sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Miami to Key Largo Race - 58th annual edition begins tomorrow + Video
Miami to Key Largo Race - 58th annual edition begins tomorrow + Video


'Miami to Key Largo'    Miami Yacht Club

The Miami Yacht Club is holding its 58th Annual Miami to Key Largo Race tomorrow April 20, 2013 to raise funds for its Youth Sailing Foundation. More than 100 boats are scheduled to cross the start line at 8am on the south side of the Rickenbacker Bridge.

Spectators are invited to see the beginning of the race from Hobie Beach or the Rickenbacker - or head down to Gilbert's for the finish. The Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 27 at the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island.

People come from all over the country to participate in this special annual race and test their boating skills in mono and multihull classes starting at 14 feet. This is truly like the 'box of chocolates' quote from Forrest Gump! You never know what you're going to get! One year there was so little wind that many boats never got far from the start line!

But in 2012 that was not the case. Havoc and mayhem reigned (!) as 20 to 30 knot winds made even the most seasoned sailors nervous. The brother/sister team of Dick and Debbie Russell took away several 'survival' lessons from this race as you will see in this video:



Right up until the seven minute mark it is a wicked ride! Then they capsize and Debbie somehow goes one way while the boat goes the other...and floats in the middle of Biscayne Bay in white out rain until a J24 rescues her and Tow Boat US brings her back - and they finish the race! She told us later that for the first 45 minutes she was concerned about getting back to the boat...the she started to worry about sharks! All turned out well...and they both got the chance to give a big hug to their hero at the Awards Ceremony! Another sailor, Mike Phillips, was flying along in his bright orange Marstrom when disaster struck and the mast was destroyed. Horrible accident, but great photo by Past Commodore Mike Hannau! There were too many 'war' stories to count...but great memories of a tough race.

As the results will not be released until the Awards Ceremony the following week, all are invited to stop by MYC on Saturday, April 27 to find out who placed in this year's race. And we have added a new trophy this year. Alongside the Commodore Fred Darlow, Art Livingston, Jack Schuh, Mark Albury, Jim Williams, Hunter and Catalina Perpetual Trophies, The Hobie Perpetual for the first to finish with corrected time will be awarded.

As Race Chair Mike Powers explains: 'Quite a few years back Hobie Fleet 36 gave an appreciation trophy to Miami Yacht Club for having 70+ multihulls at the Miami to Key Largo Race.

We have reinstated that trophy with the iron catamaran 'sailing' the world as the Hobie Perpetual.' Our main sponsor, Papa's Pilar Rum, will be supplying bottles of their rum with metal nameplates engraved with the winners' names.

MYC Volunteers have worked hard to make this race a memorable one!

Miami Yacht Club website


by Tamme Irby Flood

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108609

9:49 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,
















Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2   
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT