The Storm Trysail Club is proud to announce that Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 is doing its part to restore ocean health by participating in Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas Program.
Organizers at the Storm Trysail Club, which took over management of Quantum Key West Race Week last year, will implement several measures at this year’s regatta with the goal of achieving “Bronze Level” Clean Regattas certification.
“All responsible sailors should do their part to make as little impact as possible on the environment,” said John Fisher, chairman of Quantum Key West Race Week 2106. “The Storm Trysail Club believes strongly in the Clean Regatta Program and is committed to doing everything possible to minimize the environmental footprint of our events.”
The Storm Trysail Club embraced the Clean Regatta Program this past year by bringing the 50th anniversary edition of Block Island Race Week into compliance. The club unanimously agreed it was a positive step in the right direction and wanted to extend the initiative to Quantum Key West Race Week.
“Storm Trysail is proud to host this largest and most diverse international regatta in North America,” said Commodore Lee Reichart, “and we are embracing the program for the first time in this event’s long history. We are committed to work towards higher levels of certification in the future since this is an important alignment with the principles of our permit to respect the ecosystems in the waters of the National Marine Sanctuary off of Key West.”