2011 Key West Race Week
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From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 02:21PM - Finishes will be entered soon.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 02:09PM - Finishing boats now - the scores will be posted on the Yacht scoring results page


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 02:04PM - J105 class will finish at the weather mark the second time around.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 02:03PM - J105 through the gate: Savasana, Wasabi, Max Power, Eclipse, Masquerade


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:57PM - Melges 32 second weather mark rounding: Warpath, Zetiana, Black Mamba, Dark 'n Stormy, Flat Stanley


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:56PM - THe finishing boats are really spread out now with this light air


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:51PM - Second WM1 Rounding: IRC1: Vela Veloce, Oystercatcher, Decision, Anema and Core


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:47PM - The J80's finishing - Bob Dylan takes 2 bullets this week.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:47PM - Melges 24 through the gate: Hedgehog, UKA UKA, Battle Rhythm, Rosebud, Monsoon


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:46PM - Mini Maxi corrected results - Shockwave, Bella Mente, Titan, Numbers. Bella Mente and Shockwave called in to say they really enjoyed this week of racing. We are glad you came and hope you come back next year.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:46PM - J105 fleet at first weather mark rounding: Max Power, Savasana, Wasabi, Creative Destruction, Eclipse


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:46PM - The sky is starting to get overcast. The wind is still straight down the course. The wind holding about 6k. I think I see rain to the south.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:44PM - The racers are very, very nice and are thanking the RC for a great week. On the water and on shore, it was a great team effort. The J80s are about 5 minutes away. The extra starts has spread out the fleet.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:41PM - Melges 24 fleet being signalled at the gate of a course change to 220


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:37PM - Ok, so only one red flag seen so far, but it is always exciting to me. Especially when it is not directed toward me. The final multi is coming and You Bad Girl for Ph-3 is having another great day.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:35PM - Melges 32 fleet at the gate: Warpath, Zetiana, Black Mamba, Dark 'n Stormy, Flat Stanley


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:34PM - All Ph-1 are in. Distances are correct. Big break before J80's. We have seen red flags flying. If they file, there will be work for our very smart protest committee.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:32PM - Melges 24 at 1st weather mark rounding: Hedgehog, UKA UKA Racing, Battle Rhythm, Rosebud, Monsoon

Course change to 215 being signalled at the gate for the Melges 32 fleet


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:27PM - Finishes for Race 9 have been entered.

Start times for Race 10 are: Melges 32 at 1300; Melges 24 at 1310; J105 at 1320

Melges 32 at the weather mark first rounding: Warpath, Zetiana, Black Mamba, Dark 'n Stormy


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:26PM - Farr 30 first weather mark roundings - Mrs. Groovederci, Mr. Groovederci, Jack-A-Roe


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:20PM - The wind is dying rather quickly as a result of the leading edge of the front that is about 13 nm from us. George the weatherman predicts that the squall line is about 1 and 1/2 hours away from us and should last about 1 hour with some heavy rain. Considering course shortening if wind drops below 5 kts


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:17PM - Rc44 WM1 first roundings - Mascalzone Latino, Oracle, Ironbound, Synergy, Team Aqua. Hmmm... very interesting


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:15PM - IRC1 WM1 first rounding - Oystercatcher, Vela Veloce, Rio, Anema and Core, Decision.

Leeward mark roundings for Mini Maxis - Titan, Shockwave, Bella Mente, Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:12PM - First WM1 Rounding: Mini maxi: Titan, Shockwave, Bella Mente, Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:11PM - Farr 30 class all clear at the start


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:11PM - Rio has called in a protest against Anema and Core and Rio is retiring from the race due to serious damage. They report that everyone on board is ok.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:07PM - The clouds are starting to roll in and the radar is showing the squall line moving close to Key West


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:06PM - Our Ph-1 finisher is coming. A storm is coming so I am suiting up.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:06PM - The course has been shortened and the direction changed. Finish results will be delayed due to course calculations need to be carefully figured to get them correct. Even one tenth of anything can make a difference.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:05PM - Wind is going light and we have a fairly strong current pushing the bow of the Signal Boat away from the start line


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 01:04PM - IRC2 start - all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 01:02PM - First J80s at the bottom end. J/World San Diego leading


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 01:00PM - Entering finishes while in sequence for race 10.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:58PM - RC 44 start - all clear. Mascalzone was buried between 2 boats and did not get a good start


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:51PM - There will be a 10th race started soon.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:47PM - Mini Maxi Race 10 start - all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:47PM - Wind is starting to lighten somewhat. J80 153 almost had a man overboard at the windward mark, but was able to grab the crew before she was into the water.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:47PM - RC 44 WM1 roundings -- Team Aqua, Synergy, Irobnbound, Oracle, Mascalzone Latino.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:45PM - WM1, Second Rounding: IRC1: Anema and Core, Vela Veloce, Oystercatcher, Rio, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:44PM - Our RC crews have gotten a good workout pulling and dropping marks this week. There have only been maybe, two races where we have not had a change. 71 first J80 around the top, things are shaken up for the last race.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:41PM - Starting to see 220 and 225. First two classes around the leward mark. We may do a course change for the last three courses. We like it to be the best race we can give.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:36PM - RC 44 finishes - Team Aqua, Ironbound, Oracle, Synergy, and Mascalzone Latino, who was way in the back


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:33PM - Melges 32 on their way to finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 12:33PM - IRC 1 corrected finishes -- Vlea Veloce, Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Rio, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:33PM - Due to weather mark boat dealing with course change, there are no weather mark 2nd time roundings for Melges 32 class


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:32PM - IRc 1 corrected finishes -- Vela Veloce, Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Rio, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:30PM - J105 class at the gate: Savasana, Eclipse, Masquerade, Ghost, Gumption3


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:28PM - Everyone is pushing the last race. All boats cleared. Ph-3: overs for these guys - 52, 3133


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:25PM - J105 fleet being signalled at the gate for a course change to 210


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:25PM - J80's off.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:24PM - Wind has been dropping on this side of a squall line. We are shortening the windward legs - 1.5nm for classes A, B, and C. 1.2nm for classes D and E. Adjusting the course axis for 215 wind direction. We will drop the "R" flag at 1225.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:21PM - The Mini Maxi corrected finishes -- Shockwave, Bella Mente, Titan, Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:17PM - Melges 24 at the gate: WTF, UKA UKA, Audi, Blu Moon, Zig Zag 18


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:15PM - J105 class first weather mark: Savasana, Eclipse, Ghost, Masquerade, Eagles Wings


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:13PM - Melges 32 at the Gate: Dark n Stormyu, Red, Catapult, Heartbreaker, Goombay Smash


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:13PM - Second WM1 Rounding: Mini-max: Titan, Shockwave, Bella Mente, Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:11PM - Going with an I over Z to get to play nice. Does everyone remember what that means? What does that do to the start line and what are the penalties?


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:09PM - J/80's doing a general recall. Half of the fleet all over the place. Seeing 215 direction on the course.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:05PM - Melges 24 at the first weather mark: WTF, Audi, Battle Rhythm, Air Force One, UKA UKA Racing


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 12:02PM - Race 9 has started: Melges 32 class at 1135; Melges 24 class at 1145; J 105 class at 1155

Roxanne was the first Melges 32 at the first windward mark.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:02PM - IRC 2 WM2 race 9 first 3 roundings -- Tonnerre, Antilope, Big Booty


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:01PM - Holding at 6.5k


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 12:01PM - RC 44 first WM1 roundings -- Synergy, Team Aqua, Ironbound, Oracle, Mascalzone Latino


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 12:00PM - All finishes are in. New sequence. Multis are off and running. Course is all 4 legs, 205 shifty right as planned, 1.5 for all but ph-3 at 1.2. Gorgeous conditions.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 11:59AM - Race 9 first WM1 roundings for IRC1 -- Anema and Core, Vela Veloce, Rio, Decision, Oystercatcher


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:53AM - Mini Maxi LM rounding -- Titan, Shockwave, Bella Mente, and Numbers. They look like they are about even on corrected time. All 4 boats had a good start with clear air.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:49AM - Farr 30 start - all clear. Barking Mad had a great start


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:48AM - Race 9 First WM1 Rounding: Mini-max: Shockwave, Titan, Bella Mente, Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:45AM - IRC 2 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:38AM - The J80's are coming on strong next.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:34AM - Ph-1's all in. Rush on top for this race.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 11:33AM - J105 at 2nd weaher mark: Savasana, Ghost, Eclipse, Solaris, Masquerade

Melges 32 in sequence for race 9 Scores up soon


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:28AM - Mini Maxi start -- all clear - conservative start.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:22AM - Mini Maxi warning sounded at 1120


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:18AM - Another line of 185-190 coming through...


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:16AM - 190 to 195 oscillations in the breeze, but it always coming back to 190.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:16AM - Course change to 200 degrees. WM1 = 1.6 nm and WM2 = 1.3 nm


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:15AM - We are setting up for a finish. R flag is going up.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:14AM - RC 44 finishes -- Mascalzone Latino, Oracle, Ironbound, Team Aqua, Synergy


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 11:13AM - J105 through the gate: Savasana, Eclipse, Ghost, Solaris, Wasabi.

