Race: Key West Race Week

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 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.

January 20, 2012

It was a frantic finish at Quantum Key West 2012 as several boats snatched victory with strong performances on the fifth and final day. Barking Mad pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in the 25-year history of the regatta, winning the Farr 40 class despite suffering a dreaded DNF. Barking Mad, skippered by Jim […]

January 18, 2012

Key West, Fla — With eight races in the books and two more still to be contested, the outcome of several marquee classes at Quantum Key West 2012 remains in doubt. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the deep and talent-laden Melges 32 class has come down to the wire with Samba Pa Ti holding a […]

January 17, 2012

Key West. Fla — With three races conducted in strong winds, there was opportunity for boats to make a significant move in the standings on the second day of Quantum Key West 2012. Or in some cases it was a chance to further increase leads taken on Day 1. Pisces fit into the former category, […]

January 16, 2012

Key West, Fla — Quantum Key West 2012 got off to a roaring start as strong breeze and sunny skies greeted the fleet of 112 boats in 12 classes. Northeast winds that started off at 15 knots and built to 20-plus challenged crews on the opening day of the 25th anniversary regatta, organized by Premiere […]

January 15, 2012

Key West, Fla — There’s been a flurry of activity at the various marinas around the Conch Republic as boats and crews prepare for Quantum Key West 2012. Tourists disembarking from the cruise ships have been gawking at the high-tech big boats berthed at the docks in front of the Westin Hotel while crews tune […]

January 14, 2012

Key West, Fla — Thanks to an all-star sponsor line-up, the 25th edition of “Key West Race Week” is ready to begin. Key West sponsors have always been one of race week’s critical success factors. Premiere Racing would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for their loyalty and support. Title Sponsor […]

January 11, 2012

High profile fleets, intense competition and superb sailing conditions have made Key West a showcase event for many one design classes. The popular Farr 40 class, which debuted in 1996, is certainly one of them. Jim Richardson recalls many fond memories and looks to next week for more. “I absolutely love Key West. It is […]

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 […]