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QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK OPENS WITH EPIC CONDITIONS

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January 16, 2017

2017 Quantum Key West RW A 0210City of Key West Boat of the Day: double-bullet winner Platoon racing in the 52 SuperSeries - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com

City of Key West Day won by 52 Super Series leader Platoon of Germany

KEY WEST, Fla. –The comments from the first day of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, the City of Key West Day, were nearly unanimous – epic sailing conditions in one of the best racing venues in the world.

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UNIQUELY RACE WEEK

January 15, 2017

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As one of sailing’s most remote regatta venues, the appeal of Quantum Key West Race Week is not just what racers discover on the land and on the water. It’s the complete regatta experience, one found nowhere else

KEY WEST, Fla. – The proverb “From small beginnings come great things” aptly describes Quantum Key West Race Week, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary on the turquoise palate surrounding Key West. Innocuously started to help broaden Yachting magazine’s appeal, Race Week grew into the most important regatta in North America and the best winter destination regatta in the world.

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MONDAY BRIEFING: Bring on the racing!

January 15, 2017

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KEY WEST, Fla. – The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins today with a solid forecast for great racing conditions. Today’s forecast is calling for lighter conditions than expected yesterday, but there’s still plenty of wind for the race committee to run two to three races, as scheduled.

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CHAMPIONS IN THE CONCH

January 14, 2017

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J/70 World Champion Joel Ronning reveals some tuning secrets and tips on how to prepare for Quantum Key West Race Week.

KEY WEST, Fla. – At Quantum Key West Race Week 2016, Catapult skipper Joel Ronning had a heck of a time in the 47-boat J/70 fleet; bouncing up the down the results until finishing 11th overall. It wasn’t exactly the model of consistency required to win in this pro-laden class.

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HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OF RACE WEEK

January 13, 2017

PR 1 13 2017 1Jonathan McKee calls tactics on the J/122 Hamachi in 2016.
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Olympian, world champion and top notch coach Jonathan McKee reviews some handy tips for success at Quantum Key West Race Week

KEY WEST, Fla. – Quantum Key West Race Week is an unusual regatta because it runs for five days. The wind also tends to be relatively steady. This leads to a success-focused formula based on continuous improvement in boatspeed and minimizing tactical risk.

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FABULOUS FORECAST IN THE CARDS FOR QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

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January 12, 2017

PR 1 12 2017 1Preparations underway now on site at the Waterfront Brewery to receive hundreds of Race Week enthusiasts - photo Dobbs Davis

30th anniversary regatta looks to live up to reputation of fantastic sailing conditions

KEY WEST, Fla. – A scant three days remain to the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the long range weather forecast looks juicy. Key West Race Week’s reputation is built on close racing amid great sailing conditions, and this year looks to live up to that billing.

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BIG NAMES, POWERFUL BOATS HIGHLIGHT QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

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January 4, 2017

PR 1 4 2017Last raced in the 2014 event, the 52 Super Series fleet returns this year to Key West - photo Martinez Studio/52SuperSeries

Bevy of talent lined up to help celebrate
30th anniversary regatta

KEY WEST, Fla. --- Just 11 days remain until the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the fleet of more than 100 boats shows great strength throughout its ranks.

In fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the celebratory regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from the U.S. and 10 countries, some of the most technically developed racing boats afloat and one of the largest growing classes in the world.

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QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK FAMILY OF SPONSORS CONTINUES TO GROW

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Jamaican-brewed Red Stripe and Foiling RIBs join 30th anniversary regatta

KEY WEST, Fla. – As entries keep coming in for Quantum Key West Race Week, organizers at the Storm Trysail Club welcome Red Stripe Beer as a first-time sponsor and the return of Foiling RIBs for the 30th anniversary regatta, scheduled Jan. 15-20, 2017.

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