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KEY WEST

2014 January 19–24, 2014

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Please Join Us It is with great pleasure that we announce the 27th Edition of North America’s premiere winter regatta – Quantum Key West 2014. Those of you who raced with us last year experienced an epic week, with weather and competition that delighted everyone. We fully expect that Key West’s warm temperatures, dependable breezes and stunning blue water, will be i n play again next January. The quality of the competition at this renowned regatta is always superb. Racing sailors from across the country and around the world will gather to compete against the very best during the day and enjoy that which is uniquely Key West at night. What better way to kick off your racing calendar in 2014! One Design and handicap fleets featuring the latest designs and technology will come together for championship caliber competition conducted by Premiere Racing’s highly regarded race management team. As always at Key West Race Week, we’ll offer some exciting choices and changes. We will continue time on time scoring for PHRF racing, but this year with handicaps for different wind ranges. The exciting High Performance class will be back, as will the Melges 32, Melges 24, Swan 42, J/70, and Mini Maxi classes along with the high profile 52s participating in their second consecutive U.S. Super Series. One design racing across the board will again feature the elite competition that has helped define Key West over the past two decades. A sincere thank you goes out to our Sponsors and Industry Partners. Their support and participation plays a very significant role in our ability to bring you this world class event. A special thank you goes out to the Quantum Sail Design Group for returning in the capacity of title sponsor. We are grateful for the continued support of the Florida Keys Tourism Council, Mount Gay Rum, Lewmar/Navtec, B&G and Marlow Ropes. Premiere Racing’s Industry Partner Program features an all-star line-up of sailing industry leaders. Please be sure to keep all of these participating companies on your list of preferred vendors. If you’ve raced with us in past years, we hope to see you again next January. If you are new to Key West, we look forward to introducing you to all that has made Key West Race Week a “must do” regatta. We encourage you to check the event web site at PremiereRacing.com throughout the lead up to Quantum Key West 2014 for updates on racing news and logistics. Please know that your Premiere Racing team will do everything possible to ensure that your experience in Key West is a memorable one. Sincerely yours,

Peter S. Craig, Event Director & Race Chairman

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Premiere Racing, Inc. 67 B Front Street Post Office Box 1067 Marblehead, MA 01945 USA

Phone: 781-639-9545 Fax: 781-639-9171 Email: KWinfo@Premiere-Racing.com Web: Premiere-Racing.com Design: Jim Herrmann / GraphicLanguageOnline.com Cover photograph © 2013 by Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com Photograph this page © 2013 by Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com

Please Join Us....................................................3 Part 1: General Administrative Information.....4 Official Sponsors................................................7 Part 2: Rules and Conditions..............................9 Marinas and Preliminary Racing Areas..........13 Industry Partners Program..............................11 Key West Accommodations..............................19 Race Week Orientation Map............................20 Boat of the Week..............................................27 2013 Champions..............................................29 Advertisers Index.............................................30

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Part 1: General Administrative Information

Quantum Key West 2014 January 19 – 24, 2014 Official Notice and Conditions of Race Quantum Key West 2014 is an international regatta. This event will be organized and conducted by Premiere Racing, Inc., which will have the authority to reject or rescind the entry of any boat before the start of the first race. The fleet will be divided into divisions and classes at the discretion of the Race Committee. Part 1 of this Notice deals with general administrative information and Part 2 with the Rules and Conditions of Race Week.

1. Event Management “To me, this is the premier event in North America. Of all the regattas we’ve won over the years, this one stands out because of the history and tradition. It means a lot to be able to say you won Key West.”

Address all correspondence pertaining to the regatta to: Premiere Racing, Inc. Post Office Box 1067 67B Front Street Marblehead, MA 01945 USA Tel: (781) 639-9545 Fax: (781) 639-9171 Email: kwinfo@premiere-racing.com Web: www.premiere-racing.com

— Stephen Murray – Skipper of Decision – Carkeek 40

Event Director & Race Chairman: Peter S. Craig

2. Race Week Updates Periodic updates and the very latest information on the regatta can be found on the event pages on Premiere Racing’s website: Premiere-Racing.com, Yachtscoring.com and on Facebook.

