It is probably just a sign of the economic times (or perhaps something more sinister?), but The Houston Boat Sport and Travel show had
NO SAILBOATS. get a load of the show poster spied at the event. Well, there was one Hobie kayak that had pedals, paddles, outriggers and rag
on a stick.
One exhibitor, actually a good friend and well known sailor and well respected local boat
yard owner, who has taken to hanging outboards, jokingly told me "Well good riddance, keep the cheap
bastards out and maybe we can make some money". Sadly, there may be maybe some truth to that. – Anarchist Trey