Melges 24 at 2nd weather mark rounding: Blu Moon, Audi, Full Medal Jacket, WTF, Zig Zag 18


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:12AM - Starting to see shift to 195. Breeze has freshened to about 7. I can see the wind-line come to us from the south.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:09AM - IRC1 corrected finishes - Anema and Core, Vela Veloce, Rio, Oystercatcher, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 11:09AM - Melges 32 at 2nd weather mark: Goombay Smash, Leenabarca, Warpath, Catapult, Samba Pa Ti


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:07AM - Distances entered. All boats rounding the bottom end. Wicked having an hour glass on the launch. No one has time for that.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 11:02AM - Mini Maxis finished within 25 seconds of each other and within a few feet of each other. Titan called in a protest against Numbers. Corrected finishes are Numbers, Bella Mente, Shockwave and Titan


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 11:02AM - Melges 24 at the gate: Zig Zag 18, WTF, Audi, Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 11:01AM - 1152 Le Tigre keeping the lead. 71 in second.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:58AM - J80's coming down.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:57AM - J105 class at weather mark 1st rounding: Savasana, Eclipse, Solaris, Wasabi, Masquerade


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:56AM - Wind is shifting right a bit and we are changing the course to 195.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:54AM - Le Tigre, J/World San Diego are the first J80s. In the P class, Bear Instinct is being seen doing turns at the top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:54AM - Second WM1 Rounding: IRC1: Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Vela Veloce, Rio, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:53AM - Hot Dog, 23, is the last multi, but is working hard to keep in the pack.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:52AM - Melges 32 at the gate: Goombay Smash, Leenabarca, Warpath, Samba Pa Ti, Shakedown


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:52AM - IRC2 gate rounding Tonnerre, Vitesse, Big Booty. Big Booty had a bad take down which slowed her up.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:49AM - Second WM1 rounding Mini Maxi: Numbers, Titan, Bella Mente, Shockwave


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:49AM - Both have tacked back and the crossing....Flight simulator close enough on the stern to shake hands.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:49AM - The Melges 32 fleet OCS boats have been reconciled with the Pin Boat. All boats cleared.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:47AM - WM2 first roundings for IRC2 -- Tonnerre, Vitesse, Big Booty


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:46AM - We will see at the finish who chose the wiser line.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:46AM - Melges 24 fleet at 1st weather mark rounding: Zig Zag 18, Audi, WTF, Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket

Gate boat preparing to signal a course change for Melges 32 fleet to 195


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:46AM - Instead of playing follow the leader, Flight simulator has tacked early and is going for a different wind line.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:46AM - Mascalzone Latino is first through the gate followed by Ironbound, Oracle Synergy and Team Aqua. Ironbound is having a good race and this certainly could mix things up a bit.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:45AM - Evolution barely leading Flight Simulator coming downwind. This is going to be a good day. Both gybing just after the RC boat, heading for the mark with Evolution holding the leward position and bringing Flight Simulator up. Separation has been done. They are now heading into the mark. Evolution taking advantage of that inside edge and a clean take down. Flight Simulator quickly closing the gap.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:44AM - We are going to shorten course for the Farr 30 and move the windward mark to 195 for Farr 30 only


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:41AM - First WM1 roundings for Rc 44 -- Mascalzone Latino, Ironbound, Oracle, Synergy, Team Aqua


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:41AM - 190 and 6k all over the course. Perfect.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:39AM - IRC1 gate roundings -- Decision, Oystercatcher, Rio. Shockwave was tanked big time by Titan and is way behind the other Mini Maxis


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:37AM - J105 class start: clear


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:37AM - M32 class 1st weather mark: Goombay Smash, Leenabarca, Warpath, Samba Pa Ti, Catapult


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:36AM - Shockwave had to tack twice to get clear air going up the beat. Numbers is still way out in the lead even thought she is the smallest boat at 66ft


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:35AM - First WM1 Rounding: IRC1: Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Vela Veloce, Rio, Decision


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:34AM - LM rounding for Mini Maxis - Numbers followed by Titan just inside of Shockwave then Bella Mente. Titan looked like they were scooping up some fish with their chute for a minute. Numbers gassed Titan and Shockwave at the LM and is out in the lead.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:33AM - Winds still holding 190 and at 6k with the 8k puffs giving a very slight south bend. Holding nice.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:33AM - Photos of the starts are loading. Le Tigre had a first tier start for the J80. Tangent was first out of pack. First mono hull - Ph-1 was 20 Wicked followed by Revolution are around top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:32AM - All clean starts. 190 wind at the top end. Evolution was the first multi around the top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:31AM - Farr 30 start -- all clear -- Shockwave went right through the start line about 6 seconds after the start. Mrs Groovederci started right at the Signal Boat about 1 second behind Mr. Groovederci who was just to leeward.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:30AM - Melges 24 class start: 11 boats called OCS. All cleared.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:28AM - Mini Maxis coming down to the LM. Titan and Shockwave are on the right side of the course and Numbers and Bella Mente are on the left.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:24AM - IRC2 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:23AM - First WM1 Rounding: Mini Maxi : Numbers, Shockwave, Titan, Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:21AM - Melges 32 start: 9 boats called OCS.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:19AM - RC 44 start -- all clear. Mascalzone Latine hit the line at full speed right at the Signal Boat. Synergy was right behind them and tacked to clear their air. Mascalzone Team Aqua, Oracle and Ironbound are still going left as Synergy continues right


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:13AM - IRC1 start -- very conservative start -- all clear. All boats about 3 seconds late. all boats heading left.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:11AM - Mini Maxi start -- very excitying Titan tried to sqeeze in between the Signal Boat and Numbers, but Numbers shut the door. Titan just missed hitting the keep away buoy by a hair. Titan immediately tacked to port after crossing the line and Numbers tacked to cover. Bella Mente was a bit late at the start right behind Titan. Shockwave was clear. When Numbers shut the door, they unfurled their protest flag and the tactician on Titan moaned "Aawww Brad!"


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:09AM - Starting line has been adjusted and wind direction changed to 190. AP is scheduled to be dropped at 1009 with warning for Melges 32 class at 1010. Let's hope this is a "go".


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 10:02AM - Mini Maxi warning for Race 8 sounded at 1000


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:02AM - Winds are still nicely blowing at 6k with 8k puffs, bearing for course 190.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 10:00AM - The pin boat has slipped its anchor...the signal at 1000 will probably be AP until we get the starting line squared up.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:00AM - For the last day of racing, I don't think you could have picked a more perfect day!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 10:00AM - Today's phrase - all throttle, no thrust. Interesting thoughts there... (can always count on a little humor for the Div 3 folks!) Only missing Class Act, but we expect them on time for their start.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:58AM - Course is up. 4 laps for all. 1.5 for all but ph-3 and 1.2 for ph-3. The bearing is not yet solid. There are a lot of smiling sailors checking in. We intend to start on time for a 10am first warning.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 09:57AM - If wearing crew shirts is good luck, Heartbreaker (in red), M32 (in grey), and Samba Pa Ti (in white) will have an edge today. At least they (and Goombay Smash) will look good in tonight's videos.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 09:50AM - Course 4 has been announced, with the Melges 32 fleet sailing 1.4 nm to the weather mark and the Melges 24 and J 105 fleets sailing 1.1 nm to the weather mark. The wind direction is 185 degrees.

We plan to be "on time" with starting sequences.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 09:46AM - The course is posted -- Course #4 for all classes, 180 degrees. Classes A, B, and C distance to WM1 = 1.5. Classes D and E distance to WM2=1.3. The leeward mark for Class A is 1/4nm behind the start line. We are seeing windspeed of 8kts.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:41AM - This week we have been having F5 doing some training exercises. Or are they just helping to make sure we have enough wind? We are seeing winds 6-8k.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 09:40AM - The week has not seen much jury action from Div 2 competitors. Yesterday in the Melges 32 class, Shakedown retired after finishing. We believe there had been a collision with damage, perhaps with Roxanne. An intent to protest was filed but no jury action was required due to Shakedown's retiring.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:36AM - Discussions have occurred about weather and number of races have concluded that our intent to run two races today. We are only missing one boat in most of the classes. Everyone appears to have gotten the early warning notice and are here ready to race!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 09:23AM - The wind has gone a bit right to 180-185.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 09:22AM - Goombay Smash has checked in...the crew has on hot pink T shirts...quite outstanding!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:16AM - Surprise 39, multihull sent a man up the mast. I hope they are doing some tuning and do not have a problem. Wind is 9k and 185 at the windward end. Perfect day for our group of boats.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 09:13AM - We just had 4 F-18s from the Navy air Station at Boca Chica fly overhead in formation. Very impressive.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 09:13AM - Winds are southerly again today. The signal boat is now on schedule at these coordinates: 24 degrees 32.086 and 81 degrees 47.171

Velocity is just above 6 knots and seems to be building slowly.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:13AM - We are anchoring. You can find us via satellite at 24 31.809 081 44.90. The mutlis are already coming in on this morning breeze. No surprise, but it is Suprise 39 who is first here. There is about a 1 foot swell maximum. A little rock, but not much.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 09:05AM - We are anchoring. You can find us via satellite at 24 31.809 081 44.90. The mutlis are already coming in on this morning breeze. No surprise, but it is Suprise 39 who is first here. There is about a 1 foot swell maximum. A little rock, but not much.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 09:04AM - The Signal Boat is on station at 24 31.966 and 081 49.493. Weather Mark Boat is reporting 8 kts from 175 at 0900. We are seeing the same direction, but only 6 kts at this end.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 08:59AM - 170-185 degrees at 4k, The air has that damp, chilly, after rain feeling. It will go away as this sun warms us up.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 08:57AM - Winds are SW


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Friday @ 08:52AM - Good morning! Today is Industy Partners day! I think of this as Key West day. There are so many businesses that help make KWRW an absolutely wonderful experience. Everyone should check out the sponsor links. Everyone down here is wonderful to work with and are willing to help out at all times. Fun on the water is fabulous. Fun off the water just makes it even better!


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 08:49AM - Standings in the fleet after 7 races are as follows:

Melges 32 Class: Warpath (24); Goombay Smash (26); Leenabarca (27); Yasha Samurai (37); Samba Pa Ti (39)

Melges 24 fleet is pretty tight: Blu Moon (13); UKA UKA Racing (20) Hedgehog (22); Full throttle (27); Audi (27); WTF (28); Full Medal Jacket (29); Air Force One (30)

J/105 Class: Savasana (23); Eclipse (30); Max Power (35); Wasabi (40); Masquerade (43)


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 08:40AM - Domestic Don -- our navigator and spotter cleaned up the coffee spill and washed the floor - this is for his wife to read He really can clean!!


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 08:40AM - We are passing the 2 cruise ships at dock: One is the Regatta, the other Carnival Destiny. The will be gone by sunset!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Friday @ 08:39AM - Good Morning Race fans, This is the Division 1 Signal Boat. Today is Industry Partner Day and day 5 of KWRW 2011. We are heading out to the course circle. We are planning on 3 races today with the first warning signal at 1000. It's a beautiful sunny day with winds about 4-5 kts from 165. Seas are 1-2 ft.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 08:36AM - Good Morning Race fans, This is the Division 1 Signal Boat. Today is Industry Partner Day and day 5 of KWRW 2011. We are heading out to the course circle. We are planning on 3 races today with the first warning signal at 1000. It's a beautiful sunny day with winds about 4-5 kts from 165. Seas are 1-2 ft.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Friday @ 08:35AM - Good morning from Key West Harbor. The schedule has been moved up 30 minutes today so the first warning signal will sound at 1000 hours.

It is our intent to sail up to 3 races today. It is sunny and warm...breeze predicted to be around 10 knots.

Today is Industry Partners Day. Final awards will be given out tonight.