3. Planning and Logistics

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Photographs this page by: Allen Clark / PhotoBoat.com

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For information on how to campaign your boat in Key West on a reasonable budget, refer to the Logistics section on the event website. Guidance and information on expense containment and dealing with logistical challenges will be updated throughout the summer and fall.


4. Quantum Race Headquarters

8. Boat Transport — Florida Keys

Race Headquarters, the Jury Rooms, Media Center and evening party venue will be located at and adjacent to Kelly’s Caribbean at the intersection of Caroline and Whitehead Streets in Old Town Key West.

5. Slips/Docking Key West and Stock Island have multiple, viable options for dockage. Boat owners are responsible for arranging their own dock space. Many private marinas do not accept early reservations; however, this does not reflect on the availability of slips during race week. Information regarding Key West and Stock Island marinas and boat launching options can be found on the event website.

Florida Department of Transportation contact information and basic requirements regarding road transport are posted and updated routinely in the Logistics section on the event website. For more information about permit requirements and applications, entrants are advised to apply through the FDOT web site: www.dot.state.fl.us or contact the Florida DOT Permit office at (850) 410-5777 and to ask for a ‘Trip Technician’. U.S. and overseas transport services are posted in the Logistics section on the event website.

Truman Waterfront Property

Managed by Premiere Racing during the event. Large basin with no draft constraints. Not a private marina with standard marina amenities. Advance registration is required. Space to tie up along inside seawall (no individual slips or floating docks). Large ramp for launching, hauling and dry sailing. Trailer and container storage available. Application available on the event website. Crane operations and other services (mast stepping, launch-haul by crane) to be provided by Coffin Marine, an independent mobile marina (administered by Premiere Racing). Facility is available from January 13-27, 2014. Premiere Racing Tel: (781) 639-9545 Fax: (781) 639-9171 Email: kwinfo@premiere-racing.com

6. Mobile Marina Services

Photograph by: Andy Newman / Florida Keys News Bureau

At Truman Waterfront Property

Coffin Marine will be providing mobile marina services for the sixth consecutive year. (Crane Launch-Haul / Mast Step / Container load/offload). Coffin Marine will provide a 30 ton crane for launch operation and will add an additional 40 ton crane for hauling. Premiere Racing will be administering the Coffin Marina Services in the lead up to race week. Detailed information on services and costs will be available and posted on the event website. Any questions should be directed to Premiere Racing (contact information in paragraph 5).

7. Boat Charter Entrants looking to charter boats for the event are advised to contact individual classes regarding availability and class requirements. A list will be posted on the Charter section on the event website. Individuals desiring a charter or offering their boat for charter can submit information for posting at no charge. Email: kelly@premiere-racing.com

9. Accommodations For information regarding crew accommodations contact The Accommodation Center. The Accommodation Center is a no-fee service, working in cooperation with the race week organizers to provide accommodations for competitors, sponsors and spectators. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm EST and Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm EST.

Accommodation Center

Toll free: (877) 546-5824 Office: (305) 296-4887 Fax: (305) 294-7356 Email: info@accommodationskeywest.com Web: www.accommodationskeywest.com Premiere Racing would like to acknowledge and thank the Key West Inns and Hotels that support race week. Please patronize those that support Race Week and visit the Accommodations section (on page 19) and on the event website for additional information on these establishments.

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10. Transportation

12. Television and Photographers’ Rights

American Airlines is the Official Carrier. Use promotion code A4214AI for a 5% discount on flights into Key West and Miami. Details and any other available group discounts for travel or vehicle rentals will be posted on the Logistics section on the event website.

Competitors and crew members give absolute right and permission to use their name, voice, image, likeness, biographical material as well as representation of their boats in any media world-wide (being television, print, video footage, and internet media) for purposes of press information, reporting, promoting, disseminating information or advertising.

