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Quantum Racing Win At Key West Regatta

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J/70 boats crowd the windward mark during the final day of racing at the Quantum Key West 2014 sailing regatta Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The five-day sailing event off the Florida Keys featured 123 boats sailing in 10 classes. With 60 boats in the class, the J/70 was the largest of the fleet. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

J/70 boats crowd the windward mark during the final day of racing at the Quantum Key West 2014 sailing regatta Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The five-day sailing event off the Florida Keys featured 123 boats sailing in 10 classes. With 60 boats in the class, the J/70 was the largest of the fleet. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Amway President Doug DeVos and his Quantam Racing crew have won the 52 class at the Key West 2014 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys.

Although DeVos could only muster a third-place finish during Friday’s 10th and final race, it was good enough to beat series runnerup Ran, skippered by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, racing under a Swedish flag.

Last year’s winner, Italian-flagged Azzurra, co-owned by Argentinean pharmaceutical mogul Pablo Roemmers, won Friday, but finished third in the five-day competition.

Bella Mente, owned by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis, won the Mini Maxi class, while Bermuda skipper Alec Cutler won the Melges 32 class in Hedgehog.

SLIDESHOW: Photos from the Final Day of Racing

The J/70 class, with 60 entries representing almost half of the 123-boat fleet, was won by Helly Hansen, owned by Tim Healy of Jamestown, R.I.

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