It's a bummer Chaos and SewSew are not in with the NACRA Carbon 20, those two aren't human, so fun to watch.I did some quick math about entries. I may be off by a boat or two here or there, but this is the rough break down this year.
I count roughly 91 boats entered.
Class One (Expedition kayaks and Canoes): I count 24 entries including two Stand Up Padlle Boards.
Class Two (Racing Canoes and Kayaks): Only one entry, a racing kayak.
Class 3 (Sailing Canoes): 4 sailing canoes, 3 solo and a tandem.
Class 4 (mono hull Sailboats): 21 mono hulls.
Class 5 (multi hulls): 41 including 17 TIs/AI's.
It seems to me class five just keeps getting bigger and faster. Decent number of kayaks this year too.
I see at least two inflatable boats. A catamaran and an inflatable SUP.
Meh. That would disproportionately favour more expensive boats. Racing, managing winds, tides, and the need to rest makes for a more strategic event and an opportunity for the tortoise to compete with the hare.If I do it again, I’d run a side bet based on elapsed time underway instead of non stop. The camping is half the fun so why make it painful? You can still race hard while underway so it would be more like a race week than an offshore race. You can easily score it based on the spot tracking