From the RC Headquarters - Friday @ 08:12AM - Good Morning and Welcome to Industry Partners' Day Five and final day of Key West Race Week presented by Nautica. We are jumping right into the day with an 0800 harbor start and 1000 first warning and hopes to complete three races. Will be a solid day of sailing! We experienced a passing shower earlier this morning which lightened the breeze (9-13 kts,) however, we expect it to freshen. No fog, little to no haze and a lot of sunshine will all support a stronger wind in the afternoon (10-15 kts between 1300 - 1500est.) The right is looking favored and the folks from Commanders' weather advise the chance of showers increases into the afternoon, which is more of an impact to break-down. Sailing conditions on a whole should be warm, sunny and best sailing conditions of the week. Cheers, Jennifer/RC HQ


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 03:48PM - Finishes should be posted online shortly.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 03:45PM - We are done for today. Signal Boat heading in.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 03:31PM - Misty, 504 has been trying to beat You Bad Girl all week and found the magic this race. Our top three of ph-3 are shaking it up for today's award.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 03:19PM - All Ph-1 are in and heading home.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 03:06PM - Wind is freshening to 6k and holding direction.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 03:06PM - Finishing places have been entered. Red flags were observed on several boats.

Results are still preliminary.

Tune in tomorrow!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 03:04PM - The RC 44s are coming up to the line. It is Synergy about to take a bullet! Congratulations!!!! Nice job.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 03:03PM - Tangent was mixing it up with the J80s. Photos coming. The Ph-1s are coming down with 99 leading. 64 is first mutihull around the top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 03:01PM - Decision just had to dip Rio right before the finish


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 03:00PM - A real upset in IRC1 - Oystercatcher crossed first


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:57PM - Not sure what happened to Numbers but the IRC1 lead boats are finishing within a minute of Numbers. Numbers is also flying a red flag


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:54PM - Numbers is way back


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:53PM - Titan called in a protest against Numbers


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:52PM - Bella Mente and Shockwave are duking it out for the finish and it is Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:51PM - Titan crosses first and still has a red flag flying


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:48PM - We are shortening course for Farr 30 at the 2nd windward mark - for their finish


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:48PM - The Mini Maxis are approaching the finish line for an upwind finish


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 02:42PM - Course 095 change, holding at about 4.5k


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:40PM - We are considering shortening course for the Farr 30s. They are still about 10 minutes away from the 2nd windward rounding and the wind is going soft.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 02:33PM - Melges 32 at 2nd weather mark: M32, Flat Stanley, Goombay Smash, Fantastica, Dawn Raid Melges 24 at 2nd weather mark: Audi, Hedgehog, Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket, WTF

J 105 fleet has finished race 7. Watch for results. Other fleets to follow.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:33PM - Div 1 Signal Boat is anchored at the top of the course and is setting up a finish line


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:31PM - Weather mark roundings for RC 44 -- Oracle, Synergy, Mascalzone Latino, Team Aqua, Ironbound. Now that's quite a shuffle.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:26PM - Weather Mark 2nd rounding, IRC1:

Vela Veloce, Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Decision, Rio


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:24PM - Weather Mark 2nd rounding, Mini-max -- Titan, Numbers, Shockwave, Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:22PM - Report from the weather mark 1 boat 1st WM rounding

IRC1: Anema and Core, Decision, Rio, Vela Veloce, Oystercatcher

RC44: Oracle, Team Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, Synergy, Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:19PM - Right now Team Aqua looks like they can cross Oracle - Oracle just tacked onto starboard and Team Aqua tacked over to port - looks like this could be a lead change. The Signal boat is running along side Team Aqua. It looks like going right paid out for Team Aqua so going back right may give them an even bigger lead. Oracle is now sailing through all the Farr 30 spinnakers. It will be interested to see what happens when Oracle and Team Aqua meet again.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 02:18PM - Melges 24 at gate: Audi, Hedgehog, Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket, Convexity


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:16PM - Oracle is going gangbusters just went through the IRC2 spinnakers without any slowdown


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 02:16PM - J80's exciting start B82 coffined out at the signal boat. Lots of vocalizing about it. Look into the discussion at the tent.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:15PM - Ironbound is new to the RC 44 class. They are making a valiant effort - considering the tough competition in this class. Even though they are trailing in the standings, they are getting around the course cleanly with no mess ups.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 02:14PM - J105 second weather mark: Masquerade, Max Power (flying protest flag), Gumption3, Savasana, Creative Destruction


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:12PM - RC 44 gate roundings Oracle, Team Aqua, Synergy, Mascalzone Latino, Ironbound is trailing


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 02:11PM - All finishes are in. Sequence is started. Multihulls and Ph-1 off and running. Winds shifting right 100.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 02:07PM - Melges 32 fleet through the gate: M32, Flat Stanley, Goombay Smash, Fantastica, Dawn Raid


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 02:03PM - We are moving the Signal Boat to the top of the course for a windward finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 02:03PM - Melges 24 fleet first weather mark: Audi, Hedgehog, Blu Moon, Convexity, Full Medal Jacket


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:58PM - We are shortening course for all classes.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 01:55PM - Melges 32 at weather mark 1st rounding: M32, Flat Stanley, Goombay Smash, Fantastica, Yasha Samurai

J 105 fleet at gate: Solaris, Masquerade, Savasana, Creative Destruction, Wasabi


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 01:52PM - J105 at weather mark 1st time: Masquerade, Solaris, Savasana, Creative Destruction, Wasabi


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 01:44PM - Lots happening since I started entering finishes. All classes have been scored...preliminary!

J 105 class started at 1315 Melges 32 class started at 1330 Melges 24 class started at 1340 All classes are on Course 4, wind direction 090. Melges 32 class going 1.3 nm to weather mark; other 2 going 1.0 nm to weather mark.

Starts were clear in all classes.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:36PM - coming up on IRC2 start. This is going to be a tough race for the heavier boats like White Gold.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:35PM - Ironbound tacked back to starboard


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:35PM - I can see Oracle going a bit sideways in the current. Plus it looks like they got a slight header


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:34PM - Ironbound was getting gas from Mascalzone Latino so they tacked to the right. The others are still going left with Oracle out in front. It looks like they are fighting a current and getting set down slightly


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 01:34PM - You bad Girl is having another good day. With our last leg course changes and a radio not transmitting, finishes will be delayed being posted. We need proper course distance to finish when we have phrf boats.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:32PM - Team Aqua is heading down toward the pin and dipped low. Mascalzone road over Aqua. and is now trying to squeeze in at the pin. Oracle started right at the Signal Boat. all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:31PM - less than 1 min to Rc 44 start


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:31PM - the M/M are half way up the beat. Bella Mente and Shockwave are heading left and Numbers and Titan are going right. Numbers and Titan fouled each other at the start


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 01:31PM - We are getting 080 and 085 wind shifts at around 6.5k. Flight Simulator was first multi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:30PM - The wind has lightened a bit to 5 kts. The RC 44s are moving along the starting line - their start is in 2 minutes.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:29PM - RC 44 finishes - Oracle, Team Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, Synergy and Ironbound.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:28PM - sorry for the lull in blogging- just finished the last boat for Race 6. We have started the Mini Maxis and the IRC1. Decision was over early in IRC1. M/M all clear.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 01:25PM - blah blah blah is rounding the upwind mark - first of their class. Finishes coming! We are flying an R flag.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:23PM - Just started the Mini Maxi class - lots of screaming and yelling and a protest flag is flying on Titan


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:17PM - Mini Maxi warning sounded at 1315


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 01:16PM - The discussion of a second race is happening.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 01:14PM - Results are being posted on the finish page for Race 6. We are going into sequence for Race 7 at 1315


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 01:13PM - Bob Dylan was first J80 around the bottom end. Not our usual leader. I am uploading photos so you can check the order at home. Galilee and Kontiki V/ it where the first PH-1 around the top end coming down for a finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 01:09PM - J 105 class was finished with a shortened course at the Gate. Scores will be entered soon.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 01:05PM - Melges 32 at weather mark second time: Swing, Yasha Samurai, Arethusa, Samba Pa Ti, Leenabarca


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:55PM - J 105 class at first weather mark rounding: Eclipse, Elusive, Savasana, Masquerade, Wasabi

Melges 24 fleet at gate: WTF, Full Throttle, Blu Moon, Air Force One, UKA UKA Racing


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:52PM - Melges 24 fleet being signalled for course change to 090...last minute decision.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:50PM - Melges 24 class at first weather mark rounding: WTF, Full Throttle, Blu Moon, Air Force One, and Risky Business

There will be no course change for Melges 24 fleet


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 12:49PM - Course change at the leward mark to 080, same distance.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:46PM - Melges 32 fleet through the gate: same order as at the weather mark.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:44PM - Wind has shifted to 085. Course change will be signalled as Melges 32 class comes through the gate.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:42PM - 3 of the 4 M/M are coming down the left side of the course to the finish. Shockwave went way right.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:40PM - Farr 30 at the gate rounding -- He Groovederci, She Groovederci, Barking Mad


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:38PM - First WM roundings for Farr 30 -- She Groovederci, He Groovederci, and Barking Mad.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:36PM - Melges 32 class at the 1st weather mark rounding: Yasha Samurai, Swing, Fantastica, Samba Pa Ti, M32


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:34PM - Big Booty is second around. Followed by Vitesse, Antilope, Hot Ticket. The rest of IRC2 are straggling in.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:32PM - J 105 class start: Max Power was over early...restarted.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 12:31PM - Signal boat is seeing about 5.6-6k winds. There are puffs. Evolution hit the upwind mark, doing turns. Flight Simulator has taken the lead due to 185's turns. The battle is on!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:29PM - IRC2 gate roundings - Tonnerre is first by quite a bit. They are having a fantastic time this week


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 12:27PM - The wind is about 4.5, flat, water, sunny, 80 in the sun, 080 wind angle.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:27PM - RC 44 gate rounding - Oracle, Team Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, Synergy, Ironbound is way behind.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 12:26PM - They are all off and running! No over early's.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:22PM - Melges 24 class start: clear...no OCS


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:22PM - IRC1 at the gate - Anema and Core, Decision, Rio, Vela Veloce, Oystercatcher is way back


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:20PM - First weather mark roundings IRC1: Anema and Core, Decision, Rio, Vela Veloce, Oystercatcher

RC44: Oracle, Teanm Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, synergy, Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:17PM - IRC1 is coming to the gate.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:17PM - Titan is sailing up the beat with the guy still up the mast. Can't really tell what he is doing.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:16PM - J105 Lucky Dog just went by...crew clad in white shirts with red fire hydrants on the back! Must have been a "planned" wardrobe day!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:16PM - Bella Mente is second Numbers is 3rd and Shockwave last. After rounding, the top 3 went left and Shockwave went right.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:14PM - Titan outfoxed Bella Mente at the mark and rounded first. Titan has a man up the mast. Tried to do a Mexican but it hung on one of the spreaders.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:13PM - Melges 24 warning set for 1215 with expected start time of 1220. J 105 class scheduled for a 1230 start.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:13PM - The Mini Maxis are about half way to the leeward mark. It looks like Bella Mente is out in front followed by Titan and Numbers. They will have 2 more jibes before the mark. Shockwave is way on the left and behind with just one moer jibe to do before the mark.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:13PM - Melges 32 class start: clear start, no OCS boats


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 12:07PM - New warning time for Melges 32 class is 1205...we are hoping this is a "go"! If all goes well, start will be at 1210.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:04PM - Race 6 first WM rounding for Mini Maxi: Shockwave, Numbes, Bella Mente, Titan. Weather Mark 1 Boat reports that they are very close at the mark rounding - closest he's seen this week.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 12:00PM - Farr 30 start -- all clear Barking Mad took the start and is moving nicely in clear air. Jack a Roe got tanked and is way behind and going right.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 12:00PM - Our AP is down. Our RC appreciated the joke. Warning is up. We have easy visibility of start line and both of our weather marks. It is a racing day!


