After 20 years, a new group has taken over the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. Don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
This will be the first year that I have not personally helped out with that race. In helping out with the August 03' Sarasota Offshore Showdown, I saw first hand all the "tatics" used by the "Grand Prix Group" to try to shut down the second race. I didn't agree with them so I've backed out of that group.
This year I will enjoy the OPBA July 4th Poker Run, and enjoy the races with the OPBA group anchored out on the water.
Phantom1: Mike, you're welcome to watch from my boat this year if you come down for the races. Thanks for letting me watch last year from your hotel room that was a GREAT place to see the action.