Key West’s Premier Yachting Race Week

This week is Premier Racing week. The 25th-anniversary challenge features world-class competition and yachting teams from more than 12 countries and 24 American states. Nearly 300 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international regatta. To view the action, fans can book seats on spectator boats ranging from excursion catamarans to historic tall ships or from land at Key West’s Atlantic-front restaurants, resorts and beaches.

And this year’s official race viewing yachts are the America 2.0 and the Adirondack III. You can watch the races close up in comfort and in style. And these two boats are just about the only schooners in Key West that can keep up with the racing yachts so that you can truly enjoy the race experience. Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, January 16, 2012 – Adirondack III
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – America 2.0
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – Adirondack III
  • Thursday, January 19, 2012 – America 2.0
  • Friday, January 20, 2012 – America 2.0
Depart is 9:45 am. Viewing sails will last approximately 3.5 hours. The cost is $75 plus tax per person and includes gourmet sandwiches, pasta salad, soda, and bottled waters. Beer, wine, and champagne are available for purchase on the boat for $1 per can/glass.

For more information about this trip you can click here or you can call 888-362-3474 for reservations.

For more information about things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. You can also visit our Key West Events Calendar to see more details on upcoming special events.

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