several thrilling artistic expressions made available through the eyes of some of the world’s best artists. BACARDI Miami Sailing Week is returning to Coconut Grove and the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay for the 84th edition of the BACARDI Cup and the 2nd BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. The Star Class, in its 100th Anniversary, will be registering on Sunday, March 6th with racing beginning on Monday. The Viper 640, along with the Melges 20, Melges 24 and the J/24 classes will join the competition on Thursday, March 10th. This year, the daily winners will be awarded at the end of each day with the awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 12th. This edition of the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank was made possible only with the help of a number of local organizations and individuals. A special thanks to Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne
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Bay Yacht Club and Coconut Grove Sailing Club; the U.S. Sailing Center and Shake-A-Leg Miami, who also support to the event. Racing is held on three separate courses approximately two miles out on Biscayne Bay. The inaugural BACARDI Newport Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank event will be taking place in the sailing capital of the world from Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th on the sapphire waters of Nagarransett Bay. The three-day event will feature the same racing classes as BACARDI Miami Sailing Week with registration and a welcome cocktail reception scheduled on the opening day. Three days of racing will provide excitement and close competition for this new tradition set in one of the most celebrated regions of sailing in the world: New England. Racing will be managed by the skilled race committee that Sail Newport will be coordinating under the extremely capable wings of Brad Read and Kim Cooper. In Miami, we will present a unique art exhibit that will elicit a broad patina of emotions. The landmark centennial of the Star Class inspired us to present a historical exposé of sailing now and then. Guests will also have the opportunity to be taken away on a very special artistic journey, sailing through the eyes of world renowned sailing photographer Franco Pace. A remarkable experience in itself, BACARDI Miami Sailing Week is honored to display 40 of Pace’s best photos coming directly from his exhibit debuting last year in Trieste, Italy, where over 35,000 visitors attended “The Sails of Franco Pace” art show. Last but certainly not least, we are honored to welcome Miami-based Pop Artist Stephen Gamson as our third exhibit guest. Gamson also designed the official BACARDI Sailing Week poster that will be included in each participant’s bag.
A WORD FROM THE CITY OF MIAMI Dear Sailors and Friends, On behalf of our Mayor and my fellow City Commissioners, I would like to welcome you to the 2011 BACARDI Miami Sailing Week featuring the Bacardi Cup. We are honored to be hosting the greatest sailors in the world for this outstanding event. The regatta has a long tradition stretching back to 1927, when it began in Cuba and 49 years ago moved to Miami. During that time, BACARDI’s continued patronage and involvement has made the regatta bigger and better than ever. In conjunction with the City of Miami, the regatta is also presenting the “Go Green Auto Rally” a program that raisse awareness about environmental issues; a perfect match with the sport of sailing. The surrounding area of Coconut Grove offers the highest level of hospitality including the finest hotels, restaurants, and shops; we sincerely hope you will take advantage of our warm hospitality. We are proud of our association with BACARDI and the incredible impact BACARDI Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank will have on our local economy, for this we thank you for coming. Welcome to the City of Miami and the 2011 BACARDI Miami Sailing Week. Sail fast, Sail safe, and Sail the Grove! Yours very truly,
Marc D. Sarnoff Commissioner – District 2
A WORD FROM THE CITY OF NEWPORT Dear Sailors and Friends, On behalf of the City of Newport, I would like to welcome you to Newport, The Sailing Capital of the World. While you are here sailing in the event, I hope you enjoy what Newport is famous for – a spectacular harbor and world-class sailing venue. No other area has hosted more yachting events than Newport. The City-by-the Sea has been the home and sailing waters of such sailing luminaries as Harold “Mike” Vanderbilt, Sir Thomas Lipton, Rod Stephens, Ted Hood, Ted Turner, Gary Jobson, Dennis Conner and Olin Stephens. Thousands of world-class sailing events have been held in Newport where the 2011 BACARDI Newport Sailing Week Regatta will take place. We are honored to be chosen as the Northern location for the expansion of the Bacardi Racing Series with its longstanding history of success. Please enjoy racing on magnificent Narragansett Bay and the hospitality of Newport with our fine restaurants, hotel, taverns, shops and attractions. Sail safe and best of luck. Sincerely,
Stephen C. Waluk Mayor
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STAR CLASS CREW
MAIN & JIB AREA
285 sq ft
221 sq ft
65 sq ft
JIB / GENOA AREA
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The story of the Star Class dates back a century ago to the winter of 1910, where the first thirty-three boats were being built at the boat works of Isaac E. Smith, located in Port Washington while Richard T. Green & Co. of Chelsea, Massachusetts was also busy at work making their own. Now, a centennial in the making, Star boats continue to be built. 2011 marks the 100th year of existence for the venerable Star Class Racing Yacht. The Star is the oldest one-design boat still racing internationally. Originally designed in 1911, the Star first raced on Long Island Sound and currently is sailed by more than 2000 sailors in over 35 countries throughout the world. As an Olympic event since 1932, the Star has always attracted the very best sailors from a variety of different classes. A list of champions is a treatise in the history of sailing, with all the sport’s greatest athletes mentioned. The Star is also famously unique for the camaraderie it builds amongst the sailors and the friendly competition it encourages.
The timeless design makes it an incredible boat to sail. With a sleek hull, powerful mainsail and flexible mast, the Star is open to many tuning possibilities making it extremely challenging vessel to master. The original design has been modified over the years. Wooden boats and hulls were replaced in the 1960’s by fiberglass hulls and high tech aluminum spars. The flexibility of the rig allows for extensive tuning adjustments for speed in any weather condition. It offers a large, powerful sail plan, combined with a sleek hull and light weight, which propel the boat in the faintest of airs. The flexible spar of the Star 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. The keel remains cast iron and is forty percent of the Star’s 1,476 pound overall weight. Lines of high tech fibers are used throughout the boat to keep the rigging light and strong. Hardware is low friction with cascading purchase systems making critical adjustments easy. The Star has an incredible international reach with over 170 fleets and thousands of sailors. The ISCYRA truly is international, with class officers at different 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 Central Office. 2011 is a very special year for the Star Class. In addition to the regular schedule of championships held throughout the world, this 100th anniversary milestone will be celebrated at two very special centennial events. The U.S. event will be held in Larchmont, New York, one of the original venues for Star sailing, September 14th – 18th. The European event will be held in St. Tropez, France, October 4th – 9th. These regattas will be a chance for Star sailors to celebrate both on and off the water. Racing for old wooden boats as well
as the modern boats will be featured. A gala social event will highlight the weekend, with champions from all eras. Bill Allen, Star Class President, knows the Star remains on the edge of competitive sailing, “The Star class has undergone significant evolutions over the past 100 years. Wooden boats and masts have been replaced by epoxy and aluminum. The result is a very athletic boat that attracts the top sailors from all over the world. In fact, the Rolex Sailor of the Year award has been won 6 out of the last 12 years by Star Sailors.” The Bacardi Cup has been a major event on the Star Class calendar since 1927. The Bacardi Trophy, put up by the late rum-distilling Facundo Bacardi in 1926, was originally sailed in conjunction with the Mid Winter Championships in Habana, Cuba. Skippers who placed 1st or 2nd in his fleet championship qualified for the Mid Winter Championship. The Bacardi Cup was for everyone else wanting to get away during the winter. The first series in 1926 was an International team race USA vs. Cuba; won by the USA team 39 points to 15 points. By 1927, the Bacardi Cup had become a fleet race. Racing continued on the Gulf of Mexico until 1957. In 1962, the Cup was moved to Biscayne Bay and Coral Reef Yacht Club where it
remains today. The Bacardi family has been a driving force in keeping this event alive. The Bacardi Cup continues to attract Star sailors from all over the World and remains the premier Mid Winter event for the Class. Winning a major regatta like the Bacardi Cup is a stepping stone into the world of top level and professional sailing. The Star team has only two sailors and both have to be skilled in all the aspects of sailing. Preparation, rig tuning, sail set up, boat handling, predicting changes in the wind, and tactical prowess are critical to success in the Star; it is a great platform to hone these skills. The Star Class, after the 1996 Olympic Games, adopted a crew weight limit for its Championships. This evolution created the age of the physically fit Star sailor. The top crews now spend extra hours at the gym. The ability to “muscle” the boat around is a major advantage especially in heavy winds. These benefits are not only seen on the water, but after the race at the Bacardi Party, the crews now are a sight to see! The Star Class has been honored to be part of the Bacardi Cup for 84 years and proud to be part of the BACARDI Sailing Week program. For more information please visit WWW.STARCLASS.ORG
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MELGES 20 & 24 CLASSES CREW
172 sq ft
88 sq ft
20’ 7’ 992 lbs. 4’ 6” 26’ 5”
MELGES BOAT WORKS, INC. was founded by Harry C. Melges, Sr. in 1945. Be 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. Melges is one of the most reputable, recognized and respected family names in the sailing industry. The devotion, generosity, perseverance and passion that surrounds the name is 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 sailing and gained an impressive collection of championship titles and Olympic Medals, most notably an America’s Cup victory in 1992.
