Dont misunderstand this post because I have all the respect in the world for anyone that would want to do this.
But its hard to attract a crowd at the event when the people that wish to do this are showing up in 19-26 ft boats.
The interest wanes when no showstoppers or headliners arent in the mix.
It is what it is for those that like the challenge , so maybe it will never be a huge event and remains something that attracts the entrants solely.
Last years results is a good example of what my point means. A fabulous story and great for the winner.
Huge respect for the owner and navigator but something more for their personal satisfaction rather than something that would draw a huge event crowd.