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2011 Key West Race Week, January 17-21

14 September 2010

Dear Melges 32 Sailor:

The summer certainly flew by and I wanted to touch base before your fall season is in full swing. I trust your summer racing season was a good one. With your World Championship right around the corner, I'm sure many of you are focused on that. I wish all participants good luck and great racing.

Here at Premiere Racing we continue to promote and plan for another great week in beautiful Key West. Race dates are January 17 - 21. We're also looking ahead to the Miami Grand Prix in March. Those dates are March 10 - 13, 2011.

I hope that these events are on your winter calendar. The Melges 32 class has quickly grown to be a headline class in recent years and your class winner garnered "Boat of the Week" honors in each of the past 2 years.

Your intentions for either or both regattas are important for us to know at this point in our planning and preparation. If you could drop me an email with your plans and whether your plans are definite or tentative, we'd really appreciate hearing from you.

As you may know, for Key West, we have established dedicated class pages to provide class specific information, history, and the all important entry projections. Visit the Melges 32 class page.

We'll update your class' special page on the web site as we hear from you or as you submit your entry directly. If you are already registered on Yachtscoring, it's very easy to add your boat to the Key West list.

As you all know, seeing good competition shaping up serves to encourage more entries.

In addition to the special section on our web site, we've posted details on logistics and expense savings sections.

For Key West 2011, we offer an early entry discount ($100 off paid entries submitted by October 1), no advertising (Cat C) fee, and access cards for the evening socials are significantly less than last year. For those of you that utilize the Truman Waterfront Property (Navy Basin), those fees are also discounted for 2011 as well.

I hope to hear from you. Your feedback is always welcome and I invite you to contact us anytime.

Sincerely, Peter

Peter S. Craig
Event Director
Premiere Racing, Inc.