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264 sq ft
126 sq ft
24’ 8’ 2”” 1783 lbs.
670 sq ft
Success for Melges was at an all time high. The America’s Cup donned a high-tech look and a high-performance attitude. In a boat designed in party by Reichel-Pugh, Buddy Melges captured the America’s Cup title alongside Bill Koch. Still to this day, their campaign symbolized the last successful defense of the Cup by an American team. Shortly after, the Melges 24 was introduced and 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 as the driving force behind the Melges 24 project. Its success is evident with almost 850 boats sailing worldwide. It is commonplace at World Championships to find over 100 boats on the start line. 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, the Melges company maintains a course of progress that includes innovation and 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 at the time of purchase. Owning a Melges is a special experience that is why Melges thrives on repeat customers. Five-star customer service backed with integrity and dependability complete Melges’ ‘Just Add Water’ approach. 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, the Melges company maintains a course of progress that includes innovation and 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 at the time of purchase. Owning a Melges is a special experience that is why Melges thrives on repeat customers. Five-star customer service backed with integrity and dependability complete Melges’ ‘Just Add Water’ approach.
The latest addition to the Melges family of performance products is the famed Audi Melges 20. The docks clammered for a smaller ‘Melges Style’ keelboat that could be sailed with as few as three people. This amazing 20-foot sailboat with a big wide open cockpit providing lots of room also put forth the perfect playground for youth and female sailors. It is a simple-tosail boat. Anyone can sail an Audi Melges 20! Simply tow it behind any vehicle to a Melges event and go full out. Voted 2009 Sailing World Magazine’s One Design Boat of the Year – The Audi Melges 20 enjoyed instant success in the USA and Europe. Even though it is still in its early years, it promises to be as successful as the
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.
The Audi Melges 20 has enjoyed another year of the Miami Winter Series, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club witnessing significant fleet growth and event participation levels. This relationship promises to be strong for years to come allowing people to travel south in the winter and race on Biscayne Bay during the winter. A complete line-up of events are scheduled for 2011, including a Nationals in Newport and Gold Cup, December 2011. Internationally sponsored by Audi, this is one of the most exciting and fun Melges boats.
WWW.MELGES.COM WWW.MELGES20.COM WWW.MELGES24.COM
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VIPER 640 CLASS THE ONE-DESIGN SPORT BOAT
425 sq ft
252 sq ft
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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 150 boats in the fleet 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.
The Viper is light, fast, and has a clean, simple and effective layout. The entire boat weighs only 750lbs including a bulb keel that weighs 275 lbs. 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 rides downwind. It is designed to plane! 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 Pan 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.”
