I find it evolution of the sport really sad. We started out with Off Shore boats racing from SF Bay, out into the ocean, back into the Bay and out again. Unfortunately boats broke and people got hurt. Instead of making more sea worthy boats and improving the breed, we deleted the ocean and raced inside the bay. Boats broke and people got hurt and killed. Instead of making the boats more sea worthy, we now race in a very closed body of water. The course was changed so that the boats didn't even have to go under the Valliejo bridge and actually see some waves. What we have now is have some very fast lightweight boats racing on a course that wouldn't challange a 19 foot ski boat. Woopie!!! Gee, I wonder why there isn't any interest either by the spectators or the competitors?