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 11:58AM - New plan is to have the warning signal for Melges 32 fleet at 1200.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 11:55AM - Fog is lifting, breeze is somewhat variable, so we are still waiting but will get going shortly. New heading looks like 095.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:55AM - IRC2 class all clear at the start


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:53AM - RC 44 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:53AM - The bearing has been set to 090 for all classes. Our visibility circle is continuing to grown. Flags are flying.. Melges 24 sail 786 has appeared here. They are quite lost and are requesting directions to their course.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:50AM - Our visibility circle is getting a little bigger. We actually have sun, but with this wall around us. Only 1 boat has not found us - Flying Wasp. We intend a warning signal at 11:55


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:45AM - Course board is going up. All classes are going 4 legs. Distance of legs for all classes are 1.3 except Ph-3 who has 1.0


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:43AM - IRC1 start - 2 boats over Rio and Vela Veloce. They have cleared


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:39AM - Mini Maxi class all clear at the start. Numbers took the start. Titan about 40 seconds late. Bella Mente about 20 seconds late. All boats going left. Looks like there is a bit of a header.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 11:37AM - Melges 32 start: Aborted at 11:34:30. Fog has closed in the starting line again.

AP will be dropped when the starting line is more visible.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:35AM - Photos are uploading to my picasaweb\joydotsails\Day 4. You can see the lack of visibility.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:32AM - Mini Maxi warning has sounded, Start in 5 minutes.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 11:32AM - Melges 32 warning signal at 1130. Class will start at 1135.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:29AM - The Mini Maxi warning is at 1130. The course is set -- #4 (W-L x 2). The bearing is 090. WM1 is 1.7nm ( classes A, B, and C) and WM2 is 1.4nm (classes D and E). Wind speed is around 6kts.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:25AM - It is our intention to postpone at 11:30. We just can't see the end of the start line. There is enough wind! Focus on the positive!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:21AM - Some boats are doing a duck call and RC is repeating our location periodically along with an occasional signal.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:20AM - Boats are finding us and checking in. Our fog circle gets bigger and then smaller. Right now, the fog is getting thinner, but has closed in to about 3 boat lengths.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 11:20AM - We are seeing wind on the windward side of 080 and 6 knots. Our start line is usually 320 yards due to the number of boats in a class and the length of the boats. We have to be able to clearly see boat sail numbers and bow numbers during the start. The fog has to lift enough to give us that visible line. Winds at 040 4-4.5k


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 11:18AM - Race committee has posted Course 4 for Race 6, bearing 100, distance to weather mark for Melges 32 class will be 1.3 nm; for the Melges 24 and J 105 classes distance to weather mark is 1.0.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 11:04AM - We just got a report from Race Headquarters that the fog has cleared on the beach, so hopefully that will be coming our way. It has improved somewhat and we can clearly see the pin end of the line - 700 feet away. We are setting the windward marks at 095. wind speed is 6-7.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:54AM - We are now seeing wind from 090-095 at teh Signal Boat. The visibility is such that can barely see the pin boat.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 10:51AM - Fog is still pretty thick, but the sun is trying to burn it off. There is some breeze, easterly. Boats are beginning to check in.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:51AM - We are starting to see competitors arriving through the fog. The RC44 Ironbound just sailed by and is moving very nicely, so we do have wind.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 10:50AM - Signal boat now on station at these coordinates: 24 degrees 30.947 and 81 degrees 47.713

Current standings are as follows: Melges 32: Warpath (16); Goombay Smash (23); Leenabarca (24); Samba Pa Ti (35); Yasha Samurai (42) Melges 24: UKA UKA Racing (14); Blu Moon (16); Hedgehog (23); three-way tie Audi (25); Full Throttle (25); Full Medal Jacket (25) J/105: Savasana (17); Wasabi (21); Eclipse (22); Max Power (27); Masquerade (28)


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:40AM - Today's rule quiz: What is the proper signal when an RC anchors in the fog?


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:37AM - The sun is trying to push though; 4.8k wind. I still can't see land. Photographs are going to be very interesting


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:35AM - The Division 1 signal boat is on station at N 24 30.931 and W 081 51.497. Wind direction is 080. Wind speed is 8 knots and the seas are flat - wave height about 6 inches. And the sun continues to burn through, but visibility is around 70 yards.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:35AM - We are getting ready to anchor.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:34AM - With the fog, we are setting up courses based upon gps locations instead of bearing and line of sight. We are around 24 30.9 081 45.7. We are still moving to figure out the best position. An announcement of our location is being broadcast to the competitors so they can find us in the fog.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:29AM - Our RC members are very experienced sailors and racers. The fog is bringing out the stories of near misses, close calls, and worst conditions.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:23AM - Our earliest warning signal will be 11:30. In this fog, we are running radar and doing our proper fog horn interval. The sun is trying to push through, but I still don't see any land.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:22AM - We are starting to see the sun burn through the fog. But it's still pretty thick - visibility is about 50 yards.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:21AM - The fog is pretty pervasive out here. I can only see about two boat lengths away. Key West land does not exist. Hopefully, the fog will continue to burn off and we will be able to see our pin end after we anchor. There is breeze out here, about 4ish, but it is always hard to really tell when we are underway. Our weather boats are getting into their zones to be able to check wind.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:16AM - Today is Sperry day. Sperry is a great sponsor. This year's shoe is a gray with bright stitching. There are mesh panels so it breathes, and supportive strapping along with a protective toe cover. Even though it is a dark color, it is a no-mark, no color bleed design. And, of course, the bottom tread is designed to keep you on deck in wet weather.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Thursday @ 10:14AM - Good morning! After a 1.5 hr on shore delay, we are heading out to set up a course. I hope everyone turns on their fog lights.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Thursday @ 10:10AM - Good morning. We have had a one-hour delay due to fog this morning and are just now heading out to the race course. Today is Sperry Topsider day.

The first warning will not be sounded before 1130. We hope to sail 2 races today.

At the completion of Race 6, there will be a throw out for racers in the Melges 32 and Melges 24 fleets. That may change some of the standings.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:08AM - Gate Boat is reporting 8 kts. Still very foggy. We will broadcast our position to the fleet when we get to our starting location.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Thursday @ 10:00AM - Good Morning Race Fans, Today is Sperry Topsider Day. The Div 1 Signal Boat is heading out to the course circle after an on shore postponement. There will be a 1000 harbor start. We still have quite a bit of fog out here - hoping it will burn off soon. Wind readings from our Gate Boat is 6 kts from 080 with steady flat water.


From the RC Headquarters - Thursday @ 09:51AM - Good News! Just in from Peter, Harbor Start at 1000 with first gun at 1130. RC is out on the race course experiencing a steady 7 knots out of the East with a lifting fog. If the breeze is solid and holds into the afternoon, expect RC to go for two races.


From the RC Headquarters - Thursday @ 08:30AM - Good Morning! Today is Sperry Top-Sider Day Four of Key West Race Week Presented by Nautica! We are currently delaying the Harbor Start by 60 minutes with updates made every half an hour starting at 0830. The cause of this delay is the weak upper level gradient which is showing a loft of +/- 10 knots. Combine that with a thick off-shore fog and we have zero sailable breeze. The expectation from George of Commanders' Weather is for the sun to burn through over the morning hours and best breeze developing between 1130-1200H. He advised us that breeze should begin to fill in within an hour after the fog lifts and the RC has sent a boat out to observe conditions on the race course and will report if the fog lifts sooner or later. It's the intention of the RC to race today and if the winds fill in and hold, the potential for a two race day does exist and plan accordingly. In addition, there was discussion on three races for Friday and expect an early Harbor Start, which will be announced later today. Otherwise, enjoy the morning and stay tuned! Jennifer/ RC HQ


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 12:29PM - Finishes have been entered.

Div 2 went into sequence for Race 2 but the wind died and "N" over "A" was hoisted.

All boats heading back to shore.

Tune in tomorrow!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 12:19PM - Last J80 around bow 74 ' Vayu 2' - had some launch issues and is coming down strong.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 12:17PM - Division 1 Signal Boat has up-anchored and is heading back to the barn.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 12:05PM - We are not sailing a second race today. The boats are heading in as soon as they finish. The wind is getting lighter.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 12:05PM - First finisher coming. 099 of Ph-1


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 12:03PM - Finishers are going to be here in about 3 minutes. Discussions about a second race are being reconsidered. The wind has lightened and shifted to the right enough that a second race would not be fair or enjoyable. The R flag has come down.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 12:00PM - J80's - sails 152 and 146 bumped at the gate; 146 took a two turn penalty. A red flag is being observed on 146. Our R flag is up and catching some breeze. We are seeing winds below 4k. The boats heading back up are in slow motion, but still moving. Wind shifted to 240.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:55AM - We are now re-considering a second race. George the weatherman has see a drop in pressure in the last 20 minutes that doesn't look good


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:55AM - J105 fleet 2nd weather mark: Savasana, Masquerade, Eclipse, Max Power, Wasabi. Jaded trailing the fleet.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:54AM - Grunts - one of our sponsors - has been cooking up burgers every night. The smell of that grill is so irresistible. Our RC is making it a regular post day location. The burgers are Huge and sooo delicious!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:53AM - The IRC1 corrected finish order is Anema and Core, Vela Veloce, Decision, Rio, and Oystercatcher.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:51AM - Sorry, I miss reported! Hot Dog is the boat that dropped its spinnaker on deck and had to rerun on the jib halyard. Lively was able to pass him. They are now picking up speed to try to catch up. Seeing winds 225, 4.5 k. 099 first around at the top. He was able to overcome his spin drop problem quite nicely.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:45AM - Weather Mark, 2nd Rounding, RC44: Oracle, Mascalzone Latino, Team Aqua, Synergy, Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:44AM - All boats have done the first leg.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:44AM - The finish order for the M/M class is Titan, Numbers, Bella Mente, and Shockwave. This is not the corrected finish. Preliminary results are on the results page - it gives a corrected finish order of Numbers, Titan, Bella Mente and Shockwave.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:44AM - Our last multi hull is around the bottom end. Lively did make up some distance between the rest of the fleet.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:42AM - Shifting a little to the right happening down the course. Some boats are up and some are down. Discussions are the 6th race to look a lot like this race as far as number of legs and distance. This race is looking good as far as a nice one.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:39AM - We are signaling a course change for the Farr 30s


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:36AM - Seeing winds still not breaking 5k. But the division is still moving.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:35AM - Weather Mark 2nd Rounding, IRC1: Anema and Core, Vela Veloce, Decision, Oystercatcher, Rio


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:35AM - USA 64 'Flight Simulator' is the first multi at the bottom end. Galilee is having a problem dropping the spinnaker and the jib was not in the track, will be a challenge going upwind. In ph-3, 'You Bad Girl' is the first around the top.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:33AM - We are getting ready to take finishes for the M/M class


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:33AM - Melges 24 at weather mark 2nd rounding: UKA Uka, Audi, WTF, Full Medal Jacket, Blu Moon


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:31AM - The bosses discussed a second race today and decided it's a go. We are flying the R flag. We will shorten the legs.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:30AM - Lively is using their jib halyard for their spinnaker and is off and running. Bow 82, USA1152 'Le Tigre' is the first J80 around at the top (no surprise there!! they've been having an excellent regatta.)


