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    Published on 02-17-2017 09:57 AM
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    If you plan on traversing these waterways on weekends and holidays and selective vacation dates, this will be the norm
    rather than the exception:




    MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security ...
    Published on 02-13-2017 04:39 PM
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    Image © Marco Oquendo

    Report by Paul Cayard:

    Three races were held Saturday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. A relatively large fleet of 33 boats were on the race track this morning ready to take on the mild easterly winds.

    I am sailing with my son Danny this weekend. Yesterday I flew to Miami from Bermuda where I spent the week visiting my daughter Allie; so I just have to say it, I am having a GREAT week!

    Danny and I started the weekend off the way you dream ...
    Published on 01-30-2017 09:43 AM
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    Miami, Fla. – The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) won their fourth Miami medal in the last five years, with three of those medals being gold. The ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 05:56 PM
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    For Swiss RS:X sailor Mateo Sanz Lanz, success on the third day of racing at the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was as much about what he didn't do as what he did do. In a gusty and shifty northeasterly breeze that moved about like an over-caffeinated flyweight boxer, Lanz finished first, third and fourth in three races.


    "Today was really shifty and gusty and during the races there were many changes of positions; it was crazy," said Lanz, who finished 14th at the Rio 2016 Olympics. "I didn't know really well what to do, [I tried to] just manage my position ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 10:01 AM
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    Even sailors who have committed in advance to another campaign traditionally take some time away from the sport after the Olympic Games. The question is usually how much time is needed to refresh the batteries without getting too stale. Decades ago these hiatuses were usually measured in years. Now it's more likely to be weeks or months.
    The British duo of Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves finished ninth at Rio 2016 in the mixed multihull and then took the rest of the year off. They got back into the Nacra 17 for the first time a few weeks ago ...
    Published on 01-25-2017 01:56 PM
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    The 49er class has never been a bastion of consistency. The overpowered skiff is challenging to sail, and because it accelerates so quickly in the smallest increase in wind speed, lead changes are frequent.
    When you toss in a shifty and puffy westerly breeze that was forced to weave through the Coconut Grove skyline before reaching the racecourse, it's no surprise that the opening day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella was one of ups and downs throughout the 26-boat fleet.

    The French duo of Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros started the day ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 05:45 PM
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    Quantum Racing named Boat of the Week; Hot Mess earns Corinthian honors

    KEY WEST, Fla. – By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos’ (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club.

    Quantum Racing was placed sixth in the pro-laden class at mid-week, 8 ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 10:18 AM
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    Marine Partners’ Day won by Peter Wagner’s J/111 Skeleton Key

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. Tomorrow’s lone race for all racing classes will decide the winner in the 52 Super Series, J/111 Class, J/70 Class and ORC Class.

    Two races were held today – Marine Partners’ Day – in light winds between 6 and 9 knots from the southeast. These were held after ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 08:26 PM
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    Day 3 featured less breeze, but closer racing, particularly in the ORC Class where Mt Gay Rum Boat of the Day winner Second Star had finishes of 1 - 1 - 2.5 - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com


    Mount Gay Rum Day won by first-time entrant J.D. Hill’s Second Star

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Mount Gay Rum Day – saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 09:39 PM
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    Platoon Battle in the Trenches, But Hold Out For Key West Lead
    (Tuesday 17th January, Key West) – Even among some of the top teams in the 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, nerves and elements of self-doubt had a negative effect on Monday, the first day of the new season and the opening races of the Quantum Key West Race Week.




    While Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon opened with two confident, well executed wins, several among the 11 TP52 teams racing on the azure waters of the Florida Keys did not manage to start their season on their A-Game.
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    Published on 01-17-2017 09:16 PM
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    QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK ROLLICKS THROUGH DAY 2


    Lewmar Day provided brilliant conditions once again in Key West - photo Andy Newman/Florida Keys New Bureau


    Lewmar Day won by J/88 Hijinks as conditions continue to provide thrilling racing

    KEY WEST, Fla. – To the delight of the more than 600 sailors competing in the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Day 2’s racing nearly mirrored Day 1’s memorable conditions.

    Today, Lewmar Day, offered more stellar racing in 15- to 20-knot winds amid sunny skies ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 09:21 AM
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    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.

    “It was a sporty day,” said J.D. Hill (Houston, TX), owner of the J/122 Second Star. Hill was the first to enter Quantum Key West Race Week last June and he’s racing for the first time after having ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 10:01 PM
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    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 ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 03:04 PM
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    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. ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 11:20 AM
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    Photo © Marco Oquendo

    With an elapsed time of 10 hours 18 minutes and 50 seconds, Wizard has broken the monohull elapsed time record. Stay tuned for more info and ...
    Published on 01-05-2017 10:28 AM
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    BIG NAMES, POWERFUL BOATS HIGHLIGHT QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

    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 ...
    Published on 12-05-2016 01:48 PM
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    The 2016 Melges 24 Worlds are over and done,
    prizes given, parties over, boats wrapped up and headed back to their respective winter homes, but their is one more present und the tree...

    Carlo Borlenghi was on hand shooting primarily Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda, but he managed to squeeze ...
    Published on 12-04-2016 10:52 AM
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    Photo © Petey Crawford


    December 3rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, U.S. - As a result of an amazing Championship, with all placements of the series -apart from one - within the fifth position of the ranking, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) has been crowned at the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.

    The crew ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 10:19 PM
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    Written by Silvia Gallegati – “It is going to be a day of steady, South-Easterly breeze, blowing around 18-20 knots, that hopefully will allow us to complete three races in this first day of regatta of the event, since in the next days wind is expected to decrease and to get trickier,” declared this morning Anderson Reggio, ...
    Published on 11-21-2016 10:19 AM
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    When it was decided that the Viper 640 sports boats would travel to Bermuda during November 2016 for its major regatta, everyone was looking forward to the big winds that prevail on the Great Sound at that time of year. Unfortunately on two of the days too much wind prevailed. The 4-day event, the Aspen Viper 640 International Championship sponsored by EFG, ...