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Oh, It’s A Record Alright

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Oh, It’s A Record Alright

So we’ve received a few hyperventilating e-mails wondering why we haven’t mentioned the elapsed time record that was set on the Long Beach to Cabo race. Did they say record? You mean the record for seeing eight boats start and five boats finish? Because that’s a hell of a lot more noteworthy than whether or not some sled got there faster than some other sled got there some other year. Five boats. Is that what West Coast distance racing has come to? As previously stated on these pages, why bother if that’s all that can be must mustered to complete such a race? Sure, there are lots of factors – the Fall race isn’t as popular as the Spring race (then just have one!), often light air conditions, competing yacht clubs and their competing races (maybe they can continue to battle until they get zero entries?)  And the economy of course isn’t helping, But until the clubs and organizers quit having too many competing races, and stop running races that nobody wants to go on, then this is going to be the all too frequent result. Again, Get it together.