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tsolWith the cancellation of the Cabrillo Ocean Series race 3 in Dago this past weekend because it blowing 20 and raining, (an offshore series that has poor turnout anyway and is now further hampered by Mexican restrictions) this is just the latest in the degradation of  racing here. Participation is down, the racing is dull, course management is dismal, there are virtually no new boats, and, as stated, races are cancelled when it blows 20.

Sure, the new J/70 is getting some traction, but the rest of the classes and fleets stagnant at best, dying at worst, with no solutions in sight. We hear the rank and file whispering about it, but we hear the sound of crickets when we listen for what the YC’s, Race directors, fleets, most sailmakers or brokers have to offer in the way of fixes.

That’s because there are no real leaders here, no real energy and no real new blood. The old guard has succeeded in keeping San Diego racing as just as it has always been: as dull as they are. Nice work,

The bright and cheery title inspiration for this bright and cheery article thanks to TSOL. Jump in and comment to tell us how wrong we are.


March 6th, 2014

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