As a youth star sailor who has been in the class for several years, I was recently emailed by the class secretary asking if I would be attending the worlds in Nassau.
"My 4 other junior skipper friends and myself would absolutely love to! The $5,000 minimum cost of getting over there and lodging is a bit tough to manage for someone under 30.."
She said "she will see what she can do"
I really appreciate the effort and we will see where it leads, but when I see them piss away tens (probably hundreds) of thousands of dollars on 20 year old RC44's for the SSL Gold Cup, this irks me a good bit.. As a youth who has spent thousands of dollars per year sailing in your fleet for the past 8 years or so, there is little support for the youth (who are not cat 3) who are trying to keep the boat alive. They cut the price of entry for most regattas in half for juniors which helps out a lot and allows me to sail them, but as we know the entry fee is only 1/10th of the cost of participation..
Maybe I'll start a go fund me for bowchows star campaign