2016-2017 MIAMI WINTER SERIES HOSTED BY COCONUT GROVE SAILING CLUB

EVENT NO. 1, SERIES OPENER: December 9-11, 2016 - REGISTER NOW
EVENT NO. 2, MIAMI WINTER REGATTA: February 3-5, 2017 - REGISTER NOW
EVENT NO. 3, MELGES ROCKS REGATTA:  March 3-5, 2017 - REGISTER NOW

DOWNLOAD A MIAMI WINTER SERIES BROCHURE NOW (2016-2017)

If you have never sailed the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, then you don't know what you are missing. There is plenty of time to make arrangements. Below is an easy-to-implement list of items that make sailing the Miami Winter Series possible. The information is a compendium based on past seasons experienced by Melges 20 owners. Just imagine, three long weekends away for winter! The amazing aspect is that there are cost effective ways which do not consume time away from home, yet make for wonderful time on the water with a really friendly group of sailors — just like you!

Need further assistance? Contact North American Class Manager, Sam Rogers on email/call (952-426-2330), or Andy Burdick at Melges USA (262-275-1110) on email/call .

GETTING TO MIAMI
• Fly into Miami International Airport (MIA) - 20 minutes from Coconut Grove
• Cab to Coconut Grove is typically between $25-40
• There is really no need to rent a car, however if you wish, standard rental car agencies are available at the airport
• Another option is Ft. Lauderdale Airport, however, be aware this is an hour drive away

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TRANSPORTATION
• You can have your Melges 20 transported to Coconut Grove, FL, or you can bring it there yourself too.

Transportation providers:
Cap Anderson : (316) 882-5589
Justin Hood : (616) 510-1592
Harold 'Cai' Flynn - Regatta Logistics : (303) 570-4325
Gene Hinkel : (727) 421-0468
Ezra Culver (EZ Marine) : (305) 803-7105
Karen Scholl : (319) 230-9008
John Woodruff - Latis Yachting Solutions : (734) 231-8610
Daniel Jakus - Painted Cowboy : (801) 831-8080

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STAYING IN COCONUT GROVE
• The Sonesta and the Mutiny are within 2-3 minute walks from the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, and five minutes from excellent restaurants
• Also View This Complete List of Hotels and Other Accommodations located within walking distance

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STORAGE
• Choose between Shake a leg, and the US Sailing Center
• These sites provide secure storage for boats on trailers leaving mast up
• Running water, hoists, and friendly sailors
• Best to purchase from Melges a mast up cover
• Store travel covers and shares in dock boxes
• Both locations within 10-15 easy minutes by water to CGSC
• The second and third regattas – uncover, put some turns on the rig, and launch all of 45 minutes – beer and lunch are available as a wonderful grocer on the walk from the hotel to the boat.
• Running water is provided to hose the boat down prior to covering

US Sailing Center
Contact: Pat Downey
T: (305) 854-1058
O: (305) 793-6186
Website

Shake-A-Leg Miami
Contact: Jenny
Reserve Your Space/Storage Online
T: (305) 858-5550 ext. 123
Website

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SAILING VENUE
• Coconut Grove Sailing Club, a wonderfully friendly, down to Earth organization which greets the Melges 20 class every year
• Biscayne Bay is huge, the winter training ground for the evolving US Olympic Team, with plenty of water for great courses, and the weather is superb including the wind!

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ONSITE SERVICE AND PRODUCT SUPPORT
Melges USA is always onsite for product service and support. The Melges Van is always on station to assist you with parts and assistance. 

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DINING
Some of the Melges 20 teams love to frequent the following restaurants. It's not unusual to see many of the teams having dinner together!
• Jaguar
• Le Bouchon
• Georges