Key West Race Week warms up January

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Veteran sailboat racing teams from around the world are to compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during Key West 2010, scheduled for Jan. 18-22.

Now in its 23rd year, the Key West event is one of the most prestigious sailing regattas on the international calendar. National and international racing teams, including that of repeat competitor Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, are to test their mettle against teams from around the United States during five days of competition.

The action is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. each day, with as many as 10 races scheduled during the challenge. Competitors are to race on courses set across an 8-mile stretch of the Atlantic Ocean just off Key West's shore and inside the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef, which parallels the Florida Keys.

For information and a race schedule, click here or call (781) 639-9545.