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Motion in the Ocean: Swimming Around Key West

  The Swim Around Key West sponsored by Florida Keys Community College is a 12.5-mile journey that attracts solo and team swimmers to repeatedly reach-pull, reach-pull and flutter kick their way around the southernmost island. The FKCC Swim Around Key West …

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Florida Keys Municipal Feature Bountiful Amenities

  Municipal marinas in the Florida Keys boast plentiful amenities and prime locations. Two are like country clubs in terms of their offerings. Special events with live music and arts and crafts often are held on the adjacent community park …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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Keys Grand Slam

Photo Credit: Glenn Hayes

It could be said that there is never a bad time to fish in the Florida Keys. I for one can vouch for that. September can however, be a transition period offshore in the Keys where sailfish and dorado are …

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Little Palm Island: Unknown Paradise

Photo courtesy of Little Palm Island

What a lucky person I am! I have sailed around the world and seen so many unique and beautiful places, yet I did not know anything about a little bit of paradise so close to home in Florida! Little Palm …

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Regular Lobster Season

Photo by Glenn Hayes

Summer in the Florida Keys can be many things to many people, but Lobster Season draws a plethora of visitors to the chain of islands with beautiful reefs loaded with the delectable creatures. Catching a limit of Florida Spiny lobster …

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Action Packed Key West Race Week

GC32 foiling catamaran Argo having rounded the windward mark. Photo by Ingrid Abery

Classic champagne sailing was enjoyed across three divisions at Quantum Key West Race Week. The regatta opened in light airs and gathered momentum as the week progressed to the crescendo of a final day in the Conch Republic. The renowned …

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Is this the End of Key West Race Week?

Photography by Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com

Premiere Racing Stepping Aside after their 21st Key West Race Week   29th edition in 2016 likely – talks ongoing with a potential successor In November of 1994 Yachting Magazine consultant Gary Jobson asked Peter Craig, “how hard can it be? …

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Begin & End Your Itinerary in Florida

Photo by Captain Warren East

Having spent the winter in Florida this year, I have become witness to the boat culture that exists along the entire coast, with a particular focus around Miami and Fort Lauderdale. While there, I had the opportunity to get out …

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Bar Crawl in Key West for Race Week

  Well over 100 boats with crews, family and friends will descend on Key West, Florida, January 18 to 23, for Quantum Key West Race Week. It’s a fabulous week of racing by day and revelry at night. Thank goodness …

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A New Cruising Destination

Photo by Troy Gilbert

As boating season starts to heat up in the South, cruisers are pulling out charts and planning for that next great destination to chalk up on their calendars. Often overlooked are the sailing regattas held throughout the Southeast and Gulf …

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Keys Sailfishing: Well Worth the Fight

Mauricio Handler/National Geographic Creative

Known as the acrobat of the ocean, sailfish once again entertain as the season for catching these charmers begins in November throughout south Florida and the Florida Keys. During the season, sailfish are plentiful enough to bet on a strike. …

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Back Again

Back Again when work first started on her over 30 years ago. Photography By Glenn Hayes

There are many beautiful boats docked at the various marinas in Key West, but there’s one vessel in particular that seems more at home there than the others. A gleaming 1938, 40-foot Chris Craft Back Again looks right at home …

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Quantum Key West Race Week Coming in January

Photography by Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com

Even before the last holiday decoration is put away, sailors from around the world are tuning their boats, gathering their support team and making their travel plans for the first major regatta of 2014. Top competitors from over 10 countries …

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Anchor A-Weighing Way Too Much

It was the first day of the New Year, and we were ready to move on after a rowdy night in Key West. On Duvall Street, we had waved at a drag queen named Sushi in her ruby slipper as …

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Nautical New Years Traditions

For dyed in the sea boaters, every day onboard is a good day – and that includes both the last and first days of the year. Throughout the Southeast, mariners have begun New Years Traditions to celebrate the New Year …

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