The Viper Class Association has a combination of regional and national regatta circuits supported by a strong foundation of club racing at the local fleet level. Regional circuits include a West Coast Circuit, an East Coast circuit, a Texas circuit, South East Circuit and a North East Circuit. The preeminent championship circuit for three person sport boats in North America is now the EFG Bank Pan American Viper Championships In 2010, 43 Vipers participated in the inaugural EFG Bank Pan American Championships. After 30 races spanning three premier regattas in Miami, Kingston, and New York, the series’ leaders were tied. Brad Boston (Canada) edged out Barry Parkin (Great Britain) in a tiebreaker to take the title. The EFG Bank Pan American Championships is an open international competition for Viper sailors and last year, it attracted competitors from Canada, Bermuda, the USA, Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the Turks and Caicos. We anticipate over 60 Vipers participating
in the 2011 series. 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. The unique aspects of “Vipernomics” enable sailors to receive a high tech race boat manufactured by one of the world’s premier builders delivered to Viper owners at a fraction of the cost of the typical business model. The Viper 640 Class Association supports over 200 enthusiastic Viper owners and crew. The stated mission of the Class Association is to provide a fast, exciting, fun, simple-to-sail, affordable, and 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
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/24 JCLASS CREW
MAIN & JIB AREA
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8’ 11”” 3100 lbs. 4 36’ 6” 263 sq ft
While the spirit of camaraderie and competition remains, few would dispute that the J/24 is still the same. Over the years the class grew into the world’s largest keelboat class with more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats worldwide. J/24 Class claims 150 active fleets and it is considered to be the “gold standard” for modern one-design keelboats around the world. The J/24 is created not only for one design-racing but also to fulfill the diverse needs of recreational sailors such as cruising and day sailing. It is build only by authorized manufactures in France, Italy, Argentina and the United States.
While some of the best J/24 sailors race with the latest models of the boat, a wellprepared 1977 model, built to the same shape and weight with rigid end-grained balsa core construction can still win the Class World Championship even after thousands miles on and off the water. Since the late 70’s J24’s have had a strong presence on all kind of waters including lakes where J/24 sailing is very popular. Many top sailor in the US and worldwide has done some time on a J/24 at some point in their sailing career. In 1962 Rodney Johnstone and wife Frannie lived in Stonnington, CT to raise five kids while Rod pursued a career as a yacht designer. His first day job was running a boat brokerage, and then came a job in which he was involved with the installation of components on nuclear submarines. While the marriage was fading, Rod started a sailing school. Afterwards he went to work selling display advertising for a sailing magazine: this is what apparently introduced him to the sailing industry. After few years he marries again moving to a new house with an ample garage and in the summer of 1975 Rodney Johnstone designed and built hull number 1. The main objective was to create “the fastest, largest boat in the confines of the garage”. Rod and the little Johnstones worked hard on the boat and after two months the outer shell was laid up. 29 months after the construction started, the now famous Ragtime was rolled out. The boat first race was one to remember as Ragtime finished half an hour ahead of second place without setting the spinnaker. What began as a garage project on a budget, soon became a profitable family business. By 1978 the Class was popular enough to hold the first one-design regatta in Key West: this is when things started taking off for real. With the first J/24 Mid-winters in 1978, 20 J/24’s raced against each other for the event that would officially launch the Class into its 20-year
path. That first season the J/24 won just about every race that was entered. Even better, the crew was hardly ever the same for each event and was primarily made up of family members and a few friends. At the end of that year sailors were asking Rod for a copy for their boat, and by partnering with brother Bob, JBoats was born. Orders came in quickly even before the first production was even launched; all of this thanks to the achievements of Ragtime. The Johnstone brothers never imagined creating anything this successful; but pictured success at some level, as optimism would come naturally to Rod, the designer and to Bob, the marketer. With time, the business expanded to Bob’s sons, Drake and Stuart, who became vice presidents along with Alain and Phil.
Today the J/24 remains a popular choice for new and experienced sailors. Both amateurs and Sailmakers gather to the J/24 because it offers great competition and camaraderie. With a major evolution in rules and regatta management behind it, the J/24 Class is rediscovering its roots. The International Class Association constantly engages with the preservation of this historical Class. Over the years BACARDI has sponsored various J/24 events and up to today it continues to contribute to safeguarding the J/24 tradition through BACARDI Sailing Week regattas.
