Weather cancels Conch Republic Cup
Published on January 28th, 2018
The 10th edition of the Conch Republic Cup has been canceled due to extreme weather condition. The three leg event between Florida and Cuba was to leave Key West on January 27 for Varadero, followed by races from Varadero to Havana, and then finally leaving Havana to arrive in Key West on February 3.
The high pressure that sat over the race area caused high winds and seas for the week up to the start and a review of weather forecasts did not offer sufficient relief. The existing unstable weather preceding the strong front coming January 29 will close Hemingway Marina and the potential for thunderstorms and squalls in the Florida straights will make a crossing hazardous.
“We do not want to risk anyone’s well being for this event,” said a statement on the race website. “We wish all participants the best and appreciate your understanding in our decision to keep everyone safe. Hope to see you in future.”