Quantum Key West Race Week

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January 24, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Final Day Drama and Very Happy Sailors at Quantum Key West 2014
Key West, Florida Keys — There was plenty of final day drama at Quantum Key West 2014 as the winners of several classes were determined during the last race. And conditions could not have been better for those winner-take-all scenarios with the southernmost point of the United States delivering the strongest winds of the regatta.
North-northeasterly breezes in the 18-24 knot range made for some spectacular racing on all three courses and enabled all 10 classes to complete 10 races for the five-day event.
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Previous Press Releases

January 23, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Another Action Packed Week of Racing at Quantum Key West 2014
Key West, Florida Keys — It's been said the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Oh, and a full week's worth of racing in Key West. Time has proven the latter is almost as guaranteed as the two more ominous events, and a heck of a lot more fun!
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January 22, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Fantastic Key West Sailing Conditions on Mount Gay Rum Day
Key West, Florida Keys — Broad smiles and weary bones usually means a successful day on the water for sailboat racers. There was plenty of both on the docks around the Conch Republic on Wednesday after organizers of Quantum Key West 2014 completed three races in strong winds.
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January 21, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Rain Can't Stop the Racing at Quantum Key West 2014
Key West, Florida Keys — Rain squalls and wind shifts couldn't put a damper on the competition during Day 2 at Quantum Key West 2014. Multiple storm bands that were quite severe at times challenged the race committees and forced delays. Ultimately, perseverance and patience paid off as Division 1 completed a race while Divisions 2 and 3 got in two each.
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January 20, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Quantum Key West 2014 Begins Under Sunny Skies and Light Breezes
Key West, Florida Keys — A warm and sunny Monday morning greeted the sailors at Quantum Key West 2014. The light and shifty winds meant a 90 minute delay and time for more coffee and conversation. The voice of Race Officer Dick Neville announcing a planned start was a welcome relief as it meant there would be competition on opening day.
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January 19, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Key West Race Week’s Sponsors – An All Star Line Up
Key West, Florida Keys — The 27th edition of "Key West Race Week" is ready to begin and there’s no better way to start than by acknowledging and thanking the sponsors. Key West sponsors have always been one of race week’s critical success factors. Premiere Racing would like to take this opportunity to highlight their loyalty and support.
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January 19, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Ready to Race at Quantum Key West 2014
Key West, Florida Keys — Some of the world’s finest professional sailors will be crewing for captains of industry in the 52 (IRC 2) class, which is one of the headliners at Quantum Key West 2014.
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January 15, 2014 — For Immediate Release
Key West Race Week — Delivering Excellence for 27 Years
Key West, Florida Keys — Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic. From the professional-laden 52 Class to top tier club-oriented programs in the PHRF classes, this midwinter classic offers something for everyone.
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December 30, 2013 — For Immediate Release
Countdown to Key West — Quantum Key West 2014 Begins January 19
Key West, Florida Keys — Racing teams from across the country and around the world are getting ready to compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 27th annual Key West Race Week, scheduled Sunday through Friday, Jan. 19-24.
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November 30, 2013 — For Immediate Release
Key West Fleet Taking Shape — Sea Stories in the Making

Key West, Florida Keys — Strong programs from across the U.S. and around the world have already submitted their entries to Quantum Key West 2014. The first entry deadline is a month away and the scratch sheet grows daily as people make their January plans for Key West and the Florida Keys.

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Regatta dates are January 19 - 24, 2014.
Event Sponsors include Title Sponsor Quantum Sails and Day Sponsors Lewmar/Navtec (Official Marine Hardware), and Mount Gay® Rum (Official Rum). The Supporting Sponsors are B&G (Official Marine Electronics), Marlow Ropes (Official Rope), and Gill (Official Technical Gear).

Key West Race Week is also supported by The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Council. The Ocean Key Resort and Spa is the Official Hotel. Sapporo USA is the Official Beer and Regatta Ginger Beer is the Official Ginger Beer. Chelsea Clock is providing their classic Ship's Bell Clocks for the Boat of the Day trophies.
23 Industry Partners bring their support through a program that is now in its 13th year.
Quantum Key West 2014 is a US SAILING sanctioned event.
The racing will be conducted under permit in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of critical marine habitat, including coral reef, hard bottom, seagrass meadow, mangrove communities and sand flats.
Event information, past results and photos: www.Premiere-Racing.com
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Founded by a group of independent, experienced sailmakers who shared a common vision, the Quantum Sail Design Group has been dedicated to overcoming the trend towards mass-marketing and mediocrity in the sailmaking industry. The company is known for its winning sail designs in dozens of classes from dinghies to super yachts and its high-performance FusionM® sails.
Quantum has more than 60 sales and service outlets throughout the world, with world headquarters in Traverse City, MI, and European headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
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For more information on Premiere Racing, Quantum Key West 2014, and its Sponsors and Partners:

Premiere Racing, Inc.
67 B Front Street
Marblehead, MA 01945 USA
Phone: +1-781-639-9545
Fax: +1-781-639-9171

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