11. Event Name Any commercial or editorial reference to this event must use the regatta’s official name - Quantum Key West 2014. Any commercial video of the event, including website productions, must be licensed by Premiere Racing.

13. Wiring Instructions Contact Premiere Racing for wiring instructions.

Photograph by: Allen Clark / PhotoBoat.com

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Official Sponsors

Premiere Racing is pleased to present the Official Sponsors of Quantum Key West 2014. They deserve special recognition and great thanks for their role in bringing you a world-class event. We encourage all participants and sailing enthusiasts to keep race week Sponsors on their lists of preferred companies and vendors. For more information and links to these companies, please visit

Title Sponsor Official Sailmaker

Florida Keys Tourism

www.Premiere-Racing.com

Day Sponsor Official Marine Hardware & Rigging

“There’s little doubt the US 52 Super Series teams enjoyed Quantum Key West Race Week immensely! What’s not to like? Key West is unusual in that the racing is top-notch and proper; yet the regatta maintains a unique laidback feel.” — Rob Weiland – TP52 Class Manager – Seahorse International April 2013

Day Sponsor Official Rum

Supporting Sponsor Official Marine Electronics

Supporting Sponsor Official Rope

Official Hotel

Photograph by: Andy Newman / Florida Keys News Bureau

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Part 2: Rules and Conditions

1. Management Premiere Racing is the Organizing Authority for Quantum Key West 2014, the 27th annual race week at Key West.

2. Rules 2.1 The regatta will be governed by the current rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016 (RRS), the 2013 IRC Rules Parts A, B, and C, the PHRF Rules and Regulations, the current High Performance Rule, and the 2014 Key West Safety Requirements. 2.2 The prescriptions of US SAILING will not apply except its prescriptions to rules 67 (Damages), 76.1, (Exclusion of Boats or Competitors), and Appendix R (Procedures for Appeals and Requests), and its prescription at rule 76.3 (Exclusion of Boats or Competitors), which are included in their entirety on the event web site as an appendix to the Sailing Instructions and will be posted on the official notice board.

2.3 The second sentence of rule 49.2 is changed to read: “On boats equipped with upper and lower lifelines of wire or rope as specified in ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 2012-2013 (para 3.14.6 as modified below), a competitor sitting on the deck facing outboard with his waist inside the lower lifeline may have the upper part of his body outside the upper lifelines.� Table 8 in OSR 3.14.6 is modified to the extent that when HMPE lifelines are fitted, they shall have a minimum diameter or 5 mm (3/16 inches) on all boats.

3. Other Rules and Requirements 3.1 All boats shall carry an operating VHF radio. 3.2 All boats shall be sailed by at least 4 persons, except the J/70, J/80 and Melges 24 classes, which shall be sailed by at least 3 persons. 3.3 J/70 and Melges 24 skippers and crews shall wear Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) at all times while racing. 3.4 Crew weigh-ins are required for the 52 Class, Farr 30, Farr 40, J/80, Melges 24, Melges 32 and Swan 42 classes, and any other One Design and Handicap classes whose rules specify crew weigh-ins.

4. Advertising 4.1 Advertising is permitted, unless class rules do not permit, in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20. Boats that intend to display advertising must so indicate on their entry form, but there is no advertising fee. Competitors are requested to respect the brand exclusivity of the Official Sponsors of this event. Their participation enhances the event for all competitors. 4.2 All boats shall display the event bow stickers on their bow while racing. Photographs this page by: Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com

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Premiere Racing’s Industry Partner Program T

hrough partnership with Premiere Racing and a multi-year commitment, these industry leaders help to champion Key West Race Week. Industry Partners’ support plays an important role in maintaining the quality of this international regatta. Boat owners, sailors, and sailing enthusiasts can be a part of the team by keeping these Industry Partners on their preferred list of companies and vendors. To learn more about Premiere Racing’s Industry Partner Program and the companies participating in the program, please visit www.Premiere-Racing.com

