Holding ninety-six years of tradition the Bacardi Cup is a member of an exclusive club of historic and long established sports events. Offering a unique blend of world class racing, atmosphere and socials staged in a stunning location, the Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta are undoubtedly amongst the world’s most prestigious regattas and attract an international entry list of professional rock star racers and super-talented Corinthian teams.
The Bacardi Cup is dedicated to the Star Class and with its patron BACARDÍ has been at the heart of Star Class racing since 1927. The famous Bacardi Cup ranks as one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed sailing regattas and heritage runs deep as the Bacardi Cup illustrates excellence in the historic Star Class. Known the world over, each year the Bacardi Cup attracts an international and star-studded entry list of America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Olympians and World Championship names, racing alongside a talented fleet of amateur teams and weekend warriors. Being awarded the iconic Bacardi Cup (helm) and Tito Bacardi Cup (crew) represent outstanding achievement and honor the victory accomplishments of the very best Star Class sailors.
Progressing from the global popularity of the annual Bacardi Cup, it became a natural evolution to embrace other high performance classes; the Bacardi Invitational Regatta was born. The Bacardi Invitational Regatta continues the tribute to our sport and delivers a high calibre sailing event on the fantastic race track of Biscayne Bay, in which everyone is a winner simply by being on the roll call of participants. Racing is on offer for the J/70, Melges 24, VX-One and Viper 640 Classes, whose sailors join the Star Class. ‘Come Sail With Us’ and you are guaranteed a perfect formula of outstanding camaraderie on the water and warm hospitality ashore.
The waters of Biscayne Bay will guarantee you fantastic racecourses, crystal clear waters, challenging breeze and fantastic fun long after the finish line. ‘Come Sail With Us’ at an event where you can rub shoulders with the world’s top sailors, push yourself to the limits on the racetrack and then relax and enjoy the party atmosphere ashore.
Save the date for the 2023 Bacardi Invitational Regatta 3-9 March, 2024
Post-race everyone can enjoy the club houses and facilities of the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Shake a Leg Miami, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and the US Sailing Center, who throw open their doors to sailors from around the world in partnership with BACARDÍ.