Welcome Aboard Miami's Premier Waterfront Community Center
Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is South Florida's premier, adaptive watersports community serving people of all abilities.
With a series of programs offered seven days a week year-round, Shake-A-Leg Miami provides a number of opportunities for children, youth, and adults with or without physical or mental challenges to experience the beauty of Miami’s gem that is Biscayne Bay.
Shake-A-Leg Miami is a not-for-profit organization working with children & adults with physical, developmental, and economic challenges in a marine environment, utilizing South Florida’s marine setting to teach environmental lessons, therapeutic sailing, swimming, & kayaking, among other watersports activities.
Sailors from around the world – young and old, experienced and novices – will be at Shake-A-Leg Miami this weekend for a series of events, including the Etchells 2014 Jaguar Cup Midwinter Series and the Abilities Community Bay Day.
Hosted by the Etchells Fleet 20 and the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, 70-plus boats will be participating this weekend in what’s expected to be a competitive race among sailors from the likes of Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Great Britain, Brazil, Bermuda, and from all over the U.S. The series kicks off Dec. 7 and 8, then resumes Jan. 4 and 5, Feb. 8 and 9, and Feb. 28 thru March 2, 2014.
For more information on the Etchells Fleet 20, visit http://www.etchellsfleet20.org/jag/index.html.
Also on display this weekend will be the kids from the Junior Orange Bowl who will don their life vests and participate in watercraft activities like sailing, kayaking, and boat rides, just to name a few, alongside able-bodied and other kids with disabilities and their families. The top athletes from the University of Miami will also splash around with the children and host a silent auction with all things U.M. including sports tickets. The fun runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Top sailors from the Audi Melges 20 continue to strut their strengths on Biscayne Bay practicing at the Shake-A-Leg headquarters during the team’s Miami Winter Series. The Audi Melges 20 World Championship takes place Dec. 11 thru Dec. 14, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL.
For more information on the Audi Melges 20, visit http://www.melges20.com/?p=news/&id=1510.
Shake-A-Leg Miami works in partnership with the City of Miami. Upcoming events also include the Olympic Class Regatta at the end of January 2014 and the Bacardi Sailing Week, at the beginning of March. We invite all sailors to come down and visit our extraordinary site.