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“It’s all about the exciting conditions, great racing, and people who love competitive sailing and having fun. We decided to spend the money and come down here, and what a great time we’ve had. It’s been worth every penny.” — John Hele – Skipper of Daring – Swan 42 Photograph by: Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com

Serving the Florida Keys with licensed, insured, trained and friendly staff. Mobile Marina Boat Yard Services at the Truman Waterfront Property Administered by Premiere Racing, Inc. Tel: 781-639-9545 • Fax: 781-639-9171

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There will be three separate racing areas, one for each Division. As entries and class splits are not known this far in advance, it is not possible to assign definitive racing areas in advance. It is our intention to post the preliminary class assignments on or about November 1, 2013. In the interim, if you have questions or concerns on Division assignments, please feel free to call or email us. Notice and Conditions of Race

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“Traditionally, Key West has the highest level of international grand prix competition in the U.S. and allows us amateurs the opportunity to mix it up with the best in the world on and off the water… Key West never fails to provide great racing and incredible nightlife throughout the week.” — Terry McSweeney – Flat Stanley – Melges 32

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Photograph by: Allen Clark / PhotoBoat.com

5. Eligibility and Entry 5.1 Quantum Key West 2014 is open to One Design and IRC, HP, and PHRF handicapped monohull boats, 24-85 feet LOA between hull perpendiculars, and J/70 one design boats, that submit a completed entry (taking into account eligibility restrictions outlined in NOR Sections 5 and 6). The preliminary scratch sheet will be posted on the event website on or before December 30, 2013. 5.2 Quantum Key West 2014 is open to those boats whose Owner or Skipper is a current member of their National Authority (US SAILING for U.S. entries; to join call 1-800877-2451). 5.3 The entry deadline is 1700, December 20, 2013. A completed entry (form or online), a signed waiver form and the entry fee must be received by Premiere Racing by the deadline to avoid the late fee of $200. No entries will be accepted after December 30, 2013 without an additional surcharge. Entry acknowledgment will be sent to valid entrants shortly after entry receipt. 5.4 The following one design classes are invited to participate: Farr 30, Farr 40, Farr 400, J/70, J/80, Melges 32, Melges 24, and Swan 42. At the discretion of the Race Chairman, additional one design classes and groups of boats wishing to race level, with a minimum of 8 entries, will be provided a separate class start or scored as a separate sub-class within their class based on the number of entries and established classes.

5.5 Boats racing under the following rating and handicap rules are invited to participate: IRC, PHRF and High Performance Rule. Information regarding eligibility requirements for these rules and Quantum Key West 2014 can be found in NOR Section 6. 5.6 International Team Competition 5.6.1 Key West 2014 may feature an International Team Competition. The competition will be based upon cumulative scoring of national/regional teams composed of two or three boats competing in separate classes, provided there are sufficient international entries in each class. The participating classes will be selected by the Race Chairman based upon final entries. Each country/region may enter as many as three teams of boats. Teams may be nominated from geographically recognized regions such as Europe or the Pacific Rim when there are not sufficient boats from a single country represented to constitute a three-boat team. 5.6.2 The Event Organizer will determine whether there will be an International Competition and the classes participating by December 20, 2013. Team nominations should be received in writing no later than December 6, 2013. Team applications will be available by contacting Premiere Racing. 5.6.3 If a three boat team cannot be created from one country or region, two of the three boats on each team may hail from or be chartered by representatives from the country or region represented. At least 30% of the crew members from those two boats should be nationals or legal residents of that country or region.

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Photographs by Allen Clark (background); Sharon Green (above); Andy Newman (upper right); Ken Stanek (awards and panel).

