During the glory days of Quantum Key West Race Week, no one worried about class size, at least in terms of it being too small. So many boats made the trip down to the end of U.S. 1, every class had critical mass, and there were always plenty of people to race against. In retrospect, we never realized how special a time that was. The growth of this event seemed so organic, so natural, many of us took it for granted. Now we know: Three-hundred-boat race weeks don't appear out of mid air. They are carefully nurtured and also benefit from a significant amount of good fortune.