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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bacardi Sailing Week winds up with a celebration

Bacardi Sailing Week came and went and they should be back next year for their 90th season. Hopefully the City of Miami will be more accommodating then.

The 2016 top three winners of Bacardi Cup Racing:

1) Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen on the Starboat from Germany
2) Diego Negri and Sergio Lembertenghi on the Stellore from Italy
3) Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada on the 8465 from the USA.

The top in One Design Division:
1) Julian Fernandez Neckelmann, Willem Van Waay, Bill Hardesty and Daniel Velaust on the Flojito y Cooperando from Mexico
2) Carlo Alberini, Sergio Blosi, Branko Brcin, Karlo Hmelijak on the Calvi Network from Italy 
3) Peter Duncan, Tom Blackwell, Victor Diaz Deleon on the Relative Obscurity from the USA

All the other classes and the rest of the results may be seen here


Frithjot Kleen and Robert Stangek Bacardi Cup winners.

Frithjot Kleen celebrates the German way; bartenders were pouring all night.


Harry and Sussie Horgan; Gubinelli from Chile enjoys some Malbec
Celebration in Kennedy Park with awards ceremony.

 Chuck Beek, Race Star USA.


Flags of the world line the top of the tent to represent the sailors.

Photos by Rafael Gutierrez

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll be back, just look at the attached pictures. Those are some happy sailors and . their sails were always full of wind. Aren't those Rolex's and that booze goes for $75,00 to $150.00 a bottle. The Bay was free as were our parks. Who provided those tents? Several months ago Miami provided tents, security and several other perks, I think for a Swiss "Clean the Oceans" non-profit organization. These are mostly decent nice mariners who possess sufficient wealth to have these very expensive boats, can leave their jobs for several weeks and vacation, yes vacation and in our parks and our Bay. Many Alabamian's are middle-class or below and should be burdened with having to finance folks like the FMPTA (Burn Notice) (Miami-Vice) or millionaire boaters, etc., etc., and etc. The financial pie is only so big and charity should stay close to home, in this instance. They'll be back and glad to see our beautiful Coconut Grove, experience our hospitality and the Bay. Jobie Steppe

March 15, 2016 7:48 AM  
Blogger James said...

Kind of agree with Jobie. The sailors come here at a time when the hotels would most likely be booked anyway. Not that I don't want them or welcome them, I just don't know if there's a need to give out massive incentives to keep them here. Now if they were coming in August, that's another story.

March 15, 2016 4:34 PM  

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