- Associated Press - Sunday, January 19, 2014

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Amway President Doug DeVos and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom are among the high-profile sailors participating in the 52 class at Quantum Key West 2014.

The five-day sailing regatta off the Florida Keys begins Monday with potentially 12 races for most of the 123-boat fleet that is divided into 10 classes.

DeVos will skipper Quantum Racing, the U.S.-flagged winner of the 2013 52 Super Series that comprises six annual regattas in Key West, Miami and Europe. Among Quantum’s noted crewmembers are tactician Terry Hutchinson, strategist Ed Baird and navigator Juan Vila.

Zennstrom’s Swedish-flagged sailing yacht Ran has Adrian Stead aboard as tactician.

Both teams will contend with Italian-flagged Azzurra, the 2013 52-class winner in Key West, co-owned by Argentinean pharmaceutical mogul Pablo Roemmers with tactician Vasco Vascotto.

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