Two-Course Format Gives
Sailors Choice of Fort Lauderdale or Miami Starts on December 6th
The Sailfish Club of Florida's 63rd Annual Wirth M. Munroe Ocean Race is set for Friday, December 6, 2019. In 2018, the race added a 40-mile course called The Sprint, from Fort
Lauderdale to Palm Beach, which complemented the existing 60-mile
Miami-to-Palm Beach track, known as The Classic. Last year, five boats entered The Sprint race and 23 raced on The Classic course.
will start off Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, while The Classic will start
off Government Cut in Miami Beach. Both
courses will finish off the Palm Beach Inlet. All crews will be welcome at the
Sailfish Club’s legendary Rum Punch reception, buffet dinner and awards
Classic Course will be scored as part of the SORC's "Islands in the
Stream" series, which includes the Miami-Nassau Race, the Lauderdale-Key
West Race, the Miami-Havana Race and the Pineapple Cup from Miami to Montego
Bay. The Sprint Course will not be scored as part of the series.
decades the Wirth M. Munroe Ocean Race started in Miami, but it was shortened
to a single Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach course several years ago to encourage
participation. Three years ago, as a tribute to the race’s 60th
anniversary, organizers returned to the longer course starting in Miami. Interest
in both courses prompted organizers to offer the two-course format in 2018.
Organizing Authority for the race consists of The Sailfish Club of Florida in
partnership with the Storm Trysail Club and the support of the Biscayne Bay
Yacht Club. The SORC and the Sailfish Club of Florida will oversee race
enter the race by signing up online at www.YachtScoring.com. For more information, please contact Sarah
Gay at (561) 844-0206 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org