Green light for Wirth M. Munroe Race

Published on October 16th, 2017

The Sailfish Club of Florida has confirmed the 61st Wirth M. Munroe Race will proceed as planned on Friday, December 1, despite ongoing clean-up efforts in South Florida related to Hurricane Irma.

The 60-mile race, which begins off Government Cut in Miami and finishes off the Palm Beach Inlet, is a true test for sailors of all stripes, from Grand Prix racers to club cruiser-racers. All entrants will be rewarded with the legendary hospitality of the Sailfish Club of Florida and will have the opportunity to attend the post-race buffet dinner and awards ceremony.

“We have conferred with our partners in the Organizing Authority and are confident that the facilities necessary to run and support the race in Miami and Palm Beach are fully functional and the enthusiasm is high,” said Event Chairman Tom Bowler. “We encourage all sailors to take part in this historic staple of the winter racing season. We look forward to seeing you on the starting line and at the buffet table.”

Once again this year, the Sailfish Club of Florida is partnering with the Storm Trysail Club to sponsor the race. The Biscayne Bay Yacht Club has joined the Organizing Authority and will host the Skippers’ Meeting on Thursday, November 30 at 1830.

SORC and Sailfish Club of Florida will oversee Race Management. The Wirth M. Munroe Race will be scored as part of the SORC’s Islands in the Stream series, which also includes the Miami to Nassau Race, the Lauderdale to Key West Race, and the Miami to Havana Race.

For more information on the Wirth M. Munroe Race, go to http://www.sailfishclub.com/munroe/details or SarahGay@sailfishclub.com.

To enter the race, go to https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4439

Source: Ed Cesare, Rear Commodore, STC

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