The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week opens tomorrow

Monday, 16 January 2017

Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta

KEY WEST, Fla. -- The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts possibly as high as 25 knots and air temperatures in the mid-70s - conditions welcomed by every sailor in this idyllic setting celebrating a milestone anniversary


Platinum Sponsors: Quantum Sails (Title Sponsor and Official Sailmaker), Florida Keys & Key West (Presenting Sponsor), B&G(Official Marine Electronics), Gill NA (Official Apparel), Lewmar (Official Marine Hardware), Marlow (Official Rope) and Mount Gay Rum (Official Rum).


Gold Sponsors to Quantum Key West Race Week 2017 include: Classic Harbor Line (Official Spectator Vessel), Foiling RIBsKey West Historic InnsRed Stripe Beer (Official Beer), Sailing World (Official US Magazine), Seahorse International Sailing (Official European Magazine), Gowrie GroupWaterfront Brewery (Official Venue), and J/Boats.

Silver Sponsors include: Chelsea Clocks, HarkenYacht ScoringSpinSheet

 RejeX.comOffshore Racing Congress (ORC), New England Ropes and Team One Newport.


Bronze Sponsors: 1800 Atlantic Condominiums, Commander's Weather, Eden House, New England Boatworks, Regatta Ginger Beer and Switlik.



The racing at Quantum Key West Race Week 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.

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The Storm Trysail Club is one of the world's most respected sailing organizations. Founded in 1938 and consisting of ten stations, the Storm Trysail Club boasts an international, merit-based membership consisting of sailors who have demonstrated expert leadership offshore or in the management of the sport. The Storm Trysail Club encourages safe offshore racing and cruising by its members' example in sailing under its burgee, organizing regattas, developing and sharing safety standards, and promoting good fellowship among sailors. As a result, its members influence the highest levels of yachting as competitors, organizers, race committee, and supporters. The Storm Trysail Club hosts popular race weeks at Block Island and Key West, and organizes iconic offshore races such as the annual Block Island Race, the biennial Pineapple Cup race to Montego Bay, the Transatlantic Race with partner clubs, and a fresh list of events near and offshore. The Storm Trysail Club also has a strong commitment to sharing its wealth of experience with others, youth sailors in particular, through its affiliated charitable organization, The Storm Trysail Foundation, which hosts safety seminars and the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta for college sailors in big boats.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2017 )