November 1, 2017

Countdown to the Wirth M. Munroe Race

The 61st annual Wirth M. Munroe Race is only a month away and the fleet is growing. The 60-mile coastal sprint starts the morning of December 1, 2017 off Government Cut in Miami and finishes off the Palm Beach Inlet. This staple of the winter racing season is true test for sailors of all stripes, from Grand Prix racers to cruiser-racers.

Current entries include boats from Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and Rhode Island. Among the cruiser-racers are Becky Lyons' Tartan 40 OSITA, Tom Bowler's Morris Ocean Series 46 Escapade II, James Scalise's Baltic 38 Santarella, and Thin Ice, an Aerodyne 38 owned by Stuart Hebb and John Vincent. Among the racers are George Collins' Tripp 62 ChessieRacing, Steve & Heidi Benjamin's TP 52 Spookie, Austin & Gwen Fragomen's Botin 44 Interlodge IV, and James Carolla's Class 40 Longbow.

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.

Once again this year, the Sailfish Club of Florida and the Storm Trysail Club are partnering 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 November 9th Nassau Cup Race, the January 10th Lauderdale to Key West Race and the February 14th Miami to Havana Race.

For more information on the Wirth M. Munroe Race, please go to the Sailfish Club website or contact Sarah Gay at Sailfish Club's office, (561) 844-0206 or

To enter the race, please go to YachtScoring.

Bill Moriarty
Storm Trysail Club - Southern Station Fleet Captain