BACARDI Sailing Week announces Newport Shipyard as its new major sponsor for the 2017 season

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week announced today that Newport Shipyard, one of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the U.S., will become a major sponsor in the BACARDI Sailing Week Regattas held in Miami from March 5-11, 2017 and in Newport from June 23-25, 2017.

Event Director Sara Zanobini, remarks, “We're excited about our inaugural partnership with Newport Shipyard. It's a great opportunity to expand our reach and provide additional value-added services to our sailors. Both Newport Shipyard and BACARDI Sailing Week have much to gain from this new partnership.”

In its eighth year, BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank is building on the success of previous year’s events, offering six days of remarkable sailing competition. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Bacardi Cup has become a world-renowned event. Tracing its roots back to 1920’s Havana, Cuba, the regatta was conceived as a three day event with sailors competing for the Trofeo BACARDI as part of the Cup of Cuba’s Mid-Winter Championship. In 1962, political unrest forced the Bacardi Cup to move from Havana to Coconut Grove, Florida, where it has since been hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club, the organizing authority for the BACARDI Cup. Heading into 2017, the Bacardi Cup continues to be the only Cuban-born sporting event to survive in the United States. Each year, this event attracts more than 200 sailors from 23 countries along with the attention of national & international media.

Bacardi Sailing Week has great history and is a well-known and popular regatta among hundreds of accomplished sailors who return to the event year after year,” said Eli Dana, general manager of Newport Shipyard. “We hosted part of the event last year and enjoyed having sailors from around the world, including many locals, here at the Shipyard for the after-race social events. This year, we will also offer dockage to many of the boats and we are proud to partner with the event organizers to help grow the regatta, especially here in Newport,” Dana said.

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About Newport Shipyard: One of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the U.S., Newport Shipyard is a full-service marina and shipyard with over 3,500 linear feet of dock space that can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet. Its amenities include a dockside café, ship store, fitness center, courtesy vehicles and crew housing. With its friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and event planning capabilities, Newport Shipyard also hosts many other prestigious yachting events, including the biennial Newport to Bermuda Race Crew Party, the Newport Charter Yacht Show (June 19-23, 2017) and the Candy Store Cup (formerly the Newport Bucket), an annual super yacht regatta (July 27-29, 2017). For the full Newport Shipyard experience, visit:

About BACARDI U.S.A., Inc.: BACARDI U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI® rum, the world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands.