The piont is cuda. Untill the sancationing body works on a real tv contract you'll never attract a sponsor that'll get off the hip with enough money. Also on my sat. The Water Channel is 216. Also the 60,000 people in the stands are important but the millions in front of the tv's are what you sell sponsors on. The Cannonball is a good idea it's actaully called the Gumball Run. As for the insurance that again has to do with sponsorship & tv packages. Not one Nextel cup team has insurance on the cars they aren't as much as a race boat but there still about 100-125k. I'm not sure anything will ever happen (more than likely won't) but I think if offshore racing keeps trying to be like Nascar with shorter courses & slowing the boats down it'll lose fans that way. I think that is the reason for the poker runs becoming more & more popular. More than half of the poker run boats are faster than the race boats in the same water conditions. I know that my Ferrari will never out run the Cup cars at Charlotte. Maybe someone should just do a poker run to Bimini & get Poker Runs America to work on a tv package. People are doing poker runs all year with no sponsors & more times than not with not without there insurance company knowing. Jack Roush told me a real racer will race anything anytime anywhere. If you never start you'll never finish.