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ART EXHIBITS AS PART OF THE REGATTA PROGRAM, BACARDI SAILING WEEK PRESENTED BY EFG BANK IS EXTREMELY PLEASED TO HOST TWO VERY WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED ARTISTS: ITALIAN SAILING PHOTOGRAPHER FRANCO PACE AND MIAMI’S OWN FAVORITE POP ARTIST STEPHEN GAMSON. IN ADDITION, THE ART EXHIBIT WILL FEATURE A COLLECTION OF INFORMATION, ARTIFACTS AND PHOTOS OF THE STAR BOAT THAT IN 2011 CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY. IN NEWPORT, WE WILL PRESENT THE SOLO “COLOR OF WIND” EXHIBIT FROM CORY SILKEN THAT WAS FIRST SHOWN LAST YEAR IN MIAMI AND CAN BE PREVIEWED IN THE NEWPORT SECTION OF
© FRANCO PACE
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Franco Pace has been a professional photographer for over 30 years; his home base is in Trieste, Italy. After an initial period as a painter, Franco found a more appropriate way of portraying the world where he has always been immersed: sailing and the sea in photography. Traveling around the world, across different seas, he has had the opportunity to meet interesting people and to photograph spectacular landscapes. During his adventurous life, he has witnessed exceptional and unique situations such as the terrible 1979 Fastnet storm and the deadly 2004 Tsunami in Thailand. He follows every major sailing event with his camera and every year, he uploads his archive with thousands of new pictures of many different kinds of sailing boats. With equal affection, he also seeks out the charm of the classic yachts, the large Tall Ships and the traditional working boats. His pictures have often been exhibited in various countries. In 1985, he presented a multi-image show on the magic of sailing at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. Franco Pace is a habitual contributor for all the major nautical magazines and publications. Over the years, Franco published several photographic books that made many of us wonder and dream about the sea and its vessels. Every year, his most evocative images are reproduced as fine art posters and exhibited at the major boat shows in Europe. This is why many advertising agencies and shipyards appreciate his work.
© FRANCO PACE
THE SAILS OF FRANCO PACE
understood. He spends most of his time creating paintings and sculptures that are playful, witty and relate to pop culture. Gamson is the official artist for brands such as Café Bustelo, DJ Irie, Epicure Gourmet Market and the AMG Miami Beach Polo Word Cup. The artist participated in a group museum show in Mexico at “El Museo Casa Turquesa” where he was selected as the artist to represent the United States. He was commissioned to create artwork for the 67th Monaco Grand Prix in Europe and this year, his art was included on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. He is proud to have created an official Lamborghini Art Car in his trademark style. Most recently, Stephen Gamson was tapped to be the official artist for the City of Miami’s Birthday Celebration. He is affiliated with national and international charities such as Project Sunshine, the Ronald McDonald’s
In 2009, he presented “The Sails of Franco Pace” exhibit at the “Salone degli Incanti” in Trieste. The exhibition summarized the fantastic body of work from the photographer during the last 30 years in the field of yachting. Franco’s large spectacular images brilliantly portray the magic of sailing on different seas around the world; while at the same time showcasing the major events of the recent decades.
STEPHEN GAMSON Stephen Gamson is an American Artist based in Miami from the communication age. His unique style is easily recognized for its bold colors, iconic symbols and mass appeal. Stephen’s optimistic art acts as a higher language that is universally
“Bacardi Sailing Week Sailboat” © Stephen Gamson 2011
Miami, FL 6-12 March 2011
Newport, RI 23-26 June 2011 PRESENTED BY:
house and the Pink Olympics. Also, he volunteers his time and donates countless pieces in the name of philanthropy to many other worthwhile causes. This will be Stephen’s first approach to the world of sailing; when he was asked what attracted him to the event during one of our meetings, and what were the main goals of his exhibit, he commented: “I feel like being associated with the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week will enable me to define the vibrant and exciting life style that this city has to offer. I want to share my work and culture with the community of this great city; I want to interpret all these activities with my own style of art.”
