Boating enthusiasts couldn't really ask for more than what they find at Bacardi's Miami Sailing Week. This incredible event has sailing teams from all around the world competing for the top prize, and dozens of cool events surrounding the affair.
Some of the most excellent sailing boats in action, the VIPER 640 competed this year. The STAR class will be there, as well, for the 86th time in the Bacardi Cup. There was stiff competition from Melges 24 and Melges 20, as well as J/70 and J/80, all with their own legacy at the Bacardi Cup.
Each year Bacardi Miami Sailing Week is the one of the most anticipated multi-class regatta in the city of Miami. The event takes place each and allows for nearly a full week of festivities for those who want to rent event space Miami still has open or check out some of the great party venues Miami plays home to. The city can get very crowded around Sailing Week.
While you're in the area, you may want to check out the Wynwood District, which is home to one of the largest collections of graffiti art and murals done by some of the world’s top artists of the genre. Graffiti is an integral part of Miami's urban cultural heritage. Each year during Art Basel Miami Beach, the global art scene descends on Miami and when they leave there are always new murals in the Wynwood District that showcase tremendous talent.
You can hit up a photography studio that Miami plays home to as well if you want to have some great shots taken while you're in town. Miami is filled with world class photographers. Really, as with the art scene in Miami, whether we're talking about the art of sailing, painting or photography, is pretty amazing.
Whether you're a boating fan, a lover of the sea, or just looking for a great place to spend the week, Bacardi Miami Sailing Week is a really great event for anyone with a sense of adventure or who just appreciates the city of Miami and all its culture. You can check out the Cuban restaurants and cafes, the dance clubs and the 24-hour parties going on during all of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week.