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ADVANCE PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

Entries lining up as sponsorship program reaches fulfilment

KEY WEST, FL -- The Storm Trysail Club has flip flops on the ground in Key West, the southernmost point of the continental U.S., and advance preparations are underway for the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, scheduled January 15-20, 2017.

The entry list for the must-attend regatta of the winter is fast approaching 90 boats, the nightly parties are being planned and the sponsor list is well-tuned with six companies - Quantum Sails, City of Key West/Key West Tourism, Lewmar, B&G, Marlow and Mount Gay Rum - returning from last year as Platinum Level sponsors. They're joined on the list by first-time sponsor Gill North America.

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THE 30th ANNIVERSARY QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK IS SCHEDULED JANUARY 15-20, 2017

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KEY WEST, Fla. – The regatta that started as a mostly fun series among casual racers and grew to the most important international regatta hosted in the U.S. is shaping up to be memorable: A new host venue in Old Town, the Waterfront Brewery, brings the nightly action back to the waterfront, Quantum Sails is back as title sponsor, the Florida Keys return as presenting sponsor and entries are building with the regatta just four months away.

Enter before October 1 to save between $3 and $5 per foot on your entry fee. Starts will be hosted for one-design and rated classes, and for the second year running monohull and multihull cruising classes. Don't have a boat? No problem. Charter opportunities are available through the National One Design Sailing Academy of Canada.

Also, all Quantum Sails customers are eligible for free entry to race week with the purchase of a new suit of racing or performance cruising sails from Quantum before October 31. (Contact your sail consultant for full details.)  CLICK HERE to go directly to the online entry application form.

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GILL NORTH AMERICA NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR FOR QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2016

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The 2017 52 SuperSeries will start in Key West - photo courtesy 52 SuperSeries

Already 44 entries one month prior to first entry deadline - TP 52's, one-designs and Performance Cruisers to return

KEY WEST, Fla. – Quantum Key West Race Week has reached agreement with Gill North America to be the technical apparel supplier, a Platinum-level sponsorship for the upcoming 30th anniversary race week, scheduled Jan. 15-20, 2017. Gill will provide all clothing for race week officials and official retail merchandise for competitors and fans.

Gill joins an elite group of companies aligned with race week, including title sponsor Quantum Sails and presenting sponsor The Florida Keys. Gill and the Storm Trysail Club, host of Quantum Key West Race Week, have previously partnered during the club’s biennial Block Island Race Week, held during odd-numbered years on Rhode Island Sound.

“Gill is delighted to be named the official technical apparel provider to Quantum Key West Race Week for 2017,” said David Pritchard, President of Gill NA. “We have created a unique collection of decorated apparel that will be available for pre-sale on-line beginning Oct. 15 in the U.S. Racers also will be able purchase race week apparel on site during the event. During race week we’ll launch our new Race Series collection, a collection designed to help our racing customers win.”

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WATERFRONT BREWERY TO HOST 30th ANNIVERSARY QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

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Sailors, sponsors and friends will enjoy a new and improved shoreside venue after a long day of competition at Quantum Key West Race Week

LARCHMONT, NY - July 7, 2016– The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week has reached an agreement with the Waterfront Brewery to host all shoreside activities for the celebratory regatta, scheduled Jan. 15-20, 2017.

Located in the Key West Historic Seaport and Bight, the Waterfront Brewery opened in 2015 and has a spacious area that will host the nightly awards ceremony and morning weather briefings. Located in a building that used to be a grocery store, the venue is equipped with four big screen televisions and two projector screens to broadcast the daily video of racing.

“Moving the shoreside activities to the Waterfront Brewery will help enhance the sailors’ experience of Key West Race Week,” said John Fisher. “We’ll be able to accommodate a great number of people and also host private functions in adjoining rooms. The new venue should be a great meeting spot.”

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Storm Trysail Club Announces Dates For Quantum Key West Race Week 2017

Larchmont, New York - May 10, 2016 – The Storm Trysail Club is pleased to announce dates for the next edition of Quantum Key West Race Week: January 15-20, 2017. The event will feature the same successful format as in past years: one day of pre-race Registration and practice, followed by five days of inshore and short offshore course racing off the island of Key West.

“Our competitors and sponsors were extremely happy with how we managed the regatta this past January, even in our first year,” said John Fisher, event chairman from Storm Trysail. “We had many challenges – such as the very windy weather for a few days during the event – but all our feedback has been positive, so we are going forward with plans to organize this event for 2017. We want everyone to know our decision and plan for the dates now to get their housing, dockage and other logistics in place to join us again in January.”

The Notice of Race is being drafted now and will be available soon, as will the event website to start accepting entries. Once open for entries, the first discount entry deadline will be earlier this year, on July 1st, to help deliver the best value to those teams who can commit early to attending the 2017 event.

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