JANUARY 21, 2021

An annual 160 mile race in Florida held each winter.

Started in 1975, the race runs down the coast of Florida as one of the most tactically challenging of the winter as crews must avoid reefs and coast lines to ensure victory.

LATEST NEWS

January 28, 2020

Competitors in the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race enjoyed the downwind conditions that have made the race a favorite winter routine for sailors worldwide. The race started on Thursday, January 23, in ENE breeze bouncing into the low teens, giving the fleet a fast ride down the coast from Port Everglades, before […]

December 24, 2019

A staple of the racing season since its inception in 1976, the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race kicks off the new year of offshore racing in South Florida on January 23, 2020. What began in 1976 as a “Feeder Race” to get boats around the southern end of the state and over to St. […]

ABOUT THE EVENT


Proud Partnership with Lauderdale Yacht Club & SORC

Highlight of the Winter Season

The course shall be from the starting line, south to the Miami Sea Buoy (“RW Mo (A) Whistle”) leaving it to starboard; then to the Key West Sea Buoy (“RW Mo(A)”) located south of Key West, leaving the following marks and a continuous line connecting them to starboard. Note that the continuous line is not always indicative of the boundary of safe water for navigation, and does not include the course from the Key West Sea Buoy to the Finish.

EVENT LOGISITCS


The 2021 regatta dates will be January 21, 2020

REGISTRATION

Registration is done via Yacht Scoring before the event and check in begins on Thursday afternoon.

START

First signal for each course will be at 1000 Friday. Class assignments and starting times will be available online and will be announced at the Skippers Meeting.

RACING

A course from the Miami Sea Buoy to the Key West Sea Buoy. However, the continuous line is not always indicative of the boundary of safe water for navigation so vigilance is required.

SOCIALS

The Awards Presentation and After-Race Party will be held on Saturday which will be TBD based on local regulations.