Saturday, March 7, 2020

J/70 Bacardi Invitational Preview

J/70s sailing Bacardi Miami, Florida(Miami, FL)- Forty-three J/70 teams from ten nations (USA, Argentina, Italy, Thailand, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Germany, Canada, and Mexico) are looking forward to the third and final series of the Bacardi J/70 Winter Series- the Bacardi Invitational- that is being sailed from March 4th to 7th, 2020.  Coral Reef YC hosts the event, in coordination with Biscayne Bay YC, and the combined PRO’s hope to get in at least 3 to 4 races per day.

A stellar fleet is assembled for the event, following on the previous week’s J/70 Midwinter Championship that was hosted in the same venue. Leading teams from the USA include Doug Strebel’s BLACK RIVER RACING from Houston, TX; Joel Ronning’s CATAPULT from Wayzata YC in Minnesota; Andrew & Mallory Loe's DIME from Seattle, WA; Brian Keane’s SAVASANA from Beverly YC in Massachusetts; Bruce Golison's MIDLIFE CRISIS from Long Beach, CA; Oivind Lorentzen's NINE from Greenwich, CT; John Brim's RIMETTE from Palm Beach, Florida; Pam Rose's ROSEBUD from Coconut Grove, FL; Bruno Pasquinelli's STAMPEDE from Fort Worth, Texas; and Ryan McKillen's SURGE from New York, NY.

There are several formidable foreign teams that will be on the starting line, many having already sailed the recent J/70 Midwinters in Miami. Those teams include three from Great Britain: the 2019 World Champions- Paul Ward's EAT SLEEP J REPEAT, Martin Dent's JELVIS, and Tilly Harrison's JOLT. The three Chilean teams include Rene Vidal's MEMPHIS, Pablo Herman's NEW WAVE, and Vernon Robert's CHI-1038. A leading German team will also be on the starting line- Michel Grau's GER 1250 from Hamburg, Germany.
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