by Jan Harley
Organizers of the 85th Bacardi Cup were forced to cancel racing for the second day in a row. A large area of high pressure parked over the East Coast of the U.S.A. generating strong easterly winds across the Florida peninsula.
Day 1 winners Hans Spitzauer and Gerd Habermueller (Austrial) racing on Biscayne Bay during the 2012 BACARDI Cup - BACARDI Miami Sailing Week
Organizers have revised the schedule for the 67 registered Star teams to include a second race on Thursday and Friday (March 8-9).
The schedule will not change for the Viper 640, Audi Melges 20, Melges 24 and J/80 classes, which join the Stars at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, starting on Friday, March 9. Racing will conclude for all classes on Saturday, March 10.
Coral Reef Yacht Club is coordinating on-water activities in collaboration with Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and Coconut Grove Sailing Club, with support from the U.S. Sailing Center and Shake-A-Leg Miami.
Bacardi Cup www.BacardiCup.com
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week at www.MiamiSailingWeek.com