2017 Key West Race Week Highlights

Spaceman Spiff Logo on Hull

Spaceman Spiff Racing completed another successful mission into the unknown, with the J/111 team placing 2nd and the J/88 team placing 3rd in their respective fleets at the 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week. The J/111 was skippered by the Spaceman himself, Rob Ruhlman, and the J/88 was skippered by Ryan Ruhlman.

There were many highlights from the week, included but not limited to:

Spaceman Spiff Team Dinner
Spaceman Spiff Team Dinner

 

Adrianne Grand Trophy
One of our very own Spacechicks finishing 3rd in her age group during the 20th Annual Key West 5K.

 

Spaceman Kicks
The Spaceman got new kicks!

 

Spaceman Spiff Quantum Hats
The team got sweet new hats!

 

Whitney Houston Star Spangled Banner
Everyday, the J/88 team motored out to the greatest rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

 

KWRW Feet Pic
A little post race R&R at the Tiki Bar every day.

 

On a sad note, on Saturday, January 21 the world lost a great man. A kind heart. A good ear. A goof and a guide.

Forever a Spaceman
Russ Kellythore – Forever a Spaceman!

Russ Kellythorne was a key member of the Spaceman Team for almost a decade, and more importantly a friend to most of us for much longer than that. His presence would fill the room the minute he walked in. You didn’t have to know Russ for a long time to know that he was special, and he didn’t have to know you at all to bring you into whatever was going on. Never one to say no, Russ was always there to help. He crewed on the boat. Drove the support boat. Drove the trucks. Made bags and covers. Set up. Tore down. Whatever the team needed, the team got and that was true for everyone that knew Russ. His kind heart was always willing to lend a hand, or an opinion.

So much more than a crew member, Russ was family.

The hole left by his passing is currently filled with pain, but that pain will be replaced by the memories we all have of the time we spent with such a special person.

Sail On, Russ! Forever a Spaceman!

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