The coronavirus canceled Key West’s powerboat races this year, but the creative community powered through and created a new boat race for charity.
The Super Star Power Boat Races took place on Oct. 4, when teams competed for bragging rights and a towering trophy in a high-stakes, high-performance, fundraising powerboat race to help the community recover from the COVID pandemic.
OK, fine. The boats were remote controlled; the race course was in the pool at the Casa Marina Resort — and the teams’ protein shakes looked a lot like bloody Marys.
The event was part of the Community Wins initiative that’s working to replace the donations lost to the cancellation of Fantasy Fest and other Key West events.
The team from General Horseplay took home the trophy, while the team from the Key West Weekly team — Masked Media — took second place with young gun Captains Jack Mitchell and Tristan Myers at the helm.
Donations benefitted the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, Sister Season Fund, AH Monroe and Samuel’s House.