Essential race course and weather tips from Terry Hutchinson for Key West Race Week

Terry Hutchinson is one of the world’s most sought after tacticians and knows the racing area off Key West well. Indeed, so well that we commissioned him to produce some Yachting World Pace Notes for us which we published in our Feb 2009 issue.

As I packed my bags in preparation for my trip out to the event, (where I’ll be sailing the Farr 400 Premier Composites), I thought it was time to dig out Terry’s handy notes.

So, with the big event due to kick off on Sunday, here’s a re-print in pdf format of our Key West regatta Pace Notes.

The race areas have changed a bit since Terry wrote this piece for us in that the race area furthest to the west that previously hosted Division 1 has now been removed. The rest remains the same.


Good luck and see you out there!