Rude, you thinks it's decaying in Bay area, you need to see some here in Texas. Sad. Several cities doing well: Austin and Seabrook. The rest, no so much.
At Rush Creek YC (near Dallas), we had over 40 individual sailboats out yesterday for Sunday fleet racing and a junior practice day. Usually get around 16-20 MC Scows and 6 IC24s out on a normal weekend. We also just sent a team to the Women's Winter Invitational at SDYC. We have a Flying Tiger about to hit the road for the St. Pete Nood. We have several J22 & J24 teams including the 2021 J22 World Champion gearing up for another circuit season. In a few months we are hosting the MC Scow Nationals. Expecting around a 100 boats for that. Next year we are hosting the Sunfish World Championship.
As one of your described "The Rest" in Texas we are happy with the way our sailing is going "so much".