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:29AM - J 105 class through the Gate: Savasana, Creative Destruction, Eclipse, Max Power, Wasabi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:28AM - IRC2 weather mark rounding #1 - Tonnerre, Big Booty, Hot Ticket. Farr 30 weather mark rounding #1 - Turbo Duck, Barking Mad, Mummbles


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:28AM - USA 408 Lively - multihull who barely made their start, when they put up their spinnaker, it appears a shackle broke or did not hold and the spin dropped to the deck. They still have time to recover on a light air day.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:26AM - IRC2 at the first gate rounding - Tonnerre, Big Booty are 1st adn 2nd around.

At the 2nd weather mark rounding for M/M - Titan, Numbers, Bella Mente and Shockwave


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:26AM - IRC2 at the first gate rounding - Tonnerre, Big Booty are 1st adn 2nd around.

At the 2nd weather mark rounding for M/M - Titan, Numbers, Bella Mente and Shockwave


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:25AM - Melges 32 fleet at 2nd round at weather mark: Warpath, Goombay Smash, Yasha Samurai, Samba Pa Ti, Fantastica


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:22AM - The RC 44s are coming to the first gate rounding -- Oracle, Mascalzone Latino, Synergy, Team Aqua, and Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 11:18AM - DOM185 'Evolution' is first mulit around top. All starts are off. The J80's were a jumble. Tangent was over early in ph-2. They are fighting even though they have all bullets. J80 - bow 71, 85, and 86 were over early and came back. USA 099 'Galilee' is first Ph-1 around the top.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:18AM - Melges 24 fleet at the gate: UKA UKA Racing, WTF, Monsoon, Hedgehog, Audi.

Solaris has hit the weather mark and is circling.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:17AM - J 105 fleet at the 1st weather mark: Creative Destruction, Savasana, Max Power, Eclipse, Wasabi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:17AM - Decision is the third IRC1 boat through the gate followed by Oystercatcher and Rio.

Weather 1, first rounding, RC44, Oracle, Mascalzone Latino, Synergy, Ironbound, and Team Aqua


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:13AM - IRC1 is coming to the gate with Anema and Core first around followed by Vela Veloce second around.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:11AM - Titan is rounding the leeward mark followed by Numbers, Bella Mente, and Shockwave. Very close rounding for Numbers with an inside overlap on Bella Mente and Shockwave. Numbers did a Mexican douse and headed on port tack . Bella Mente and Shockwave heading left, Titan tacked to cover and Numbers is staying right. Very exciting rounding.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:08AM - Melges 32 class through the gate...same order as weather mark rounding.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 11:08AM - Melges 24 fleet at the weather mark 1st rounding: Full Throttle, UKA UKA Racing, WTF, Monsoon, Hedgehog. Full Medal Jacket observed doing circles


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:06AM - Weather Mark Rounding for IRC1: Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Vela Veloce, Decision, Rio. Rio has called in a protest against Oystercatcher.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:03AM - We are shortening the Farr 30 course by 2/10nm.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 11:01AM - The course distances are M/M 7.19, IRC1/RC44 6.55, IRC2/Farr30 5.43 We may shorten course for the Farr 30s. The Farr 30s have now started and all clear - very conservative start with boats a bit late.

PRO is considering a second race today if the wind holds as it is. However, the forecast is for the wind to drop as we head into the afternoon.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:58AM - Melges 32 class at the windward mark: Warpath, Smash, Yasha Samurai, Samba Pa Ti, Fantastica


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:57AM - J105 class start: clear


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:56AM - Melges 32 start: 9 boats hailed as OCS.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:56AM - Weather Mark first rounding for M/M: Titan, Numbers, Bella Mente, Shockwave


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:54AM - IRC2 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:50AM - Just in: a shark is circling the weather mark boat about 3 feet down. Melges 32's are not there yet!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:50AM - We are in sequence!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:49AM - Mascalzone Latino took the RC 44 start at the pin. All boats clear. We are now 5 minutes to the IRC2 start


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:48AM - Leg lengths will be 1.3 for all classes but ph-3 who will do 1.1. Our fleet has at least two women skippers - seventh heaven and freya. Lively - multihull is missing; Ph-3 is missing class act; J80's are missingNuhunu. But, there is still time for them to make their start.


From the RC Headquarters - Wednesday @ 10:48AM - Mascalzone Latino took the RC 44 start at the pin end. All boats clear at the start


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:47AM - Melges 24 class start at 1045: clear start


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:44AM - Bearing 215, 1st warning going off at 10:45


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:44AM - Rio has also tacked to port and the other 3 boats are still going left


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:43AM - IRC1 start all clear. They were a bit late at the start with Anema and Core very late and tacking to port right at the start.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:41AM - Melges 32 start: All OCS boats cleared the line, the last one about 3 minutes after the start...Dawn Raid. Not a good day to be OCS.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:39AM - M/M start - all clear. Numbers took the start. All boats are going left.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:38AM - Melges 32 start: 9 boats hailed as OCS.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:33AM - We are now in sequence with the M/M start at 1035.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:33AM - Change in plan - We are postponing for probably 15 minutes to get the breeze to come to us so that racing will be better and more fun. AP is up.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:29AM - We are seeing 5k at the signal. Boats are still checking in. Wind is coming from the south. All in for Ph-2.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:26AM - An almost instant replay on snagging the port line boat's anchor line - just a different boat. It's Shockwave this time! Must be some kind of keel magnet or homing device on that anchor line that keeps them coming back.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:25AM - We moved 1/2 mile east. We intend to start on time. Everyone doing a 4 leg race. We are seeing around a 220 bearing. Around 4k of breeze.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:23AM - Course board has been posted. All boats will sail course 4 with a downwind finish. The far mark, for the Melges 32 class, is at 1.3 nm and the near mark, for the Melges 24 and J/105 classes, is at 1.0 nm. Wind direction is holding at 215.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:14AM - Our plan is to start on time. The Mini Maxi warning will be sounded at 1030.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 10:14AM - Sailable breeze is coming in. The Division plans to go into sequence at 1030 (on time). Wind direction is around 215 degrees.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 10:13AM - Winds are now around 5-51/2. Same direction -215.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:03AM - We are moving a little east to see if we can get in a different wind line.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 10:02AM - Key West is known for their beautiful sunsets. Check out the photos I added to Day 2 on the picasaweb\joydotsails. Beautiful colors. Watching it with an adult beverage and enjoying some tapas afterwards made it even better! This is just another reason for boats to make the trip to KWRW. A gread day of racing on the water followed by great food and atmosphere is hard to beat!


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 09:59AM - Signal boat is now anchored, on station at 24 degrees 31.652 and 81 degrees 46.220.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 09:58AM - the signal boat is at 24 31.772 081 44.508 and still waiting for wind.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 09:57AM - We are setting a course -- #4 with a course axis of 215. Windward legs are 1.7nm and 1.4nm. Our general guideline is not to start in less than 4 kts of wind. Right now we are showing abot 7kts.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 09:56AM - Wind is shifted right to 230, still at about 3.5k


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 09:55AM - Boats are checking in. Those checking in first are trying to do a test run, but are not moving very well. There is wind at 1000 feet up. Ph-1 is all checked in.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 09:54AM - The wind is teasing us ... shifty and light but now and then we get a 5-7 knot reading. We will be patient to see if good racing conditions develop soon.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 09:46AM - Current standings after 4 races: Melges 32 fleet Warpath 14 pts Leenabarca 15 pts Goombay Smash 22 pts Red 31 pts Samba Pa Ti 32 pts Arethusa 33 pts

Melges 24 class Blu Moon 13 pts (winning the tie breaker) UKA UKA Racing 13 pts Hedgehog 17 pts Full Throttle 18 pts Air Force One 19 pts

J/105 class Masquerade 15 pts Savasana 16 pts Eclipse 17 pts Wasabi 18 pts Lucky Dog 22 pts Max Power 23 pts

Full results are available on the results page.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Wednesday @ 09:45AM - I am having trouble talking to shore. It may be caused by this weird haze and fog that has been keeping the wind out. We are seeing a SW wind at about 3 to 3.5 knots.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 09:43AM - We are starting to get a bit more breeze and boats are sailing.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 09:32AM - The Div 1 Signal Boat has anchored at 24 31.647 and 81 49.518. There is about 3 1/2 kts of wind from 215. Lots of dolphins playing around the Signal Boat.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Wednesday @ 09:13AM - Good morning. The fleet and race committee boats are heading out in hopes of getting at least 1 race in today. Wind is very light...we will be looking for minimum winds of 5 knots across the course to race in.

Several red flags were observed and one protest was registered (and filed) yesterday. A counter protest was also filed. Both protests were withdrawn. A redress form was filed, also, but withdrawn so the scores held from yesterday afternoon's input.

Today is Mount Gay Day! The sun is shining and it is going to be warm and humid all day!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Wednesday @ 09:08AM - Wednesday @ 09:06AM - Good Morning from the Division 1 Signal Boat, Today is Mount Gay Rum Day. The Signal Boat is heading out to the course circle and we dont see much wind out here - about 3 kts. The seas are very flat and the sky is hazy. We are hoping to get in 1 race today. The wind is supposed to get lighter as the day goes on.


From the RC Headquarters - Wednesday @ 09:06AM - Good Morning from the Division 1 Signal Boat, Today is Mount Gay Rum Day. The Signal Boat is heading out to the course circle and we dont see much wind out here - about 3 kts. The seas are very flat and the sky is hazy. We are hoping to get in 1 race today. The wind is supposed to get lighter as the day goes on.


