Quantum Key West 2017
Advance Preparations Underway For Quantum Key West Race Week
The Storm Trysail Club has flip flops on the ground in Key West, the southernmost point of the continental U.S., and advance preparations are underway for the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, scheduled January 15-20, 2017.
The entry list for the must-attend regatta of the winter is fast approaching 90 boats, the nightly parties are being planned and the sponsor list is well-tuned with six companies – Quantum Sails, City of Key West/Key West Tourism, Lewmar, B&G, Marlow and Mount Gay Rum – returning from last year as Platinum Level sponsors. They’re joined on the list by first-time sponsor Gill North America.
The fleet features 11 TP52’s, which will be sailing the first leg of the 2017 52 Super Series in Key West. The lineup includes Doug DeVos’s (Ada, Michigan) 2016 series and world champion Quantum Racing as well as longtime class members Alberto and Pablo Roemmers’s (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Azzurra and Niklas Zenstromm’s (Bursledon, UK) Ran, the 2016 Owner/Driver Champion. In all, seven of the 11 entries hail from foreign countries.