Press Release – September 17, 2020


The Notice of Race is online and entries are open for the two Bacardi Winter Series events and the 94th Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta hosted in Miami, USA, one of the world’s best sailing venues.

These annual events return to Miami for another year, fully supported by title sponsor Bacardi Rum who is committed to contribute to the continued enjoyment of sailing and is equally dedicated to supporting a safe environment with respect to Covid-19 precautions.

Offering a warm-up to the Bacardi Invitational, the 2020/2021 series kicks off with the Bacardi Winter Series, featuring racing for the J/70 and Melges 24 over two weekends in December and January. The focus then moves to the 94th Bacardi Cup for the Star Class and the Bacardi Invitational Regatta for the J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640 and VX One classes.

The iconic 94th Bacardi Cup, whose history stretches back to 1927, will again attract the legends of Star Class racing to face off in the traditional daily race in the hunt to claim the famous Bacardi Cup Trophy.

Event dates are:

  • 11-13 December 2020 – Bacardi Winter Series 1
  • 22-24 January 2021 – Bacardi Winter Series 2 
  • 7-13 March 2021 – Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta

The Organizing Committee is looking forward to welcoming another strong and international field to this much coveted series of events, which are as much a fixture on the sailing social scene as they are renowned for the world class racing and battle for sought-after titles. The events have continued to evolve and grow year on year, becoming ever more popular as the events’ reputation continues and familiar faces return alongside new teams, and our hope is not to miss a year of racing.

Aimed at sailors of all abilities, the Bacardi events embrace and encourage amateur teams to race alongside the sport’s biggest names on the warm clear waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami. Ranked amongst sailing’s pinnacle events, the Bacardi series are a must-do and provide the opportunity to push yourself to the limit on the race course in an exciting, well-supported and unforgettable experience.

The Notice of Race and entry are online at: and

Check the Bacardi Invitational website and social media for regular updates:

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Note: The Organizing Committee will continue to closely monitor the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and all guidance for the staging of safe and healthy events.

September 17, 2020 Press Release, WS1, WS2