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Kelly’s Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery 301 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 305-293-8484

www.kellyskeywest.com OPEN DAILY: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm KELLY’S FEATURES AND BENEFITS: • Southernmost Brewery • Casual dining indoor or out (AC inside) • Full service liquor bar, including NINE Craft Beers on draft and THREE homebrews on draft • Celebrating our 21st year open as Kelly’s! • Namesake of Kelly McGillis – movie actress known for Top Gun, Witness and The Accused. Stop by and check out her Top Gun jacket displayed in the bar • Birthplace of Pan Am – October 1927 • Dubbed the “Crash Bar” due to the airplane coming through the ceiling…check it out!

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Street parking and pay to park lots close by FREE WIFI Brunch (a la carte available DAILY 11am – 4pm TWO Happy Hours Daily: 9am – 11am and 4pm – 7pm Craft Bar Bites HALF off during Happy Hours Dinner DAILY 5pm – 10pm Excellent wine selection Vegetarian and gluten free dishes available Kids Menu available Catering a specialty: www.kellyscatering.blogspot.com


5.7 Each owner, skipper and individual participating crewmember shall execute a waiver of liability and media release / crew waiver. This form will be available on the event web site and on site at Quantum Race Headquarters.

TP52s ahead from the start. Best of luck!

6. Rating and Handicap Class Eligibility, Rules, Measurement 6.1 IRC 6.1.1 The IRC Rating Authority has directed that the 2013 IRC Rules shall apply and that the validity of the 2013 IRC certificates is extended for the purpose of the Quantum Key West 2014.

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6.1.2 IRC entries should have a minimum TCC of 0.970. It is the intent of the event organizer to offer separate IRC starts and scoring for a Mini Maxi and 52 class. Competitors wishing to race under IRC must submit a copy of their 2013 valid ‘endorsed’ IRC rating certificate with their completed entry form prior to the December 20, 2013 deadline. IRC rating applications and information on time constraints for submitting a fully completed, measurer verified IRC application for US flagged boats can be obtained through US SAILING (401-6830800 or IRC@ussailing.org). Boats from other nations should consult their IRC Rule Authority (see www.ircrating.org).

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6.1.3 Rating changes may be submitted to IRC Rule Authorities after the December 20 certificate deadline, with the final deadline for providing a changed IRC rating certificate to the Event Organizer being January 10, 2014. Except in the case of Rating Office error or (at the discretion of the IRC Rating Authority) other errors, which change the TCC, no IRC rating certificate will be accepted by the Event Organizer after January 10. Entrants are responsible for determining time constraints for processing certificates and any expedited processing fees from the appropriate IRC Rule Authority and /or the IRC Rating Authority.

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“Key West has always been a great regatta for the Melges 24 class. Every year it gives us a chance to compete against some of the top Melges 24 sailors from across the country and around the world in conditions that only Key West can provide in January!” — Rob Britts – Melges24 US Class VP

6.1.4 IRC crew number and limitations (IRC Rule 22.4): For IRC classes, the maximum total number of crew shall not exceed the Crew Number printed on the boat’s IRC certificate. This modifies IRC Rule 22.4.2. 6.1.5 For the ‘IRC Big Boat Classes’ (the Mini Maxi and 52 classes) only, IRC Rules 21.1.5 (d) and (e) are replaced with: During the regatta, the sails on board (including mainsails) may vary from day to day but shall remain the same for each individual race day, including multiple race days and cases of damage to sails. The “race day” begins when the race boat leaves the dock each morning. 6.1.6 The IRC classes will be scored using the IRC Time Correction Factor using time on time scoring.

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6.2 PHRF 6.2.1 The Event Organizer will offer PHRF racing based on specific handicap ranges if critical mass is achieved for these specific ranges. The preliminary handicap ranges are listed below along with typical boat models that could race in these classes. The Event Organizer reserves the right to adjust these ranges and boat types based on entries. A minimum of 8 boats is necessary to establish a PHRF class. PHRF owners are asked to pre-register as early as possible to help others gauge the level of interest in PHRF racing. PHRF 1: (-10 to 35) Farr 395 / J/125 / J/111 / J/122 / IMS 40’s / 1D35 / Beneteau 47.7 / Tripp 40 PHRF 2: (35 to 76) Beneteau 40.7 / J/120 / Andrews 38 / Sydney 36 / Aerodyne 38 / C&C 115 PHRF 3: (76 to 106) Soverel 33 / Evelyn 32 / J/109 / Olson 30 / Cape Fear 38 / Hobie 33 / C&C 37/40WK / J/88 PHRF 4: (106 to 175) Cal 40 / S2 9.1 / J/30 / Frers 33 / J/24

