PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion’s new Volvo Open 70 has been on the water for three weeks now and has visited Miami, USA.
The boat reached the city as part of a training run, providing the crew the opportunity to log hours, sail the boat in open waters, and familiarise themselves with South Florida’s coast.
Miami’s stopover team celebrated the race’s arrival in North America one year out with PUMA’s Mar Mostro. The boat reached the city as part of a training run, providing the crew the opportunity to log hours, sail the boat in open waters, and familiarise themselves with South Florida’s coast.
In celebration of its arrival, on Friday, May 13, skipper Ken Read and the PUMA Ocean Racing crew met the Major of Miami, Tomas Regalado, the Commissioner of District 2, Marc Sarnoff, and Rebeca Sosathe, Commissioner of the Miami-Dade County.
Mayor Regalado strongly supported PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion’s campaign. “It is especially gratifying to see the Volvo Ocean Race select Miami as a featured stopover,” says the Mayor.
“With billions of viewers around the world watching, it will clearly be seen why our City is recognized as a jewel in the international sailing community.”
Designed by Juan Yacht Designs and built at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, R.I., PUMA’s Mar Mostro is the only American-made boat with an American skipper in the upcoming race. Ken Read, one of the world’s most accomplished racers, was in charge of PUMA Ocean Racing and at the helm of PUMA’s il mostro throughout the previous edition of the race.
Read has twice helmed America’s Cup programs in 2000 and 2003 and was named “United States Rolex Yachtsman of the Year” twice and has 46 World, North American and National Championships to his credit.
– Volvo Ocean Race
Compiled by Taylor Michie