From the RC Headquarters - Wednesday @ 08:44AM - Good Morning! Today is Mount Gay Rum Day Three of Key West Race Week Presented by Nautica and it is a warm and humid start. We are experiencing island temps in the low 70s with 97% humidity and areas of patchy fog. After meeting with "Mr. Weather" (aka George Caras from Commanders' Weather,) he shares that if the sun shines, fog and clouds clear, the upper level breeze will drop and mix with the lower level - giving us the best wind from 0930-1200. We are looking at 6-7 out of the S/SW. It is the RCs intention to hold at the very least, one race this morning. Looking ahead to later in the day, in the event only a few classes get a complete race in or there is no racing across the board we ARE dishing out awards/bottles of Rum this evening. The impressive collection of Rum will be raffled off to each Class and therefore, to participate and WIN, you must be present. More on this as the day progresses... Ideally - Lets go sailing! - Jennifer/RC HQ


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 02:39PM - We are heading in...all boats have finished and preliminary scores have been posted. There were protest flags observed, so the jury may be busy tonight!

I'll be back on station on Wednesday around 9 am.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 02:33PM - Finishes are all in. Time to go home.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 02:21PM - We are finished racing for today and heading in. The results are posted on the yachtscoring website. We did not have any protests called in today. Tomorrow's weather will be similar to today. There will be a Commander's Weather debrief and forecast for Wednesday at 1700. Stop by the tent for tonight's party from 6-8 PM. Signing off for today. Have a good evening.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 02:07PM - Le Tigre shall be purring tonight.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 02:05PM - The first j80s are coming.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:54PM - Finishers are crossing. Check the results. The last flags at the leward mark was actually a charlie over Q, since it was the last leg. It is our job to know the SI's after all. I always hope the competitors are.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:50PM - J105 finishes are going to entered now.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:43PM - Melges 24 fleet through the Gate 2nd time: Blu Moon, Full Throttle, UKA UKA, Air Force One, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:40PM - Melges 32 and Melges 24 classes will sail their entire courses. Only J105 course is shortened.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 01:39PM - Mascalzone had a good "come from behind wind" and passed Oracle early in the race to win Race 4.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:37PM - J105 class will have a shortened course at the 2nd weather mark since the wind continues to ease. This makes theirs a 3-leg course.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:35PM - Melges 32 fleet through the Gate second time: Warpath, Arethusa, M32, Yasha Samurai, Flat Stanley


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:33PM - Coordinates are being obtained so we can have a good distance before they finish. Our PRO-assist can do all of these calculations in 5 minutes or less.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:31PM - Our finish setup is kind of cool. We are the new mark and finsh line in the middle of the course. The leward mark will fly a change of course with the new direction, 190, and a negative direction. This tells the competitors which direction to go and that there is less distance to cover. Simple and easy.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:27PM - Melges 24 2nd weather mark rounding: Blu Moon, Full Throttle, UKA UKA, Air Force One, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:20PM - J105 at the Gate 1st time: Savasana, Max Power, Lucky Dog, Wasabi, Eclipse.

Melges 32 2nd weather mark rounding: Warpath, Arethusa, Flat Stanley, Yasha Samurai, M32


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 01:19PM - Tacking dual between Vela Veloce and Anema and Core right before the finish. Vela Veloce cleared A and C.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:18PM - We are going to set up a shortened course in a mid area. This will make for a better race as the wind gets slack.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:17PM - Actually, boats are heading toward the weather mark. 99, Galilee around for 4th leg down the coarse.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 01:16PM - Finish order for M/M Shockwave, Titan, Numbers and Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:13PM - Multi hulls are heading toward us for a windward finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:12PM - Details about Kontiki is available: Sail Magazine and the Best Around the Buoys contest winners. Jim Sminchak is the skipper of this Cleveland team. They are usually on a J/105 and are hitting the big boats in a beautiful brand new J/111. Kudos to them!!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:08PM - Wind is holding at 5k


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:05PM - Melges 24 at first rounding at Gate: Blu Moon, Air force One, Full Throttle, Full Medal Jacket, UKA UKA


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 01:03PM - J105 at 1st rounding of weather mark: Savasana, Max Power, Lucky Dog, Eagles Wings, Solaris


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 01:01PM - Skipper quote from the start of Race 4: Get on the rail and hike; you look like a bunch of spectators!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:59PM - Windward mark rounding #2 for Rc 44 -- Ironbound, Oracle, Team Aqua, Synergy


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:57PM - We are shortening the Farr 30 last windward leg by 2/10 nm. The Signal Boat is at the top of the course and dropping anchor for the finish line


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:56PM - Melges 32 at the Gate 1st time: Warpath, Arethusa, Flat Stanley, M32, Yasha Samurai


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:51PM - Farr 30 1st windward for race 4 - He Groovederci, She Groovederci, Rhumb Punch. IRC2 Tonnerre de Breskens, Big Booty, White Gold


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:50PM - Melges 24 fleet 1st weather mark rounding: Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket, Air Force One, Full Throttle, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:48PM - We are just passing in front of the parade of white chutes on the M/M class. Titan is still 6 boats lengths behind Shockwave. Numbers looks like they caught up a bit to Titan. Bella Mente is not too far behiind


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 12:47PM - Todays photos are located at http://picasaweb.google.com/joydotsails/Day2?feat=directlink


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 12:46PM - Galilee around the top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:44PM - 2nd weather mark rounding for the M/M = Shockwave, Titan, Number, Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 12:44PM - Starts are off and running. Everybody clean. We are doing 5 legs with a 1.4 leg length for every one except PH-3 who is doing 1.1 leg.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:42PM - Melges 32 at the weather mark 1st time: Warpath, Arethusa, M32, Yasha Samurai, Flat Stanley


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:42PM - Wind Report from the top of the course - it's going right slightly to 200.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:39PM - Wl, R4, First Weather Mark Rounding:

IRCl; Vela veloce, Oystercatcher, Anema and Core, Rio, Decision

RC44: Oracle, Mascalzone, Team Aqua, Synergy, Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:37PM - J105 class start at 1235: clear start...Jaded right up there on the line when the flag was lowered!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:36PM - The Signal Boat is hoisting the anchor and heading up the course to set up for a windward finish. We are planning to shorten course for the Farr 30s.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:30PM - Numbers is ahead of Bella Mente by about 6 boat lengths


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:30PM - Melges 24 class start of Race 4: Sea Wolf, WTF, Hedgehog, Knot 2 Scale called OCS.

All cleared.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:29PM - M/M coming to the gate- Shockwave is out in front of Titan by 4 boat lengths going to the leeward mark.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:28PM - Farr 30 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 12:26PM - Wind is holding at 190, 6k.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 12:25PM - Hot Dog, our missing mutilhull arrived with one minute to spare for their start!! We are in sequence. Race 3 all posted.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:23PM - Melges 24 fleet in sequence for a 1225 start.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:21PM - IRC 2 start -- Perfect start all bows even. Tonnerre pulled out fast and has hurt the boats next to her - she has been doing very well in these races - way ahead of all other boats in the IRC 2 class.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:20PM - Melges 24 start scheduled for 1225...course 5 heading 190 1.4 nm to weather mark


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:19PM - IRc 2 all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:19PM - Melges 32 start: Leenabarca and Catapult jumped the line and had to restart. All racers cleared.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:17PM - Wl, Race 4, First Rounding, Mini-Max: Titan, Shockwave, Numbers, Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 12:17PM - Scoring is complete, but still Preliminary.

Melges 32 class 'on the line' with its start going at 1215


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:14PM - Been entering finishes so didn't get the starts for M/M, IRC1 and RC44. all were clear at the start. RC 44 Ironbound had a great start and then caught a crab pot right on the line and slowed them down - they are on their way now.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 12:00PM - Course 5 for all classes windward marks are in the same place as in Race 3. We will probably shorten for IRC 2 and Farr 30


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:55AM - We are still finishing boat and in sequence for the next race


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:54AM - J 105 weather mark roundings 2nd: Eclipse, Masquerade, Gumption3, WTF, Solaris

Melges 32 finishes next entries...go to Race 3 results.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:45AM - 2nd weather Rounding, RC44: Team Aqua, Mascalzone, Oracle Racing, Synergy, Ironbound


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:42AM - IRC 1 finishes - Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Decision, Rio, and Vela Veloce


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:41AM - Melges 24 at 2nd weather mark rounding: Hedgehog, Air Force, UKA UKA, WTF, Full Throttle


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:36AM - 2nd windward Rounding IRCl: Anema and Core, Oystercatcher, Decision and vela Veloce


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:35AM - Melges 32 at 2nd windward mark rounding: Goombay Smash, Heartbreaker, Leenabarca, Red, M32

Coming to finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:35AM - Finishers are heading this way.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:34AM - Farr 30 roundings at the gate are very close - missed the sail number on the lead boat, but it looks like was Turbo Duck, She groovederci is 2nd and Barking Mad is 3rd.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:32AM - No change in positions as J105 fleet rounds the gate marks.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:30AM - J80s are around the bottom.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:24AM - Big Booty, Vitesse and white Gold is the order round the gate. about 3 minutes to M/M finish - getting ready to finish this class


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:23AM - Melges 24 fleet at the Gate: Hedgehog, Air Force One, WTF, UKA UKA, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:22AM - By the way, the M/M 2nd WM rounding was in the same order as before - Titan, Shockwave, Numbers and Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:20AM - J105 at weather mark 1st time: Eclipse, Masquerade, Eagles Wings, Gumption3, Creative Destruction


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:20AM - Mini Maxis are heading to the finish- same order Titan, Shockwave, Numbers and Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:19AM - RC 44s are coming to the gate. Oracle Racing is 1st, Team Aqua is 2nd, Mascalzone is 3rd, Synergy is 4th and Ironbound is 5th - all rounded within 15 seconds.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:16AM - Zetiana is trailing the fleet in the Melges 32 class at the gate.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:16AM - Kontiki in the middle of the pack following Revolution. Rush is struggling the back.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:15AM - Melges 32 fleet at the Gate: Leenabarca, Heartbreaker, Goombay Smash, Red, M 32


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:14AM - Wicked and Galilee are battling at the bottom end.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:12AM - Evolution is the first multihull around the bottom as well as top.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 11:11AM - Sea Wolf II in Melges 24 fleet is last around 1st weather mark.


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 11:08AM - Melges 24 fleet at 1st weather mark rounding: Hedgehog, WTF, Air Force One, UKA UKA, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:07AM - Bella Mente is still going left up the second beat - All others going right. Their next leeward leg is to the finish.


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 11:07AM - In J105 class all boats cleared except Gumption3.

