Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Race Week Key West

     The annual Key West Regatta gets underway tomorrow.  They have been out there practicing all week, but the races start tomorrow.  I have the good fortune to have been invited out on the America 2 by the fine people of Mount Gay Rum to see what is happening up close and personal again this year.   I thoroughly enjoyed this trip last year and am so looking forward to it tomorrow.

     "Key West is one of the few regattas on the 52 Super Series in which the amateur owners drive their own boats – a unique element the professional crews enjoy. “We love having Doug driving the boat. He’s the leader of the whole program and brings great energy to the team,” Hutchinson said of DeVos."
     "Quantum Key West 2014 will feature five days of racing in 10 classes on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic. From the professional-laden 52 Class to the family-oriented programs in the PHRF classes, there is something for everyone."
Read more at: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/01/19/ready-race-quantum-key-west-2014/#sthash.ZOZrE2LZ.dpuf

      If you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy the races this is a great fun day out on the water and a great chance to wee the spectacular event.  After the event stop by one of your favorite Key West watering holes and enjoy a fine Mount Gay cocktail or just sip a nice glass of Mount Gay XO.