Thursday, August 27, 2015

Conch Republic Cup Announcement!

Conch Republic Cup- Key West to Havana, Cuba (Havana, Cuba)- What is the “Conch Republic Cup”?  Well, it’s none other than the 8th Edition of Key West-Cuba Race Week!  For the first time in history, American sailors can now have a blast sailing 90nm from Key West to Cuba and enjoy several days of sailing in just the most stupendously beautiful, unspoiled, Caribbean waters you will ever see.  Plus, for those sailors “in the know”, namely Europeans, South Americans, and some Americans, the Cuban sailors sure know how to host and throw a party!  The Commodore of Club Nautico de Havana, Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich, is extending a warm welcome to all that can make it to Marina Hemingway this year!

Conch Republic to Havana sailboat startThe event is scheduled right after Quantum Key West Race Week finishes in the end of January.  So, boats that are planning to continue their Florida winter getaway can add this one to their “bucket list” of fabulous regatta itineraries.  And, for those boats contemplating heading further east into the Caribbean for the sextet of famous winter regattas (RORC 600, St Maarten, St Thomas, BVI, St Barths, Antigua); this week would be a natural one to start the winter-long celebration of fun-in-the-sun!  Here is the current schedule of five (5) races total:
  • Jan 27- Wednesday- Captains Meeting and party at Key West
  • Jan 28- Thursday- Key West to Veradero, Cuba Race
  • Jan 29- Friday- Veradero Awards and party
  • Jan 30- Saturday- free day
  • Jan 31- Sunday- Veradero Offshore buoy race- Awards/ party after
  • Feb 1- Monday- Veradero to Havana Race- Marina Hemingway
  • Feb 2- Tuesday- free day
  • Feb 3- Wednesday- Havana’s El Malecon Parade Race- awards/party @ Marina Hemingway
  • Feb 4- Thursday- free day
  • Feb 5- Friday- Havana to Key West Race
  • Feb 6- Saturday- Key West awards/ party
Please contact Peter Goldsmith at cell# (305)-304-4582 or email- Jeff@MainsailNews.TV to express interest and get on the direct contact list for updates.  Here is the Conch Republic Cup Facebook page.