I have done two and we were doing the last one BUT the cost got insane and we just felt is was NOT worth it as food and housing was above 800 per crew going on the cheep side
We have seven and have to rent a house we have one car drive up with food and stuff (reserve fairy NOW)
The docking is expensive and the Social Fee is a nice touch to see the awards
When will organizers learn that they shouldn't charge competitors to get the trophies they won. If they want more people sailing, they must drop the cost. I heard a group of people wanted to do KWRW and it was going to be $1,000 per crew. At least they can get a tan while they're there.
Other events include a free party that everyone is invited to. Not just racers with a fat wallet. Family and friends can show up and dance, drink, watch the awards, etc. Excluding boats on a tight budget just doesn't make sense to me. And then, even when you do pony up the cash, you find out there are a dozen Pro's on board the competitions boats. Oops, guess I didn't spend enough money to win.
Sorry about that, I'll go back to my sailor jerry and coke.