Wags Walks the Docks

Bill (Wags) Wagner is a familiar face on the docks to sailors at Quantum Key West Race Week. A Maryland native, Wags hits the docks early, with FlipCamera in hand to capture casual interviews from sailors across all classes. Wags really presents a personal side to the interviews capturing “a behind the scenes” story.

Bill Wagner (Wags) at his "office" on the docks at Key West to capture video interviews of Race Week sailors.SBenton | Quantum Key West 2015 Blog

Bill Wagner (Wags) at his “office” on the docks at Key West to capture video interviews of Race Week sailors.

If you haven’t had a chance to look through the interviews, click on the link to Wags Walks the Docks.

Today’s interviews include:

Kevin George, tactician aboard Ker 51 Tonnerre 4, talks about the boat that Peter Vroon is racing for the first time in Key West and also talks about what a great yachtsman the Dutch skipper is.

Quantum Sail Design Group executive Farley Fontenot talks about Quantum Key West 2015 and other Quantum topics.

Doug and Dalton DeVos, father and son, talk about racing against each other in the Melges 32 class.

Bradley Faber, skipper of J/111 Utah, talks about winning Thursday’sIndustry Partner Boat of the Day award, the J/111 class competition and learning from Wally Cross of the Quantum Sail Design Group.


 

I have worked with Wags over 10 years at Key West, and can attest to his commitment to “tell the story” of Race Week through video interviews, press releases and articles. I have also been a witness to his incredible typing speed. Wags can “punish” a keyboard better than any journalist I’ve ever known!