I had a great time !! There was a good turn out of boats. I would say the spectators were on the light side though,its the off season there. Ive never seen a live TV broadcast that was cool!! Ill be back .
With Merrick Cup worlds in the history books, how about some insight for the everyone who attended, Racer's and Fan's.
What did you like ?
What didnt you like??
What can be done to make next years worlds better??
When voting please give a brief explaination why you gave the grade you did.
Please keep the politics out. Many people come on this board,
a positive or negative remark is the point. Let the event sponsors know what you the racers, or fans expect from a race site>
Last edited by Pete B; 11-17-2006 at 04:40 PM.
The only thing I would change would be for the pits to be closer to the condos and the cranes/ramps to be closer to the pits. Other than that ....great job!!
Bad Girls Make Good Company
Destin is a beautiful place. The beaches were awesome.
I agree with RG. It was way too spread out.
I spoke with a lot of local vendors and they said they had no idea there was going to be a race there till the Thursday before. I did not feel the racers and fans were as welcome as we nornally are like in Key West and a couple of years ago in Orange Beach. Heck, in OB even the churches had Welcome Racers and Race Fans signs out. I was really disappointed about the parade being canceled just an hour before it was to be held. I know racers that rushed to wash and wax their boats to be ready for it and it was not going to happen. I had a wonderful time, don't get me wrong I just feel Destin was not ready for us.
Any time spent on the water is time well spent!
While I agree with the cowgirl in general ,, I disagree that Destin was not ready for us ,,, I think Destin was fine,,, signs were out ,, people were nice, the live coverage was the best ever and it made the Races fun to watch,, however I did not like the way everything was spread out,,, the dry pits should have been in one parking lot,,, the fans should have been able to find race central , dry pits ,,, and vendors ,,, and walk from one to the other ,,, it was no fun driving 3-4 miles to find the action ,, only to find out the action was at the other end of the strip!!!! ,,,, all in all , I am glad I went to Destin over that other place that I love sooooo much ,,, 14 straight yrs at Key West,,,,,
I thought it was great, it had everything you needed; the best boats, the best racing and warm weather.... i also wish that the pits/crane/race course were closer together, but if you looked around, there just wasn't such a place, 70+ race teams and the hardware that comes with that isn't easy to cram in just any old spot...
I agree with RG as well and to bad there wasnt a general spectator area available for everyone to go and watch together instead of from there individual condo balconys...but still gave it 2 thumbs up
Originally Posted by Sean H
Actually .... I scoped out two different places that would have worked. Now whether those places would have agreed to it, I dont know. However, I think the draw to put that many people in front of a store would be a pretty good sales pitch... unless they would be afraid of having that many people in front of their store
Bad Girls Make Good Company
they might not of wanted our kind of "crowd" hangin out in front of their places at all hours...Originally Posted by Racegirl3
Keep the comments coming, knowing the likes and dislikes of a event can help the promoter for future events. AS Fans you obviously have a passion for offshore racing, thanks again for posting your comments!
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