^^^i guess my question is un-answerable as you haven't provided any insight either: as to why a race costs more than a PR.
In reference to what kind of seas I have seen in my boat...you have no idea. So stop acting like you do. As a matter of fact we ran our 29' fastech this yr from the Ct river to Bristol RI in 3/4's the entire way. It took us 3 hrs and a good @ss kicking. Last year we went to the maritime festival in 6-7's. That took us nearly 4 hrs and a full tank of fuel to travel 50-60 miles round trip.