Race: Key West Race Week

January 19, 2014

The 27th edition of “Key West Race Week” is ready to begin and there’s no better way to start than by acknowledging and thanking the sponsors. Key West sponsors have always been one of race week’s critical success factors. Premiere Racing would like to take this opportunity to highlight their loyalty and support.

January 19, 2014

Some of the world’s finest professional sailors will be crewing for captains of industry in the 52 (IRC 2) class, which is one of the headliners at Quantum Key West 2014.

January 15, 2014

Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic. From the professional-laden 52 Class to top tier club-oriented programs in the PHRF classes, this midwinter classic offers something for everyone.

December 30, 2013

Racing teams from across the country and around the world are getting ready to compete in the waters off America’s southernmost city during the 27th annual Key West Race Week, scheduled Sunday through Friday, Jan. 19-24.

November 30, 2013

Strong programs from across the U.S. and around the world have already submitted their entries to Quantum Key West 2014. The first entry deadline is a month away and the scratch sheet grows daily as people make their January plans for Key West and the Florida Keys.

January 28, 2013

Premiere Racing lost three long-time, valuable members of its race committee team over the course of 2012. Peter Craig, Jeanne Kleene and everyone else associated with the annual race week off Key West mourned the deaths of Arthur “Tuna” Wullschleger, Richard “Dick” Chesebrough and Dave Shaffer. “It was an unusual and sad offseason for Premiere […]

January 22, 2013

By Bill Wagner Tate Russack was looking for a small sailboat he could trailer to major regattas around the country. The Annapolis resident liked everything about the new J/70 sloop and pulled the trigger on purchasing one when he learned enough had been sold to sustain viable one-design racing. “J/Boats has upped the ante on […]

January 26, 2013

This is an abnormal year for the J/80 class, typically one of the largest in Key West. Due to the vagaries of the class schedule and some competition from the new J/70, there are only four J/80 one-designs competing at Quantum Key West 2013. Event chairman Peter Craig sees that as an anomaly and has […]

January 25, 2013

— Five Days of Strong Winds Thrill Sailors Key West, Fla — It wasn’t hard to figure out who the winners were upon conclusion of Quantum Key West 2013. Andrea Pozzi and the Italian sailors aboard Bombarda were passing around bottles of champagne. Jim Richardson and the boys on Barking Mad were drinking a tray […]

January 24, 2013

— World Class Competition Continues on Day Four Key West, Fla — With four days of racing complete, it is not difficult to identify the stars of Quantum Key West 2013: The sun and the wind! Even the most veteran sailors have been amazed by the fact every day of the regatta has brought spectacular […]

January 23, 2013

Key West, Fla — Wednesday has always been critical at this annual race week off the Florida Keys. By the time Wednesday is complete, the racing is usually more than half over. Event veterans have even given it the moniker of “moving day.” This year, Wednesday brought what is predicted to be the strongest winds […]

January 22, 2013

There were a lot of weary bones, aching muscles and exhausted bodies over at The Galleon Dock and Truman Annex on Tuesday afternoon. That’s because the sailors on Division 2 of Quantum Key West 2013 completed three races on the second day of the 26th annual regatta. Competitors in the Melges 24, Melges 32 and […]

January 21, 2013

In sailboat racing, it’s always nice when the wind conditions prove better than predicted. Early forecasts for the opening day of Quantum Key West 2013 were questionable, to the point some sailors were worried whether a race could be completed. Turns out the breeze was much stronger and more stable than expected and organizers with […]

January 20, 2013

— More than a Thousand Sailors Prepared for 26th Anniversary Regatta Key West, Fla – All the docks around the Conch Republic were alive with activity and anticipation on Sunday as more than a thousand sailors aboard 121 boats prepared for the start of Quantum Key West 2013. At the marina basin in front of […]

January 15, 2013

Quantum Key West 2013 has many intriguing plotlines and some of the classes that will be most closely watched are the popular, new J/70, professional-laden IRC/TP 52 and rapidly developing HPR.

December 20, 2012

Key West, Fla – John Hele has wanted to compete in the popular annual race week off Key West ever since he got into sailboat racing. The New York Yacht Club member will finally get to achieve that goal next month because the Swan 42 class is coming back to the beautiful blue waters off […]

November 13, 2012

Excitement is building for Quantum Key West 2013 as the scratch sheet continues to grow. With still a month and a half before the first entry deadline, top competitors from more than 12 countries and 20 states have submitted their official entries.

December 20, 2011

Key West, Fla — Top-of-the-line IRC 52 racing is alive and well and headed for Quantum Key West 2012. A strong fleet of eight 52-footers will compete in the 25th anniversary edition of the renowned midwinter regatta held off the southernmost tip of the continental United States. Included in the class are brand new IRC […]