I really do not think Karma or participatory retaliation from Gulf Coast Clubs is one of the reasons. Time of year conflicts, weather and entry fee of $175.00 per weekend appear to be the top logical reasons. The sad part is that the East Coast Racers will travel 1,000 miles to sail this time of year, weather and pay the fee but the Gulf Coast Racers won't. It seemed like even the local (SYC, PontYC & NOYC) didn't field that many teams. I thought PontYC would send at least one and SYC would have 4-5 including juniors and member owned boats.