Three days of races and eight days of powerboat pomp and circumstance was added to the annals of Key West this month.

Raceworld Offshore once again filled the town with people and powerboats, as more than 70 boats competed in 12 classes, from the large Class 12 and Supercat divisions, to the smaller but still super-fast classes.

This year’s field also included powerboats sponsored by two familiar businesses — Harpoon Harry’s and Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon. Complete results are at raceworldoffshore.com/2023-results/.

Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.