The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race (http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html) kicked off Oct. 29 in Alicante, Spain, and leg 6 of the 10-continent race will end on May 6 for a stopover and 14-day celebration at the Downtown Miami Race Village (http://volvooceanracemiami.org/the-village-venue/), a 27-acre expanse filled with interactive installations and scheduled race-centric events. Aboard a Charter One luxury yacht rental you have a first class seat to witness the six sailing vessels speed into the Port of Miami, one by one. At the helm stand six crews of 11 men from 15 countries around the world, many of them Olympic gold medalists and America’s Cup champions. In the past five months, each one has helped navigate a route from Spain eastward, around Africa, through Indonesian islands, skirting Antarctic waters, and up the eastern coast of South America.On Saturday, May 19th the final weekend, in-port races pit the tournament’s crews against each other on a short, close-quarters course within the harbor. What better way to see these crews in action than aboard a Charter One yacht. The Summer Wind is the perfect place to enjoy the show from. This luxurious yacht can accommodate 60 of your friends and family. We can pick you up at one of our many dock locations throughout South Florida so no waiting in traffic for your group.Charter One has the perfect venue for you to enjoy the exit of these magnificent sailing vessels as they leave the Port of Miami on Sunday, May 20th to continue the Volvo Ocean Race. The morning will start with amateur VIP sailors pitting their sail-wrangling and tide-control skills against the professional competitors in the harbor pro-am race before the six competing teams leave port for their next leg to Lisbon.Cuisine and beverages on the yacht are catered to your specifications. Charter One offers a premium open bar including soft drinks, beer/wine, cappuccino/espresso station and all of the Mimosas and Bloody Marys you could ask for. Perfect for a day on the sea, menu selections include a Luncheon Menu of sandwiches and wraps, a Key West Menu featuring crab cakes and Mahi Mahi, The Ultimate Tailgater selection and many more.Charter One offers several different types of yacht charters, including corporate yacht charters, wedding yacht charters, any type of celebration yacht charters. Not only will we host your event or celebration, but we can organize, plan and decorate it according to your exact specifications. Our event planners specialize in working with us to create a perfect setting each and every time. Contact Charter One today at 954-771-0102.
Isabella Stark has been with Charter One Yachts since January 2016. She graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Communications and met Matt and Lauren Talchik during her internship with the Winterfest Boat Parade. Isabella has lived in Fort Lauderdale for most of her life. She is married, and has two little girls who love visiting the crew on The Summer Wind. Isabella loves coordinating special occasion charters and proudly says that she loves her job.
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