Originally Posted by lowtide
We used to invite them to the Night Before party to go over course and safety, but mostly to gain their trust and cooperation.
Once they realize how serious many racers are, and their level of skill, they are more likely to be a help. They will show up for a free dinner, and might even learn a little about sailboats, as they often know absolutely nothing about them.
yeah ... but .... on the Hudson, you might be dealing with Sheriff departments from 4 different counties, may two or three town police, not to mention the Coast Guard. you'd go broke quick inviting them all to a party!