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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Marks Successful End Of 2012 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series

9 March 2012

March 06 (Miami, FL) - An impressive 39 Audi Melges 20s are entered to compete at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) making the fleet the second largest in attendance. After an extremely successful National Championship last November, the largest ever Gold Cup Regatta in December at 40 entries, and another 37 in attendance last month at the Miami Winter Regatta, the fleet momentum is unarguably at an all-time high worldwide.

On deck in Miami are the usual suspects including back-to-back U.S. National Champion Michael Kiss on Bacio, recently crowned Gold Cup Champion Alessandro Rombelli on STIG, Miami Winter Regatta Champion Luca Lalli onBLinsailing.com and defending Bacardi Champion Mary Anne Ward on M&M Sailing Team. The competition doesn’t stop there. Paul Reilly’s Red Sky Sailing, Tony Tabb’s Elevation Racing, Marcus Eagan on Cajun Underwriting, Russell Lucas on Shimmer, Renato Vallivero on Turnover and Marc Hollerbach on Fu all possess the drive and potential to claim the big trophy.

Making an already incredible event even better, Melges USA has pulled out all the stops for the Melges fleets. On Friday night, at Mr. Moe’s Restaurant and Bar, from 08.00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m., Melges is sponsoring another edition of its famous Melges Rocks Party for the fleet.

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Full race reports, interviews and photo galleries will be posted online each day after racing. Stay tuned to the Official Audi Melges 20 Web Site and Melges.com for all the latest details. You can also friend the Audi Melges 20 onFacebook, follow on Twitter and/or subscribe to the Official Audi Melges 20 You Tube Channel.