Originally Posted by Hysucat
Thanks Cookee, we will be in touch. Will look into the Cowes Monte Carlo race as an alternative.
What were the reasons for so many people backing out of the RB12 race ?
It depends on who you talk to - my opinion is:
Mostly a lack of full communication with the entrants, the RB12 team operated on a need to know basis as opposed to Mile Lloyd who tells everybody everything - it seems that racers like to know what's going on at every stage and what they're going to get for £12.50 per HP! I believe that the race itself was as well organised as any other but the entrants just lost faith in the event taking place and pulled out when they were asked for the full entry fee.
Racers are a bit like sheep and tend to enter events that they know will be well supported, the list of entrants on the website was quite optimistic with several names on there that had not even started to build a boat two months before the start.
For the same reasons I believe that there is a much better chance of the Monte Carlo event going ahead - by far! We will be there