I traveled all the way from California last year to watch the races. I chose the VIP tent to watch the boats whiz by close to the seawall while staying out of the hot, Florida sun. SBI even caters the affair. Race teams also come in to watch their boat. It was a blast to hang inside so close to the action. Doing it again this year.
By the way, I think that you guys are staying at our hotel this year. We will have to hook up.