The only way to ‘watch’ this is via tracking or TV/helo coverage. The tracking works well on a PC, but it didn’t work on an iphone last year so those that did go out for the event were blind to what was happening. An app for smartphones would obviously improve this (as I mentioned in last years thread). Other than that, you would really need TV coverage to watch. Possibly a fatal flaw for this type of racing???
If you are referring to me, you know how roughly old I am and your “friend” knows exactly how old I am. Far from early 20’s. BTW, your “friend” ignoring people is mostly what has caused so many people to be turned off by him.A friend called me last night and said he knows Fatech2 and he is only in his early 20’s and probably the other kid is too, acts like it anyway. He said the best thing to do is to ignore them, which I will be taking his advice.
Sounds pretty reasonable to me, I never said it wasn’t!Billy Frenz and his NPBA were the ones who really did the hard work putting this together last year, taking a pretty good loss financially also. However, he agreed to take it on this year and see if it could build it up. He even offered discount entry fees if people registered early, $600 rather than the full $1,000.
Is your reading comprehension at a 2nd grade level??? Once again you failed to comprehend. Hell, you don’t even have the right subject matter! The only similar question I asked was in regards to what was included in Frenz's Milford Poker Run. Totally unrelated to this LI race. If I'm wrong, please prove me so! And again, go back and reread my post in this thread, I did not complain about the price of this event, yet you fail to comprehend that one as well! Someone of such elderly stature (I'm assuming since I'm just a 'kid') should surely have better reading comprehension, no???Unfortunately, SS930 had started on the same theme on another section thread that we were talking about the race…basically asking…What do you get for the entry fee? So when he started up on this thread, he came on at just the wrong time, I responded based on that and the previous.
I don’t think I have a problem at all with anyone making money. In fact, of course he should make something for his effort(s)! What I do have a problem with is his attitude and demeanor when I am paying a premium price for a service or an event. That turned me off real quick!They are kids, and they really have some kind of axe to grind with NPBA for Billy actually trying to make money at putting events on, strange. Maybe they expect them to be free.
Cute.They are kids… However, my apologies to both of them for my less than gentle responses and I wish them both well and happy boating.
Can’t buy it? Sure you can. Pay $1000 and run, it’s that easy! Hell, there’s a good chance you’ll win if your boat can just cruise 271 miles! Posers? Haha!they can't buy the History and Experience of actually doing it for real. They are just posers and the jealousy that they can't buy the wins and results…
Ironically I had a lot of respect for Mr. Frenz, until I met him… obviously that dwindled fast! To a certain degree I’m starting to feel the same way about his partner.Plus, some of this younger generation have obviously not been raised to show respect for anyone, much less the real heros of Offshore Racing…
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If you want to create some hype and get the topic changed around somewhat, why not post a list of entrants with length , make , power ?
Are all the entrants on this board ??
Connecticut CPBA Swap meet (MARINE) oct 15
2. i know boating is expensive. im probably one of the youngest "registered users" posting in this thread. i sacrifice a lot to be on the water
3. how do you know how much the organizers are making? have they shared the financials with you?
4. the saddest/honest truth is that there is not one PR or race for that matter put on in CT that is worth the money. its pathetic that we have to travel to NJ and RI for an event that donates money to charity, provides food/t shirts, etc all for $200. as organizers and participants we should all be ashamed. i can probably list nearly 20 events around the US that provide this kind of value to boaters on an annual basis. we are all at fault for this one.
I actually appreciate your enthusiasm, and passion.
That being said, you've said your piece and stated your feelings on billys events. I dont think hes going to change for you. So as you keep going on this thread it is just looking like your looking for a pointless argument.
When you tear these guys and their event a new one for trying to do something good with no mercy its going to cause other members / boaters to potray you as a person in a negative way.
No financial statments shared w me. I guess I just assumed 8 to 10 k
$ isn't getting rich.
Also while on your tear, your defiantly putting a black mark on your club CPBA. People are now going to associate your aditude towards this race with your club.
Finally dont forget a lot of these people your rubbing the wrong way are going to be around for a long time. So why not try being more cordial? You cant really fault people that work in a certain industry and reap the benifits. ( ol dan ) he seems like a person that will be around for a long time so why piss in his cheerios? Ya he gets a demo boat or whatever u wanna call it, but thats awesome!! Jelous of that? Then change careers, I know your very smart by a few of your other posts, so you should b able to adapt very easily.
Consider this constructive criticism .
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