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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG - The Movie

by Icarus Sailing Media 29 Mar 2016 18:39 BST 6-12 March 2016

Miami gave us great sailing conditions for all 6 days of the 7th BACARDI Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG that included the iconic 89th running of the Bacardi Cup. The Star, J/70, Viper 640, VX One and A-Cat classes all took part in this year's event with 170 sailing teams racing on beautiful Biscayne Bay.

The BMSW kicked off with the Pro-Am Gala and Regatta, which took place on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th, respectively. Both events were a great success raising over $15,000 in support of Shake-A-Leg-Miami, Sailing Heals, and Team Paradise. The Pro-Am Gala dinner sold out with over 100 guests in attendance. Guests were treated to free-flowing BACARDI Rum, delicious food, great music, and a live auction. At the Pro-Am Regatta, 15 amateurs sailed with Star pro-sailors on Sonars coordinated by Olympic gold medallist Magnus Liljedahl.

On Saturday March 5th, two special art exhibits, "Yesteryear Boatbuilding" and "Offshore" by Roberto Fiorentino, were set up in CocoWalk until March 12th. In the Pipistrello Workshop boatbuilder George Krewson built a Shellback wooden Sailboat in one-week time while Italian artist Fiorentino displayed his sailing inspired paintings.

Every night throughout the week there was an event at the BACARDI Hospitality Village, located in Kennedy Park (The Welcome Cocktail Event, the BACARDI Mid-Week Party, BACARDI Happy Hour and the Awards Party & Dinner). All events featured music, food, BACARDI Rum and great sailor stories. Saturday night March 12th, over 600 people attended the Awards Dinner and Ceremony, where plenty of food and BACARDI Rum was served. All classes received awards for the top 3 finishers along with some special awards.

Racing for the 89th Bacardi Cup began on Monday for the Stars and continuing on till Saturday, March 12th. Six races were completed over the 6-day event. Germans Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen won the 89th Bacardi Cup Regatta! The dynamic duo won the final race of the series and became the first German Star team to ever win the Cup. Also receiving trophies at the Awards Ceremony were the 2nd place Italian team of Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi, the 3rd place U.S. team of Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada, the 4th place team of Paul Cayard and Brian Fatih (USA), and the 5th place team of Torben Grael and Guilherme Almeida (BRA).

Everyone is already looking forward to the 2017 regatta that will take place in Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay from March 5th to the 11th and we look forward celebrating the 90th edition of the Bacardi Cup.

Full results are available at www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1548 while more information on the Ă‚ACARDI Miami Sailing Week and the 89th BACARDI Cup is available at www.MiamiSailingWeek.com and www.BacardiCup.com.

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