Originally Posted by Alan Priddy
I rest my case, organisors do not have to charge a fortune for everyone to have fun!!
Cookie, as I said in my last post, I was sailing around Britain as well Alan P
My wife has a boat with sails on and I grew up sailing - in fact I was lucky enough to sail on TS Royalist. (I have yet to sail around Britain let alone cross the Atlantic)
The charges for racing in general are quite high and have been the subject of more than one discussion on Boatmad which is where the racers tend to hang out - It is a fact that "Racing" requires more management in terms of scrutineers, timekeepers, safety crews etc, especially in today's health and safety era - whether the entry fees are appropriate or too high would only be judged by seeing the accounts for a similar race such as RB08.
The other way of looking at the entry fees is that the races appear to be well supported - so they can't be too high to be totally unjustifiable!