Star stars head for Miami

World's top competitors expected at March's Bacardi Cup

Wednesday February 25th 2004, Author: Janet Maizner, Location: United States
The rock stars of the sailing world are heading back to Biscayne Bay in March 2004 to compete in the only Cuban-born sporting event that survives today in the United States - The 2004 Trofeo Bacardi.

World champions, Olympic medallists and former Bacardi Cup champions such as Mark Reynolds of San Diego, Paul Cayard of San Francisco, Xavier Rohart of France, Ian Walker of Australia, Iain Percy of Great Britain, Peter Bromby of Bermuda, Ross Macdonald of Canada, Torben Grael of Brazil, and Fredrik Loof of Sweden are expected to go head to head in the 77th running of the legendary Bacardi Cup Regatta.

More than 100 two-man teams from 22 countries will be competing as a tune-up for Star Class racing in the Athens 2004 Olympics and forming perhaps one of the longest and most impressive starting lines ever on Biscayne Bay, Miami.

“There is no race quite like the Bacardi Cup which embodies class, sportsmanship and the spirit of racing,” said Jose Argamasilla Bacardi, great grandson of the Bacardi founder. “This is where seasoned amateurs can test their skills against the best sailors in the world.”

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