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While some of the major Caribbean regattas (Heineken, Antigua) have seen not insignificant overall downturns in their fleet sizes, one interesting trend is the continuing growth of pay-per-berth entries, or ‘head boats.’  OnDeck is one of the big players in this game, which promises to help get more butts on boats and more boats on the line – not a bad thing at all – provided the boats are still in one piece for the next event.

 Estimated damage to this Beneteau was in the neighborhood of 15 grand, and here’s the brief report from the holed boat: "We were on starboard and Elandra (Class 4 overall winner) was on port, just before the start of race 8 on Friday. The owner of Elandra, Calvin Reed was a gentleman. He immediately retired from the race, and the race committee gave us redress."