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6.2.2 The Key West PHRF Rules and Regulations, which include PHRF crew weight limitations, are posted on the event web site. Premiere Racing’s Key West PHRF Consortium will assign PHRF handicaps for this event using three numbers (heavy, medium and light air). The Consortium will be comprised of approximately six members from different PHRF regions across the country. Any questions pertaining to PHRF

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issues should be referred to Premiere Racing and not to the individual members of the Consortium.

7. Fees

6.2.3 Entrants who competed in Key West in 2011, 2012 and/ or 2013 and whose boats will be in the identical configuration do not need to submit the full handicap application. They must instead submit the renewal application and all current PHRF handicap certificates. All other PHRF entrants must submit a completed PHRF handicap application and all current PHRF handicap certificates prior to the December 20, 2013 entry deadline. After that date a late fee of US$150 must accompany the PHRF application. Current local certificate(s) are required of all PHRF entries for measurement verification only. Assigned handicaps may differ from local handicaps and from previous Key West handicaps in the case of a renewal application. A Key West PHRF certificate will be sent to entrants after the Consortium has assigned a handicap and all certificates will be posted on the event web site. PHRF entrants should not wait for their Key West handicap certificate before submitting their entry. 6.2.4 PHRF handicapping and appeal procedures will be posted on the event web site.

CLASS J/70 Melges 24 J/80 Farr 30 Melges 32 Farr 400 Farr 40 Swan 42

Entry Fee $750 $800 $800 $1,000 $1,050 $1,750 $1,750 $1,750

CLASS Entry Fee PHRF 4 $800 PHRF 3 $900 PHRF 2 $1,000 PHRF 1 $1,100 IRC 3 $1,350 High Performance $1,750 52 Class (IRC 2) $3,000 Mini Maxi Class (IRC 1) $3,500

8. PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, January 17 1300-1800 One Design Crew Weigh-In / Bow Stickers & Numbers Available for Pre-Registration Pick Up

6.2.5 PHRF classes will be scored using the handicaps provided by the Key West PHRF Consortium using time on time scoring. 6.3 J/BOATS HANDICAP CLASS The Event Organizer reserves the right to provide a separate J/ Boats handicap class should there be sufficient entries within reasonable performance ranges. A minimum of 8 boats are necessary to establish a J/Boats class. Any J/Boats class will have maximum crew weight limits listed in the event PHRF Rules and Regulations with a special Consortium assigning handicaps for this event using time on time scoring. 6.4 HIGH PERFORMANCE CLASS 6.4.1 There will be a High Performance handicap class offered for light displacement boats with LOA ranging from approximately 26-45 feet and an approximate PHRF handicap range of -10 to -70. Typical boat models for this class would include the Carkeek 40, Carkeek 45, Farr 400, GP26, GP42, J/145, J/125, McConaghy 38, R/P 45 and Soto 40 among others. 6.4.2 The High Performance handicap class will race under the High Performance Rule (HPR). The latest version of the HPR Rule and Rule Calculator used for ratings can be found at the HPR website at www.hprsailing.org. 6.4.3 Weight Limits and Handicapping Procedures 6.4.3.1 Crew weight limits and handicapping procedures will be in accordance with the HPR, posted on the HPR website. 6.4.3.2 All rating information for HPR Class entries shall be submitted to the HPR Rule authority by January 11, 2014 so that official certificates may be issued prior to the event. The current HPR rule calculator is v4f1. The rule version may evolve further and if so will be updated on the HPR website. 6.4.4 The High Performance handicap class will be scored using handicaps provided by the HPR using time on time scoring.

