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!
After a shore postponement for no breeze on Thursday morning, the Storm Trysail Club's Race Committee was able to get most classes two starts on Thursday. Light air sailing ruled the day when the winds provided enough velocity to get in some racing for the day.
The 52 Super Series fleet saw the most dynamic changes to the scoring order with Quantum Racing moving from 6th position to 2nd and Provezz IX moving into the top spot from 3rd where they sat to start the day.
Standing have tightened up as no omly 8 points separate the first 7 boats. 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.
In the J11 fleet Skeleton Key, the 2016 class champion skippered by Peter Wagner from St. Francis Yacht Club has pulled four points ahead of Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman's boat from Cleveland Ohio.