Landfall is proud to sponsor the 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week. The annual event at "Mile Marker 0" is hosted by the Storm Trysail Club and has over 100 boats on the scratch sheet. This year's J/70 class will definitely have some interesting starts, as over 40 boats will be on the line. The J/70's larger cousin, the J/111 class, has nine boats competing in Key West as they gear up for their world championships this coming August in San Francisco.
Not to be missed are the eleven ultra-fast TP52s racing in their 52 Super Series. 2017 marks the first time that these beasts will be returning to race Key West since 2014. The class includes two New York Yacht Club teams Austin & Gwen Fragomen's Interlodge and Takashi Okura's SLED taking on a fleet of nine other international teams.
Landfall would like to extend best wishes to all the competitors and especially those Long Island Sound sailors escaping the January chills and competing in just about every fleet. 2017 will surely be a year to remember at Key West!
On Wednesday positioning is really starting to solidify at the top end of most of the fleets as the boats who are consistently performing well are getting rewarded for their efforts.
The exception to this is the TP52s racing in the 52 Super Series. Here 4 out of 11 boats have taken a bullet, and every boat in this fleet has at scored as a top three boat, in at least one race.
This is making for some tight competition as only 9 points separate the top 7 boats in total scoring. Proving once again why this class, with one of the highest budgets of any sailing one-design class has been able to keep competitive for as long as it has.