Are you looking for a thrilling experience this weekend?
Have you been meaning to head outdoors and have some fun under the sun?
Shake-A-Leg Miami is the place to be March 2–8 as the Bacardi Miami Sailing
Week kicks off in Coconut Grove. Dubbed as one of the most anticipated
multi-class regattas in South Florida, teams representing countries from all
over the world will meet again and line up under Miami’s sunny skies on
Biscayne Bay to compete for the
celebrated Bacardi Cup and the BMSW regatta.
The STAR Class will compete for the 87th time in the Bacardi
Cup, the VIPER 640 will be back vying for the EFG Bank Pan-American
Championship; the Melges 24 are looking
forward to battling with the Europeans; the Melges 20 will be competing for
their Winter Series. The J/80s and J/70s are returning for their 2nd and 3rd
year, respectively. Meanwhile, this year, the VX One , will be joining the
BACARDI Sailing Week Regattas both in Miami and Newport, Rhode Island.
“Bacardi has always been about heritage and tradition,” said
Eddie Cutillas, director of Corporate Sponsorships and Community Relations for
Bacardi. “This is an event that ties us directly to our roots and beloved
heritage. Bacardi has been a friend to Shake-A-Leg. We do everything we can to try to help non-profit
organization, particularly Shake-A-Leg Miami that has had such a positive
impact in this community.”
This year’s star-studded event will include the first Pro Am
(professional and amateur) Regatta race Sunday, March 2. Members of the community
are invited to board boats like Sonar 23s and ride along with “Rock Star”
sailors like Paul Cayard, America’s Cup Winner, and Gold Olympic Medal Winner,
Mark Reynolds, among others, for a donation of $150.
For more information or to participate in the Pro Am Regatta
race, contact Harry Hogan at Harry@shakealegmiami.org, or 305-858-5550.
Also on the horizon, the Miami Screening and Benefit
Featuring Travis: a Soldier’s Story, a challenging documentary featuring the
inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sargent, Travis Mills of the
83nd Airborne, who was critically injured by an IED while serving in Afghanistan and is now living an inspiring
life as a quadruple amputee.
Sponsored by Shake-A-Leg Miami and hosted by the Miami
Wounded Warrior Host Committee, the event will take place on Monday, March 3,
at 7 pm, followed by a Q&A at the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University
of Miami, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables. A cocktail hour will take place at
6 pm. The cost is $35. Proceeds will benefit Travis Mills &
Fotolanthropy. SSG Travis Mills and his family will also attend the event.