Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week (Mount Gay Rum Day) saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse. After a windy and wavy start to the regatta, Wednesday's conditions were far more manageable, as the wind ranged anywhere from a high of 10-13 knots before dying away to 7-9. The sea state, while calmer than the first two days, was still lumpy.
In the J/111 Class, Rob Ruhlman's (Cleveland, OH) Spaceman Spiff went 1-3 in the first two races and looked to be well in control of the fleet. But then the Spaceman Spiff crew finished ninth in the third race and finds itself one point ahead of Peter Wagner's (Atherton, CA) Skeleton Key, the reigning Class champion. Observers on the J/111 course noted that Spaceman Spiff got stuck in both the left and right corners in the last race. Racing continues through Friday. For more information and complete provisional results, please visit the Quantum Key West Race Week website at https://keywestraceweek.com/.