COME SAIL IN THE MAGIC CITY
MIAMI WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL
COMING AGAIN IN 2022
The Miami Snipe fleet welcomes women of all levels of Snipe experience. Enjoy the sunshine, warm water, tropical drinks, and racing on Biscayne Bay. Local women can also attend women's clinics before the event, run from the US Sailing Center in Miami.
CLINIC & REGATTA
SNIPE FUN IN THE SUN
The Miami Fleet organizes this annual women's event, which is a clinic followed by a regatta. Racing is held on Biscayne Bay known for its shallow, warm, tropical blue water. Enjoy and evening of Cuban food and cocktails (COVID status pending). Limited charter boats and housing are available, with priority going to international teams, teams from the West Coast, and teams without access to a boat. Organize boats & housing in advance.
The event is open to all women. Interested sailors, needing a teammate should contact the event organizers. In some instances, single-day participation is permitted if your schedule does not allow to to sail both days.
A clinic for all levels will be held on Saturday morning with racing beginning in the late afternoon. The Race Committee will attempt to complete two practice races on Saturday afternoon and five races on Sunday, with races lasting 30 - 35 minutes. The race course will be a short sail from the Sailing Center. Races will not be started in over 18 knots of wind.
The event fee is $80. Charter boats are available to international teams, teams from the West Coast, and teams that do not have access to a boat. Limited housing is available with local sailing families. The area also has many AirBnbs and hotels in walking distance to the club.
CLINIC & REGATTA FORMAT
Charter Boats Available
Races - 3:00
Racing, First Signal 10:30
* No Start after 3:15 pm on Sunday
2020 US WOMEN'S NATIONALS & ACCS
GETTING AROUND MIAMI IS EASY & AFFORABLE
Competitor may choose to fly into two airports. Miami International Airport (MIA) is 15 - 30 mins. from Sailing Center depending on traffic. Ubers from the airport cost around $12 - $17 dollars. Fort Lauderdale International Airport is 30 mins. - 1 hour from the Sailing Center depending on traffic. An Uber costs around $40 to Miami. There are also two trains - the Metrorail takes around 1.5 hours and requires a transfer. It costs $3.75. The Brightline train, requires a short Uber ride from the airport to the train station ($5) and then a 30 minute direct ride to Downtown Miami ($15). The closest station for both trains is 2.2 km (1 mile) from the Sailing Center.
The Sailing Center is in charming Coconut Grove, 4 km (2 miles) from the downtown/Brickell neighborhood. Sailors can walk easily in Coconut Grove. Competitors staying in the Brickell, Coral Gables, or South Miami neighborhood will need a car or take an Uber.
There are city bikes for rent in Downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, and South Beach ($6 for 30 minutes). There is a City Bike station very near the Sailing Center. It's easy to tour the area on City bikes.
YOU WILL HAVE A QUALITY BOAT
Limited charter boats are available. Priority goes to international teams and teams from the West Coast. Most of the boats are Perssons or DB Marine. One or two Brazilian Lemaõs are available.
All teams chartering or borrowing boats MUST purchase insurance from the Class for the event ($40), regardless if you are borrowing a boat for free from a friend. Registration will not be complete until the insurance is paid. Boats/Teams arriving before October 31, must pay $15 per day for boat storage at the Sailing Center.
Teams chartering boats must bring their own sails, compass, tension gauge, tape measure, and tools.
PART OF THE WOMEN'S SNIPE CHALLENGE CIRCUIT
WILL SAIL ANYWHERE ANYTIME
Kathleen Tocke & Charlie Bess organized the 2018 Women's World Championship in Newport and manage the Snipe and Star Fleets in Miami. Both are skipper and crew and have raced in numerous Snipe Women's Worlds. They have both raced in the Olympic Classes, race in open/mixed Snipe events, but love the fun atmosphere of women's Snipe regattas, which attract friends from all different classes.