It's still basically the same you pay $ to enter, the hotel room, etc.
And win some $. It's become more competitive. And alot of industry people enter too. (I am speaking of the NY Hudson run). It's a pure adreneline rush, and the best part is the start (for me anyway). Unfortunatey, last years weather was overcast, cold and damp. Not nearly as many boats showed up as compared to the previous years.
It has become the who's who in the area. It's great!
Just have one question for Sharkey. How do you survive that run every year? I'd have to be put in traction after that run. You definately are the "Spirit of the Hudson."