Rock & Roll never checked in at Race Headquarters and is not racing.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:07AM - Kontiki, sail 11, in the PH-1 class has an interesting story. They won a BAB competition and the prize was the charter of this beautiful boat. The team is from Cleveland, OH. They are doing really well, battling for 1/2. All expenses paid, except for flights. What a great trip!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:06AM - Now Shockwave is passing a few feet off the bow. Number is about 15 seconds behind Shockwave across our bow


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:05AM - Now Shockwave is passing a few feet off the bow. Number is about 15 seconds behind Shockwave across our bow


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:04AM - Nope they still look like they are going to hit us - inches off the starboart stern whew - great photo op!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:04AM - shocwave will make it around 2nd on the outside. Looked like Titan is going to hit us!! Ha Ha says Kenny


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:04AM - All starts happened on time. The J80's had two boats over early who returned, TEC and Goose. Photos are uploading so you can check out the action.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:03AM - Titan is heading to the leeward mark and passed just in front of Numbers. Titan rounding first. Shockwave may have passed Numbers and is on the outside.


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 11:02AM - Melges 32 class at first weather mark rounding: Goombay Smash, Leenabarca, Red, M32


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 11:01AM - Hot dog will not be here today. The storm yesterday knocked them off of their blocks and the damage keeps them from being out. Bummer. All of the other boats for all fleets are here. Wicked is the first PH-1 around the top end.


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 11:00AM - J105 start at 1055: Solaris, Lucky Dog, Wasabi, Gumption3, Max Power Distant Passion, Savasana, Ghost all called OCS.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 11:00AM - Farr 30 start -boats over Mummbles and Just Plain Nutz - coming back and have cleared all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:57AM - M/M of the 3 boats that went left Number and was pointing higher than the others. They are leading the pack. Titan jibed west


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:56AM - IRC 22 start - White Gold , Gambler and Antilope were over early and have cleared. next start is the Farr 30s


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 10:49AM - Melges 24 class start: Monsoon, Blu Moon, Convexity called back...all restarted.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:48AM - RC 44 start - Synergy and Ironbound were over early and have cleared


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:45AM - Rio and Vela Veloce are going right, the other IRC 2 went left. M/M - Titan is in the right corner and 7 minutes into the race the M/M that went left have now tacked right


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:43AM - IRC 1 start Rio and Vela Veloce over early and have cleared


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:40AM - All Mini Maxis were spot on the line at the start


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:39AM - Numbers was able to prevent Titan from rolling her so Titan has to tack right


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 10:37AM - Melges 32 start, at 1035, clear start. Melges 24 class flag in about 5 minutes.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:37AM - Mini Maxi start - all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 10:33AM - Sequence has started. Stay tuned for start photos. Bearing 190


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 10:32AM - Warpath's tender has come to the rescue to remove the lumber from the course.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:32AM - We have sounded the Mini Maxi warning.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 10:31AM - Sorry, we are also missing a couple of J80's. All classes are going 4 legs, 1.4 legs for all classes but PH-3 who gets 1.1 leg.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 10:31AM - Just noticed a large piece of lumber floating about 50 yards in front of the signal boat. The gate boat is on its way to remove that "flotsam" from the course.

Inside of 1 minute to the warning for the Melges 32 class.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 10:29AM - All boats are here and doing some practice runs, except for a couple of multihulls. Perhaps they had a touch too much fun last night.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 10:23AM - Skippers were alerted to listen to Wednesday's 830 announcements. There is a possibility of a delay on shore due to lack of wind forecast for Wednesday.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:22AM - The course shape for all Div 1 classes is #4 - that is W-L twice around. Windward leg length for classes Mini Maxi, IRC 1, and RC44 is 1.8 and for IRC 2 and Farr 30 is 1.5. Bearing to windward mark is 190.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 10:21AM - Course 4 has been posted for Race 3 of the series. The Melges 32 distance to the weather mark is 1.7 nm, and the distance for the other 2 fleets is 1.4 nm...same as Monday. Axis for the course is 190 degrees.

Starts will be "gapped" by 5 minutes today to allow for separation of the fleets.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 10:20AM - Ph-1 all in.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 10:20AM - Boats are still checking in. We intend to start on time.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:16AM - Titan has come off and the pin boat is re-anchoring. 1015 announcements coming up. Mini Maxi warning at 1030.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 10:15AM - It looks like all our competitors are here. Titan has just snagged our pin boats anchor line while the pin boat was setting their anchor. They are still snagged and going nowhere. Hmmm... seems like this is an instant replay of last year when we had 2 boats snag the pin boat's anchor.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 09:59AM - Racers are checking in then backing their boats to get rid of sea grass that may have snagged on their keels and rudders...that was an issue yesterday, especially with the big island of sea grass that appeared out of nowhere on the finishing line at the end of the first race for the Melges 32 fleet particularly. There is grass all over, too.

The wind right now is still from the south at 180 to 190, with about 8 knots of velocity.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 09:53AM - Recapping the standings: In the Melges 32 fleet, there is a tie for 1st place with Goombay Smash winning the tie breaker and in 1st, Leenabarca 2nd, then Warpath. In the Melges 24 fleet, Blu Moon is 1st, with a tie for 2nd etween UKA UKA Racing and Full Medal Jacket, UKA UKA winning that tiebreaker. In the J105 class Masquerade leads the way, followed by Wasabi then Savasana.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 09:45AM - The Div 1 Signal Boat is on station at 24 31.916N and 81 49.988W. The wind has dropped to 7-8kts from about 185 and the seas are the same at 1-2 ft.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 09:43AM - Signal boat is now on station at the north end of the Circle. Coordinates: 24 31.667 and 81 46.615

Plans are to start on time...wind from the south.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:40AM - Boats are here to check in.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:37AM - We are located at 24 32.017 and 081 44.496


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:31AM - We are getting into the area to drop the anchor. The swells are less than 1 foot today, which makes it easier to chat today.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:26AM - The Weather Wizard (he definitely doesn't guess) for Key West Race Week is George from Commanders' Weather Corp. He predicts winds shifting a little right, temperatures will be in the mid 70's, humidity is up due to yesterday's rain, and winds will stay in the 5-8 range peaking up to 10 this morning. Since our division has some of the smaller boats, light winds can still mean good racing!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:15AM - Our windward boats are reporting a 190 degree breeze at about 6k. It will be light and shifting right all day. We will get more wind when there are no clouds, so lets hope what little clouds we have move along.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Tuesday @ 09:10AM - Welcome to Day 2! Today is Lewmar/Navtec day. You all know I love my Lewmar One-Touch winch handle so much that I engraved my name on it to never lose it. I call it my "Grab-n-Go" It has survived three years of fun Chesapeake sailing without a nick.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Tuesday @ 09:04AM - Good morning. The Signal Boat has left the dock and is waiting for the morning report. It is a sunny morning, with breezes estimated at 14. It is Lewmar Day.

Div 2 intends to run 2 races today. The breeze may ease as the day progresses....but like always, we'll take what we get with the weather.

Heading out....


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Tuesday @ 09:03AM - Good Morning Race Fans,

Welcome to Day 2 of KWRW 2011. This is the Division 1 Signal Boat heading out to the course circle. Today is Lewmar/Navtec Day. And it is a beautiful morning with the sun shining, the wind is around 8kts from 180-200. Seas are 1-2 feet. The weather report is for warm weather with the wind dropping to around 5 kts. The plan is to have 2 races today.


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 08:48AM - While there is a low pressure system off the Carolinas, delivering snow to much of the Northeast, we will not be seeing any of that here in the Keys. Instead, racers can expect the morning to offer up a decent Southerly breeze offshore at about 12-14 kts and dropping off to the single digits and clocking to the West by early to mid-afternoon. The timing of this change is not in stone, but Mr. Weather suggest sailors and RC to keep an eye out for this change by 1300H. Otherwise, clear skies, humid and temps working towards 80 degrees by afternoon! We'd like to think the sun would dry everything out from yesterday's substantial rain fall, however, it's nearly 100% humidity projected for day! More to come... Jennifer/RC HQ


From the RC Headquarters - Tuesday @ 08:37AM - Good Morning! Today is Lewmar/Navtec Day and Day Two of Key West Race Week 2011 Presented by Nautica.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 03:36PM - Finish photos are loading up to the web.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 03:34PM - Finn DNF'd. All boats have finished. Heading home.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 03:24PM - Dropping to 2k. This is hard for those caught in the back.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 03:04PM - Winds are dropped to 3k. The fleet is struggling.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 02:58PM - Racers and committee boats are heading back to Key West harbor after a good day of racing. The wind started out at around 12 knots, but eased to 5 or 6 by the time the last J105 finished.

Scores are preliminary, so keep an eye out for any changes due to protests, corrections, whatever.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 02:58PM - The Div 1 Signal Boat is heading back to the barn. The scores and course distances have been posted and verified. We did have a couple of protests called in. So check the protest board to see if they are being filed. Will try to get some pictures posted tonight. Signing off for today. Join us again tomorrow.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:53PM - The wind has dropped to 5k. The J80s are here. Le Tigre heading the pack, followed by Goose


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:44PM - Misty, the first PH-3 boat has crossed the line.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:30PM - All finishers for PH-1 are over. Check the results to see how they did. Flight Simulator rocked the multihulls!


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 02:30PM - Breeze has dropped.

Melges 32 fleet and Melges 24 fleet both have finished...go to results.

J105 fleet now finishing. Results posted soon.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:22PM - Finishers happening


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:18PM - Boats are coming down.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 02:18PM - We have dolphins at the finish line.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 02:16PM - She Grooverderci was 9 seconds behind He Grooverderci at the finish of Race 2.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 02:13PM - Please note that the posted finishes for Race 2 are preliminary. The posted course distance is an estimate and an actual distance will be calculated and entered into the scoring.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:59PM - Please note that the posted finishes for Race 2 are preliminary. The posted course distance is an estimate and an actual distance will be calculated and entered into the scoring.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:58PM - and bottom end as well.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:57PM - Tonnerre de Breskin (IRC 2) finished in the middle of the RC44 - way out in front of the IRC2 fleet


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:57PM - 1st multihull at the top end was Flight Simulator.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:56PM - RC 44 finish - Team Aqua was slightly ahead on port tack with Mascalzone on starboard. Team Aqua tacked on Mascalzone and crossed the line 1/2 boat length ahead of Mascalzone Latino


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:50PM - All courses, but the multihulls, get a course change shifting right.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:39PM - Melges 24 at the Gate: Blu Moon, Hedgehog, WTF, Air Force One

J105 at 2nd windward mark rounding: Lucky Dog, Wasabi, Ghost, Savasana, Max Power


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:35PM - Eclipse, in the Melges 24 fleet, had a man overboard clearing weeds from his rudder!


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:35PM - Mini Maxi finish Race 2 -- Titan, Shockwave, Numbers Bella Mente


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:33PM - Melges 32 through the gate second time: Shakedown, Goombay Smash, Leenabarca, Arethusa, Dawn Raid...heading for the finish of Race #2


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:29PM - Pictures are uploading.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:28PM - All boats are off an running.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:25PM - Second weather mark rounding for Melges 24 class: Blu Moon, Hedgehog, WTF, Air Force One, Audi


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:23PM - PH-2 start got the clue from the J80's and were all 15 seconds late for the start.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 01:23PM - The wind is lightening. Our radar shows a tornado warning area just to our north and northwest. Tornado warning means there are some nasty storms that have the potential to become George says it will pass north and east of us. We may get a shower later this afternoon.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 01:19PM - Results for Race 1 have been posted. Race 2 started as follows: Melges 32 fleet at 1215; Melges 24 fleet at 1225; and J 105 fleet at 1235.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:19PM - In the J80's start, Claire and Nuhunu over early, but cleared themselves.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:15PM - Sorry, but I was double checking times, so no pictures.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:14PM - Protest request heard on radio.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:14PM - Bump between Galilee and Rush before the start. Galilee has a very bent pole. All boats starting.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 01:12PM - All finishes are in. Starts on!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 01:08PM - The Div 1 Signal Boat is up-anchoring and heading to set up a windward finish


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 01:04PM - RC 44 at the first gate rounding - Team Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, Oracle/BOR44, Ironbound, Synergy


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:54PM - IRC 1 gate roundings - Oystercatcher, Decision, Vela Veloce, Anema and Core, Rio


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:49PM - RC 44 windward mark roundings Team Aqua, Mascalzone Latino, BOR44, Synergy


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:48PM - Windward Mark rounding Mini Maxi -- Titan, Shockwave, Numbers, Bella Mente. IRC1 Oystercatcher, Decision, Vela veloe, Rio, Anema and Core. At the Mini Maxi leeward mark - Titan, Shockwave, Numbers and Bella Mente


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:43PM - The course is 5 legs with a windward finish.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:40PM - Farr 30 start - over early Groovederci 706, Jack a Roe, and Mummbles - all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:34PM - IRC 2 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 12:29PM - Sorry for the lapse folks! We are recording results from Race 1 for all classes and jumping into Race 2... check the results page!


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:23PM - IRC 1 all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:17PM - Mini Maxi start -- Bella Mente over early and cleared


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:14PM - Warning sounded for mini maxis for race 2


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 12:08PM - The multihulls will be shortened to 4 legs instead of 6. The winds have lightened. We have chutes coming down.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 12:05PM - RC 44 finish order Team Aqua, Oracle (BOR44), Masclazone Latine, Ironbound, synergy


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:54AM - Leward rounding photos are being uploaded. See if you can id the leaders.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:49AM - Almost all boats are around the bottom marks. The boats are splitting the gate and are on both sides of the course.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:42AM - Melges 24 second weather mark rounding: UKA UKA Racing, Blu Moon, Full Medal Jacket, Full Throttle, Audi.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 11:38AM - finish order for Mini Maxi Race 1 tTitan, Bella Mente, Shockwave and Numbers.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:34AM - Melges 32 at second weather mark rounding: Roxanne, Warpath, Goombay Smash, Leenabarca. Fleet is heading to the finishing line.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:32AM - Start photos have been uploaded to http://picasaweb.google.com/joydotsails/Day1?feat=directlink Check out some of the air time on the multihulls!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:31AM - The ph-1's are splitting at the leward gate. Wicked leading but there is a good bunching.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:28AM - J105 class at the Gate: Max Power, Savasana, Masquerade, Distant Passion, Wasabi


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:24AM - Melges 24 at the Gate: UKA UKA Racing, Full Medal Jacket, Blu Moon, WTF, Full Throttle


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:22AM - Flight simulator is the first multihull around the bottom end.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:15AM - J105 class first weather mark rounding: Max Power, Savasana, Masquerade, Eclipse, Distant Passion.

Melges 32 class through the Gate: Roxanne, Warpath, Leenabarca, Goombay Smash, Dawn Raid


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:08AM - Melges 24 class at the first weather mark rounding; Full Medal Jacket, Insanity Syndicate, Moonsoon, Battle Rhythm, UKA UKA Racing


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:08AM - The first multihull was Evolution. 4 multihulls up there.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 11:04AM - The first multihull is around the top end.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 11:03AM - Melges 32 at first weather mark rounding: Roxanne, Warpath, Leenabarca, Heartbreaker, Samba Pa Ti


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 11:01AM - course data -- Course 4 - 4 laps W-L x2. Windward leg for Mini Maxi and IRC 1 is 1.9 miles and for the other classss is 1.7 at 170 degrees


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:59AM - All boats have started. I am uploading photos.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:59AM - Start for Farr 30 class at 1057. Boats are Barking Mad, the 2 Grooverdercis, Inga from Sweden, Jack-A-Roe, Just Plain Nutz, Mummbles, Rhumb Punch, and Turbo Duck. X-ray. Mummbles and Grooverderci 706 were over early and have cleared.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:55AM - IRC 2 start at 1052 -- Boats in this class are Big Booty - Lutra 42, Tonnerre de Berskens 3 - Ker 46, Vitesse - NYYC Swan 42, Hot Ticket - King 40, White Gold - J 44, Antilope - Grand Soleil 43, Glabler Powerplay - J 122, and Jubilee - A40RC. Big Booty and Antilope were over early and have now cleared


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 10:53AM - J105 class had a clean start.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:49AM - RC 44 start -- all clear. Oracle was at the port end of the line and Ironboung at the signal boat and headed to the right side


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 10:48AM - Melges 24 class has started. Tramp got out in front and had to restart. J105 class now in sequence.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:46AM - We are adding 2 minutes delay to warning signal for IRC 2 after the RC 44 start . Rc 44 start next at 1045


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:42AM - IRC 1 start -- all clear


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:40AM - Next class is IRC 1. Decision has a guy up the mast to retrieve lost halyard - at 2 minutes to their start


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 10:40AM - Melges 32 class has started. Shakedown, Fantastica, and M32 were called OCS and all restarted. Melges 24 warning will sound at 1040.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:39AM - Mini Maxi start - all clear. Bella Mente tacked to port right after the start and the other 3 boats stayed on startboard tack


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 10:32AM - At 1000, Mini Maxi Warning sounded. There are 4 boats in this class. Titan a R/P72, Shockwave - a R/P 72, Bella Mente - a R/P 69, and Numbers - a J/V 66


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:31AM - We intend to start on time.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:30AM - The course has been eet. Multihulls are going 6 legs with a distance of 2.0, bearing o185, J80 and Ph-1, ph-2, go 4 lelgs, distance 2.0, and Ph-3 is distance 1.6


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 10:23AM - The Division plans to be "on time" with the warning for the Melges 32 class at 1030.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:19AM - Today is Nautica day!The winners tday will be givenNautica watches as part of their reward. Now, that is a great motivator! All of the J80's are checked in.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:17AM - We have 3 boats that will not be here this week that had previously registered. Tri Power, Work Release, anc Caribbean Soul II are going to miss out on a greatweek!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:15AM - All of the multihulls an A1 boats are checked in.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:12AM - Creola has a different sail number thne registered. Instead of 26663, they are 64337.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 10:07AM - Course 4 has been posted with distance of 1.4 for the Melges 24 and J105 classes and 1.7 for the Melges 32 class.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:06AM - We intend to start on time.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:04AM - The rain is gone from this morning and we should not see it again today or this week. The winds are 8-12k at 170 degrees.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:01AM - Even though the SI's do not specifically say the competitors have to check-in, these boats are so well trained, they can't but help come by and say a hello! It is so nice to see them all!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 10:01AM - Even though the SI's do not specifically say the competitors have to check-in, these boats are so well trained, they can't but help come by and say a hello! It is so nice to see them all!


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 09:59AM - We are anchored and setting the line. You can find at 24 31.884 and 081 44.910.


From the RC KWRW Division 3 - Monday @ 09:53AM - Good morning everyone! It is a beautiful day out here. There are two to three foot swell out here, so please excuse any weird typos as I bounce aroun.


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 09:51AM - The actual location of the Signal boat is near the north end of the circle. Coordinates as announced are 24 degrees 31.717 and 81 degrees 46.594. Winds are 160-180 degrees.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 09:48AM - Correction on Signal Boat position 24 31.267N and 81 50.967W


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 09:45AM - The Div 1 Signal Boat is on station at 24 29.264N and 81 50.035W. Seas still a lumpy 3-4 and wind is 13 from 170.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 09:43AM - RC is getting into place, boats checking in and the weather is teasing us with a glimpse of blue sky. However, word is from "Mr. Weather" aka Commander's Weather's George, who assures us it is just a tease. There is a line of showers to Division 1's West that may or may not be a factor to starting off Race One. The concern being a big right shift which, if racing is underway, would have a size-able impact on the race courses...stay tuned!

For the Race Blog, if you are only interested in one particular Division, click on their text link to left of their post to filter the content for the Circle you are most interested in. Questions and inquiries - if you are a Facebook user, post on our Fan Page and will do my best to respond. Cheers, Jennifer Langille


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 09:36AM - R/C Signal Boat, Sarah, has arrived at the Div 2 Circle and is anchoring. We left the black/grey clouds behind us in Key West and are sitting in the sunshine! Winds are about 10 to 15 knots and the seas are 1 - 3 ft.


From the RC KWRW Division 1 - Monday @ 09:12AM - Good Morning Race Fans,

This is Susan on the Div 1 Signal Boat. Today is Nautica Watches Day. We are heading out to the course circle. The winds are 11-12 kts and seas are 3-4 ft. Very lumpy. We are planning 2 races today. We have George from Commander's Weather on board today. He is watching the radar for a band of storms to our west that may come our way. The sun is out right now, but lots of clouds around. More later...


From the RC KWRW Division 2 - Monday @ 09:06AM - Harbor start in about 1 minute for the first racing day of Key West 2011 presented by Nautica. Today is Nautica Watches Day. It is the intent of the Race Committee to have 2 races today.

It is overcast with light rain on and off. Heavy rain came through before daybreak with a bit a thunder. Weather is supposed to clear as the day goes on with a wind shift predicted as the front moves east. Winds are also expected to get lighter as the day goes on.

J/105 Rock & Roll has not checked in at Race Headquarters so they will not be racing today.


From the RC Headquarters - Monday @ 08:29AM - Good Morning! We kick-off Key West Race Week 2011 with Nautica Watches Day. We are starting the day with island temp of 69 degrees at Race HQ and a light NW at 5mph. More to come and be sure to check-out our Facebook Fan page and follow us on Twitter for all updates, news, scoop and anything else we can share with race fans and participants.



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