The entry application shall be accompanied by an entry fee. The entry fee, based on class, is delineated below.

Saturday, January 18 0900-1800 One Design Crew Weigh-In / Bow Stickers & Numbers Available for Pre-Registration Pick Up

Sunday, January 19 0800-0900 0900-1200 0900-1800 0900-1700

Filing of PHRF Handicap Appeals PHRF Handicap Appeal Hearings One Design Crew Weigh-In Registration / Check-in

1600-1700 Panel Discussion 1700-1730 Skippers’ Meeting 1730-1930 Welcoming Reception

Monday-Friday, January 20 - 24 1015 Harbor Start 1130-1600 Racing 1730-1930 Shoreside Activities, Prize Giving & Evening Party

9. Sailing Instructions The Sailing Instructions will be available on or about January 2, 2014 on the event web site and at Quantum Race Headquarters beginning on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

10. Racing Areas It is anticipated that there will be three separate racing areas, one for each Division. As entries and class splits are not known this far in advance, it is not possible to assign definitive racing areas in advance for all One Design and Handicapped classes. The preliminary class assignments will be posted on the event web site on or about November 1, 2013.

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11. Scoring 11.1 Ten races are scheduled of which three must be completed to constitute a series. A maximum of three races may be held on any race day. Any one design class seeking more or less than ten races for their series must notify the Event Organizer no later than October 31, 2013. 11.2 For the Melges 32, Melges 24 and J/70 classes, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score subject to rule 90.3(b) if at least six races are completed. For all other classes, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores with no scores excluded.

12. Decisions of the Jury When an international jury is constituted in accordance with rules 70.5, 91(b) and Appendix N its decisions are final.

13. Arbitration For protests involving an alleged breach of the rules of Part 2 of the RRS, a short arbitration hearing will be held prior to a protest hearing. This modifies Part 5 Section B of the RRS.

14. Responsibility 14.1 The safety of a boat and its crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Skipper who must ensure that the boat is fully sound, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced and physically capable crew. Neither the establishment of regulations or inspection of a boat in any way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of the Skipper. 14.2 It is the sole and inescapable responsibility of each boat to decide whether or not to start or continue in any race. 14.3 Premiere Racing and participating Sponsors and Industry Partners of Quantum Key West 2014 do not accept responsibility for loss of life or injury to participants or others, or for the loss or damage to any vessel in any way or from any cause during or related to this event.

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QUANTUM BOAT OF THE WEEK

Boat of the Week — Past Winners Year Boat Model 2013 Full Throttle Melges 24 2012 Samba Pa Ti Melges 32 2011 Blu Moon Melges 24 2010 Samba Pa Ti Melges 32 2009 Star Melges 32 2008 Barking Mad Farr 40 2007 Giacomel Audi Racing Melges 24 2006 Bellicosa Swan 45 2005 Pegasus 525 Melges 24 2004 Mean Machine Farr 40 2003 Zuni Bear  J/105 2002 Atalanti XI Farr 40 2001 Atalanti XI Farr 40 2000 Heartbreaker 1D35 1999 Hi Fling CM 60 1998 Abracadabra 1D48 1997 Windquest 1D48 1996 Brightstar N/M 47 1995 Infinity N/M 49 1994 Thomas I-Punkt Mumm 36 1993 Highland Fling Swan 53 1992 Gaucho Farr 44 1991 Lonia Bene 1st41 1990 Babe Ruthless N/M 30 1989 Diablesse Beneteau 42 1988 Brigadoon Frers 41

Owner Brian Porter John Kilroy, Jr. Franco Rossini John Kilroy, Jr. Jeff  Ecklund James Richardson Riccardo Simoneschi Massimo Ferragamo Team Pegasus Peter DeRidder Richard Bergmann George Andreadis George Andreadis Robert Hughes Irvine Laidlaw Jim Andrews Dick & Doug Devos Richard Breeden John Thomson Thomas Friese Irvine Laidlaw Christian Schmiegelow John Matney & Cylde Stacey Larry Harvey Rod Sellers Robbie Pierce

