Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Key West 2009

World Class Racing at Acura Key West 2009
--- International Talent and New Designs are Highlights for Mid-Winter Classic
Key West, Fla – IRC classes will showcase new designs and the competition will be fierce at Acura Key West 2009, presented by Nautica. The quality of the racing will again be world class, with programs hailing from overseas and across the country.

2008 IRC East Coast Champion Mayhem, Ashley Wolfe’s TP52 (Calgary, Canada), faces a rematch with Ennio Staffini’s Anema & Core, Michael Brennan’s Sjambok, and Jim Mitchell & Johnny Vincent’s Vincitore (Georgetown, New Zealand). The Annapolis based Staffini and Brennan also had podium finishes in the recent championship.

The big boat IRC class will also feature Roger Sturgeon’s STP 65 Rosebud. Last year’s Sydney-Hobart winner has recently returned from a busy summer season in Europe. The IRC 2 class will boast an exciting mix of new designs and talented international crews. The updated entry list is posted in the web site: