FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 21, 2016

PR PIC 9 22 2016

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.


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. For more information, please visit floridakeys.noaa.gov.

The Storm Trysail Club is comprised of blue water sailors with the purpose of promoting good fellowship and to encourage the sport of sailboat racing. STC is one of the world's most respected sailing organizations, composed of over 900 members by invitation who have demonstrated their abilities as expert offshore sailors. Established in 1938, it is a not-for-profit club, headquartered in Larchmont, NY with regional stations throughout the U.S. It is well known as an organizing authority for a number of racing, social and junior events for its members and other sailors, both on the water and ashore. The Storm Trysail Foundation has a strong commitment to youth sailing and safety training, and the club has been in the vanguard of development of new events, handicap rating systems, yacht design, safety procedures...and new rum drinks. For more information, please visit www.stormtrysail.org.