I will get flamed for this but Offshore racing has been very boring due to the lack of coverage, lack of boat counts which leads to the lack to close deck to deck racing.
Offshore racing is always more fun for the participant than the observer. The only time I saw offshore racing starting to get exciting was the St. Pete 2000 race when 20 something F2 boat went into turn 1.
The years of 1999-2003 were some of the most excited offshore racing ever. Close racing, boats fans could relate to and lots of TV coverage. Those days and the people behind all that are long gone now.
People want to see close racing, not a boat parade with a boat running in a class all by itself or boats spread out that come by every 20-30 seconds...that is NOT racing.