Fantastic, and yes, personally I'd much rather do the race than the cruise. Would be a pretty big undertaking and require a governing body, more than likely one of which will require certain offshore gear which would probably make it unattainable for a small boat's budget. But I'm listening...
I don't see this taking off though unfortunately. Too much time off from work. People don't enjoy pushing themselves on a boat anymore. They'd rather sit on the beach getting fat.
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"