Welcome to the Bacardi Invitational Winter Series where the Melges 24 and J/70 sailors battle it out for race track supremacy. 

The Bacardi Invitational Winter Series kicks off on 17-18 December 2022 at Shake-A-Leg Miami, with the second event unfolding from 28-30 January 2022 in partnership with the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. 2022/2023 marks the fourth edition of the Bacardi Invitational Winter Series.

After a day’s world class racing on the waters of Biscayne Bay, teams can enjoy the renowned Bacardi Happy Hour cocktails as well as Sailors’ parties and memorable shore-side hospitality for a fully immersive race and post-race experience hosted by the legendary Bacardi Rum brand.

The Bacardi Invitational Winter Series events lead into the season finale at the renowned Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, 8-11 March 2023. From 5-11 March 2023, the Star Class contests the 96th Bacardi Cup, with racing for the J70, Melges 24, Viper 640, VX One and 69F Classes from 8-11 March, 2023.


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The Bacardi Invitational Regatta is proud of our sponsorships whose commitment supports the delivery of an unforgettable experience.

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