I attended the APRA meeting, and must agree with "raceboat rus". The focus was on what I call the upper echelon Poker Runs where they have major concerns about the 150mph boats, canopy boats, etc. Obviously, this is where the big money is, and where safety must be a big priority.
I'd hate to see a set of rules/guidelines setup that only revolve around those types of events. Heck, I'll be participating in a poker run this summer that allows 14' tri-hulls to enter. Do those folks need to wear a $500 life jacket?
I've already sent a 3-page letter off to APRA with other comments and suggestions.