100 YEARS OF STAR BOAT SAILING One of the shore side highlights of the 2011 Miami Sailing Week is the exhibit dedicated to the Star boat in conjunction with its 100th anniversary. The Star boat is considered to be the precursor of all one-designs; it led the way to what has become the most popular way of sailing in our era. The history of the Star boat, from the original design in 1911 to the present day, is the central theme of the exhibit organized by the Star Class. The visitors will be able to walk through a history that aims to carry the guest through the evolution of yacht racing, from the early days to the present. An old wooden Star boat from 1929 will be fully rigged alongside a current high tech model and original copies of early Star boat blue prints will also be on display. The timeline will conclude with a wonderful slideshow of Star boat sailing presented by noted U.S. photographer Fried Elliott.
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MIAMI SAILING WEEK REGATTA INFORMATION EVENT ORGANIZERS
Miami Sailing Week Event Chair:
HQ– Hospitality Village
Miami Sailing Week Regatta Chair:
Star Class Representative:
Viper Class Representative:
Melges Class Representative:
J/24 Class Representative:
Gabriele Pedone Mark Pincus Bill Allen
We would like to take a moment to give special thanks and recognition 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, our Regatta Chair, The Principal Race Officers, the Race Committees, the Jury, the Scoring team, the Shore side Staff, the Volunteers, the US Coast Guard and all the supporting organizations.
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:
Hernan Salcedo Leo Reis Steve Wrigley Chris Petracco
COL 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 AREA Biscayne Bay waters and the Coconut Grove area are part of a large south Florida ecosystem. We kindly ask all the participants of the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week event to take particular care in keeping the property and the surrounding area in order.
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*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.
THE HOSTS - MIAMI WITHOUT THE SUPPORT, PASSION AND VALUABLE HELP OF THESE DEDICATED SAILING ORGANIZATIONS, THE CITY OF MIAMI AND MIAMI-DADE, THE PRODUCTION OF THE 84TH BACARDI CUP AND THE 2ND BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK PRESENTED BY EFG BANK WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN POSSIBLE. LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR PRECIOUS HELP.
CORAL REEF YACHT CLUB (CRYC)
Founded in 1955, the Coral Reef Yacht Club is said to be one of the most prestigious yacht club in South Florida and the nation. Located in the Coconut Grove section of Miami on the western shore of Biscayne Bay adjacent to Dinner Key, it is considered to be “home” for many sailors that either live or sail in Miami. As it has happened for the past 49 years, the 84th edition of the Bacardi Cup will be hosted by the CRYC; the club will map out the Star course and logistically support the Viper 640 and the J/24 classes. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Commodore Rick Brophy and to the Club members and volunteers. A special thank you to Mark Pincus, who’s valuable help made this event possible.. 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) Founded in 1946, the Coconut Grove Sailing Club is very community minded. They recently have joined forces with the Miami Dade Public School System and their Marine Science Academy and are constantly collaborating with non-profit organizations. The CGSC continues to be a leader in the sailing community and continues to stand by its mission by offering adult and children sailing classes, racing, education programs and community service sailing programs. For this edition of the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, the club will host the Audi Melges 20 and the Melges 24 Classes. CGSC will also be providing the RC for these two classes during the event. We would like to take the chance to show our appreciation to Commodore Alyn Pruett, Vice Commodore Ron Rostorfer and General Manager Patrick Tully for their invaluable help in the organization of the event. WWW.CGSC.ORG 2990 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, MIAMI, FL 33133 (305) 444-4571
SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI Shake-A-Leg Miami is a non-profit organization which helps children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges. S-A-L Miami is South Florida’s “Gateway to Biscayne Bay.” Their continued partnership with the City of Miami, plus over 100 community organizations, both public and private, is the ultimate confirmation of the power of unity and collaboration. We want to say thanks to Harry Horgan, Chief Executive Officer, which with his team and with CGSC will help to coordinate logistics for the Melges 20 and the Melges 24 classes. WWW.SHAKEALEGMIAMI.ORG 2620SOUTHBAYSHOREDRIVE, COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA 33133 (305) 858-5550
U.S. SAILING CENTER, MIAMI (USSC) The U.S. Sailing Center (USCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 whose primary mission is to promote sailing in the Miami area. The center has been an official U.S. Olympic Training Site since 1998. The Schoonmaker Center and the Herman F. Whiton Pavilion are well equipped to host world-class regattas. A special thank you to the USSC for providing support and assisting with the organization of the BACARDI Miami Sailing Week 2011. 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 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 initiative and willingness to promote the sport of sailing in Coconut Grove and allover Miami-Dade.
