Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Quantum Key West Race Week Update

J/70s sailing Key West Race Week (Key West, FL)- The annual winter pilgrimage to the sunny, friendly climate of the Florida Keys in late January is showing healthy participation by J/Sailors!  This spectacular event presents world-class competition over five full race days. Entering its 27th year, Race Week offers exceptional racing and fun shoreside parties in wonderful Key West. The Florida Keys and Key West are the perfect southernmost vacation destination!  Yes, even the first J/24 Midwinters sailors in 1978 can attest to that fact!!

Premiere Racing’s reputation for excellent race management and regatta organization promises to deliver another great regatta and ideal winter get-away for all sailing enthusiasts.  If you haven’t already, make plans now to start off the New Year with the best sailing there is this side of the Caribbean’s aquamarine waters and warm, gentle trade-winds.

J/111s sailing Key West Race WeekSo far, 105 boats have signed up for Key West, with the two largest one-design fleets being J’s. The 64 J/Teams registered in four classes represent 61% of the fleet, a veritable J/Fest down in the Florida Keys!  By far the largest one-design fleet at the event, the forty strong J/70 Midwinter Championship fleet, already has representation from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Great Britain and continental Europe.  The next biggest fleet are the fourteen J/80’s competing for their 2014 Midwinter Championship with several of their top teams participating from across the country.

In the “big boat” J/PHRF handicap world, ten boats are participating including two J/122s, three J/111s and a fast J/125.  Thrown into that mix are a new J/88 speedster, a J/109, J/44 and J/24.  Head on down and join the fun!  Last year’s Key West was epic, 2014 promises to be even better!  Sailing photo credits- Onne   For more Quantum Key West Race Week sailing information