2005 Bacardi Cup
Sun Mar 6th 2005 through Fri Mar 11th 2005
District 20

Host Club

Fleet: BisB

Coral Reef Yacht Club

Miami Florida,
USA

http://www.coralreefyachtclub.org

Regatta Chairman

Craig Prandini

PRO

Accommodations

Helpful Links

Event Website http://bacardicup.com/intro.asp
Application for invitation http://www.stardistrict20.org/bacardi/application.htm
Notice of Race http://www.stardistrict20.org/docsall/2005BacardiNOR.pdf

Comments: 78th BACARDI CUP REGATTA DATES SET

Miami, FL -- It is no surprise that the BACARDI Cup Regatta, run here annually since 1962, is rated by Star Class sailors as the best world-class Star sailing event after the World Championships. Year after the year, the BACARDI Cup has attracted World Champions and the top-ranked Star Class sailors from more than 20 countries.

The six-race BACARDI Cup Regatta will run from Sunday, March 6 through Friday, March 11 and will be co-hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club and the U.S. Sailing Center, both based in Coconut Grove. BACARDI U.S.A., Inc. is the exclusive event sponsor as the regatta was started in Havana, Cuba in 1927 and is the only surviving Cuban-born sports event held in the U.S. today.

According to Craig Prandini, event chairman, more than 100 two-man teams are expected to compete this year for the coveted Trofeo BACARDI. The impressive list of entries will include 2004 Gold Olympians Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira of Brazil, Silver medallists Ross Macdonald and Mike Wolfs of Canada and Bronze medallists Fredrik Loof and Pascal Rombeau of Sweden, as well as the current North American champions John MacCausland and Brian Fatih.

Also expected are defending BACARDI Cup 2004 champions Afonso Domingos and Bernardo Santos of Portugal, along with former BACARDI Cup winners Peter Bromby of Bermuda and Mark Reynolds of San Diego.

“There is no race quite like the BACARDI Cup, ” said Jose Argamasilla Bacardi, great grandson of the BACARDI founder. “This is a world-class competition where sportsmanship and the spirit of racing are the common denominators.”

The BACARDI Cup is also well-known as an event where seasoned amateurs can test their skills against the best sailors in the world.

Star Class Racing All participants compete aboard 22-foot Olympic-class Star sloops, the oldest Olympic class having been first used in 1932. Race teams comprise two members: a skipper and crew. Participants sail one race each of six days on a 10.5-mile course. The six races of the BACARDI Cup, beginning this year on Sunday, Mar. 6, will each proclaim a daily winner, with the overall winning team demonstrating the best performance in five of the six races.


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