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The Storm Trysail Club - Key West Race Week 2018

LARCHMONT, N.Y., May 25, 2017 - After extensive discussion and deliberation the Storm Trysail Club has decided not to organize and hold Key West Race Week in January 2018. Many factors led to this difficult decision. The bottom line is that with declining participation, the event has become heavily dependent upon sponsorship making the event unsustainable in its current format. Our primary sponsors remain very supportive and the Storm Trysail Club is committed to exploring alternative formats for the future that address changing conditions in our sport. The club anticipates that this could lead to another edition as soon as 2019.

The Storm Trysail Club wishes to thank especially Quantum Sails (the title sponsor for the last six years) as well as the city and community of Key West for their gracious hospitality and help in underwriting this event, which has spanned the last 30 years. Many thanks as well to all our other sponsors, supporters and past participants for their support of the event and of the sport of sailing. Most importantly we wish to thank the countless volunteers, Storm Trysail Club members and others who made Key West Race Week possible and produced a world-class event.

Leonard Sitar
Commodore Storm Trysail Club

John Fisher
Quantum Key West Race Week Event Chairman - 2016 & 2017

KEY WEST ON A BUDGET

Flying Tigers
Photo - Paul Todd/Outside Images

There’s more than one way to do Key West Race Week on a budget, but hoping onboard with the Flying Tigers is hard to beat.

Click HERE to read Dave Reed's article in Sailing World.

QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK CLOSES WITH A BANG

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January 20, 2017

Quantum Racing CrewDoug De Vos (center, kneeling) and the Quantum Racing team received overall Boat of the Week honors - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com

Quantum Racing named Boat of the Week; Hot Mess earns Corinthian honors

KEY WEST, Fla. – By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos’ (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club.

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FRIDAY BRIEFING: Happy Quantum Sails Day

January 20, 2017

AM Brief 0120Looking out on the Key West Bight sees a light southerly breeze ahead of the final day of racing (Quantum Key West Race Week/Sean McNeill).

KEY WEST, Fla. – The final day of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Quantum Sails Day – sees one race on tap for all classes. Completing that lone, hour long race, however, might be difficult.

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QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK HEADS DOWN TO THE WIRE IN FOUR CLASSES

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January 19, 2017

2017 Quantum Key West RW A2 0194Marine Partner's Day saw racing tighten to a final race showdown in 3 classes, including the 52 SuperSeries, where Quantum Racing is poised to repeat their win here last year - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com

Marine Partners’ Day won by Peter Wagner’s J/111 Skeleton Key

KEY WEST, Fla. – Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. Tomorrow’s lone race for all racing classes will decide the winner in the 52 Super Series, J/111 Class, J/70 Class and ORC Class.

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THURSDAY BRIEFING: Lighter winds ahead

January 19, 2017

IMG 20170119 WA0000A light wind has forced a shoreside postponement at Quantum Key West Race Week - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com

KEY WEST, Fla. – The conditions have taken a decided turn towards the light side at Quantum Key West Race Week and at 0900 the race committee issued a harbor postponement. No racing will occur before 1300 hours.

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QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK REELS OFF THREE RACES IN FADING WINDS

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January 18, 2017

PR 1A webMount Gay Rum Day won by first-time entrant J.D. Hill’s Second Star

Mount Gay Rum Day won by first-time entrant J.D. Hill’s Second Star

KEY WEST, Fla. – Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Mount Gay Rum Day – saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup on the scoreboard in some classes.

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QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK ROLLICKS THROUGH DAY 2

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January 17, 2017

KWP08 lo resLewmar Day provided brilliant conditions once again in Key West  - photo Andy Newman/Florida Keys New Bureau

Lewmar Day won by J/88 Hijinks as conditions continue to provide thrilling racing

KEY WEST, Fla. – To the delight of the more than 600 sailors competing in the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Day 2’s racing nearly mirrored Day 1’s memorable conditions.

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TUESDAY BRIEFING: More of the same awesomeness on Tap

January 17, 2017

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KEY WEST, Fla. – The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week kicked off in fine style yesterday with 15- to 20-knot winds. To say that the sailors came off the water smiling would be an understatement – they were pumped. Stoked. Ecstatic. It was Key West sailing at its best.

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