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Old 08-30-2006, 01:02 PM
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How can offshore racing build a larger fan base via this board??
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:55 PM
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Stop the bickering. They're supposed to be professionals.
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Stop the bickering. They're supposed to be professionals.
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all race in one end of the year race and that would be in Key West. A lot of OSO members will be in Destin this year, that means a lot less of us will be in Key West. This is forcing the OSO fan base to be divided
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I can help you here, I have been to 3 offshore races. Key West 05, Deerfield 05 and WPB a few years ago. They all had something in common; BORING TO WATCH! I enjoy watching them on tv much more due to camera angles/commentary.

I have seen the races from land and from my boat and after 10 minutes it all looks the same. My kids watched for about 10 seconds then wanted to go swimming. The Key West races were going on after the KW PR so I was walking around drinking and the races were a slightly better alternative to watching my wife shop. It would be like watching Nascar from the parking lot
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Reopen the Miami Marine Stadium and set up a circle course like they always ran there.Than get like four 60 foot sportfishing boats to run the course while the other boats race to bring in a little wave action.Oh and have hot girls in the stands selling cold beer and cuban cigars.
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I can help you here, I have been to 3 offshore races. Key West 05, Deerfield 05 and WPB a few years ago. They all had something in common; BORING TO WATCH!
1. Have the racers accept the above fact.......... regardless of how much fun they may, or may not, be having racing.

2. Stop throwing bouquets and "wowees" every time a raceboat makes a little noise, or gets a little air........... They've been doing that for years to no avail... What they haven't been doing is side- by side- by side- by side racing.

3. Demand a proper, simple, engrossing, ECONOMICAL, competition model where all of the racers actually compete against each other in significant numbers.........in the same class, and the same sanctioning body.

4. Ignore the people whining about having "special" classes and boats and (behind closed doors) b*tch slap anybody that agitates, finger points, litigates, self aggrandizes, cheats or back stabs.

Than sit back..... pick your race sites strategically..... create unified, series sponsor and TV packages.......and enjoy.

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1. Have the racers accept the above fact.......... regardless of how much fun they may, or may not, be having racing.

2. Stop throwing bouquets and "wowees" every time a raceboat makes a little noise, or gets a little air........... They've been doing that for years to no avail... What they haven't been doing is side- by side- by side- by side racing.

3. Demand a proper, simple, engrossing, ECONOMICAL, competition model where all of the racers actually compete against each other in significant numbers.........in the same class, and the same sanctioning body.

4. Ignore the people whining about having "special" classes and boats and (behind closed doors) b*tch slap anybody that agitates, finger points, litigates, self aggrandizes, cheats or back stabs.

Than sit back..... pick your race sites strategically..... create unified, series sponsor and TV packages.......and enjoy.

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That was out of character for you to jump in so soon on this thread.
I thought you usually let these questions linger out there for awhile before stepping in and stating the obvious.
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That was out of character for you to jump in so soon on this thread.
I thought you usually let these questions linger out there for awhile before stepping in and stating the obvious.
It's a slow day.........

Besides....this way the thread won't get highjacked by some testosterone fueled dimwit who wants to "bring back the old days" and race half naked in an open cockpit 28 footer from Miami to Venezuela in a hurricane.

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It's a slow day.........

Besides....this way the thread won't get highjacked by some testosterone fueled dimwit who wants to "bring back the old days" and race half naked in an open cockpit 28 footer from Miami to Venezuela in a hurricane.

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When is the next hurricane scheduled??
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