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NEWPORT SAILING WEEK REGATTA INFORMATION EVENT ORGANIZERS/
Miami Sailing Week Event Chair: Race Committee and Host: Miami Sailing Week Regatta Chair: Bacardi Sailing Week Chair:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS HQ– Hospitality Village Gabriele Pedone Sail Newport Brad Read Mark Pincus
Star Class Representative:
Viper Class Representative:
Bill Allen Jonathan Nye
Melges Class Representative:
J24 Class Representative:
NOTICE OF RACE WWW.NEWPORTSAILINGWEEK.COM
We would like to take a moment to give special thanks and recognition 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, our Regatta Chair, The Principal Race Officers, the Race Committees, the Jury, the Scoring team, the Shore side Staff, the Volunteers, the US Coast Guard and all the supporting organizations. A special thank you to the City of Newport and to its Mayor Stephen Waluk for welcoming us to City-by-the Sea. *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.
SAFETY There are three main goals for BACARDI Newport 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.
NARRAGANSETT BAY & COMMON AREA
The Narragansett Bay waters and the surrounding area are part of an amazing ecosystem. We kindly ask all the participants of the BACARDI Newport Sailing Week event to take particular care in keeping the property and the surrounding area 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 park in order to keep Fort Adams the remarkable beautiful facility that it is. Welcome and enjoy Newport!
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THE HOST - NEWPORT SAIL NEWPORT
Sail Newport was founded in 1983 by a group of community leaders to attract high profile sailing events to Newport after the loss of the America’s Cup. Twenty-eight years later, Sail Newport is a thriving sailing center with the mission “to encourage sailing and to administer and promote public participation in sailing- related programs, events and activities in Newport and adjacent waters.” Sail Newport is home to New England’s largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island’s premier public sailing site. In its nearly three decades, the non-profit sailing organization has hosted hundreds of local, national and world championship regattas. Also, Sail Newport has been nationally recognized for its outstanding youth sailing programs and work to provide public access to more families to learn to sail on Narragansett Bay. Sail Newport is located in Fort Adams State Park on Newport Harbor. Its spacious facility includes a youth and adult sailing center, hoists, ramps, dry sail facilities, regatta activities and event center and event dockage. Programs include
instruction for all ages five and up, sailboat rentals, One-Design race training and group sails. STAFF Brad Read: Kim Cooper: Kim Hapgood: Tom Lasorsa: Katie Barker: Vinnie Pattavina:
Executive Director Regatta & Marketing Director Program Director Operations Manager Events & Membership Manager Assistant Program Director
WWW.SAILNEWPORT.ORG 60 FORT ADAMS DRIVE NEWPORT, RI 02840 (401) 846-1983
CORY SILKEN COLOR OF WIND Renowned for his unmistakable, dynamic sepia-tone panoramas, Silken’s new images in Color of Wind are saturated with the brilliant colors of some of the most breathtaking ports of call, including Grenada, Newport, Palma de Mallorca, Porto Cervo, and St. Barth’s. Stretched five feet wide on “gallerie wrap” canvas, the scope of this exhibition invites the viewer to experience a taste of the high life, including exceptional locations and multi-million dollar superyachts. Silken’s remarkable timing captures the interaction between yachts, and the dynamic play of sailing. Whether invited aboard the newest superyacht or flying in a helicopter, Silken uses his privileged access to these private vessels to find unique vantage points and delivers an arresting perspective on the sport. The scope of this collection of works takes the viewer out of daily life and into the beauty of motion, color, and competition that lives on the water. By playing with space and geometry, Silken brings the viewer into the action of the world’s most dramatic locations.
