Yes to all of the above. An Doug, where do you think dinner came from after the last regatta? Racing is growing in our area, slowly, but it is growing.You guys bitching about regatta costs. What are YOU doing to keep costs down at YOUR club? Is your house full of visiting sailors when you host a regatta? Are you in the kitchen making dinner and cleaning up afterwards? Are you helping to maintain marks and other gear? Do you look for anchors and chain at yard sales and pick them up for the club? If you have one, do you lend out your powerboat for regattas? Are you helping with planning the details and hundreds of hours that go into making a successful event?