The ultimate prize at Key West is the Boat of the Week Trophy. This prestigious award is presented to the boat which triumphs in the class with the closest, most competitive racing. Photograph by: Tim Wilkes / timwilkes.com

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15. Prizes 15.1 Regatta class awards will be presented to first, second and third place boats each day. 15.2 Overall series awards based on the cumulative scores for the event will be awarded to first, second and third place boats in each class after the final race. 15.3 For classes with fewer than eight entries, daily and series awards for first and second place boats will be awarded. 15.4 Specialty Trophies: 15.4.1 The following one design classes have designated Quantum Key West 2014 their Midwinter Championship: Farr 30; J/80; J/70; Melges 24; Melges 32. 15.4.2 Special awards recognizing sportsmanship and contributions to the sport of sailing may be presented at the Skippers’ Meeting. 15.4.3 A Boat of the Day award will be presented for each day’s top performer. 15.4.4 The International Team Trophy may be awarded to the first place team (see NOR 5.6). 15.4.5 The prestigious Quantum Boat of the Week Trophy will be awarded to the Overall Winner of Key West Race Week.

16. Amendments to this Notice Premiere Racing reserves the right to amend this notice. Any amendments of this notice made prior to January 18, 2014 will be posted on the event web site. All amendments will be posted on the Official Notice Board and copies will be available at Quantum Race Headquarters.

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Quantum Key West 2013 Champions Quantum Boat of the Week

Full Throttle (Melges 24)

Brian Porter

Lake Geneva, WI, USA

Shockwave (RP 72) Azzurra (TP52) Decision (Carkeek 40) Catapult (Ker 40) Chessie Racing Barking Mad Apparition

George Sakellaris Alberto Roemmers Stephen Murray Marc Glimcher George Collins Jim Richardson Ken Colburn

Framingham, MA, USA Porto Cervo, Sardina, Italy New Orleans, LA, USA New York, NY, USA Miami Beach, FL, USA Boston, MA, USA Dover, MA, USA

Bombarda Full Throttle Lounge Act Helly Hansen Spring

Andrea Pozzi Brian Porter Loren Colahan Tim Healy David Franzel

Milano, Italy Lake Geneva, WI, USA Santa Barbara, CA, USA Newport, RI, USA Somerville, MA, USA

Teamwork (J/122) Tangent (Cape Fear 38) Vayu 2

Robin Team Gerald Taylor Ron Buzil

Lexington, NC, USA Annapolis, MD, USA Evanston, IL, USA

Fantastica (Melges 32) Barking Mad (Farr 40) Full Throttle (Melges 24) Apparition (Swan 42) Interlodge (TP52)

Lanfranco Cirillo Roncadelle, Brescia, Italy Jim Richardson Boston, MA, USA Brian Porter Lake Geneva, WI, USA Ken Colburn Dover, MA, USA Austin & Gwen Fragomen Newport, RI, USA

Division 1 IRC 1 - Mini Maxi IRC 2 - 52 Class and Superseries High Performance IRC 3 Sub-Class Farr 400 Sub-Class Farr 40 - Midwinter Champion Swan 42 Division 2 Melges 32 - Midwinter Champion Melges 24 - Midwinter Champion Melges 24 Corinthian - Midwinter Champion J/70 Open - Marlow Midwinter Champion J/70 Corinthian - B&G Midwinter Champion Division 3 PHRF 1 PHRF 2 J/80 Boats of the Day Nautica Watches Day (Monday) Lewmar/Navtec Day (Tuesday) Mount Gay Rum Day (Wednesday) Industry Partner Day - Marlow Trophy (Thursday) Quantum Sails Day (Friday)

Key West Race Week Stalwart Award - Presented by Lewmar

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