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Key West Race Week Update : 23-Jan-2017 1am
Key West Race Week Update
(Key West, FL)- The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week has been epic, with postcard sailing conditions for the past three days- sunny, good breezes from the east, and gorgeous moon-lit evenings ashore.  On the third day, the breeze softened into the 6 to 10 kts range, producing several shakeups on the scoreboard for several classes.The Mount Gay Rum Boat of the Day was awarded to J.D. Hill’s (Houston, TX) J/122 SECOND STAR. Competing in his first Quantum Key West Race Week, Hill’s crew won the first two races and finished tied for...
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Record Lauderdale to Key West Race
J/44 KENAI Wins Class, J/111 HEAT WAVE Second!(Fort Lauderdale, FL)- The 41st Annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club, started at noon on Wednesday under absolutely perfect conditions- winds from the ENE blowing 15-20 kts with boats setting Code Zero’s and asymmetrics once they approached Rebecca Shoals, the first primary turning point to the WSW towards Key West.  Records were broken for both monohulls and multihulls.  And, the J/crews reveled in the conditions.The annual race sends sailors on a 160 nm sprint down along...
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J/111 Benelux Series Announcement
(Dordrecht, The Netherlands)- 2017 will see the sequel of last year, regarding J/111 One Design Racing in Benelux. Again, three events are selected to host the growing class and it is hot racing: 22-23 April: Van Uden Reco Regatta, Stellendam02-04 June: North Sea Regatta, Scheveningen (Open Benelux Class Championship)25-27 August: Breskens Sailing Weekend, BreskensBefore and between these events, there are special dedicated J/111 training programs scheduled, as well as regattas in the Solent off Cowes, United Kingdom.“After a very successful 2016 season of great One-Design racing, all Benelux-owners agreed to continue One-Design...
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Quantum Key West Regatta Preview
(Key West, FL)- In a fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the famous Quantum Key West Regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from American and ten countries, some of the most technically developed racing boats afloat and one of the largest growing classes in the world- the J/70 speedster!According to Commanders' Weather, the weather forecast supplier for race week, the first three days of the regatta will offer moderate to strong winds of 10 to 20 knots from the east/east-southeast. A cold front predicted for the second half of the week could...
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Lauderdale to Key West Race Preview
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)- When the cold northerly winds of January blow, where would you rather be, bundled up in the cold white north, or in shorts and a t-shirt in Key West? Would you rather shovel your driveway, or walk Duval Street?  Would you rather sit around waiting for a groundhog to see his shadow or share the streets with roosters and Hemingway’s six-toed cats in front of the Southernmost White House?  No matter the question, Key West is The Answer.The 41st Annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, hosted by Lauderdale Yacht...
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Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas Announcement
(Newport, RI)– In 2017, Sailing World magazine’s annual racing circuit, the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series, will revisit the country’s top sailing destinations for another five-stop series, culminating in a tropical championship regatta.For the third consecutive year, HELLY HANSEN— a global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 135 years of experience protecting professionals on the water— will continue as title sponsor for the elite sailing series.   The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series will return to:  St. Petersburg, Fl-  Feb. 17-19, St. Petersburg Yacht Club San Diego, CA- ...
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