Yacht racings is mostly a corinthian sport. We are amatuers doing if for the fun of it. I once sat down with a friend who was a golfer and we compared expenses for the past years vs hours spent doing the sport. Racing sailboats was a bargain.
A harsh reality is when I realized how much time I spent working on my old race car instead of racing it. My hobie turned into wrench work, instead of driving fast.