A bit rough on the SD racing fleet and organizers ED.
Yes the Cabrillo III was canned and for good reason (almost every offshore race up and down the coast was also cancelled BTW). SD boats are setup for light air, when you push them into heavy air things go bad. One guy killed and another guy we both know nearly lost at sea in a big air event last year... Most of us don't have a death wish.
We have five new boats in our fleet this year (some good sailors, some not so good). Not new high tech sporties but regular boats sailed by regular people who are getting into racing.
The Beer Cans series in SD is the biggest on the west coast.
Has it ever occurred to you that sailing is just what it is, the sport has been roughly the same for 100 years. some and one can only assume most, like it that way.
Also the pressures of day to day life for most in the last ten years of this economy are such that sailing is not on the priority list right now...
Instead of bitching about (your perception) of all that is wrong with sailing in SD and blaming the organizers and sailing industry for (your perceived) lack of participation. Front up some ideas of your own!
Be part of the solution!