That sounds cool. First, I have to learn to sail myself obviously. I'd like to go observe these races and see how things are done. Then, if someone will have me, I'd like to crew on one of contestents' boats. Eventually, I'd like to give it a shot myself.
My boat's 40 years old so I should at least qualify as "classic". I met a guy at the local chandlery who has a 145 year old 20' sloop. I gotta see this come spring.