November 21, 2022

MIAMI, Florida – Teams racing at the 2022/2023 Bacardi Winter Series and 2023 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta in Miami, USA will once again be supported with coaching expertise from Quantum Sails.

Launched in 2021, the partnership will support each event with a practice racing day run by Ed Furry of Sail22 and Quantum Sails for the Melges 24 and J/70 fleets, followed up with a post-race online debrief by Quantum Sails’ one-design experts. 

Quantum also brings you pre-race morning weather briefings, hosted by SailFlow Weather’s Shea Gibson along with local knowledge insights from Quantum Sails’ one-design experts to kick start everyone’s day off fast.
Quantum One Design expert, and the 2022 J/70 Class winner, Travis Odenbach, said, “I am excited to be a part of the Bacardi Winter series again this year. I have been sailing J/70s for the last few years in Miami, and it is the best venue for winter sailing—bring on the warm weather! I am proud to be a part of the event and can’t wait to see all the faces in the J/70 and Melges 24 classes I have not seen throughout the summer.”

If you are looking for warm climate winter racing, with palm trees, blue skies, azure waters, epic après-sail and where you can rub shoulders with the world’s best, then get the Bacardi Winter Series and Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta in Miami, USA, in your calendar. The fleet line-up is world class and whether you are a legend of the sport or a weekend enthusiast you are guaranteed phenomenal racing.
The 2022-2023 Bacardi Winter Series features racing for the J/70 and Melges 24 at event 1 from December 17-18, 2022 and event 2 from January 27-29, 2023. The 2023 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta kicks off with the Star Class racing for the iconic 96th Bacardi Cup from March 5-11, 2023, and three days of racing for the Melges 24, J/70, VX One, Melges 15, L30 and 69F classes from March  9-11, 2023.
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About Quantum Sails
Since 1996, Quantum Sails has focused on providing the highest-performing products and the highest level of service and support to racing and cruising sailors of all levels. The second largest sailmaker in the world, Quantum Sails is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, and boasts a network of over 70 owned and affiliated sail lofts around the globe. Today, Quantum Sails is equally relentless about delivering on their promise to help sailors pursue their passions and meet their challenges with a higher standard of service, customer care, education, service, and mentorship.
About Sail22
Sail22, LLC was founded by sailors to help make racing sailboats easier. The company’s trademarked motto from the beginning has been: Always Happy. Never Satisfied.® In life and work, Becky and Ed strive to always be happy. They also aim to never be satisfied. This can mean many things, but for Sail22 and the service Ed and Becky provide the community, it is to never be satisfied with average when they can always do better.
About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDÍ® rum, PATRÓN® tequila, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth and the world’s favorite Italian sparkling wines, and other leading and emerging brands. Founded more than 158 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 7,000, operates more than 20 production facilities in 11 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit or follow us on Twitter @BacardiLimited or Instagram @BacardiLimited1862. Enjoy Responsibly.

November 21, 2022 Press Release, WS1, WS2