MIAMI, Fla. – The Coconut Grove Sailing Club Finn Fleet, started by Fabiano Vivaqua, David Martin, and Charles Heimler at the end of 2019 is getting some solid traction, despite heavy lockdowns around the country and numerous state restrictions. It seems that folks are getting sick of being locked in their residencies and are eager to get out and take a breath of fresh air, no pun intended. Ten boats strong, the fleet is planning to travel up north during the summer and attend events in Rhode Island, New York, and Canada, pending pandemic developments of course. “We are stoked to have an opportunity to sail and train alongside Luke Muller, who resides at Fort Pierce,” said Mr. Vivaqua “We are looking forward to visiting the Toilet Bowl Regatta, Tun-up Regatta at Canandaigua, Wickford Regatta, and the North American Championship in Kingston.”
Florida, and specifically Miami, is one of the best spots in the country for “winter sailing”. The fleet plans to establish a small circuit between Miami and Sarasota, possibly adding Mobile and Atlanta to the equation. Hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon and the Coconut Grove Sailing Club will be able to attract the sailors from around the country and the world again, and who knows, maybe the Finn Gold Cup and the Finn World Masters Championship are going to return to North America!
For now, enjoy some action pictures from Biscayne Bay!