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Southernmost Regatta Sailing in Key West Through Friday

KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Top sailing teams from around the world are competing in azure waters off the continental United States’ southernmost city through Friday, Jan. 21, showcasing colorful sails and sportsmanship during The Southernmost Regatta 2022.

The Key West event includes a diverse fleet with some 50 registered teams hailing from four countries. Teams are traditionally drawn to the island to enjoy sailing in January in warm subtropical waters and stiff breezes with fierce competition.

Daily races are beginning at 11 a.m. in the 10-race series, and the fleet is sailing two courses south of Key West during the five-day regatta. 

"Key West provides one of the best sailing venues in the country,” said Martin Kullman, regatta chairman. “There is typically great wind and warm waters during the winter months and everyone was ready to go somewhere warm in January.”

Presented by Sailing Inc., the regatta includes J111 and TP52 class vessels. The Melges 24 is the regatta’s largest class.

Event information: thesouthernmostregatta.com

Top sailing teams from around the world are competing in azure waters through Jan. 21. Image: Rob O'Neal

Top sailing teams from around the world are competing in azure waters through Jan. 21. Image: Rob O'Neal

This article was updated on January 21, 2022 at 1:48 PM
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