Our friends at the Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation alerted us to a great opportunity for both kids and adults to get the real inside info on PUMA, straight from Kenny Read and the crew. Come buy Mr. Clean a drink and see stuff that no one else in the world will. It’s Wednesday – that’s tonight – so don’t screw around; RSVP right away for a show-and-tell you and your kids won’t forget.
Following 17 days racing up the Atlantic and through the Caribbean, the PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG crew won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, sailing from Brazil to Miami onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro Volvo Open 70. While in South Florida, skipper Ken Read and members of the crew will spend an evening at the Lauderdale YC sharing stories and experiences from the first six legs of this year’s race.
Wednesday, May 16, will be PUMA night at LYC and all are welcome. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Witness incredible video, learn the heartbreaking story of dismasting on Leg 1, hear tales of the Southern Ocean, and join the crew in their pursuit of the podium. Presented by the LYC Sailing Foundation (LYCSF.org), the evening is targeting LYC’s youth sailors, who will have an opportunity to meet members of the PUMA crew – among the world’s top sailors.
Please RSVP to the LYC front desk. Children age 18 and under are $15, adults $30. The LYC Sailing Foundation was created to educate and assist sailing athletes ages 8 to 18 throughout South Florida.