its not a race for the average boater. it takes a player to go around.
not many willing to man up. the pricetag is secondary. weeds out the weak.
the biggest issue is bringing a boat that will go around.
one only has to look at the past winners and know they are players.
really im wondering how much you would have to charge to run the race?
sorry, if your looking for a free lunch, look someplace else.