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2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 09

Platoon, left, a German-flagged boat skippered by Harm Muller Spreer, sails to the windward mark just ahead of United Kingdom-entry Alegre, owned by Andy Soriano, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Platoon has a one point lead in the 52 Super Series class with racing scheduled to continue through Friday, Jan. 20. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 08

J/70 class boats under spinnaker race at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Key West, Fla. With 42 entries, the J/70s are the largest class of the regatta that is to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, in the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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United Kingdom-entry Gladiator, skippered by Tony Langley, sails under spinnaker Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Gladiator is among 11 entries in the 52 Super Series class. The event in the Florida Keys is to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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J/70 sailboats head to the windward mark Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The event in the Florida Keys is scheduled to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes The J/70, with 42 boats, is the largest class. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 05

Italian-flagged Azzurra, helmed by Guillermo Parada, sails under spinnaker Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Azzura is in third after four of 10 scheduled races. The event in the Florida Keys is to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 04

U.S. entry Quantum Racing, skippered by Doug DeVos chases Italian-flagged Azzurra, helmed by Guillermo Parada Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. DeVos is in second place and Parada is in third after four of 10 scheduled races. The event in the Florida Keys is to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 03

52 Super Series sailing yachts round the windward mark Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The event in the Florida Keys is set to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 02

Platoon and other 52 Super Series sailing yachts cross the start line Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Platoon, a German-flagged boat skippered by Harm Muller Spreer, has a one-point lead after four of 10 scheduled races. The event Florida Keys is set to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2017 Key West Sailing Regatta 01

52 Super Series sailing yachts cross the starting line Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The event in the Florida Keys is set to continue through Friday, Jan. 20, and has attracted almost 100 entries divided into nine classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Quantum Racing, right, skippered by Doug DeVos of Ada, Mich., is ahead of Spookie after rounding the windward mark Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. DeVos and his crew were declared the IRC 1-class win, er Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, after IRC1 racing was canceled due to bad weather. Spookie, skippered by Steve Benjamin of Norwalk, Conn., finished in second place, a half-point behind. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Max Ranchi/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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J/70 boats sail a downwind leg at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Key West, Fla. With 54 boats, the J/70 class is the largest of 11 in the 138-boat fleet. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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The Maxi 72-class sailboat Bella Mente, second from right, weaves through a pack of J/111-class boats under spinnakers Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day regatta features a fleet of 138 boats in 11 different classes. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 09

Spookie, left, skippered by Steve Benjamin, and Quantum Racing, right, helmed by Doug DeVos, race abeam of each other Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. More than halfway through the five-day regatta, Spookie has a two-and-a-half point lead in the IRC 1 class. Racing off the Florida Keys is to conclude Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 08

Tactician Terry Hutchinson records race data on a paper taped to the boom of Bella Mente Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Hutchinson and skipper Hap Fauth (at the helm in gray jacket) have Bella Mente in the lead in the Maxi 72 class more than halfway through the five-day regatta that is to end Friday, Jan. 22, off the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 07

Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis rounds the windward mark Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. Fauth and his crew are at the top of the Maxi 72-class leaderboard more than half way through the five-day regatta that is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 06

Calvi Network (#33), skippered by Italy's Carlo Alberini, leads a pack of J/70-class sailboats Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. Alberini and his crew are at the top of the J70-class leaderboard more than halfway through the five-day regatta that is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 05

J/70 sailboats round the windward marker buoy Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. With 54 boats, the J/70 class is the largest of 11 in the 138-boat fleet. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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J/70 sailboats cross the starting line Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta in Key West, Fla. With 54 boats, the J/70 class is the largest of 11 in the 138-boat fleet. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to end Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 03

J70 boats race during the first day of the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, off Key West, Fla. With 54 boats, the J70s are the largest class of the 138-vessel fleet. Defending champion, Calvi Network (not shown), owned by Italy's Carlo Alberini, has the lead in the 54-boat class, largest of the 138-vessel fleet. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to continue daily through Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Sara Proctor/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 02

Crew members aboard Quantum Racing trim sails as they round a course marker during the first day of racing at the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, off Key West, Fla. Quantum Racing, skippered by Doug DeVos of Ada, Michigan, leads the IRC 1 class. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to continue daily through Friday, Jan. 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Max Ranchi/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Key West Sailing Regatta 01

