2021 Miami to Eleuthera Race
Published on February 19th, 2021
Seven teams started the 2021 Miami to Eleuthera Race on February 17, with the J/44 Kenai owned by Chris Lewis completing the 300 nm in 1:17:29:36 to win by over 22 minutes. Finishing second was Flat Stanley: Hooligan Racing (TP52) owned by McSweeney/Sheehan with Andy Wescoat’s J/109 Harm’s in third. As the final race of the four-stage Islands in the Stream Series, Kenai also claimed the 2020-21 title.
The winter plan for the 2020-21 Islands in the Stream Series in south Florida and the Bahamas evolved due to COVID-19 restrictions:
2020-21 Islands in the Stream Series
• November 13, 2020: (REVISED) The 79th edition of the Nassau Cup Ocean Race, a 180 nm course from Miami to Nassau, leaving Great Isaac and Great Stirrup to starboard, is no longer possible due to current protocols in the Bahamas. Instead, an ocean race of approximately 178 nm will be held starting in and returning to Miami.
• December 5, 2020: (REVISED) The Wirth M Munroe Palm Beach Race, known as the “Race to the Buffet” to Sailfish Club of Florida’s legendary party, feast and awards presentation, is now a course from Lauderdale to Palm Beach and back.
• January 21, 2021: The series then heads south for some island time with the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race. The tropics in January provide the perfect spot to unwind with the Conch Grinder Race, and to enjoy the treasures and pleasures of Key West before the awards party at First Flight Island Bar and Restaurant (formerly Kelly’s Caribbean).
• February 17, 2021: It all wraps up with another trip to the Bahamas with the 2nd annual Eleuthera Race, starting off South Beach, Miami and finishing at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina.