After 3 races in a perfect Day 3 of Quantum Key West, SPOOKIE has emerged as the new leader on the strength of a 2-1-1 scoreline in wind conditions that were near-perfect, ranging from 11 to 16 knots. The seasoned team managed to avoid some pitfalls which struck the other teams, including hitting lobster pots, buoys, and imperfect spinnaker drops.
RIOT had the second-best day, with a 3-2-2 scoreline.
Nonetheless, the racing has been the closest-ever in HPR sailing: the margins of victory have been 20, 19 and 14 seconds, respectively, in Races 4, 5, and 6 of the series.
Results are posted on the event website at www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=918 (click on each race to see detailed time results).
Thanks again to Meredith Powlison of Sailing World Magazine for this image.