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post #523 of Old 08-07-2013
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

So this is all going to turn out to be a Fox reality special, sponsored by the restaurant for business purposes, which explains why the corporation owns the vessel.

Makes sense to me.

Smurph, your logic would be good except that it ignores one major consideration. All the organizations and events for several decades have been concerned with getting more participants, more publicity, more public interest in sailing. Until an event gets to be so big that it is unmanageable, they pretty much want every potential warm body until serious safety issues arise. And they usually let someone like the ORC decide what that means.

Which is not to say you don't have a point. You can't just buy into NASCAR and get on the track.
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