Welcome to the Ninth Edition of the Conch Republic Cup (CRC2017):

A Four-Part Series that Comprises Key West Cuba Race Week

Join us for CRC2017 January 22, 2017  –  February 3, 2017

Latest Press Release

Registration is open on www.Yachtscoring.com


CRC 2016 ended successfully in February with a fleet of 54 racing sailboats, 6 support vessels and a total of 435 people visiting both Varadero and Havana, Cuba. This is the largest crossing of racing vessels and persons to date. During the traverse from Varadero to Havana one of our vessels was given permission for a Cuban Born American to sail the distance arriving in Havana as one of the first Cuban Born Americans to do so in over 50 years. We also had some Cuban sailing vessels join us for the buoy races in Varadero and Havana.

The CRC is a historic race that started in 1997 with direct race to Varadero then expanded to Havana in 1999. The triangle race as it has been coined is a traditional race to Cuba that allows the racer to complete a triangle between KW and two Cuba cities – Varadero and Havana. With the loosening of the travel restrictions to Cuba by the Obama government we were able to revive this race. We had five classes of vessels participate – 2 PHRF, JAM, Multihull and Schooner.

The CRC is awaiting for our Not-For-Profit application to be approved by the Internal Revenue Service. Our mission is to introduce as many of the US sailing community to Cuba as possible as well as revitalize racing in Cuba. We truly are “a cultural exchange through sport”.

CRC2017 format is being planned and will have a few changes that we believe the racers and cruisers alike will welcome. Keep checking back here and at www.yachtscoring.com for the preliminary NOR due mid-June. Dates are set for this exciting event to grace the shores of Cuba once again.

Organizers are meeting with Cuban authorities for approval of expanded format at the end of May.

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Schedule of Events

Event Dates
Jan 22, 2017 – Feb 3, 2017

Schedule of Events

  • Jan 22
    10 am – Registration and Opening of Race Village
    10am-4pm Vendor’s will be set up for business
    12pm-3pm Exhibition Racing
  • Jan 23
    10am – 4pm Registration and Race Village Open for Business
    12pm – 3pm Exhibition Racing
    5pm – Skipper’s Meeting and Welcome Party
  • Jan 24
    5 pm – Start Race from Key West to Varadero
  • Jan 25
    Arrive at Varadero
    5pm – Skippers’ Meeting
    6pm – Cocktail and Appetizer Welcome Reception at Marina Gaviota
  • Jan 26
    5pm – Start Race from Varadero to Havana
  • Jan 27
    Arrive at Hemingway
    5pm – Skippers’ Meeting
    6pm – Welcome Reception at Hemingway International Yacht Club (HIYC)
  • Jan 28
    Lay Day
  • Jan 29
    10am – Castillo Del Morro Triangle Race & Parade along Malecon
    6pm – Awards Party at HIYC
  • Jan 30 – Feb. 1: Lay Days
  • Feb 2
    5pm Start Race from Havana to Key West
  • Feb 3
    Arrive in Key West
    6pm Awards Party and Dinner
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