Ok, ok... How did I miss this thread?? First off Amy is my ex girlfriend, not ex employee. She is entitled to her own opinion as is eveyone else. She was there when we bought the Armada, and as she said she even raced in it with me one time when Jeff had to throttle for someone else. She worked very hard for the team and saw all of the same issues I saw with Armada and the program.
That is exactly why we invested millions into the project. We were tired of not finishing races and of getting stuck in the middle of the ocean when we decided to to take the boat to the Bahamas. Those boats were built by Armada, a company that no longer exists.
A lot of people from the board have come to help us at the races. It is a lot of hard work, and some come just for the party. The entire reason we are there is to make sure the racer reaches the water and his boat and team are 100% prepared. It does not just happen by itself. And all of us do it because we love it and the racers. I have another business that pays my bills like everyone else in boat racing. I am fortunate that it is in a position where it runs itself and allows me to spend 60 hrs a week on the racing program.
For next year we will have all new engines, pushing the boats over 85 mph. We will keep a boat for the P5 class as well as getting racers used to being in a closed canopy system and for the racing schools we give around the US.
We have brought over 50 new racers to offshore racing over the last few years alone. Without the volounteers and my employees like Rob, Jesse, Nick, Jeff, Terrah, Steve, Matt, Ray, Connie, Jean, etc... NONE of that would have been possible. They have all made it their passion to see that everyone that races with us is Safe, and has the time of their lives. If I ever deny someone the chance to race, it is because I am looking out for the safety of my other racers on the course.
Anyone interested in giving the gift of racing, we are offering a discount before the end of the year.