As soon as we arrived in J/80 land, rumors were spreading we had been postponed until noon. The only problem was that no one had actually heard the announcement. Apparently, our location was too far for the VHF signal. Many of the J/80s, Rumor included, dock over at Stock Island, a place most racers only pass through twice each year, as it's the last island you cross before reaching Key West. It's bittersweet being over there. It's nice not to have to wait in line to launch our boat, and we can park the car directly in front of where we are docked. The boat is literally about 20 feet from the truck on most days. At the same time, we miss out on some of the excitement happening at Key West bight.