I agree w/ SummerO. you can take your sanctioning bodies and do what you want with them. the Lake Rescue Shootout was originally meant to prove or disprove a few people's "top end" speed claims. the Fountain vs. Outerlimit saga is nothing but a top end speed competition. so why not bring your fastest setup (whatever it may be) and see who walks away the winner? if you get beat this year, go back to the shop and make sure you don't get beat next year!!!!!!! what SummerO was referring to wasn't offshore racing world championships, it is about bragging rights to who has the fastest boat........period!!!!