For more information, show location and exhibit hours please visit WWW.NEWPORTSAILINGWEEK.COM WWW.CORYSILKEN.COM.
The “Color of Wind” debuted in 2010 in conjunction with BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and it will be on display again in Newport this year in conjunction with the inaugural BACARDI Newport Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank.
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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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West Marine is Proud to Support
BACARDI Sailing Week
Good luck to all participants!
Vis it one of our area s tores or go to wes tmarine.com to find a location near you.
Miami 3635 S Dixie Hwy. (305) 444- 5520
Miami 8687 Coral Wy. (305) 263- 7465
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N. Miami 12195 Biscayne Blvd. (305) 895- 1870
N. Miami Beach 16215 Biscayne Blvd. (305) 947- 6333
Newport 379 West Main Rd. Middletown, Rl (401) 841- 9880
MELGES 20/24 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 (gate) Leg 5 – Windward (Finish)
Leg 1 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 2 – Leeward (gate) Leg 3 – Windward (+ Offset) Leg 4 – Leeward (Finish)
VIPER J-24 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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GO GREEN AUTO RALLY DRIVE GREEN BECAUSE YOU CAN teach drivers sustainable, ‘Green Driving’ principles through driving behavior modification and the use of the latest mobile technology providing real-time electronic feedback from GGAR’s smartphone application.
If a sail is allowed to, it will flow freely in the wind, hanging there – wasting good wind and ultimately, a beautiful day on the water. Harnessing the wind’s power takes skill, knowledge and experience. A good skipper knows how to control his vessel – how to extract every bit of power Mother Nature provides – and then some.
Join GGAR during Miami Sailing Week on March 10, 2011 for the first of a three day “festival” of activities including: eco driving workshops, teen driving class and university challenge, a corporate training workshop and challenge as well as a display zone for eco friendly cars, ride & drive and automotive green products.
As in a boat – a road-going motor vehicle driver requires the same dedication to knowledge, skill and experience a skipper has in order to achieve every advantage he can. A deft touch, the ability to plan ahead – to be proactive behind the wheel as one would be behind the tiller – is paramount to reaching 100% of one’s potential on the road. Being in control and understanding technical and environmental nuances is vital in extracting an exacting amount of energy from one’s vehicle.
On March 11th GGAR will present its “Beat the Pros” Competition in conjunction with American Le Mans Series professional drivers. “Beat the Pros” is a benchmark competition between consumers and pro drivers where GGAR compares the pro driver’s results to the consumer’s driving results utilizing the data recorded during the competition.
Go Green Auto Rally (GGAR) is proud to be an official partner of the 2011 BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank. GGAR teaches drivers to reduce their carbon footprint, significantly reduce their fuel consumption and increase safety behind the wheel of their own vehicles – no matter what they drive. GGAR offer hands on, real world driving instruction to
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March 12th brings the Go Green Auto Rally Challenge to Miami Sailing Week – a special driving event that measures the performance of a driver on selected types of roads while the GGAR smartphone application collects performance data from the trips. Drivers are ranked based on their pre- and post-training performance. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for winning drivers in the GGAR Challenge. Join GGAR at the BACARDI Sailing Week
Presented by EFG Bank to discover how you can challenge yourself to exacting driver standards – and apply the principles of good environmental stewardship to your own driving lifestyle. On land or sea – use what Mother Nature gives you efficiently and reap the rewards of increased safety, savings and environmental sustainability. To learn more about the GGAR smartphone app and to attend a Go Green Auto Rally in Newport, RI or in your area – please visit GGAR online at www.gogreenautorally.com, call 1-866-GO-GREEN (1-866.414.6473) or check us out on twitter and facebook. Go Green Auto Rally – Drive green because you can!
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Go Green Auto Rally (GGAR) is proud to be an official partner of the 2011 BACARDI Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank. Harnessing the wind’s power takes skill, knowledge and experience like a Go Green Auto Rally participant.
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