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Long live Key West Race Week

Published on June 4th, 2019

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
I still miss Key West Race Week. While logistics, cost, and a crowded schedule ended its run after the 30th anniversary event in 2017, memories of the good times come back every year.

But it’s not the racing, or the perfect weather, or the excellent race management that I recall. No, it’s everything about the town that stands out. Key West was that kind of place.

Until KWRW 2.0 gets launched, here’s some regional attributes that made the southernmost point in the continental United States so special:

• Sunsets are celebrated.
• A really great parking space can move you to tears.
• The Crime Report was a source of daily entertainment.
• A man walks down the street in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps and nobody notices.
• The gypsy chickens have the right of way in town.

What are your favorite KWRW memories? Send to editor@sailingscuttlebutt.com.

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