Caol Ila R, right, leads Jethou, left, during the first day of competition at the Quantum Key West Race Week sailing regatta Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, off Key West, Fla. Caol Ila R, steered by Malta skipper Alex Schaerer is at the top of the Maxi 72-class leaderboard. Racing off the Florida Keys is set to continue daily through Friday, Jan. 22. (Max Ranchi/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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J/70 sailboats round a turn buoy Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. Italian-flagged Calvi Network, left, with Carlo Alberini at the helm, placed first in the 54-boat J/70 class, the largest of 10 classes that comprised a 114-boat fleet that competed in the five-day regatta that ended Friday off the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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J/70 boats sail under spinnakers Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, during the fifth and final day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. The five-day event off the Florida Keys featured 114 sailing vessels and their crews who competed in 10 different classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Swiss-flagged Armin Strom, with Flavio Marazzi at the helm, goes almost completely airborne Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Following the fifth and final day of racing, Armin Strom won the Great Cup 32 class that is inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth, sails to an overall IRC 1 class victory Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day regatta off the Florida Keys attracted 114 entries that were divided into 10 classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Netherlands-flagged Leenabarca, skippered by Alexander Jackson, skims on the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. The GC32 foiling catamaran class is new to Key West this year and inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats. The final races of the five-day regatta is set for Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Swiss-flagged Armin Strom, left, with Flavio Marazzi at the helm, leads Great Cup 32 catamarans Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. Entering the final day of racing, Friday, Jan. 23, Armin Strom and two other GC32 class boats have 16 points each. The GC32 foiling catamaran class is new to Key West this year and inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Norwegian-flagged Party Girl, right, skippered by Jens Altern Wathne, pushes ahead Zig-Zag, left, a U.S. boat owned by Marty Jensen, during the fourth day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, off Key West, Fla. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Melges 24 boats cross the start line Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the fourth day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. The five-day event ends Friday, Jan. 23, and features 115 sailing vessels competing in 10 different classes. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Bella Mente, right, skippered by Hap Fauth, maintains a lead ahead of Shockwave, with George Sakellaris at the helm, during the fourth day of racing, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. Entering the final day of racing, Friday, Jan. 23, Fauth has a slight IRC 1 class edge over Numbers, skippered by Gunter Buerman. Shockwave is in third. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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IRC 2 class sailboats make the turn at the windward mark Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, during the third day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day event, that has attracted 115 entries divided into 10 classes is set to conclude Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 12

J/70s sailboats navigate under spinnakers during the third day of racing Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Quantum Key West regatta off Key West, Fla. With 54 entries, the J/70 class is the largest of the 10-class fleet that has attracted 115 sailing vessels to the Florida Keys. The five-day regatta is to continue through Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, passes a turn buoy Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, during the third day of racing at the Quantum Key West Sailing Regatta in Key West, Fla. Argo leads the Great Cup 32 foiling catamaran class which is new to Key West this year and inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 10

Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth with tactician Terry Hutchinson, tacks after crossing the start line Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, during the third day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Afterwards, the boat grounded on an uncharted, underwater obstacle that caused damage to the vessel's keel. Before the grounding, Fauth and his crew had a solid lead in the IRC 1 class, but now the gap has closed entering the final two days of racing for the event that ends Friday, Jan. 23. Hutchinson said the crew has pulled the boat from the water and work through Wednesday night to effect repairs. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 09

Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, skims the ocean's surface during the first day of racing Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Quantum Key West Sailing Regatta in Key West, Fla. Argo leads the Great Cup 32 foiling catamaran class which is new to Key West this year and inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 08

Leenbarca, right, skippered by Alexander Jackson, speeds past Numbers, with Gunther Buerman at the helm, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, during the first day of racing at the five-day Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. Numbers is racing in the IRC1 class and Netherlands boat Leenbarca is competing in the Great Cup 32 class, a new division this year in Key West with foiling catamarans inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 07

J/70s sailboats show off their spinnakers during the first day of racing at the Quantum Key West regatta off Key West, Fla. With 54 entries, the J/70 class is the largest of the 10-class fleet that has attracted 115 sailing vessels to the Florida Keys. The five-day regatta is to continue through Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 06

Great Cup 32 class Swiss entry Armin Strom, left, skippered by Flavio Marazzi, maintains a lead over French-flagged ZouLou with Erk Maris steering during the first day of racing Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the five-day Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The foiling catamarans are new class this year in Key West, inspired by America's Cup multi-hulled boats. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 05

J/70 sailboats cross the start line during the first day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off Key West, Fla. With 54 entries, the J/70 class is the largest of the 10-class fleet with a total of 115 sailing vessels competing off the Florida Keys. The five-day regatta is to continue through Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 04

Swiss-flagged Armin Strom, skippered by Flavio Marazzi, skims above the ocean during the second day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day event is to conclude Friday, Jan. 23. Armin Strom is a Great Cup 32-class foiling catamaran that mimics modern America’s Cup vessels on a smaller scale. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 03

IRC 2-class boat Otra Vez, skiuppered by William Coates of Houston, Texas, heads to a downwind turn marker Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, during the second day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day event is to conclude Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 02

J/70-class boats sail under spinnakers during the second day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day event, that has attracted 115 entries divided into 10 classes, is set to conclude Friday, Jan. 23. With 54 boats, J/70s comprise the largest of sector of the 10-class fleet. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Key West Sailing Regatta 01

IRC 2 sailboats are silhouetted against the sky after crossing the start line Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, during the second day of racing at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day event, that has attracted 115 entries, divided into 10 classes, is set to conclude Friday, Jan. 23. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)