Well first off I have never known Key West to ever be FLAT. It is always a rough race for everyone. Yes there have been calmer sea years that they have raced there but Keywest waters are always looking to throw you a whooping when you least expect it. Please do not forget either that it is still storm season there that time of the year. Does anyone remember how rough it got a day or two before the hurricane hit during the2001 APBA Worlds last year? I took a demo ride in a batboat last year during that time and boy was it rough. Each year you never know how it is gonna be but you will all hust have to wait until we get there this year.